Italy Retreat 2017

Italy Retreat 2017

Join me for my 9th Annual Italy Retreat for Women
September 2-15, 2017

Have you ever dreamed of living in a Tuscan villa? I have. And I’m excited to invite you to live your dream for a 13-night Italy adventure from September 2-15, 2017 where you and a small group of like-minded, fun-loving women can enjoy the trip of a lifetime in 11 cities, during my 9th Annual Italy Retreat For Women to Live La Dolce Vita, the Sweet Life.

Italy Retreat in Tuscan villa

We have our own personal Italian chef at the Tuscan Villa, spectacular panoramic views of mountains and the gorgeous Valdichiana (Golden Valley) in Tuscany, ten minutes from Cortona, Italy. We enjoy our own private swimming pool, and walk the trails that meander through grape vineyards and olive groves, on the grounds of our 16th Century beautifully renovated villa–the fruits of which we will be savoring with our meals.

In addition to 4 days in the Cinque Terre, during our day trips, in a private van we explore the historical towns of Florence, Greve for the Classico Wine Festival, Siena, San Galgano, Cortona, Assisi, Umbertide, and San Casciano to immerse into the healing thermal springs to melt away any stress that the silence of the villa and the Mediterranean Sea has not yet taken care of for a day to relax and rejuvenate with the backdrop of the green Tuscan hillsides of Val d’Orcia.

Oh, and a cooking class will round out our la dolce vita adventure. Email me to register for the Retreat.

Italian Riviera, Italy

Before we travel to our Tuscan Villa, we spend our first four nights in a lovely hotel on the Italian Riviera in Monterosso, in the Cinque Terre. While here we adventure to other seaside villages along the coast—Portovenere, Vernazza, and Manarola. We swim in the clear turquoise waters of the Mediterranean (Ligurian Sea), hike one of the trails around the mountainside to the neighboring village, eat delicious local food, take ferry and train rides, and shop in the quaint stores filled with local products.

Bring your open, willing, friendly mind and heart. Re-set your body, mind and soul.

As you probably already know, travel is transformational. When you travel, and allow yourself to immerse in another culture, you change. For the better.

A few testimonials: During a recent Italy Retreat, Ann shared her experience, “My time with Lenora was definitely one of the best trips ever. I enjoyed the beauty, the variety of experience, the physicality of getting around. It was all balanced with the experience of doing coaching sessions and workshops—fun and experience with some depth and insights.” And book editor, Cindy Buck says, “In addition to coaching with Lenora, you will have some of the happiest days of your life if you go to Italy with Lenora! I wish I could go for the first time again….the beauty, friendship, food and fun are all off the charts”.

Susan says it all here in this short video:

‘The Sweet Life’, la dolce vita, is all about enjoying an enriched life, changing limiting beliefs, and living a happier life, manifesting your dreams!  It means savoring  adventure, making life at home sweeter, having fun with friends, cooking together, walking together, learning together –all in the spirit of la dolce vita.  The ultimate la dolce vita experience is to come to Italy with me!

“I was reminiscing about our trip to Italy and would be remiss if I didn’t express my total joy at how well organized you were.  I have spent my life putting together trips for people and know how much effort goes into creating a memorable experience for everyone. Every restaurant was perfect as were our guides and accommodation. The bonus was 8 incredible women that bonded and are forever changed. 
From my heart to yours. Thank you. Lots of love.” Susan in Canada

Italy Retreat
As if Italy in itself isn’t enough to transform a woman’s desire for la dolce vita, the addition of small amounts of time set aside throughout the trip to learn and adopt practices that I have used for 25 years to free women from their limiting beliefs, makes the results of being in Italy even more profound. Like a fine delicious Italian meal served in increments over a long evening spent sharing stories, digesting, and enjoying each other’s company, I serve my 12-hour workshop on dissolving limiting beliefs and living the sweet life in small tastes simmering over the course of the trip.

In total, we will visit 10 cities in three of the 20 regions of Italy–Liguria, Tuscany and Umbria.

WORKSHOP PART: Details of the WORKSHOP aspect of this Italy Retreat can be found at this post.

The Unesco World Heritage Site of the Cinque Terre will be our home for 4 nights. We’ll be based in  Monterosso on the Italian Riviera, the northernmost village of the Cinque Terre. While there, we’ll take short trips to Portovenere, Vernazza, and Manarola along the Ligurian Coast.

This year, we will arrive on Saturday, September 2 and spend the night in Florence. This will give you an extra night’s rest before we journey together on Sunday morning, September 3 to the Cinque Terre by train. This year’s program has been extended by two nights to include Florence.

Italy Retreat 2017Italy Retreat 2017 includes 13 nights in hotels and a Tuscan villa in addition to:

  • 12-hour Sweet Life Transformational Workshop
  • 13 Breakfasts , Lunches and Dinners
  • 13 nights in hotels in Florence, Cinque Terre and a Tuscan villa
  • 3 Privately Guided Tours (Florence, Siena, Assisi)
  • 5 day trips with personal driver: Florence, Siena, San Galgano, Assisi, San Casciano Thermal Springs Spa, Cortona, and cooking class in Umbertide, Umbria
  • 11-Cities Visited
  • Ground transportation and airport shuttles
  • Italian Cooking Class with Chef Masha in the beautiful hills of Umbria
  • Healing Thermal Springs Spa Day with massage
  • Art Museums and Churches housing the most famous art in the world
  • Walking the Cinque Terre trail with breathtaking views, visiting Monterosso, Vernazza, Manarola, and Portovenere
  • Swimming in the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean on the Italian Riviera

COST FOR ALL OF THE ABOVE:  $3,600.00  Double room occupancy

NOT INCLUDED:  Airfare and Travel Insurance (estimated $125) Buy from Insure My Trip at 800-487-4722, Travel Guard, or AAA .

Action to take for the Italy Retreat for Women 2017:
$500  Non-refundable Deposit due NOW
 to hold your reservation. I prefer check or money order. If you pay by Pay Pal or credit card, you will need to add 3% to the total sent to me. Before a deposit is made, you will need to do two one-on-one coaching sessions with me at the discounted price of $75 total.  Click here to learn more about my sweet life happiness coaching.  We all make our own flight reservations, but we discuss before hand.

During our 13 day adventure we will see some of the most amazing artwork in the world, visiting Florence, the Renaissance City, walking the same steps as Dante and Michelangelo. Our excursions will include shopping, eating scrumptious Italian food, drinking local wines especially at the Chianti Classico Expo Wine Festival in Greve, hiking breathtaking trails in the World Heritage Site of the Cinque Terre, swimming in the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean on the Italian Riviera. One of my favorite spiritual cities in the world is the home of Saint Francis, Assisi. And Under The Tuscan Sun fame, Cortona is a delightful hilltop town just minutes from our Tuscan Villa. You will also have a chance to buy the tasty olive oil harvested at our villa.

Our Tuscan Villa near Cortona, Italy

Italy Retreat Tuscan Villa

SIENA–one of our day trips

Italy Retreat 2017

ASSISI–one of our day trips

Italy Retreat, Assisi

Italy Retreat 2017

“Italy is a dream that keeps returning for the rest of your life.”
–Anna Akhmatova

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