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Nourish and Preserve

15-18 October 2021

Join us at Villa Lena in October for a nourishing Creative Retreat celebrating the changing seasons, wild foraging and local crafts whilst Tuscany is at its most breathtaking and bountiful  during the infamous ’tartufo bianco’ season. Rest and reconnect in this Tuscan country idyll, close to nature and away from life’s bustle.

Enjoy four creative days with like-minded, creatively spirited travellers. The workshops and experiences are designed to unleash your creative power, immerse the senses, teach new skills and open up new creative possibilities. 

Experience slow living combined with artistic expression – forage for seasonal flowers with Rebel Rebel’s Tuscan Flower School, put your hand to pottery with talented local ceramicist Matteo of La Galleria in Montelupo who have been producing handmade ceramics for four generations and study the aesthetics and ethics of wild fermentation with Anais Hazo. Nourish the body and mind with seasonal feasts showcasing the best of Tuscan cuisine and farm-to-table cooking. 


Daily workshops and food experiences are led by our collaborators and artists in residence along with movement classes with the Villa Lena yogi in residence.

Communal feasting in spectacular settings across the estate will feature a specially curated menu designed by head chef Marco Baldeschi, showcasing autumnal Tuscan produce including foraged funghi and truffles from the woodland surrounding Villa Lena and the freshest seasonal ingredients from the Villa Lena Orto. Meals will bring guests together to celebrate creativity and community with delicious food and wine.

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Participants will be housed in luxury designed en-suite bedrooms that offer breathtaking views of the Tuscan hills. Within the programme of events there will be plenty of space to explore and enjoy some time to yourself and the facilities Villa Lena has to offer, from the heated swimming pool to tranquil yoga studio.

from 1,560€ single occupancy | from 2,415€ double occupancy

*prices are per room and include 3 nights accommodation, full board and all scheduled experiences; only available for San Michele and Fattoria rooms; drinks and extras will be charged to the room

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