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15 - 19  April 2021


Join us at Villa Lena this spring for our inaugural
Creative Retreat exploring the magical power of botanicals in art and food, in collaboration with Rebel Rebel’s Tuscan Flower School, botanical publication The Plant Magazine and artist Nadine Goepfert, an innovative textile designer focusing on natural dyes while in residence at Villa Lena.

Enjoy five creative days within the serene and rural setting of Villa Lena, the perfect place to explore the wonders of everything Botanical with like-minded travellers. Expect workshops and experiences that will immerse the senses, teach new skills and open up new creative possibilities.

Programme

The retreat programme includes daily creative workshops led by our collaborators such as foraged flora tablecloth design with Nadine Goepfert, Zine and publication making with the Plant Magazine and flower foraging and arranging with Rebel Rebel.

A specially curated menu will include feasting and picnics, guests will experience a botanical twist of traditional Tuscan delights such as naturally dyed rainbow pasta, edible botanical snacking boards, garden herb focaccia and infused ice creams. All made using seasonal produce from the Villa Lena Orto and local Tuscan ingredients.

RETREAT SCHEDULE

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

Prices:
from 1,380€ single occupancy
from 1,995€ double occupancy

*prices are per room and include 4 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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WHAT'S INCLUDED

4 nights accommodation

Full board

All creative workshops and materials

Access to Villa Lena facilities

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

Flights and transfers

Drinks and extras

Mini-bar

Any workshops or yoga classes outside of the programme

frequently asked questions

What Language is Used? arrow-down

The retreat will be conducted in English. There will be native Italian speakers involved in some, but not all, activities.

How Many Guests Are on Each Retreat? arrow-down

That depends, but the maximum number would be 24. In case of larger numbers, workshops will be split into two groups to ensure participants receive sufficient guidance and to maintain social distancing.

How Do I Book? arrow-down

To book the retreat, select the book now link above which should take you directly to the retreat dates and room options. Otherwise via our booking engine, enter the dates 15-19 April and then select either from one of our Fattoria or San Michele bedrooms, as well as entering the number of guests, and the relevant rates will be available. Please email host@villa-lena.it if you have any questions or need any help with booking onto the retreat.

What's Your Cancellation Policy? arrow-down

A 30% non-refundable deposit of the total amount is required at the moment of the booking. As provided by the Italian Civil Code to Art. 1386, the payment will not be returned in case of cancellation or no show but we give our guest the possibility to postpone or reschedule their stay. In this case, a 12 months validity voucher of the same value can be issued. Any extras must be paid before departure.

How do I get to Villa Lena? arrow-down

You can find out how to find us on our Contact & Location page. Or don’t hesitate to get in touch with our reception by emailing host@villa-lena.it who can help you with arranging a transfer if required.

Can I Attend Events and Workshops Outside the Schedule? arrow-down

You are welcome to take part in all of the activities happening during your stay. Any events, workshops or yoga classes outside of the retreat schedule may incur extra charges. Check out or What’s On page to find out what’s happening during your stay!

I'm Travelling Alone, Is the Retreat Suitable For Me? arrow-down

Absolutely! We welcome solo-travellers with open arms and one of our Creative Retreats is the perfect way for you to visit Villa Lena and get the change to engage with our creative community, meet like-minded people and learn new skills.

Can Couples Attend the Retreat? arrow-down

Yes, we have rates for single or double occupancy on the retreat so just make sure you enter the number of people wishing to attend via the booking link to get the right price. If your partner wants to come with you but not take part in the workshops then please contact us via email on host@villa-lena.it to discuss.

Can I Stay Longer Than the Official Retreat Days? arrow-down

Certainly! If you’d like to come a few days early or leave a little late then that’s no problem. The easiest thing is to email us on host@villa-lena.it to make this request.

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