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24 - 28 June 2021

Join us at Villa Lena in June for a Creative Retreat celebrating the summer solstice in Dolce Vita style, in collaboration with luxury event designers Design Anarchy, creative calligrapher Betty Soldi, Rebel Rebel’s Tuscan Flower School,   artist in residence Eliza Hopewell who creates objects such as plates and textiles that are self- contained portraits of female indulgences and yogi in residence Miriam Ohlssen who’s compassionate and inclusive teaching style welcomes students of all backgrounds.

Enjoy five creative days within the serene and rural setting of Villa Lena, the perfect place to celebrate the changing of the seasons and explore the art of celebration with like-minded, creatively spirited travellers. Expect workshops and experiences that will unleash your creative power, immerse the senses, teach new skills and open up new creative possibilities.

PROGRAMME

Daily workshops are led by our collaborators along with food experiences and movement classes with the Villa Lena yogi in residence, these will include: tarot reading, fireside rituals, lantern lit walks, meditation classes immersed in nature and creative floristry workshops. 

Tuscan communal feasting in spectacular settings and secluded picnics in hidden corners of the estate will feature a specially curated menu, all made using seasonal ingredients from the Villa Lena Orto and local ingredients. Meals will bring guests together to celebrate life the Italian way, adorned with beautiful decorations and specially created tablescapes by Design Anarchy – the ultimate Dolce Vita experience. 

RETREAT SCHEDULE

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 swimming pool to tranquil yoga studio. 

Prices:
from 1,850€ single occupancy | from 2,950€ 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
** bookings must be made by 3 June 2021

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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 retreat dates 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% deposit of the total amount is required at the moment of the booking. This is fully refundable up until 1 month before the retreat start date. In case of no show or a cancellation made less than one month before the retreat start date, according to the Italian Civil Code to Art. 1386, the payment will not be returned 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 chance 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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