Explore the Italian countryside on our all-inclusive Taste of Italy retreat. From private tours in Florence to wine tastings in local vineyards, there is something for everyone to enjoy. We will be staying at a beautiful Tuscan Villa in Tuscany. The villa is located only 20 minutes from Florence.
Please note that everything is entirely optional. The itinerary is subject to change due to weather. This retreat is a little more active but we hope to provide you with a nice mixture of relaxation and excursions. You will be staying in the same accommodations throughout the retreat, so you only have to unpack once!
Please also note that the retreat officially starts on the first day of the welcome dinner and ends after breakfast on the last day.
Kristin Goss is an ICF-accredited Wayfinder Life Coach (graduates in August 2023), a 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher with advanced studies from Thailand & India, 300 hour Registered Meditation Guide, Usui Reiki 2, & Thai Masseuse practitioner, offering 1:1, group sessions & retreats.
Before traveling the world while getting certified as an instructor in yoga, meditation, Thai massage, and reiki, she had a corporate career that saw her planning and executing corporate hospitality programs at some of the world's largest and most eclectic events. From the Olympic Games in London and Russia to the Bonnaroo music festival in Tennessee and dozens of locations in between, she sought to create a unique experience for each of the thousands of guests that were under her care. From spiritually connecting in Bali and India to working with elephants in Thailand to hiking the Inca Trail in Peru to wine and cheese in Italy, her travel ence makes being a retreat facilitator a natural fit.
To meet more of the Walker Wellness Retreats team, visit the About Us page on our website.
On the first floor there are five bedrooms: 3 with double beds and 2 with single beds.
Two of the doubles communicate with the twin bedrooms and have ensuite bathrooms.
The third double bedroom, with exposed beams, is served by the bathroom with tub and shower.
On the ground floor there are two bright living rooms with fireplaces, one of which overlooks a large paved area ideal for children to play outdoors and keep an eye on them.
From the same area you have access to the well-equipped kitchen.
Villa Mary is a recently renovated and elegantly furnished medieval farmhouse near Florence (20 minutes). The house can accommodate up to 10 people in the comfortable rooms.
Villa Mary also offers a private swimming pool with an enchanting view of the garden and the Tuscan hills that can give you a fairytale atmosphere over a good glass of wine.
About this area
Located in Impruneta, this villa is in a rural area. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Arno River and Cascine Park, while Uffizi Gallery and Boboli Gardens are cultural highlights. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Nelson Mandela Forum or Coverciano. Relax and indulge in the area's winery tours, or seek out an adventure with horse riding and ecotours nearby.
Helpful Tip: Make two copies of your passport, travel insurance papers, and other important travel documents. Diversify your copies by storing them electronically on your computer/smartphone and separating them in your money belt, carry-on bag, and checked luggage. Keep your vaccination records with your passport.
Helpful Tip: You can withdraw euros from ATMs, and it's usually the most convenient way to get local currency. However, it's always a good idea to bring some petty cash just in case of an emergency. Be mindful of the denomination you carry as some shops and vendors may not accept large bills.
Helpful Tip: Pack for the season and be mindful of local customs and dress codes. Plan to do laundry or purchase clothes locally if you run out of outfits.
Additional Personal Items:
Always keep an eye on your belongings and be mindful of pickpockets and scams. Leave valuable items at home if possible or store them in a secure location such as a hotel safe. And don't forget to leave room in your luggage for souvenirs and gifts!
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The deadline to book an international retreat is 30 days before the retreat begins; however, some exceptions can be made based on availability. Email us at email@example.com to inquire about booking after the deadline has passed.
Double occupancy includes a private bedroom and private bathroom for 2 people.
Helpful hints: If you have two people who would like to share a room, select 2 Double Occupancy packages. If you are traveling alone but want to be paired with another solo traveler, select 1 Double Occupancy package. If you are traveling alone and want your own room, select 1 Single Occupancy package below.
Single occupancy includes a private bedroom and private bathroom for 1 person.
Helpful hints: If you are traveling alone but want to share a room with another traveler, select 1 Double Occupancy package above. If you are booking for two people who would like to share a room, select 2 Double Occupancy packages above.
You will be greeted at the airport and will be taken in private transportation to your Tuscan villa where you will spend the next five nights.
6:00 PM: Welcome orientation followed by a short yoga session to stretch out your muscles after a long days journey.
7:00 PM: Five course dinner by private chef at your villa.