LindaFit Lifestyle Retreats: La Bella Vita

Umbria, Italy

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16 reviews
Aug 20 - 26, 2023
Group size: 1 - 30
LindaFit Lifestyle Retreats: La Bella Vita
Umbria, Italy

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16 reviews

Aug 20 - 26, 2023
Group size: 1 - 30

About this trip

• This summer, come discover the beautiful life in Italy! 

• Meet in Florence, “the city of dreams” with its timeless art, rustic cuisine and beautiful gardens.

• Travel along the rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside with a stop in medieval Siena.

• Continue through Umbria for a week’s stay in a private Italian farmhouse (agriturismo) located in a green park.

• Indulge in delicious healthy, farm to table Italian food, served al fresco in a charming veranda.

• Work it off and get ready to explore Umbria with our daily classes, featuring, Pilates, qi gong, yoga and strength and mobility. 

• De-stress and restore with relaxing meditation and gratitude sessions. 

• Explore Umbria, the “green heart of Italy”, famous for its pea-green hills, beautiful landscapes,  and delicious wines and truffles.

• Feast your eyes on beautiful lakes and classic Italian art and architecture, with our medieval hill town excursions. 

Why you should come

• August is the beautiful sunny month Italians (and Americans) take to relax and rejuvenate.

• We have chosen off the beaten path, non-touristy places like Perugia and Lake Bolsena for an authentic experience.

• It's summer! Come relax and cool off in the pool, or read a book on your own private veranda.

• Our dreamy, outdoor covered studio is the perfect place to workout, meditate and build some new healthy habits.

• Spend a blissful week exploring Italy in a fun, supportive group environment.

• Meet new friends or bring a friend or family member. All are welcome-men, women, families, etc.

• You can participate in as much or as little as you want-it’s your holiday!


For your consideration

•Our trip kicks off with a welcome dinner and one night in Florence.  

•Last year we started the same way, but in Rome, and many of our attendees arrived at our hotel a few days early.

•This proved to be a great way for the group to get acquainted and to explore the ancient city.

•Please feel free to arrive early and we are happy to assist you in extending your stay in Florence.


• Our converted Umbrian-style country farmhouse features terracotta floors, exposed beams and bricks.

• An original mix of classic and medieval furnishings, lending both elegance and charm.

• There are 17 rustic and tastefully furnished rooms with private en suite bathroom and AC.  

• Each room has a private veranda or terrace overlooking the Italian gardens or fields.

• Choice of private single room, double or triple.

Meals - Mangia!
• Three delicious meals a day are provided.  

• Enjoy healthy, regional Italian food—several ingredients come from Locanda’s organic gardens or are locally sourced.

• Assortment of wine, beers, juices, and desserts. Homemade teas, coffee, and fresh fruits available all day. 

• Special diets accommodated: gluten or lactose-free, peanut-free, vegan, and vegetarian, etc. 


Daily LindaFit Pilates Classes

• Improve your health, strength, flexibility and well-being. 

• Option of 3 daily LindaFit Pilates classes. 

• Classes feature Pilates, yoga, qi gong, and strength and mobility.

• Classes are designed and modified for all levels. 

Daily Wellness Sessions
• Our daily meditation sessions will help you escape from life's stresses and develop a clear, calm mind.

• Gratitude exercises will help promote positive thinking and inner peace and serenity. 

• Our dreamy, outdoor covered studio, with its bucolic views and gentle breezes, is the perfect place to start a meditation practice.

Spa Services
• Include gentle deep tissue, Thai massage and special spa treatments with home-made aromatherapy oils.

• These a la carte treatments can be booked at Locanda. 

Personal Time  

• Available every day to swim, hike, or take it easy- nap, stroll the grounds, read, sunbathe, and just be...  

3 Excursions
• Siena, Lake Bolsena, and Perugia

• Half day trip to Siena, Tuscany, and Lake Bolsena, Umbria

• Full-day day trip to Perugia, Umbria with a special tour guide.

Cancellation policy

• A non-refundable $500 deposit is needed to secure your spot.

• If you cancel by May 15, 2023 you will be refunded the cost of the trip less the non-refundable $500 deposit. 

• No refunds after May 15, 2023 but you may sell your spot on the trip.

Subject To Change
• All details are subject to change in order to improve our clients’ experience. 

Applications and Waivers
• Applications must be received, and waivers must be signed. 

Service fees
• All fees will be absorbed by the participant.

Payment Plan
• For your convenience feel free to email
• We can schedule a payment plan and review all the details together.

Insurance policy

• A travel insurance policy is recommended.

• Include trip cancellation and interruption, baggage, accident, emergency assistance and medical assistance.

What’s included

  • 1 Night in Florence
    Welcome dinner, hotel and breakfast
  • 5 Nights in Umbria
    Rooms include private bathroom, AC, and outdoor veranda
  • Meals at farmhouse
    Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Daily LindaFit Classes
    Daily LindaFit Pilates, qi gong, yoga, strength and mobility
  • Daily Wellness Sessions
    Daily meditation and gratitude practice
  • Swimming pools
    Pure spring water pools/whirlpool and patio and lounge chairs
  • Time for relaxing
    Personal time every day for rest and relaxation
  • 1 wine tasting
    1 wine tasting at farmhouse
  • 3 excursions
    Siena, Lake Bolsena and Perugia
  • Transfer to Locanda
    Transfer from Florence to Locanda

What’s not included

  • Airfare
  • Alcohol
  • Spa Services
  • Transfer from airport
    Transfer to Florence from airport on arrival
  • Transfer to airport
    Transfer from Locanda on departure
  • 1 Lunch out
    Lunch is out on your own in Perugia

Available Packages

Double Occupancy Shared Room

Double occupancy shared room with private bathroom

Deposit: $500
Single Occupancy

Single occupancy private room with private bathroom

Deposit: $500
Triple/quad occupancy shared room

Triple/quad occupancy shared room with private bathroom 

Deposit: $500

Available options

Extended stay in Florence

Let us know if you would like to arrive earlier than August 20th and extend your stay at the Hotel Silla.


Day 1 - Sunday
San Niccolo, Florence

Arrival and Welcome Dinner

We begin our journey in Florence and meet at the Hotel Silla in the non-touristy, residential San Niccolo district. This most "Florentine of neighborhoods" is popular for its quaint winding streets, chic art galleries and boutiques, and laid-back wine bars and restaurants. 

Check-in is as at 2pm, and our LindaFit Welcome Dinner is at 7pm on the rooftop terrace of our hotel. 

Extended Stay

If you arrive earlier than Aug 20th, come explore Florence!  
Our hotel is perfectly situated for visiting the Uffizi and Accademia museums, as well as the famous outdoor Boboli and Rose gardens, and the beautiful Piazzale Michelangelo with its breathtaking city views.

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16 reviews
LindaFit Lifestyle retreats make for the perfect holiday getaway. Visit exotic places, taking in the local art, architecture and topography. Add some personal pool and spa time, plus delicious healthy meals and work it all off in our first-rate fitness classes. The best part-you get to do it all with an amazing group of people. We are delighted to plan all the details and be your hosts. Won't you join us?


The trip was a wonderful experience. Linda and Mark worked so,hard to make sure everyone had a wonderful time. All the people who attended were friendly, interesting and grateful to be a part of the trip. We had wonderful guides for the day trips to Siena and Perugia. The farm was very peaceful and provided excellent meals.
By Fredda B for LindaFit Lifestyle Retreats: La Bella Vita (copy) on Sep 06, 2023
We had such an incredible time on this trip. Mark and Linda fostered a welcoming and fun environment. The trip itself was the perfect blend of fitness, relaxation, and sightseeing. Everything was so thoughtfully organized. The group meals were also a highlight of the trip.
By Jessica C for LindaFit Lifestyle Retreats: La Bella Vita (copy) (copy) on Sep 06, 2023
I had a wonderful trip thanks to LindaFit’s wonderful and careful planning of each day. The written directions she had sent and kept updating until the last minute were clear and helpful, the accommodations were comfortable, the yoga/ Pilates and Qigong activities were fantastic, the planned group excursions were interesting and educational, and the food at the retreat was unbelievably good. I truly enjoyed every minute of this trip thanks to Linda and Mark who researched and planned this wonderful vacation for a diverse group of people who enjoyed being together and are still connecting through a group chat. It was one of my best group traveling experiences. Highly recommended!
By Orna M for LindaFit Lifestyle Retreats: La Bella Vita on Sep 05, 2023
The trip is an enriching mix of unwinding in a unique Umbria location, interesting guided tours, making wonderful new friends, and, of course, a full dose of pilates and other physical/health/meditation experiences. Mark and Linda research and plan the site and tour options, and commit themselves fully not only to offering pilates but to making it a comfortable and fun experience for everyone. I can't think of how this experience could be better.
By Jeffrey D for LindaFit Lifestyle Retreats: La Bella Vita (copy) on Sep 04, 2023
What a fantastic experience and adventure in Italy. Linda and Mark did an outstanding job of coordinating a trip that truly fed mind, body and spirit. I traveled with my daughter, and we both enjoyed all aspects of the trip: the company, the excursions, the meet and greet in Florence and the serenity and beauty of the Umbrian countryside at yeh Locanda. Would not hesitate to travel with them again in the future.
By Julie L for LindaFit Lifestyle Retreats: La Bella Vita (copy) (copy) on Sep 04, 2023
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