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7th - 14th September 2019 in Chianti, Tuscany Italy
(Prices where based on 2019 Pre-Covid and are subject to change)

This beautiful villa with private pool has panoramic and stunning views of the vineyards and olive groves of Castello di Volpaia, an estate producing wine since 1172 in the Chianti region of TuscanyToday the estate produces one of the most renowned Chianti wines, the 2015 Riserva wine, which in 2018 was ranked by Wine Spectator as the third best wine in the world!
It is the perfect location to revitalize and harmonize your mind, body and soul in the idyllic surroundings of  the gently rolling hills covered with vineyards and olive groves. The retreat includes daily mindfulness meditation, Pilates and yoga classes, swimming and sunbathing, a visit to the estate wine cellars and more activities maybe added . You will also enjoy the delicious gourmet vegetarian meals prepared by the in-house chef  and served under the  outdoor covered terrace. Share classes and dining with like minded people,  take a cooking class, relax pool side, visit the nearby villages of Volpaia and Radda or use the free day to go further afield in the Tuscany region.

The interior of the villa has been restored according to the typical Tuscan traditions and each bedroom has its own en-suite bathroom.
Each bedroom accommodates 2 people and has its own en-suite bathroom.



  • Morning meditation

  • 1 Pilates mat class daily

  • 1 Yoga class daily

  • 3 Vegetarian meals daily, using fresh local produce 

  • 1 free day

  • Visit to the estates's wine cellars

  • 7 nights accommodation


  • Renovated farmhouse Villa 

  • Property is furnished with comfortable and traditional furniture

  • Shared or Private room with en-suite bathroom

  • Outdoor terraces

  • Lounge area

  • Outdoor private swimming pool

  • Panoramic views 

  • Free Internet Wi-Fi

  • Barbeque

  • Close to the village hamlet of
    Volpaia, with its acclaimed gourmet Osteria.



Mary J Sant'Eufemia

Pilates & Mindfulness Meditation Instructor 

As the owner of MJS Pilatespace, I have been involved in the field of Pilates since 1980. Initially, I was a client of Carola Trier, one of Joseph Pilate's disciples. Inspired by her and the benefits of Pilates, I became certified in the original Pilates method in New York City. I have been practising and teaching mindulfness meditation for over 25 years. Through this technique, one can achieve a calmer state by reducing stress and in turn their overall sense of wellbeing. I am thrilled to be in a position that I can share my passions with others and have a memorable experience in some of the most beautiful places in the world. 

Danielle Barker

Yoga Instructor

A dedicated meditator for the last 10 years, I began my physical yoga practice in 2013. Now a dedicated student and practitioner, I have completed over 1000 hrs of training in Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Forrest Yoga, Sacred Geometry Vinyasa, Myofascial release, and Pranayama. I am a level 3 Forrest Yoga Teacher and offer a dynamic practice inspired by my key teachers and training. I love to take my students on a journey through each practice creating a joyful, transformational and supportive environment.

Getting Here

To reach the villa and explore further a field it will be necessary to hire a car. However, in accordance to the rules of the estate owners, please do not hire sports cars, vans or mini buses as they will not be allowed on the property. You can reserve your car at the airport or train station depending on how you arrive. We can assist you with your travel plans including if you want to car pool, as long as there are enough willing drivers.

Anyone planning to fly into Rome Fiumicino Airport, there is also an option of reduced rates at Hotel Adriano, in the historic center of Rome should one decide to stay in Rome for some time.

Contact us for more information.

By Plane

Rome Fiumicino Airport (FCO)
Directly from the airport, travel to Florence by train in approx 2 hour 15 mins

Directly from central Rome, travel to Florence by fast train in approx 1.5 hours


Florence Airport (FLR)

Drive from the airport – 66km/41 miles

By Train

Florence Railway Station

Drive from the station – 55km/34 miles


Siena Railway Station

Drive from the station – 33.5 km/21 miles



Saturday September 7th 2019 between 5 and 7pm

(Late arrivals have to be agreed in advance)


Strict departure time no later than 10 am on Saturday September 14th 2019.

We will have a very early breakfast that morning and time enough time to inspect the house to assure we get our security deposit back, all before 10 am.


Prices & Book

When  requesting  to book, specify your room preference, shared or private, and if you desire massage or cooking classes, which will need to be reserved well in advance.

Meals will be vegetarian and we will do everything possible to accommodate any special dietary requirements given in advance.

Shared Room

Shared twin room with en-suite bathroom

Total Price:  $2450 or 2190 Euro

Per Person

Private Room
Private double room with en-suite bathroom

Total Price: $3650 or 3262 Euro


See our booking conditions for more information.




  • Accommodation for 7 nights at the Villa in Chianti, Italy.

  • Shared or private room with en-suite bathroom.

  • Mindfulness meditation, Pilates and yoga class daily except for day of arrival,
    departure and free day.

  • Delicious and healthy vegetarian meals served every day, except lunch and dinner on the free day.

  • A tour of the wine cellars on the vineyard.

  • Bed linen and towels (changed weekly).

  • Pool towels.

  • Internet Wi-Fi



  • Refundable Security Deposit for Villa (to be paid in Euros on arrival)
    On arrival we will collect the deposit in cash of 1000 Euro, which is to be divided equally by the number of final participants.

  • Mandatory Government Tourist tax of 10.50€ per person (to be paid in Euros on arrival)

  • Flight, transfer fees or car hire

  • Excursions  and optional extras

  • Cooking Classes, Massage Services, possible addition of other programs such as
    Coaching, Painting, Writing workshop, etc.

    We'll keep you informed of any additions.



First half of  total payment: Due on June 30,2019
Final payment: Due on July 6 2019
10% discount($245 or 219 Euro) for referring another signed up person by June 30,2019
10% discount ($245 or 219 Euro)  if payment is made in full
Payment is via PayPal and or by calling and giving your credit card details over the phone. .

See our booking conditions for more information including our cancellation policy.


It is highly recommended you purchase travel insurance in case of any unforeseen circumstances or cancellations. It is also wise to add medical insurance while travelling in a foreign country. There are options on the web or contact us for suggestions.

If we do not meet a minimum of 7 paid individuals, we will be forced to cancel the retreat.

See our booking conditions for more information.

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