WILD TUSCANY!

Get your Self, your Head and your Heart in shape!

June 6 – 11, 2021

September 19 – 24, 2021

 “Italy is a dream that keeps returning for the rest of your life.” 
 Anna Akhmatova

Wild Thing! What makes your Heart sing?

Come let your dreams soar, in the hills of Tuscany!

You wake up before you expected to, because you could have sworn you heard…no…it’s impossible…are you going crazy?
but then you hear it again!

You rush outside into the morning light and realize that you are not crazy…that was, indeed, a cuckoo singing…not a clock! 

Welcome to “the Other Tuscany!” – the one that most tourists haven’t discovered yet. Where I wake up to find a bag of fresh eggs and vegetables hanging on my front gate, left there for me by my neighbor, Giovanni. 

Where we all help each other harvest olives and grill sausages in the field, to eat along with fresh tomatoes, toasted bread with olive oil and home-made wine. 

​and yes, that’s Giovanni waving! 

What better place to heed your Heart, than Tuscany? 
What better place to get your Self in shape, than Tuscany?
What better place to finally listen to that little voice in your Head, saying “it’s my turn!”  than Tuscany? 

What better place to let your dreams soar, than in the hills of Tuscany! 

Get ready for a week of amazing hikes and views – great food (some of which you will learn to cook yourself!) – wine and olive oil tastings – daily guided meditations, visualizations and journaling prompts…

All designed to help you purposefully explore your beliefs, thoughts, feelings and heart’s desires to see if they are congruent with the life you are living...

And return home ready to make those dreams a reality! 

Did I mention this expedition will be limited to just 6 Wild Things?
First come, First served! ​

THE VENUES…from the foothills of the Alpe di Catenaia, to the castle of Montauto

Our first two nights are at the Locanda del Viandante (the traveler’s inn) once a working farm, with amazing views of the Tiber valley. 

​We’ll start our mornings with a guided meditation, followed by a leisurely breakfast. Then, we’ll hit the trail and get that heart-rate up as we climb the hills to enjoy those spectacular views! 

Our afternoons, include discussions and prompts with down-time to write and reflect.    

And our first “aperitivo” (cocktail) together will be at my house! 

On our third day, we hike to Valle di Sopra (the Upper Valley,) another beautifully restored farmhouse, stopping for lunch along the trail. 

And never fear, we will make good use of that massive kitchen, making our own pasta, guided by Donatella. And of course we will eat the fruits of our labor! 

The next morning, after our daily meditation, discussion and breakfast, we’ll hike to the Castle of Montauto, returning in the afternoon, for a little more relaxation and great conversation. 

In the evening, we’ll visit the charming town of Anghiari, so you can do a little obligatory exploring and shopping, followed by dinner in town…including a sommelier-guided  wine tasting.  

Our final day will be a special one, including a hike with more spectacular views, great company with your new-found friends, declarations of new dreams and goals and a dinner party fit for royalty! 

Our final destination, the magical Casina della Burraia (the creamery) is a working farm and stables – with organic gardens. And the rooms are lit by candle-light! (but don’t worry, the bathrooms have lights and sockets to charge your phone!)

​The best part? Eliana, who is an amazing cook and wonderful host! 

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • 5 nights accommodation in a double room/for single use 
  • 5 wholesome breakfasts 
  • 5 delicious lunches, often outdoors  
  • 5 dinners, all locally sourced and one, cooked by you! 
  • All wines and beverages with meals 
  • Group transfer from the Arezzo train station on Day 1 – and to the Arezzo train station on Day 6
  • All ground transfers while on trip
  • A cooking class with Donatella 
  • A guided visit to an olive oil mill, including olive oil tasting
  • A sommelier-guided wine tasting
  • Group discussions/exercises/meditations during the trip
  • A few surprises along the way!

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED: 

  • Your travel to and from Arezzo
  • Any extras including: laundry, massages, private taxis, souvenirs
  • Any beverages not included in the full-board plan (like a special bottle of wine, or special drinks) 
  • Personal, medical or trip cancellation insurance (highly recommended)
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