During your time at La Dolce Vita you will have the opportunity to experience authentic Italian country life. Our host estate, Borgo Personatina, is an Agriturismo with an Olive Oil production, located in the hills of Tuscany. Accommodations will be fulfilled by our retreat collaborator e20Toscani, a Siena based Italian travel agent.
The estate is an olive oil producing, family run farm located 14 km from the medieval city of Siena. Surrounded by its olive groves and located in the heart of a terrain dotted with forests, natural springs, and historical and artistic heritage sites, it has been declared a “Site of Community Importance” by the European Community. This hilly area has a forest of oak trees, holm oaks and broom called “La Montagnola.”
In this hamlet, surrounded by an uncontaminated landscape, you can feel history and atmosphere as you explore this beautiful land. The estate is currently an operating olive farm and has several apartments which will be our home away from home for the week.
Each apartment is decorated in typical rustic Tuscan style with terra cotta tile floors, wooden beams and very thick stone walls (these buildings are hundreds of years old after all!). They also have a kitchenette and small living area.
And one of the apartments has a very large communal space (pictured below) that will become a gathering place where our group participate in our creative workshops, laugh and visit throughout our week.
The apartments are typical for the region and have thick stone walls which help insulate against the sun and cold. In case of cold temperatures, we anticipate roaring fires in the fireplaces to help regulate temperatures and add a layer of cozy to our time together!
In keeping with our goal of an intimate Fall retreat, all bedrooms are being offered as single rooms, with the option for duos who are traveling together to book a double room should they so desire. Some rooms will have en-suites, and some will have bathroom facilities in the hallway which will be shared between a likelihood of 2, but maximum of 3 ladies.
In order to make your stay more comfortable, attendees will be provided bathrobes for their use during the week.
All accommodation is booked through e20Toscani. Their terms and conditions apply.