“You have to taste a culture to understand it.” – Deborah Cater In Italy food is more than just sustenance, it is art, tradition and community rolled into one; specialized butcher and bakery shops where the proprietors have served the same clients for years and where they know the providence of each cut they sell; […]

Cooking Lessons at La Dolce Vita 2020

La Dolce Vita 2020 will include a visit to two Tuscan markets First, an antique Tuscan market followed by the Siena weekly market. These two markets will have vastly different offerings affording attendees a look at two different Italian market styles. Siena weekly market The Siena weekly market is where locals go to purchase food and reasonably […]

Market Visits

Retreat workshop Descriptions Welcome to the introduction to the workshops at La Dolce Vita 2020. One aspect of La Dolce Vita which is eagerly anticipated by attendees are the days filled with creativity! Carolyn envisions a retreat where women of all skill levels enjoy flexing their creative muscles while learning, or improving, their working knowledge […]

La Dolce Vita Workshops 2020

Celebrating Creativity and making meaningful connections to the local community are core values at La Dolce Vita. It is my honour to introduce you to the special guests who will be assisting to meet those goals at La Dolce Vita 2020. La Dolce Vita will welcome a different special guest at each retreat, so please […]

2020 Special Guests

Exploring the city in Italy During our day trips we will be exploring some beautiful Tuscan cities (Italy). Read on to discover where La Dolce Vita Retreat attendees will journey in 2020. Visiting Siena Both retreats will have the opportunity to visit the medieval city of Siena which is undoubtably one of the jewels of […]

City Visits La Dolce Vita 2020

I will always look back on my week at la Dolce Vita as the “good life” indeed! The summer of 2018 will long be remembered as my first visit to Florence and the beautiful countryside of Tuscany. It all started with a friend suggesting we attend a retreat for women that involved crafting, guest lecturers […]

La Dolce Vita Retreat Testimonial

La Dolce Vita is a comfortable, relaxed, welcoming retreat that celebrates creative living. With a focus on artistic and creative expression, culinary explorations, and market shopping, this women’s gathering will give each attendee the opportunity to participate in a supportive, encouraging environment. The Sweet Life When translated, La Dolce Vita means “the sweet life” and throughout […]

What to expect at La Dolce Vita Retreats

La Dolce Vita will include a visit to two Tuscan markets First an antique Tuscan market and the Siena weekly market. The two Tuscan markets will have vastly different offerings affording attendees a look at two different Italian market styles. Siena weekly market The Siena weekly market is where locals go to purchase food and reasonably priced […]

Market Visits in Tuscany

Go to Italy and stay for the food. Talk to anyone who has ever visited Italy and it is almost a certainty that they could, if given the opportunity, rhapsodize about the amazing meals they ate. There is a reason that Italy has a well deserved reputation for having some of the best food in […]

Food & Wine at La Dolce Vita

“You have to taste a culture to understand it.” – Deborah Cater In Italy food is seen as more than just sustenance. It is art, tradition and community rolled into one. It is specialized butcher and bakery shops where the proprietors have served the same clients for years and where they know the providence of […]

Cooking Lessons at La Dolce Vita

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