Whether you’ve travelled several hundred miles, or halfway around the globe, the one thing all travellers dread is missed connections, and/or waiting at the luggage carousel only to find that their bag didn’t make it to their destination with them. Unfortunately, we’re long past the days when airlines provided toiletry bags with toothpaste, toothbrush, comb, […]

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Where you will stay 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 […]

Accommodations at La Dolce Vita 2022

Ever wonder how I got started in leading retreats, things to consider if you’d like to host retreats, and how Covid-19 has changed things (for now)? If so, I’ve got you covered! This Spring I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Suzanne Redmond for her “The Left Brained Artist” podcast, Episode #207. We touched […]

Featured on The Left Brained Artist

Throughout our time together there will be a plethora of excursions and activities to help us get to know this city and its creative, culinary, cultural and shopping scene better. I want you to enjoy the people, places and activities that made me fall in love with this amazing city. From a lesson on scents […]

Activities at Prone to Wander: Marrakech

Retreat workshop Descriptions Welcome to the introduction to the workshops at La Dolce Vita 2022. 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 […]

Workshops at La Dolce Vita 2022

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 guest who will be assisting to meet those goals at La Dolce Vita 2022. October 18-25, 2022 Retreat Special Guest: Joining our Fall retreat will be artist Maria […]

2022 Special Guest

“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; […]

Culinary Workshops at La Dolce Vita 2022

La dolce vita retreats in tuscan market

La Dolce Vita 2022 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 at La Dolce Vita 2022

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 2022. Visiting Siena Our group will visit the medieval city of Siena which is undoubtably one of the jewels of Tuscany. Famous because of […]

City Visits La Dolce Vita 2022

Q: I will be flying to Italy. What airport is closest to the retreat? A: The Florence Peretola (FLR) Airport is the closest and is approximately 1 hour, 20 minutes away from Borgo Personatina, the retreat location. Depending on flight cost, and your desire to see other areas of Italy, you may also consider flying […]

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