$3450 US DOLLARS payable to Carolyn Peeler Creative Studios
€752.50 EUROS for a double room
€1015 EUROS for a single room
Payable to travel agent e20Toscani.

Envisioned as an intimate gathering celebrating the historical sights of the region and the beauty of Autumn, I am looking forward to offering attendees a look at a different side of Tuscany. Fall finds the crowds of tourists thinned out, the weather cooler, and the pace a bit slower + more contemplative. The food is heartier, logs are on the fire, and the olives are about to be harvested. This is a whole other look at this stunning part of the world. 

• 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners.

• One Cooking Lesson at a beautiful countryside estate. The lesson will concentrate on fresh, organic food and seasonal products.

• One creative workshop with our featured artist, Maria Giannini.

• One cooking lesson with Orsa Pellion.

• A day trip to an Italian antique market in Cortona.

• A wine tasting and private dinner at a spectacular Tuscan castle and vineyard.

• A visit to the Siena local (non-antique) market. It is one of the largest markets of the region where the locals do much of their shopping for housewares, clothing and shoes. It is always beloved by retreat attendees for its great selection of European fashion and good prices. After the market closes, you will have time to enjoy the city for several hours.

•  A visit to a local thermal bath to enjoy the mineral drenched waters.

• An autumn walk with a local environmental guide to a beautiful neighbouring estate.

• A private tour of a grand 14th century villa.

• Exclusive use of the gardens at Borgo Personatina during La Dolce Vita.

• The opportunity to meet women from around the world who all share similar interests and a curiosity about art and life.

• 7 nights accommodation, in the room category of your choice, in an apartment at Borgo Personatina. (Fulfilled by e20Toscani) 

• Chartered bus transfers to and from the scheduled excursions on our itinerary. (Fulfilled by e20Toscani.)

• Airfare, including any baggage fees.

• Transfers to/from the airport to Borgo Personatina, our event location. (We have a service which we will recommend to you, and anticipate that attendees will try to organize amongst themselves to try and ride-share in order to reduce costs.)

• Insurance of any kind (cancellation, medical, etc.) for the trip.

• Meals outside of those listed on the retreat itinerary.

• Tips

To register, please email: and request a spot.

In your email, please let Carolyn know:

• the date of retreat you want to attend.
• the amount of people in your booking.
• your name, email and phone number, and that of anyone else in your party, if applicable.
• the room category you would like to book.

If you are registering together with a friend - or group of friends, we recommend that you send the information for everyone in your party in one email so that you ensure that your booking is linked together. 

Upon receiving your registration email, we will reply letting you know if there is a spot available. If there is, we will begin the registration process with you.

Both e20Toscani and Carolyn Peeler Creative Studios have a firm cancellation policy. Once you are registered, your payments are non refundable. For this reason, we strongly recommend that you purchase cancellation insurance from your local travel/insurance company. However, if for any reason your plans change after you have registered, your spot IS fully transferable until September 1, 2022. Upon registration, attendees will be given the retreat contract to read and sign. The complete details of the cancellation policy can be read there.

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To learn more about the retreat's special guest, workshops, activities, food, and its beautiful venue, please scroll down to the "Learn more about La Dolce Vita Retreat 2022" box, and use the links there. 

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La Dolce Vita

thank you for your interest in attending La Dolce Vita, a creative lifestyle retreat located in the Tuscan countryside. I look forward to welcoming you.
- Carolyn

thank you for your interest in attending La Dolce Vita, a week long creative lifestyle retreat located in the Tuscan countryside. I look forward to welcoming you. - Carolyn

This retreat is offered in coordination with e20Toscani, an Italy based Travel agent who will administer and fulfill the accommodation and chartered bus bookings for La Dolce Vita.

You are invited to join us
Ocotber 18-25, 2022
With featured artist MARIA GIANNINI


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What previous attendees are saying about our retreats

"I would tell anyone considering this retreat to GO FOR IT! My expectations were exceeded in every way.

It was as if someone looked into my mind and created an experience that included all of my favorite things, from shopping, to creating, to cooking classes, and many unexpected surprises, including forging friendships with the other attendees. It was obvious from the moment I arrived that every detail had been considered and Carolyn was the ultimate vacation party planner." 


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"Carolyn walks you through every aspect of your travel before you leave home. Have a question, your email is answered promptly.

There is a sisterhood that develops as creative women come together. The workshops are fun and informative. Don't consider yourself creative? Come anyway just for fun and pure joy.

I've had a few experiences that I say are worth every penny; Eleven Madison Park, Outstanding in the Field and La Dolce Vita Retreat. One of the best experiences of my life." 

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"I attended La Dolce Vita for the first time in 2019. I had never done anything like this before and went in with some reservations traveling alone. It was an absolutely amazing experience. Every single person was so warm and welcoming. 

Carolyn does absolutely everything with excellence. Every small little detail is planned out to perfection. I had special dietary needs and that was all pre planned and perfect.

I own Whim So Doodle, a scrapbooking store in Florida, and spend time with many artists but this took everything I have ever done to the next level. It was the most relaxing getaway I have ever had and it filled my soul. What a treat. Carolyn I don’t know anyone who can do what you do with the level of excellence in which you do it. " 


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"La Dolce Vita retreat was a recharge week in the middle of my busy year. One week in a beautiful place that after half an hour felt like home, with lovely ladies from all over the world. 

Carolyn and her team pay attention to the small details that make each day special. Delicious food, enjoyable activities, amazing hosts - the best combination that made this week unforgettable for me. I am sure that I'll be back for a future La Dolce Vita retreat." 


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"I know what you’re asking yourself, will this be all that I expect? I mean, I’ve paid good money for this. I’ve travelled a long way. At least, I know that’s what ran through my head at first, but I took the leap. And this adventure turned out to be more than I could have ever dreamed - better than the description on the website.

Carolyn is a wonderfully kind and fun loving host and has a fantastic team supporting her. The setting was beautiful and every event we had was well planned. I’ve made great friends.
I know you want me to tell you everything we did, but no, that would spoil everything! The magic of this trip is that you will wake up every day to discover a great adventure. Go and enjoy yourself. You won’t want to leave."   


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"From the moment Carolyn came to greet us with a big smile and a hug…. (I love hugs), I felt at home.  

It was a week full of amazing cooking, photography, wine testing, trips to antique markets, flower arrangements class and much more. I loved every minute while making new friends and treasured memories. Thank you for the hospitality and the wonderful meals.

If you have the opportunity to join a retreat overseas, this is the one, you must go!  You will not regret your decision. Carolyn, you are such a kind and caring person. Looking forward to seeing you again." 


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"I appreciated that the scheduling was very easy, allowing ample time for breakfast with no rushing to catch a bus or make a tour. All of the activities had a level of quality that made me feel very privileged to be there and the info we got before the trip was so helpful: exchanging money, Florence airport, Transport (shuttle vans), private Facebook page, what to pack. For someone like me who had never been to Italy, each of these things gave me such peace of mind.

The goal of immersion into everyday life was fully realized. I feel re-oriented to a lifestyle I can create at home. Warmth. Hospitality. Simplicity. Quality. Pride."

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"With a balance of city and country, elegance and authenticity, we were treated to local foods, wines, and tastes of the Italian "Sweet Life", including estate tours, antique markets and lessons in crafting, cooking, and photography.  It was a visual, social and gastronomical feast, highlighted by the rich interaction of interesting people:  Leaders, locals, and lovely ladies - none of whom will be forgotten.

 I'm grateful for a most excellent experience, and the many delightful surprises that were added to our days!  Photographs, friendships and a head full of memories:  yet another RE-treat!  I absolutely recommend taking advantage of this opportunity for yourself!"


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