TUITION TO ATTEND LA DOLCE VITA IS:

$3150 US DOLLARS payable to Carolyn Peeler Creative Studios

Plus: €570 EUROS for a double room, shared bathroom.
OR €640 EUROS for a double room, ensuite bathroom,
OR €710 EUROS for a single room, shared bathroom
Payable to travel agent e20Toscana.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

We are tentatively SOLD OUT for both retreats, pending deposits being paid.


If you would like to added to the wait list, please contact me. There is no obligation, and the wait list will be notified first before the spot is made available to the public.


• 7 nights accommodation, in the room category of your choice, in an apartment at Borgo Personatina. (Fulfilled by e20Toscani) There are three room categories available: 1) double room with a shared bathroom, 2) double room with an ensuite bathroom, or 3) single room with a shared bathroom.

• 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 special guest. May 23rd week: Brooke Lark, June 6th week: Rae Missigman.

• One cooking lesson with Orsa Pellion.

• A day trip to an Italian antique market. Either Cortona, or Arezzo depending on which week you register.

• 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.

• A private studio visit with a local seamstress and her antique dealer husband.

• A bonus creative workshop and many special surprises.

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

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

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

• 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.





To register, please email: carolyn@pronetowanderretreats.com and request a spot.

In your email, please let Carolyn know:

• the date of retreat you want to attend, May 23-30 or June 6-13. If you are able, and willing, to attend either retreat please indicate that when you send in your registration as it allows us the greatest flexibility to fit in those who are only available for one of the dates.
• 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/bathroom 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, you will be forwarded the retreat contracts from e20Toscani and Carolyn Peeler Creative Studios for your review. You will have 48 hours to review them and confirm your registration. Once you confirm, we will instruct you on how to proceed in the registration process.

Payments to e20Toscani will be accepted by credit card, and payments to Carolyn Peeler Creative Studios will be accepted by cheque. Payment options will be discussed with any non-US based clients upon registration.

Your initial payment, which is due immediately upon registration, is €570, €640, or €710 depending which room option you chose, payable to e20Toscani. 

After your payment to e20Toscani, which reserves your spot, you have 5 options for paying your balance to Carolyn Peeler Creative Studios:

1) You can pay in full for a total of $3150.

2) You can pay in two, $1575.00 payments. The first payment is due October 1, 2019 and the second due February 1, 2020. 

3) You can pay with four, $787.50 payments. The first payment is due October 1, 2019. The next 3 payments are due: December 1, 2019, February 1, 2020, and April 1, 2020. 

4) You can pay with six, $525.00 payments. The first payment is due October 1, 2019. The next 5 payments are due: November 1, 2019, December 1, 2019, February 1, 2020, March 1, 2020, and April 1, 2020. 

5) You can pay with eight, $393.75 payments. Your first payment is due September 15, 2019. The next 7 payments are due on the first of each month beginning October 1, 2019 and will run through April 1, 2020. 

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 April 1, 2020. Upon registration, attendees will be given the retreat contract to read and sign. The complete details of the cancellation policy can be read there.

How to Register

Not Included with your registration:

Included with your registration:

To learn more about the retreat's special guests, workshops, activities, food, and its beautiful venue, please scroll down to the bottom of the page, and use the links there. 

We are sold out for both retreats, Email me to join the waitlist!

* There is no obligation and the waitlist is notified about any spots that open up before they are offered to the general public. *

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 creative lifestyle retreat located in the Tuscan countryside. I look forward to welcoming you. - Carolyn

We are pleased to be offering this retreat in partnership with e20Toscani, a Siena, Italy based Travel agent who will administer and fulfill the accommodation and chartered bus bookings for La Dolce Vita.











In 2020 there are two La Dolce Vita retreats to choose from:
May 23-30, 2020: with special guest BROOKE LARK
June 6-13, 2020: with special guest RAE MISSIGMAN














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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." 

• AMY MARSHALL FROM BELGIUM •

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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." 
 
• MICHELE WHITE FROM NEW YORK •

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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. " 

• JILL OROBELLO FROM FLORIDA •

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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." 

• RIKI NUDLER FROM THE NETHERLANDS •

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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."   

• LINDA HAYES FROM CALIFORNIA  •

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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." 

• RITA READE FROM CALIFORNIA  •


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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."
 
• KAREN FLOREK FROM CALIFORNIA •



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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!"

• ELIZABETH CECCHETTINI FROM NORTH CAROLINA •

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