FIND YOUR BALANCE…..
……IN THE HEART OF MAREMMA, TUSCANY
Just 1 hour north of Rome, 20 minutes from the Mediterranean Sea!
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SPACE IS LIMITED TO 12 GUESTS.
As in the best tradition of the gold miners in the legendary American West , our villa entered into the life of the Marchi family at the end of the 1800s as wild, unexplored territory intended for the extraction of a valuable mineral, pyrites, an important element in those times for the modernization of the entire nation. The story of the villa is one which has evolved together with its protagonists. Although the pyrites was never found, the creativity, hard work and international spirit of Carlo Marchi in the 1960s turned this unexplored countryside into a place for the imagination. His wish was to create a place – an enormous “toyland” – where all the dreams of his three sons, Ferruccio, Filippo and Federico could come true.
Thus we find a lake for sailing competitions, horse riding stables, a tennis court and a private golf course, the only one of its kind in Italy. To enrich the enchanted world of Carlo Marchi and his wife Gioia Falck, guests came from all parts of the world: leading entrepreneurs, artists, intellectuals, photographers as well a s famous actors and politicians from countries around the globe.
Enjoy your days exploring local Scenic Tufa towns including Pitigliano with it’s fairy-tale quality or Sorano village with it’s labyrinth of alleys and staircases, ascending and descending in meandering streets, both villages having unique, Medieval feelings.
When you’re not strolling through Medieval hilltop villages, enjoy miles of unspoiled beaches along the Tyrrhenian Sea, an arm of the Mediterranean. The coast features gorgeous long beaches such a Cala Violina and charming fishing ports like Talamone and Castiglione della Pescaia.
Should you choose to expand your experience even more, take a day trip to Florence, Montepluciano, Lucca, or Siena.
It’s best to fly into Pisa or Rome Fiumicino
We can arrange a rental car for you, or to have a car with driver but suggest renting a car at the time of booking your flight…you’ll get the best rate.
In Tuscany, all of the food is supplied by local farmers, foragers and hunters. I cannot guarantee that our chef will be open to adjusting the menu to accommodate multiple food sensitivities but with advance notice, can ensure that options are available. You will not be left out, but will feel nourished, cared for and loved! Our stay will include morning coffee & tea with breakfast, lunch and aperitivo, and a celebratory dinner the evening of arrival and night before departure.
Our private chef, beautiful inground swimming pool, air conditioning, internet/wi-fi, billiards and daily cleaning.
The property includes a lovely 9-hole golf course and Tennis Courts that you are welcome to use!
Aside from roaming the Tuscan countryside, many wonderful activities can be arranged through our concierge. Not included in the cost of the retreat (pricing upon request):
- Private Astrological Life Coaching with Laura Locatelli
- Horseback Riding
- A Cooking Class
- Massage & Body Care
- Bicycle tour…on a road bike, MTB or e-bike
- Terme di Sassetta (spa with curing natural hot springs)
- Full Moon Canoeing at Maremma National Park (July Retreat only)
Saturday, July 13 or September 14
4-7 pm: Arrival and Check-in
8 pm: Relaxing yoga stretch
- Coffee and tea upon waking
- 8 am: Morning yoga stretch (somatic exercise with guest teacher Laura Locatelli Thursday through Saturday)
- 9-10:30 am: Breakfast & Self-care Time
- 10:30-1 pm: Meditation & philosophical conversation & practice
- 1 pm Lunch & Aperitivo
The rest of the day is yours to relax poolside at the villa, enjoy a chosen activity or day trip, swim in the sea or roam the Tuscan countryside
8 pm: Closing practice
9 pm: Celebration Dinner
7am Yoga practice & meditation
SPACE IS LIMITED TO 12 GUESTS