EXTRA Budget Writers' and Rest Retreat

Individual retreat for anyone who wants to stay away from worldly seductions (and write)

Worldly seductions are kept at bay

Join us and spend up to a week in the North of Tuscany on top of a mountain where worldly seductions are kept at bay and you'll find the inspiration to unwind or -if you are a writer- start, finish or improve your work. You will be writing individually while others write too or at least respect your space and stilness while working.

There is no mentor or coach available but there is a host.



The Villa is on top of a hill near olive groves and woods ideal for hiking and there is a limited bus service to the near town of Pietrasanta. The tranquil atmosphere and the authentic hospitality in this 17th century family home make the retreat a heaven on a hill (see more reviews of guest of previous writing retreats on Tripadvisor).

Your accomodation is homestay -like. You'll have a single room with shared bathrooms. You can write indoors or outdoors and the house has wifi -unfortunately not in alle the rooms.

You can go for a walk, read or take a daytrips to Lucca, Pisa or as far as Florence.


How to reach us

The nearest airport is Pisa. Connections from the UK are with British Airways, Easyjet and Ryanair. Flights from The Netherlands leave from Amsterdam (transavia.nl) or Eindhoven and Weeze/Dusseldorf (Ryanair.com). Detailed information on buses or trains from the airport to the Villa will follow after booking. If you intend touring the region before or after the retreat, you might consider renting a car at Pisa airport.


How about lunch and dinner?

While breakfast is part of your accomodation, your lunch is up to you. There are a few options to consider: you either stroll down to the local pub for an affordable and tasty meal or you do your own shopping and stock everything in the communal fridge.

Dinners are an extra € 10 and so worth it. The meals are cooked with fresh vegetables and home grown extra virgin olive oil and based on recipes that have been prepared in this household for generations. We dine with a glass of wine and, if the occasion calls for it, lite the fireplace.


We keep it simple: there is an inspiring location and delicious food. Join in and do some writing.





€ 40 per night for B&B € 50 for B&B & dinner
3 nights minimum stay
Prices include VAT but not the local tourist tax.
between 15 - 20 June


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