Individual retreat for anyone who wants to stay away from worldly seductions and write
Op deze plek, het hart van het huis, wordt uitgebreid ontbeten. En soms, bij regen of gezelligheid, gaat de haard aan.
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 start, finish or improve your work.
You will be writing individually while others write too or at least respect your space and stillness while working.
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 accommodation is homestay -like. You'll have a single room with shared bathrooms. You can write indoors or outdoors in the big shady garden. and when you are not writing, you can read a book in a hammocks or go for a walk, or take a day trips 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?
Breakfast will jump start your day with a strong coffee, fresh Tuscan bread or cereal and yogurt or fresh fruit, lunches are buffet style and ready when you are to interrupt your flow.
Dinners are something to look forward to and are prepared 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.