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For our 2023 travel season, we are introducing a food-filled Writer’s Retreat, for beginners

Eat, drink and a women’s retreat

During your 6 days with us we’ll reconnect and re-center, help guide your writing with our mentors, explore with like-minded creatives, enjoy curated dining activities-crafted just for our guests and most importantly (re) discover the joy of writing.

A sneak peek into your upcoming retreat …

What we have planned for our guests:

  • A welcome basket filled with local goodies

  • 2-3 daily writing sessions with activities hosted by our writing mentors

  • 6 nights in a stunning, refurbished lakeside medieval monastery

  • 2 Optional excursions

  • Writing materials 

Exclusive culinary experiences:
  • All meals are inclusive 

  • Daily breakfast with an assortment of local foods 

  • Tasting menus with a selection of locally sourced products and beverage services

  • Chef’s table- hosted on site by a renowned local chef featuring multi-course private tastings

  • Daily aperitivi

  • Locally sourced, freshly crafted snacks

  • A wine tasting

  • Reservations in a lakeside slow-food restaurant

Arrival and departure
  • Pickup from and transfer to the FCO airport in Rome

  • Before you join us, you'll receive our travel guide, a helpful booklet that will include important pre-departure and re-entry information


Optional, add on activities:

  • Guided tour of the Pope’s summer city and Papal gardens

  • A Vineyard trip and tasting menu

An example of our day(s) 

  • 8:00-8:30 Morning reflection and meditation 

  • 8:30-9:30 A leisurely breakfast

  • 9:30-10:00 Time to gather our materials and prepare for our first activity

  • 10:00-11:00 Activity 1: Development and Presentation/discussions with our mentor(s) and daily writing prompts

  • 11:00-11:30 Snack/espresso break

  • 11:30-1:00 Activity 2: Honing your craft

  • 1:00-2:30 A perfectly crafted lunch using locally sourced ingredients

  • 2:30-3:30 Activity 3: The art of Revision and a Q and A with your writing mentor(s)  

  • 3:30-4:30 Space for free writing

  • 4:30-7:30 Uninterrupted free-time.  Please feel free to enjoy your surroundings, swim in the pool, play a game of tennis, enjoy the library, have snacks in the garden or chat with fellow writers and mentors.  

  • 7:30- Time for dinner, A chef’s table with a 10-course tasting menu and beverage service. Following dinner, we will have an optional activity and reading share with our mentor(s)


Away from the chaos of the city, you’ll be housed in our partner residence, a breathtaking, 13th century ex-monastery. 

Spend your uninterrupted free time enjoying long walks through manicured gardens, getting lost in Italian medieval antiquity, discovering an ancient Roman tomb-on site, cozying up in a dreamy library and during hotter months enjoying the tennis court and outdoor pool with a spritz or limoncello.


Your room:  

Rooms are in a traditional Italian style. Bathrooms have been recently remodeled and updated. 


Single or Double occupancy;

both are equipped with en-suite bathrooms.                                                                


Select a standard room or one with a lake view.                                                             (Limited availability of each choice of room) 

Important Details
  • Our fee starts at $2,700.00 USD per person, per standard room/double occupancy  

  • Space is limited to 12 guests per group.                          

  • Email us for an informal itinerary, details on optional activities and pricing:   

  • Reserve your spot with a $650.00 USD deposit.         

Custom vacations and upcoming tours  


Interested in joining us for our food-filled adventure in the Castelli Romani? Learn more here. 


Interested in planning a custom culinary vacation to our area of Italy and Rome? 

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