The "La Dolce Vita" retreat will be located at Tennuta Bichi Borghesi, a spectacular 1025 acre estate in Scorgiano, Italy. Accommodations will be fulfilled by our retreat partner e20Toscani, a Siena based Italian travel agent.
The estate is predominantly a wine producing, family run farm located on the north side of the Montagnola Senese hills, an area rich in natural beauty. The farm is also located at the beginning of the Val d’Elsa, a beautiful valley interspersed with artistic, historic and natural points of interest. Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, and Arezzo - the most beautiful cities of Tuscany - are all within driving distance.
In this hamlet, surrounded but an uncontaminated landscape, you can still breathe the history, atmosphere, and love that binds four centuries of the owner’s family to this land. The estate is currently an operating winery and has 3 apartments which will be our home away from home for the week.
Each apartment is decorated in typical rustic Tuscan style with terra cotta tile floors, wooden beams and very thick stone walls (these buildings are hundereds of years old after all!). All apartments have a kitchen and small living area so that guests have an area to congregate and visit in the evening.
The apartments are typical for the region and do not have built in air conditioning. While it may get hot during the day, it cools down in the evening and the thick stone walls help insulate against the sun. There will also be fans in each apartment to help alleviate the heat, and, of course, dips in the pool will help if, or when, things get too hot!
There are two triple bedrooms, all the rest are double occupancy. There are both single and double beds available in those bedrooms. Beds will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. There is the possibility that we may be able to provide two single rooms, please ask if you prefer this option.
Our group will be sharing three apartments. The breakdown of people per apartment will look like this: One apartment will sleep 4, and two apartments will sleep 7.
Please note: Bathrooms will be shared, with the breakdown being one bathroom for every 3-4 women. In order to make your stay more comfortable, attendees will be provided bathrobes for their use during the week and the bathrooms will be stocked with air fresheners.
All accommodation is booked through e20Toscani. Their terms and conditions apply.