Tuscany: Write, Travel, Transform & Eat
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Journey to sun-soaked Tuscany for a ten-day retreat at a majestic 15th century estate seated on the rolling hills of the Italian countryside. Our Villa is a vineyard and olive farm ideal for relaxing and exploring the cultural wonders of a region celebrated for its history and food. Writing and yoga will be at the heart of the retreat and will help us bond as a group.

This sensually rich vacation includes sumptuous meals, an olive oil tour, truffle hunting, a wine tasting tour at rock and roll icon Sting's villa, an Italian cooking class, and a day trip to Lucca with its well-preserved renaissance walls and cobblestone streets. An optional four-day tour of Florence will provide a unique, intimate experience of this magical city.

Spouses and non-writing friends are welcome to join us. Beginners at writing and yoga are welcome. An optional four-day tour of Florence will provide a unique, intimate experience of this magical city.

“So often a webpage prints a picture of perfection, but Villa Bonsi was even more beautiful that the beautiful pictures on the website. This trip provided more than I expected on every level.”

—Lucie Eggleston

"Laura calls herself a writing teacher, but writing is just the vehicle. What she really teaches is transformation."

--Bonnie Harris

“I’d absolutely recommend this trip. It has everything: creativity, time, exercise, education, great food at an outdoor table in the twilight, and the chance to get to know your neighbor.”

—Toni Taylor

About Us
Established
1990
Program Description
Join 7-time author Laura Davis for a 10-day transformative journey to the Tuscan countryside and stay at a 15th century villa estate. These days of writing, yoga, relaxation, and traveling with a supportive community will change your life.
Upcoming Event

May 23 - Jun 1, 2023
Venue: Villa I Bonsi, Tuscany, Italy

Programs/Year
1
Program Length
10 Days
Group Size or S:T Ratio
10-20
Program Focus
Travel
Faculty
Laura Davis, author of 7 bestselling books, including The Courage to Heal and The Burning Light of Two Stars, teaches writing workshops online & leads transformative writing retreats in Bali, Vietnam, Greece, Scotland & other international locations.
Costs
$6650 includes ground transportation, accommodations, writing & yoga instruction, sumptuous meals, an olive oil tour, truffle hunting, wine tasting tour at Sting's villa, cooking lessons, a day trip to Lucca, & all activities listed in itinerary.
Global Locations
Tuscany, Italy
Months
May
Contact
Laura Davis
Author and Workshop Leader
The Writer's Journey Retreat
2274 Kinsley Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
United States
E-Mail:
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