Eat, Pray, Write: Women's Tuscan Writing Retreat


Benvenuto! Welcome!

Your Special Invitation

Have you read Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert? 

This inspirational book scooped up our souls, as we love to travel and write. 

This led to friends and writing sisters cooking up the

 Eat, Pray, Write: Women’s Tuscan Writing Retreat for September 13-18, 2019.


We’d be thrilled if you joined us in the ancestral Tuscan village of Arcidosso—

it’s where Michele’s grandmother was raised in the family’s quaint village for hundreds of years. 

Your “home away from home” and retreat headquarters is Michele’s private home

--Casa della Familiglia--a unique example of medieval housing modernized for comfort. 


Together, we’ll share highlights of Tuscany’s treasures--an inspiring place to seek creative inspiration;

 an ancient sanctuary to enliven your writing practice and; a “sacred envelope of time” to grow professionally and personally through connections, support, and learning.

We’re over-the-moon excited to open our front door and warmly welcome you and your 12 writing sisters


Ci vediamo a presto!  * We'll see you soon!

Michele True & Lore Raymond

Writing Sisters & Hosts


P.S. As of March 5, only two of thirteen sacred spaces remain!

Our Shared Vision

Your Program Schedule


SEPTEMBER 13-18, 2019

"Often the hands will solve a mystery that the mind has stuggled with in vain." 

~Dr. Carl Jung 

Intentionally designed with attention to detail, a dynamic program schedule is offered to:


  • Ensure a balance between structured and free time

  • Provide experiential activities that engage the hands, head, heart, and soul

  • Write in interesting and inspiring inside and outside spaces

  •  Work alone and in small groups

  • Enjoy the magic and mystery of the "Real Italy" found in Arcidosso!


What's Included


Our personal guarantee that this retreat offers experiences of the “Real Italy” for personal and professional transformation.

Historic, Family-Owned Accommodations, Writing Workshops, Excursions and Meals to Include:

  • 6 days/5 nights stay in Arcidosso, a medieval, hilltop village in southern Tuscany

  • Lodging choices in three comfortable locations--only minutes walking distance from one another

  • Choice of room types with single or shared rooms available

  • Personal chauffeured arrival and departure transfers from Rome Airport on September 13 to Arcidosso by host-writing sister Michele and husband, Herb (Early birds only by May 13) 

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Who's Invited


 Any woman who…

--Deserves a once-in-a-lifetime, cultural experience that creatively combines the hands, head, heart and soul 

--Enjoys writing, journaling, blogging—you don’t have to be a professional or published to join us

--Appreciates being in a community of like-minded, soul-full writing sisters

--Seeks a creative “Under the Tuscan Sun” adventure to enliven your writing practice  by exploring the landscape, architecture, and traditions while connecting with writing sisters...and Michele’s family and friends!

--Yearns for quiet, reflective "me" time to unplug to plug in

--Likes to eat, pray, and write!

Photo: Some of the writing sisters headed to Tuscany, as of 3-2-19

Arcidosso, Our Location


Benvenuto ad Arcidosso!  

Welcome to Arcidosso!

(Prounounced Arch (like parch)-ih-doe-so)

This quaint medieval village of only 4,295 in southern Tuscany is renown for the best-preserved medieval castle in Europe. It's also close to where Merlin is said to have lived in a cave--perhaps he'll revisit as a muse while you write.

Arcidosso is nestled at the base of Mount Amiata, the tallest mountain peak in Tuscany; get ready for spectacular vistas sure to inspire your writing!

This stunning jewel is located between Siena and Rome and two hours to Florence. In one day, you can both ski Mount Amiata and enjoy the beach in the Maremma di Grosseto for dinner.

Tuscany's rich history, architecture, countryside, and vistas are sure to inspire your writing, creativity, and transformation!

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Meet Your Hosts


In 2017 Michele met Lore in one of her Divine Dialogue Writing Circles in Florida. After writing together through a year's focus using Elizabeth Gilbert's Big Magic, they became inspired to co-create a retreat solely reserved for feminine energy. 

They envisioned that a select number of women would gather as a creative  community of writing sisters to access their individual white-hot core of creativity... and bond over tasty Italian fare and wine in Michele's ancestral home.

These are a few of the reasons that make the Eat, Pray, Write: Women's Tuscan Writing Retreat a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

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Earlybird prices until May 13!  Save $900!

For those who reserve their sacred space first, there are beds available in the house pictured above. See the building under the church bell? That's Michele's home, Casa della Famiglia, and our retreat headquarters.

Next, there are a few shared or private rooms offsite at Michele's cousin's B&B, Thalassa--only a one-minute stroll to and from MIchele's home.

Finally, there's one room available in the house where Michele's great-grandparents ran the Trattoria La Stella--also a few minutes walk to the retreat's home base. (SOLD--no longer available)

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