Michele & Herb's Medieval Home
This is a small, intimate room on the main level of Michele's home. Decorated in luxurious velvet, tapestries and crystal, this room is perfect for pampering.. One single bed and small chest comes with with a private bathroom that boasts a rare soaking tub! Of course the obligatory bidet, toilet, sink and room for toiletries is provided. BONUS: A desk area and living room adjoin the this naughty nunney, and provides a comfortable writing space and inspiration.
An oversized room with two comfortable twin beds awaits you on the second floor of Michele's ancient home. If you are attending with friends, this is a great option! This room comes with a designated bathroom for privacy--only four steps away.
During our January 2020 Vision Sale, reserve your experience for a mere $3099.00 per person. Pricing includes all tuition, excursions, and transfers to and from Fiumicino. Price excludes airfare.
Room for two! One downy-soft, queen bed and one twin bed (equally downy-soft) are wait for you in the loft of Michele's home, just under the Templar Church Bell! Perfect for sharing with a friend! Please note that Bathroom is down one flight of stairs and is a shared facility with house guests and hosts. January 2020 Vision sale pricing is $3099.00 for the double bed and $3,016.00 for twin bed. Both prices include tuition, excursions and transfers to and from Fuimicino,
A stand alone apartment, once the Trattoria La Stella, owned by generations of Michele's grandfathers.
Within this small house is the immaculate Ione room, named after Michele's grandmother. This accommodation comes with a queen-size bed, wardrobe, beautiful view and privacy. The kitchen, living room and bathroom is shared with one other attendee. Planning on coming with a friend? This is the perfect retreat within a retreat. On sale now for $3,309.00. This price includes transfers to and from Fuimicino, all excursions, cooking lesson, wine-tasting, olive oil tasting and more! (Excludes airfare.)
Welcome to the Giselda room, named after Michele's great-grandmother. This lovely room provides a plethora of personal storage space, a comfortable bed, a fantastic view, and tranquility. You'll love the delightful sounds of sparrows and church bells ringing across the valley. On sale now for only $3020.00! This price includes transfers to and from Fuimicino, all excursions, cooking lesson, wine-tasting, olive oil tasting and more! (Excludes airfare.)
A view of the shared living room, kitchen area of the Casetta Ione, once the dining room of the Trattoria La Stella run by the Tassi family for generations. The tables and chairs pictured here are original from the Trattoria La Stella and family heirlooms. You'll find modern conveniences of a washing machine in the bathroom, blow dryer, fully functioning kitchen for immediate access to coffee, tea, snacks or lunch at your convenience, and cable television.
Mario & Valeria, Michele's Cousins, run this boutique beauty steps away from Michele's house.
Two twin beds in this shared space with plenty of room and a shared bathroom and a desk for writing. Price per person in this shared room is on sale during our January 2020 Vision promotion for only $3,058.00. This price includes transfers to and from Fuimicino, all excursions, cooking lesson, wine-tasting, olive oil tasting and more! (Excludes airfare.)
This private room with double bed and private bath will delight you and cradle you in a creative inspiration.
CURRENTLY RESERVED for A! Benvenuto!
A large, spacious room with Queen bed, desk and huge bathroom with Jacuzzi tub. The Alda Merini Suite has been dubbed the center of creativity by our recent retreat sunflower, Linda G! This room is a rare treat! during our January 2020 Vision promotion for only $3,058.00. This price includes transfers to and from Fuimicino, all excursions, cooking lesson, wine-tasting, olive oil tasting and more! (Excludes airfare.)
The only private veranda in our selection of housing. Shared bathroom and verandah. There is one private room with two twin beds and a "pass-through" room with one twin bed. I recommend friends share this space if one plans to sleep on the twin bed, as roomates will have to walk through this area to reach their room. This room perfect for a number of "roomie" options! Our January 2020 Vision Sale price is only $3,516 per person for the private room or $3,058.00 for the pass-through room with
Mario & Valeria have created a magical space in the oldest part of medieval Arcidosso. Via Talasesse, the street Michele's grandmother was raised, is home now to the next generation of hospitality and warmth.
Welcome and grazie for your interest in attending our Eat, Pray, Write Retreats in Tuscany!
How to register:
1. Fill out the application below.
2. Paypal your $250 (net) deposit to firstname.lastname@example.org as a friend.
3. Michele will email you as soon as your application is received to answer your questions and help you decide which lodging options will make your experience the best!
4. Feel free to email or call Michele directly with any questions. (Please leave a voicemail, as Michele rarely takes calls from unknown numbers). 208-317-4065 or email @ email@example.com.
Absolutely. Your partner is welcome to join you if you reserve a private room. There is a $2,000.00 fee, which covers all banquets, excursions, transfers, and cooking lessons.
Yes! In fact, we highly recommend you take advantage of being in Italy. We often have retreat members who arrive one week prior to the retreat, or stay for a week afterward. All we ask if that you either make your own way to and from Arcidosso or plan to gather at our pick-up and drop-off locations for our car service.
Arcidosso is a medieval city built on a hill. There are many inclines that range from very steep to slight. If you are uncomfortable walking up and down hilly, stone-paved streets or ascending and descending stairs, this may not be the best option for you. We do provide front-door delivery to any retreat member that is unable to walk the incline to the house, however there are stairs in every location of the retreat.
In many cases we can accommodate diet restrictions. It is easy to eat vegetarian in Italy. Gluten free options can be found, but often do not include gluten-free pasta or bread. Anyone with nut allergies will need to inform Michele. Depending on the severity of your allergy, we should be able to accommodate your restrictions. Unfortunately, unless you decide to eat vegetarian, it is difficult for us to comply with Kosher or Halal diets at this time.
I think you'll find that many people in Italy speak English. Michele is fluent in both Italian and English and is there for you anytime you need assistance. Our past retreat attendees have delighted in ways that they were able to speak with the small shop owners in Arcidosso through hand gestures and facial expressions. One thing I can guarantee, it's hard to find an unpleasant person in our small village.
Only if you are comfortable doing so! This retreat is organized to help you grow and expand as a writer. However, if reading your work out loud in front of a small group of people terrifies you, the answer is no. We will never ask you to do something that frightens you.