Come Away With Us to Italy!
Join Us September 13 - 17, 2019
It’s time to awaken your Spirit and senses by adding a big dose of fun and adventure into your life and learn to soar to new heights. The time is now for us to BE who we were born to BE and go after what we really want in the world. The truth is, sometimes we can feel stuck, overwhelmed, stressed, lost or unsure about what to do next. What better way to reignite the fire within each of us than to re-align and re-connect with your Spirit by traveling to an amazing place with an equally amazing small group of women to check off a bucket-list item or to simply get away and have some fun!
Join us in September for an invigorating experience in Italy! This extraordinary journey will take us through the beautiful hills of Tuscany, and our senses will come alive as we experience the local culture, food, wine and people.
You will fly into either Florence or Pisa airports where you will be transferred to our spectacular historical villa in the breathtaking country setting in the Pisan Hills, halfway between Pisa and Volterra. The villa has been restored and transformed into a 4-star country historical residence with standard and deluxe rooms and suites. The estate also produces extra virgin olive oil.
Every morning we'll be able to dine on the terrace overlooking the rolling hills of Tuscany, and take in the sights and smells while looking forward to the rest of the day’s activities. Every day will be a different experience like taking in more of the local scenery on a gentle hike through small villages and trails with spectacular views, private wine, cheese and prosciutto tastings at the finest vineyards and farms, cooking classes, truffle hunting and special dinners. Every detail has been taken care of for you, so all you to do is show up and ENJOY!
It’s my wish for you to leave the retreat with beautiful new and authentic friendships to last a lifetime, as well as your Spirit feeling re-charged and re-connected to your mind, body and soul. My intention is to co-create a fun and relaxing space where everyone feels loved and appreciated for being unique, beautiful and powerful women, so we can go back to our individual lives excited to share and spread our Light with others and #BeTheChange we want to see in the world. I can’t wait to see you in Italy!!
Meet Your Host:
Tilde Guajardo is the Founder & CEO of Womanars® events, programs and retreats. She is known as “The Alchemist of Courage & Confidence” as some people have described her as “fearless” for having the courage to do what most people only dream of doing, like being an Army Counterintelligence Agent, leaving a cushy six-figure income and successful 20-year corporate career to start her own business and selling her home in the U.S. to travel and work around the world.
She teaches women how to transform fear into action and limiting beliefs into unlimited possibilities by aligning with their Spirit using Spirituality and Positive Psychology practices, which have been proven to dramatically increase confidence and courage. She is a Spiritual Teacher & Certified Positive Psychology Practitioner & Facilitator.
The most important things in her life are faith, family, friends and creating a life full of Joy, Love, and Freedom. Her passions and interests include travel, the arts, food, wine, hiking, cycling, spirituality, positive psychology, reading, and writing. Her deepest desire and hope is to awaken “The Power of Women” inside each of us, and have you BELIEVE we can change the world, and together we will!
I can’t wait to see you in Italy!
What this experience includes:
All Group Coaching Sessions
Each day we will spend a few moments learning new practices as a group. Why is this important?Group Coaching is the playing ground for some major collaboration that can spark a firestorm of Creativity. Group coaching can help catapult you to success in your life or business as you meet new people to have in your corner as you strive to reach goals, reach for your highest potential or making changes in your life to increase your happiness. It can help you find ways to reduce stress, anxiety, worry and many other things that might be holding you back. You will leave our time together in Italy with an increased confidence and courage to face the world with a renewed enthusiasm for life, and new resources and tools you can easily use in your everyday life. Group Coaching also reminds us we are never alone because many of us are facing or have faced the same challenges or obstacles, and in a group setting you now have women who are willing to support and encourage you when you need it.
Private tour of Martelli Pasta Factory, Castle Butcher Shop & Prosciutto tasting (Lunch included)
The smallest pasta factory in the world? Whether the pasta workshop of the family Martelli is the smallest in the world or not is difficult to say. It is definitely the most original! Our exciting tour to Lari, the Hamlet of Wonders, starts with a visit to an artisanal pasta factory where spaghetti and penne are made in the “old way” then shipped all over the world!
You will enter the aging cellars and the room where prosciutto are hanging or drying under salt. Finally, you will taste some of the cold meats that the butcher produces and sells in his shop.
Private Tour and Tastings at the Finest Cheese Factory & Local Wineries in Tuscany
A guided tour to the winery accompanied by the winemaker in person. You will get an introduction to the philosophy of the company before visiting the production rooms and learning a lot about the art of winemaking: from the maceration casks to the barrique room, from the bottling facility to the panoramic tasting room.
We also visit a very panoramic cheese farm in the middle of the countryside. The visit to the farm starts in the workroom where you can experience the production of cheese. The production may vary according to the season, from milk curdling, to cheese salting or cheese rinsing. We finish the tour with a buffet lunch of assorted cheeses and other specialties from the region.
Private tour Trekking in Volterra and countryside (Lunch included)
Tuscany is beautiful everywhere! No matter what you are staring at, its territory is full of beauty provided even by the smallest details. routes are a perfect mixture of natural elements with focus on vegetation, rivers, geology and the morphology of the Tuscan soil as well as a cultural elements, with detailed descriptions of lovely rural churches, country houses, palaces or castles. Trails are gentle and easy.
Private Cooking class and 3-course dinner in Montefoscoli
The cooking venue is at an authentic farmhouse a few minutes from the village of Peccioli, a location where you can enjoy wonderful surrounding views from a charming hilltop. Adults and children, foodies and fans of Tuscany in general are welcome to participate. A local chef teaches you how to prepare some of the most traditional recipes of Tuscany and Italy, using just fresh and genuine ingredients.
At the end of this amazing hands-on and educational experience, everyone sits at the table, toasts with some good local wine and enjoys the dishes prepared and the company of the whole group.
Private tour Truffle hunting and Olive Oil tasting (lunch included)
A private guide meets us in the morning and accompanies us to the premises of a local truffle hunter. Together with the hunter, his dog and the guide you walk into the surrounding woods, in the charming area of the Pisan hills, for a truffle hunting session. After the walk in the woods, you get back to the hunter’s place and sit in a relaxing location where a delicious lunch based on truffle products and fresh truffles are served.
Later, you get a detailed introduction to the world of extra virgin olive oil, the techniques of olive collection, the kinds of trees available in Tuscany and the “mentality” of the local olive farmers.
Private VIP Dinner With the Countess
Our last evening will be an experience to remember for many years to come! It's the perfect way to finish a what will be an already spectacular time in Tuscany.
We have a big surprise for you! We will introduce you to the most important family of the town of Terricciola, living here since 1660, the noble family Gherardi del Testa. We will visit their private palace and have prosecco and a private elegant dinner served in original porcelain, crystal and silver with the Countess Valeria in person!
The Countess will share the rich history of the area and tell us stories about eccentric artists, famous cultured people and bizarre military soldiers attending the villa many years ago, when she was still a child. You don't want to miss it!
Plenty of time to relax
The retreat is designed to provide time to see as much of Tuscany as we can AND also have plenty of time to enjoy relaxing by the pool at the hotel or on the patio taking in the local scenery.
Fun, Fun, and More FUN!!
What better way can you spend a few days in Italy, than with a great group of women who are also adventure-seekers? I can't think of one! It's the perfect way to get ready for the hectic Holiday season coming up. We're going to have a blast, and the best thing about it is all you have to do is show up. Everything else has been taken care of for you once you arrive!
4 nights and 5 days in Private Single accommodations at our beautiful 4-star Hotel September 13 – 17th, 2019.
You will stay in a 4-star country historical residence, and have your own private room where you will be able to unwind and quietly relax during your stay. Each room is equipped with air-conditioning, safe, Satellite-TV, hairdryer, WI-FI internet connection, telephone and minibar.
The ground floor of the main building hosts a small private restaurant and breakfast room overlooking a charming patio and terraced garden with a very romantic view over gentle hills bordered by cypress rows.
In the backyard of the villa is an extended Renaissance garden with a wide selection of mediterranean plants. From here, a green carpet of fresh grass leads to a secluded area hosting a private swimming pool with pool bar.
4 Buffet Breakfasts
3 Exceptional Lunches
4 Incredible Dinners each evening with one VERY special dinner during our final evening together
Everyday your senses will be tantalized with the sights, sounds, smells, flavors and physically Being in Tuscany, Italy!
Also Included: All Private transfers from and to Pisa and Florence Airports & Hotel
*Airfare into Pisa or Florence Airports.
*Alcoholic beverages & Meals, unless otherwise noted.
(Private Luxury Single Accommodations)