Cultural Retreats

A friends & family vacation experience

Live like a local in Italy & Spain

    Imagine visiting family or friends in Italy....

Our cultural retreats offer you the magical experience of Italian culture like no other vacation. They are personal and intimate. While others come to Italy to see the sights, you get to experience a truly real Italian experience that other "tourists" completely miss out on.

All of our retreats are hosted at hand picked accommodations that blend a mix of local hospitality, comfort and character. Each retreat offers a wonderful balance of hands-on cooking classes, regional cuisine, culinary & wine outings, sightseeing, excursions to famous sites, hidden treasures, unique local cultural experiences and so much more.

And we'll let you in on a little secret....in order to notice these details you have to slow things down a bit so that you have the opportunity to notice and savor your time in incomparable Italy. You’ll be experiencing your chosen destination as an insider from the first moment you arrive. You will truly feel like family with us.

Our vision for our regional cultural retreats

We believe that the most enriching form of travel is to step out of your comfort zone, away from preconceived notions and immerse yourself in a local culture. These experiences change lives and inspire the soul. And when the time finally comes to say goodbye, you leave with a true sense of belonging, new friends, appreciation for another culture and unforgettable memories.

It is our mission to completely change the way you prefer to travel. We strive to assure that each of our retreats offers experiences a traveler could never have achieved on their own, or with a traditional tour company.  We introduce you to our local friends and family, take you to places most visitors overlook, take you shopping to local markets and bring you to eat in amazing local restaurants.

If you're the type of traveler who enjoys jet-setting from location to location in a flurry, we are probably not a good fit. On the other hand, if leisurely dinners, unhurried exploration and getting to know a place as an insider intrigues you, then we are the right choice for you and your group.

You will feel like family with us. When we cook we are enjoying traditional family recipes. When we are on excursions, we are a group of friends exploring the beautiful hamlets and countryside together. We engage you in the culture of the country, region we are hosting you in. We help you fully embrace all that makes the culture special. We strive to make every moment filled with fun. We take care of your individual needs at every opportunity.

Our guests regularly tell us that they had no idea how good the food could be, or what amazing things there are to be seen that cannot be found in guidebooks, or how incredibly warm and welcoming the people are when you get away from the touristy areas, or what an amazing feeling it was to immerse themselves in the culture, rather than tour the sights.

And if one week is not enough, we can recommend other areas to explore based on your particular interests.

Join us and be immersed in the magic of Italy & Spain. We promise you will fall in love with each of our cultural retreats. 

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