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Itinerary
  • Thursday:

    • Guests Arrive
    • As the sun sets over the vineyards there is a Welcome dinner on the terrace with Emma.

  • Friday:

     

    • Morning:  Fresh Lemongrass and Ginger tea, or organic coffee or ‘Morning Zinger’ smoothie prior to:
    • A walk or run through the fields with the villa’s owner, Mania and her dogs
    • Breakfast served on the Villa’s terrace
    • Time at leisure to play tennis or simply rest by the pool or in one of the lounges
    • Late morning Extra Virgin Olive Oil talk and tasting with Elizabeth Berger
    • Lunch served on the Limonaia Terrace
    • Afternoon:  Rest and relax or a time to discuss your health personally with Emma.
    • or Yoga on the lawn with Olivia
    • Then late afternoon Nutrition Cooking Demonstration by Emma, showcasing dinner and teaching the benefits of these foods for our bodies
    • Wine tasting out on the Limonaia Terrace with Emily O’Hare
    • Dinner out on the Villa’s terrace

  • Saturday

     

    • Morning: Fresh Lemongrass and Ginger tea, or organic coffee or ‘Morning Zinger’ smoothie prior to:
    • A walk or run through the fields with Mania
    • Breakfast served on the Villa’s terrace
    • Time at leisure, rest by the pool, read in the lounge or play tennis; Alternatively visit a local market with Emma
    • Nutrition Cooking Demonstration and Talk by Emma, showcasing lunch and teaching the benefits of these foods for our bodies
    • Lunch on the Limonaia Terrace
    • Afternoon to rest and relax or discuss your health personally with Emma.
    • Alternatively join the Art as Therapy workshop
    • Followed by yoga on the lawn with Olivia
    • Pre-dinner Drinks – in the secret woods
    • Dinner – Cooked in the wood fired oven, out by the Limonaia terrace.

  • Sunday:

     

    • Morning:  Fresh Lemongrass and Ginger tea, or organic coffee or ‘Morning Zinger’ smoothie prior to:
    • A walk or run through the fields with Mania
    • Breakfast – served on the Villa’s terrace
    • Time at leisure to rest by the pool or play tennis or Yoga on the lawn with Olivia
    • Late morning – Nutrition Talk by Emma, showcasing lunch and teaching the benefits of these foods for our bodies, with a round up of all the nutritional wisdom you have learnt over the weekend
    • Lunch on the Limonaia Terrace
    • Rest and relax
    • Farewell

The Villa & Estate
  • La Torre alle Tolfe:

    • a historic private villa, a few kilometres outside Siena: Click here for more information
    • Set in a Tuscan garden, among vineyards and olive groves, with far-reaching views across to Siena and out over the hills of Chianti.
    • Huge organic wine and olive estate to stroll through
    • Private tours included:
      • of the vineyards and wine cellars, as well as the making, and tasting of the organic wines
      • of the olive groves, and an olive oil tasting.
    • Large villa with many facilities including swimming pool, lawns, tennis court, and inside lounge areas to rest and read
    • Private rooms with ensuite bathrooms – single, double or twin rooms

Meet Your Hosts

About Emma Ellice-Flint

Nutritionist and chef Emma Ellice-Flint is passionate about making a difference to peoples’ lives through nutrition and natural medicine. She founded her practice ‘Eatcetera Nutrition’ with the aim of giving people the knowledge they need to create healthy lives for themselves and their families.

Emma welcomes and treats people with all conditions but digestive wellness and women’s hormone balance are topics close to her heart. So much so that she wrote two evidenced-based cookbooks – one about female hormone balance called The Happy Hormone Cookbook, and another about gut healing called The Bone Broth Bible. She brings together years of clinical experience, evidence-based nutritional advice, a wealth of knowledge about food and the excitement that goes with that understanding.

“I’m positively busting to tell people about health, nutrition and what it can mean for them!”

Previously working as a chef, first in London then Sydney, in 2007 she decided to  do full-time study, qualifying in Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition). Emma regularly attends ongoing professional education, keeping up to date in the ever-changing field of nutrition, and apart from her clinic work, runs nutrition cooking workshops across Australia and the UK.

During the last few years Emma has shared her knowledge by co-running a number of Nutrition retreats in Australia, UK and Europe. Guests learn the value of wholefoods, the benefits to their bodies, and watch Emma prepare those dishes. The retreats have meant guests also have time away from their busy lives, share meals with like-minded people, and above all relax. What a treat!

About Elizabeth Berger

Elizabeth read History of Art and Architecture at university in the UK and benefitted from a year abroad in Pisa for her second year, where her love of Italy began.

Once her studies were over, fully bitten by the travel bug, she began working as a walking guide accompanying small groups of extremely interesting people through the European countryside where art, folklore, flora, food and wine were debated and enjoyed. And out of this came a great appetite to learn more about fine wine. Elizabeth returned to the UK in 2001 to begin her career and studies in the Wine Trade, planning to stay no more than 18 months… twelve years later, London had been good to her and her Italian husband but with the arrival of children it felt like the right time to return to Italy. So in 2013 Elizabeth leapt off the corporate ladder having been Marketing & Wine Director for Champagne Bollinger for 8 years and set up a wine business consultancy, which still occupies most of her working day.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil became a true passion since moving to Tuscany where Elizabeth has applied her knowledge of tasting, selecting and marketing to a small on-line enterprise, which she runs by candlelight with her husband. They sell the very best Extra Virgin Olive Oil for a 6 week period of the year, during harvest, and ship in time for Christmas.

“Working with fine wine for the whole of my career has introduced me to many people who care passionately about the ingredients and provenance of their food and drink. So many of us have become ‘foodies’ and yet, though we all use extra virgin olive oil as a cooking staple and a dressing, the oil available on the high street is most often below acceptable standards in terms of quality and also health benefits. Our mission is to change the way you buy your extra virgin olive oil by sending it directly from the Frantoio in Italy immediately after it has been pressed to offer you as much pleasure and benefit as you get from a mid-summer tomato or a fine glass of wine. This completely guarantees the provenance, the freshness and the quality. Put olive oil centre stage in your kitchen”
Elizabeth Berger

About Olivia, yoga teacher

Olivia is a very passionate yoga teacher, originally from Sydney, now based in Amsterdam.

Olivia has trained extensively in both India and Australia. For a while running her own yoga practise in Byron Bay, Australia.

She brings an amazing calmness to the room, and gently helps you to unwind in yoga positions that are completely achievable, even for the novice.

She is very keen about integrating yoga with healthy eating and lifestyle.

: The Cost :

All inclusive of activities, meals, drinks, ensuite accommodation and full use of the villa and its beautiful grounds.

Price twin share per person, 3 nights inclusive: €790

Price single room per person, 3 nights inclusive: €1,190

Payment – Either a full payment can be made upfront. Or a 25% deposit is required to secure your place, with the balance paid 14 days prior to the start of the Retreat. See Refund Policy below.

25% Deposit:

Twin share room, per person: €197.50

Single room: €297.50

Cancellation and Refund Policy:
To secure a place up to 14 days beforehand will require a 25% deposit.

The balance or full payment will be required 14 days before the start of the Retreat.

Deposit refunds will only be available if the place is filled by someone else.

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