Accommodation, Weather & Location
You will be living in my home with me and my dog, Knight. He’s the sweetest thing and he loves a cuddle so don't be shy. It’s a relaxed and informal home; this is not a hotel resort or luxury lodge – it is a real home with real people based in an authentic Italian hilltop village, so from time to time you will hear church bells ringing, children playing, dogs barking, roosters crowing and tractors running.
Your bedroom is clean and spacious with a comfy double bed, a large wardrobe, writing desk,
Wi-Fi and the best views of Tuscany as far as the eye can see. You have your own bathroom down the passage with handheld shower over bath and bidet. It goes without saying that we cannot control the weather or outside noise, but it is rare that anything disturbs the peace for too long.
There is a huge verandah where you will conduct your coaching sessions with Kelley during the warmer months; you can also sit here anytime for meals or meditation, and we will provide you with a yoga mat if you’d like to stretch or do yoga at sunrise or sunset or under a moonlit sky. There are wonderful walks in every direction so you can explore as much as you like in your free time. Think olive groves, fig trees, vineyards and narrow roads with the sounds of the church bells of Santo Stefano ringing out across the hills of Lucciano.
Here’s an idea of average annual temperatures in Tuscany, so you can plan what clothes to bring. Yes, it’s very cold in winter and yes, it’s very hot in summer and yes, it’s much milder in spring and autumn. The indoor heating is turned on during winter, and mugs of hot tea, coffee and hot chocolate are readily available.
In the colder months we will work indoors mostly but will wrap up warm and go for long walks outside and we can bathe in the hot thermal springs at Montecatini Terme (if you choose this for your excursion). In summer there are lots of mosquitoes and so we advise you to bring insect repellent, but we will also have a mosquito plug in your bedroom and some coils outside
Tuscan Healing Retreat is in Lucciano, which is situated about 30km from Florence, 47km from Pisa, 20km from Montecatini Terme and 25km from Vinci.
The nearest train station is Pistoia. You can fly into Pisa Airport and catch the train via Lucca or Florence. I will collect you from the train station.