Prices and what’s included.

Prices for Bland Badger’s 2019 creative retreat start at £950 per person

All accommodation, teaching, workshops, materials, yoga class and arranged trips are included in the fee as is food and drink. (see note re dinner).

Entry to the Aboca Museum, lunch at The Olive Farm and entry to see the Madonna del Parto are also included.

A full itinerary will be available here nearer the time and for images follow the links on the home page.

A delicious help yourself breakfast is provided every day with fruit, croissants, bread meats and cheese.

Lunch and dinner are provided for 6 days and includes alcohol - the food is delicious with lots of vegetarian options.

Please state any food intolerances or preferences when booking.

Fruit, coffee, tea, alcohol and soft drinks are available at any time of the day or night, just help yourself.

Guests will be expected to pay for their own lunch when in Arezzo and dinner on one other evening TBC.

£975 per person if sharing a bedroom with one other person and sharing a bathroom with one other room.

Special DEAL There is one room available for 3 people to share with an ensuite bathroom at £950 each 

£1050 per person sharing a bedroom with one other with own en suite bathroom.

£1195 per person, single occupancy if sharing a bathroom with one other room.

£1350 per person, single occupancy with en suite bathroom.

Non participating partners are welcome at £850pp to include excursions but NOT museum entry, any classes including yoga or workshops.

Numbers are restricted to the rooms available at Villa Pia.

The Villa has a total of 24 bedrooms: 12 en suite and 12 with a shared bathroom between 2 rooms.

Secure your place now with a £450 deposit. NB this is non-refundable.

The remainder is due by July 3rd, three months before the retreat.

Please email with any queries about any part of the retreat and don’t forget to let us know which type of room you would prefer.


Click here to see images of Villa Pia and some of the rooms.


There are a number of optional extras available during the week… although there may not be time to take advantage of all these.

Yoga one to one - This can be arranged with the Bland Badger resident yogi Meredith Gunderson

Cooking Class - Villa Pia’s cooks are local women that have worked at the Villa for many years. An afternoon traditional pasta making class for a small group of guests can be arranged.

Beauty Therapist There is a wonderful resident beautician offering massage, facials, manicures and pedicures. These can be booked at the beginning of the week and the cost of each therapy paid directly to Villa Pia. from 60 euro

There is a heated swimming pool and a tennis court too.

There is internet and the Villa Pia managers speak perfect English and are on site from 8am to 10pm.

Flight & Transport Info

We recommend the following flights for which we will arrange transport between Florence and Villa Pia:

Vueling London Luton to Florence

BA London City to Florence 

A coach will be available to collect guests from the suggested flight on Saturday 5th October and return on 12th October, the fee for this will be paid by the guest on the day.

We expect this will be between 20 & 30 Euros each way depending on numbers.

NB the retreat fee does not include flights and transfers from UK to Florence, from Florence Airport to Villa Pia or return to the UK.

Other options:

There are also flights to Perugia, Florence, Pisa and Bologna.with other airlines then travel under your own steam to Villa Pia.

The Ryan Air flight to Perugia does not run on Saturday but may be useful if you wish to stay somewhere else en route and is very reasonable.

Arezzo is the closest railway station if travelling by train.

Terms and Conditions:

If your booking is cancelled less than 8 weeks before the start of your holiday 100% of the TOTAL price is forfeited.

Please ensure that you have travel insurance.

Bland Badger cannot take responsibility for any cancellations so please make sure that your personal travel Insurance covers medical reasons, redundancy, jury service etc etc

The use of all facilities at Villa Pia, grounds, and swimming pool are taken at the user’s risk.


All photos on this site are by Charlotte Bland taken in October 2018