After years of amazingly transformative retreats in the United States, I am excited to invite you to our first ever Big Glow Retreat in Europe in the beautiful rolling hills of Italy. We are expecting participants from several continents for this beautiful retreat.
The Santa Maria farmhouse lies in the heart of Umbria near San Venanzo and the historic towns of Orvieto, Todi, Assisi and Perugia in the beautiful protected area of Monte Peglia Park.
The farm is owned by a French chef, Daniel Boutet, his Italian wife, Architect Rosaria Iacovino. Here the family (two sons Emanuel and Francesco) live in an uncontaminated hillside paradise among oak trees and streams on property which has been in the family for several generations.
The farmhouse is in a seventeenth century renovated fieldstone which has architecturally designed additions including a common ‘great room’ with fireplace, library, meditation room, covered meeting and dining terraces with barbeque wood-burning oven for pizzas and roasts, and an outdoor salt water swimming pool overlooking Umbria. The farmhouse is artistically furnished with items from the original family villa.
The farm setting comprises 50 hectares of organically farmed land primarily growing grains and olives. It is surrounded by oak and juniper forests. Wild produce includes strawberries, mushrooms, truffles and chicory.
The Faena stream runs through the landscape as well as through the adjacent medieval stone villages.
Guests can hike, or (with advance notice) rent mountainbikes, or travel on horseback.
All suites are equipped with coffee makers, refrigerator, freezer, cooking range and oven.
160 kilometers (2 hour direct train) from Rome
160 kilometers from Florence
30 kilometers from Perugia
39 kilometers from Orvieto
50 kilometers from Assisi
Reserve now. Space is limited: http://thebigglow.com/retreats/reserve