Goddess Retreat in Italy | September 2017

September 24th - October 4th, 2017

Celebrate Autumn in Tuscany over eleven days, with a small circle of amazing visionary, artistic and wholehearted women! Enter into the mythic and living landscape of Italy, and dance with La Dolce Vita. We will seek the wisdom of the Goddesses: Diana, Minerva, Melusina, whose ancient Etruscan names include Menvra, Artume, Turan, Culsu and Red Queen who stirs the Cauldron of Creativity.  We will journey into mythic landscapes, sacred gardens, the Etruscan lands, the pagan dreamscapes of the renaissance that influenced Il Sacro Bosco as well as Niki St Phalle’s Tarot Garden!




Retreat in Italy with Cat Caracelo | www.catcaracelo.com

We will be celebrating the richness of early Autumn, tapping into the sweet life and finding new mythic connections with visits to sacred sites and exploring the deep history of this land through journey work, expressive arts such as Mixed Media, Paper/Painted Mosaic, Clay, JourneyCircles™ and SoulCollage®, plus intuitive movement and healing sound in our own space.


This journey is a pilgrimage to the land of the goddess the ancient roots of the feminine mysteries that will bring us close to the myriad energies of the land of our life, ur own mythic river, the ancient stories and divine magic that is held here.

Trip is all-inclusive and includes:

  • Beautiful Private Villa Compound near Firenze


  • 10 nights and 11 day stay in beautiful shared or single rooms, with ensuite
  • Several divine dinners (*prepared for us at home!)
  • Well appointed kitchens with breakfast foods and snacks for daily use
  • Large gathering areas inside and out
  • TivoliDedicated creative space
  • Visits to nearby towns and cities in Tuscany, slow travel with lots of space to be inspired.
        • Several days to enjoy and discover Firenze on your own with a couple of special access surprises to start us off!
        • Four day trips to mythic and sacred sites: Bomarzo, Tarot Garden, Etruscan Necropolis, Sacred Hot Springs, Mythic Gardens and more.
        • Rest and Renew days.
        • All art and process supplies included.
        • Ample creative time, several open days and lots of flex time to play in the onsite studio space
        • Use of pool, spa, hot tubs, with optional massage and treatments available for booking.

This is a spiritual, mythic and experiential retreat – we will be creating a sacred circle, making expressive art Mixed Media and more, developing a  reflection of a living myth within our journey experience.

      • Have fun with like minded creative and inspired visionary women in a wonderful, warm and special place
      • Build sacred space, guided through meditations and inner journeys
      • Participate in art as ritual visit sacred sites bringing new insights back to the creative process
      • The trip is planned with ample space for quite contemplative time
      • Connect with the land and the spirit of the place 
      • We will be creating with ancestral wisdom, symbol and myths

These themes are active and living…may they excite your senses:

Shared Room: $3900 US or 10 payments: $390 US

Single Room: $4700 US or 10 Payments: $470 US

Air travel to and from the retreat is not included, car service from Firenze (Florence) International Airport to our Villa (20 miles) can be arranged.  I have a travel agent who is further assisting our trip participants with extra travel plans, if that is of interest to you.


Refund policy is stated below:

With such a rich offering and details being arranged over eighteen months in advance I will make all efforts to honor emergency needs that arise. This is a non-transferable retreat and a refund will be offered for any medical issue and/or emergency, with clear communication, less a $500 administrative fee, before September 31, 2016. After that time a refund cannot be offered.

Travel insurance is recommended and available for a reasonable cost. I have a wonderful travel agent who can help you with any flights and additional travel needs.

Trip is offered by Cat Caracelo Retreats | Blue Door Arts LLC, leading expressive arts, mythos journey and goddess travel retreats since 2010.

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