Goddess Retreat in Italy | September 2019

Sept 15 - 25, 2019

Celebrate Autumn in Tuscany over ten glorious 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 Goddess: Diana, Minerva, Melusina, whose ancient Etruscan names are held in the heart of the land.  Journey to sacred springs, mythic gardens and inspired environments, visiting alchemical artistry and 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 delights of 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.

Expanding the experience through expressive arts with materials such as Mixed Media, Paper Mosaic, Altered Art, JourneyCircles™ and SoulCollage®, plus intuitive movement and healing sound in our own studio 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, our life, our own mythic river, the ancient stories and divine magic that is held here.

Trip is all-inclusive and you will experience:

  • Beautiful Villa and Compound in Chianti, with vines and olive groves. Enjoy your shared or single rooms, each with ensuite.
  • Daily full service Breakfast + 5 shared dinners in Villa (some will be chef prepared)!
  • Well appointed kitchen and nearby market, for daily use
  • Large gathering areas inside and out
  • Dedicated 24/7 creative space
  • Visits to nearby towns and surrounds in Tuscany/Lazio, slow travel and wandering, with lots of space to be inspired.
    • Day trips to enjoy Firenze and Siena…
    • Mythic and sacred sites: San Gimignano, Bomarzo, Tarot Garden, Etruscan Sites, Sacred Waters and more.
    • Rest and Renew days.
    • Extra Side Trips such as Sunday Market + Wine Tasting
    • All art and process supplies included.
    • Ample creative time, several open days and lots of flex time to play in the onsite studio space, walk and rest.
    • Use of pool, spa, hot tub, 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, defining the essence of harvest within and 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  

RETREAT is almost SOLD OUT!!

ONE Shared Room: $4400 with Extended Payment Plan

Single Room: $5200 with Extended Payment Plan


Air travel to and from your home base to the retreat is not included. Transportation from Firenze (Florence) will be arranged as shared cost, and includes the return trip from Villa to International Airport.  I have a travel agent who is further assisting any of our trip participants with extra travel plans, if that is of interest to you.



What Women are saying about Goddess Retreats:

Traveling to Tuscany with Cat was easily one of the highlights of my life! Her offering is like no other…it weaves together creative and self-care time at a sumptuous Italian villa with day trips that fed my imagination and steeped me in the sweet nectar of the Goddess of the Land and Nature, the creative explosion of the Renaissance, and a feast for all of my senses. The other women who surrounded me served as comfort, support, and inspiration. It was a magical blend of history, “her-story”, and my story…a way to claim where I am on my journey of life and tools and support for the next stages as well as memories and connections that will last a lifetime. The Goddess Retreat was a daily serving of wonder and wander, feasting and hot tubbing, and dancing with butterfly wings as the sun rose on the Tuscan hills. In a word, it was priceless!

My Goddess Retreat with Cat Caracelo wildly surpassed my expectations. Travelling to historic and natural locations of breathtaking beauty and mythic power, engaging potent creative process and ritual energized and activated by Cat’s remarkable ability to hold transformative space, I experienced the most profound and expansive spiritual awakening of my life. Coming home to my Sacred Self during this journey has had exponentially positive reverberations in all areas of my life in the 8 months since. I am deeply grateful to Cat for her brilliant guidance and highly recommend her Goddess Retreats to those who are seeking soulful, fun adventure and/or radical healing and life change.

I have been on three of these glorious retreats and each and every one was utterly unique, rich with content and process, in a word life-changing. I felt held and tended by Cat on each of these journeys. Once I arrived I had nothing to worry about. No arrangements, planning, itineraries or art supplies. This support left me free to enjoy my own deep and soulful creative experience as well as commune with the sacred elements of the landscape, explore ancient and hidden mystery and take in the local art and culture. On each trip I was soothed, held and ultimately transformed.


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 15, 2018. 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.