Goddess Retreat in Italy | May 2019

May 5th - May 15th, 2019

Celebrate Spring 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 an held in the heart of the land.  We will journey to sacred springs, mythic gardens, inspired environments and sultry seas, while 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 Spring, 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, and expanding 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 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 and Compound, with vines and olive groves, near Firenze
  • 10 days stay in beautiful shared or single rooms, with ensuite
  • Daily full service Breakfast and a few divine dinners (*at home!)
  • Well appointed kitchen and nearby market, for daily use
  • Large gathering areas inside and out, with dedicated creative space
  • Visits to nearby towns and surrounds in Tuscany, slow travel and wandering, with lots of space to be inspired.
    • Day trips to enjoy Firenze and Siena, with special surprises and a glorious dinner complete with a view of the Arno!
    • Day trips to mythic and sacred sites: Bomarzo, Tarot Garden, Etruscan Sites, Sacred Hot Springs 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, 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 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: $4900 US or 10 Payments: $490 US

*extended payment arrangements may be made for those booking over one year in advance.

Air travel to and from the retreat is not included, car service from Firenze (Florence) International Airport to our Villa (20 miles) will be arranged as shared cost.  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 April 31, 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.

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