Ms. Guided Summer Retreat - Umbria, Italy
Holidays in Italy with friends were great for my soul and body. Jessica made sure that the days were full of new discoveries, culture and excellent cuisine. The accommodation was dreamlike, with great views. A wonderful surprise was the movie under the stars, prepared by Jessica. I recommend that you organize your trip with Ms. Guided Tours - there will be something special.
I joined my wife for her last two days at the Women’s Retreat and the setting was magical. Jessica helped organize activities for us while we were there, including a day trip to Florence and a personal visit at the home of a local artist. These touches made Italy come alive. Thanks, Jessica.
The Ms. Guided Tours Umbrian Summer Retreat was an amazing experience in every way! The remote mountain location in a beautifully restored farmhouse surrounded by greenery and trees as far as the eye could see in the rolling hills of Umbria, Italy was the perfect spot for a retreat. There were butterflies flitting by day in the flower gardens and fireflies dancing all around by night…magical! On the evenings we weren’t enjoying the outstanding local restaurants or visiting other cities (Venice, Florence Assisi and more), we would watch Italian movie classics under the stars with blankets and pillows on the lawn sipping wine and eating fresh, local bread and cheese. Delicious and fun!
The beautiful and historic nearby towns of Citta di Castello and Pietralunga offered outstanding local produce, shopping and dining experiences that were surprisingly budget-friendly, and the locals are very warm and welcoming, making you feel like family. No touristy feeling at all!
On my way from Rome, I got stranded at a train station late at night. Jessica immediately made the almost two-hour drive to pick me up. I felt so secure knowing she would find me, no matter where or what time. I joked that she should make “No woman left behind!” a part of her company motto. It would certainly be apt.
One of the two nights we stayed in Venice, we took in a Vivaldi concert and afterward had champagne and hors-d'oeuvres in St. Mark’s Square, where they were playing live classical music. It was beautiful and magical.
I hope to make this retreat every year and visit the new friends I made there. I would definitely recommend a Ms. Guided retreat! Jessica took care of everything, so I could just relax and enjoy myself. I left feeling refreshed and with a renewed dedication to self-care.
Great company, great food, great scenery, great overall experience!