With Pleasure!

An Alcohol-Free Tuscan Retreat
Delight the senses and immerse yourself in nature and adventure
Oct 7-14, 2023

In this weeklong retreat in the Tuscan countryside, we’ll experience nature and culture, connect over thoughtfully curated and locally sourced meals at abundant tables, and celebrate being alcohol-free by delighting in the pleasure, beauty and enchantment of Italy.

The intention of this retreat is to reclaim joy and pleasure, to relish in our five senses, and to soak in the richness of our surroundings. Our time will be balanced between cultural activities and time spent in nature, with built-in downtime and plenty of opportunities to connect with each other. Mornings will be spent in (optional) quiet contemplation. Afternoons will either be spent on a local excursion, and/or doing group activities led by Dani. You will be invited to retreat fully into the experience and to give over to the allure of Tuscany.

Our home base is a stone farmhouse called Podere La Valle. The farm is located at the center of a 370-acre herbal-aroma plants farm whose primary focus is the year-round cultivation of plants for the production of organic Tuscan essential oils. The property includes a built-in trail system throughout the farm, perfect for daily hikes, reflection, and meditation. Our local guides and transports will whisk us away for food tastings and visits with Tuscan food artisans and/or craft artisans.

Our days will begin with early morning contemplative practice or walks on the property. Afternoons will include excursions to local villages—including a visit to a pecorino cheese farm or an ancient grain flour mill, and a private chef’s countryside home, just to name a few. There will also be interactive teaching elements and journal writing sessions led by Dani.

Activities will foster intimate, once-in-a-lifetime experiences with local artists and artisans, and the potential to cultivate lifelong connections with your fellow participants. Though you will be encouraged to take part in all this retreat offers, all program activities are optional, so you can discern what is best for you to fully rest and restore.



Dani Cirignano

She prefers the margins over the middle every time.

(MFA) is a writer, Integral Coach, and recovery guide located in San Francisco, CA who weaves together her commitment to creativity, recovery, and life design in various ways. As a coach, she loves working with creative, ambitious people who learn to work with—not against—their innate talents and gifts so they can design a bold, on-purpose life that aligns with their values. She writes about recovery, creativity, community, and her beloved San Francisco, and holds that it’s an expanded sense of joy, pleasure and play that is the ultimate aim of personal growth and self development. She is also the founder of the SELF MADE online membership, a rebellious recovery community that empowers people to liberate themselves from societal programming and to step audaciously into a liberated, alcohol-free life.

Website: www.joinselfmade.com

Instagram: @joinselfmade

Carol Sicbaldi

Carol Sicbaldi is Italian by Origin. Italian and Original.

Imagine spending your days introducing dynamic world travelers to the hidden corners of the Mediterranean? For Carol, that dream is part of her everyday life. She describes her adoptive home of Italy as being many things to her; there are few places where a respect for heritage and tradition runs so deep.

Her life’s pleasure is to connect her guests with artisans who have dedicated themselves to the pursuit of perfection and mastery of the time-honored methods passed down from their forbearers. Her guests meet cheese makers, bakers, honey producers, herbalists, farmers, chefs, artists and olive oil producers. Each day here is celebrated for its simplicity.

Carol is the conductor of these authentic local experiences. Her Moveable Feasts tours extend to authentic home cooked meals, pop-up picnics and tastings, and walking in nature. Her deep understanding of the places she shares with her guests ensure an insightful foray into the pleasures of this region.

Website: www.joinselfmade.com

Instagram: @carols_moveable_feast


€3,500 per person (based on double occupancy)
€425 single supplement (single room request)

Price includes:

  • 8 nights accommodations (6 nights in Tuscan villa, last 2 nights in Florence)
  • All tour transfers and luggage shuttles (not including airport in/out taxi)
  • Services of a local, bi-lingual guide
  • Guidance/ inspirational sessions led by Self Made Leader Dani Cirignano
  • 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
  • 2 cooking lessons
  • Local hikes led by Environmental Guide Carol Sicbaldi
  • A foraging session in the Tuscan woods with forager Marco
  • Tuscan village visits
  • Artisan visits (including food /tea/AF drinks & oil tastings)

Not included :

  • International airfare
  • Pre and post night accommodations at Orto de’Medici Hotel in Florence
  • Airport taxi in/out of Florence (tram or private taxis available)
  • 2 lunches/1 dinner
  • Massages
  • Tips/gratuities


A joint heart-collaboration and labor of love between Dani Cirignano and Carol’s Moveable Feast.





For further details and booking information please contact Carol at info@carolsmoveablefeast.com or call her (CET time zone) toll-free from the US & Canada @1-877-6600738.