Italy Retreat For Women To Live La Dolce Vita



 Italy Retreat for Women To Live La Dolce Vita, the sweet life
 7th Annual Italy Retreat for WomenSeptember 7-17, 2015


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I am so excited for this year’s Italy Retreat for Women to Live La Dolce Vita!  The effects of last September’s retreat still linger like the aroma of pizza baking in the old-world ovens of Lucca. For Judith, who traveled with us from Colorado, Italy sparked her memory of “how fun and spontaneous life can be.”

What will Italy spark in you? Find out as you indulge your inner Italian and awaken your spirit of adventure and inner joy. Learn to follow your heart’s desires while inhaling the cultural beauty of Italy.

Is this your year to travel to Italy with me and a small group of like-minded women? We will create new life-long friends on a trip that is fun, affordable and easy. And maybe you’d like to invite a friend to join you.

Jet with us to the beautiful piazzas of Italy where you will enjoy ten glorious days savoring panoramic vistas, music, culture, spas, bike riding, hiking, and delicious food at our favorite restaurants.

Explore the Italian Riviera, reside in the lovely Cinque Terre town of Monterosso al Mare and in the enchanting town of Lucca in Tuscany, while transforming your life: Enhance happiness, dissolve those limiting beliefs and live ‘the sweet life’ wherever you are.


‘The Sweet Life’, la dolce vita, is all about enjoying an enriched life, changing limiting beliefs, and living a happier life, living your dreams–Unlimited La Dolce Vita!  It means savoring  adventure, making life at home sweeter, having fun with friends, cooking together, walking together, learning together –all in the spirit of la dolce vita.  The ultimate la dolce vita experience is to come to Italy with me!

As if Italy in itself isn’t enough to transform a woman’s desire for la dolce vita, the addition of small amounts of time set aside throughout the trip to learn and adopt practices that I have used for 23 years to free women from their limiting beliefs, makes the results of being in Italy even more profound.

WORKSHOP PART: Details of the WORKSHOP aspect of this Italy Retreat can be found at this post.

Like a fine delicious Italian meal served in increments over a long evening spent sharing stories, digesting, and enjoying each other’s company, I serve my 12 hour workshop on dissolving limiting beliefs and living the sweet life in small tastes simmering over the course of the trip.

Women love Italy and feel at home. That was my experience when I first set foot in Italy many years ago, but I thought is was because I was an Italian American. But, no, people love Italy for many reasons. To name a few–it is a land of spectacular beauty, art, fashion, shopping, luscious food, wine, espresso, and the warmth of the Italians. It’s also a country that adores the feminine as you will see in the statues and art of women that spans the likes of goddesses like Venus and then women saints, and especially the Madonna.

In Lucca, we will stay right in the city center within the walls, so we are in the heart of this enchanting Tuscan town. I have arranged for our own local professional tour guide to share his love for and historical knowledge of Lucca–it’s medieval streets, towers and lovely boutiques. We’ll visit a palazzo or two, enchanting Romanesque churches and piazzas (town squares) that invite us to experience true Italian living.

We will also stay in a lovely hotel in Monterosso on the Italian Riviera, the most northern village, of the Cinque Terre, for four nights. While there, we’ll take short trips to Portovenere, Vernazza, Manarola, Riomaggiore,and more. Portovenere and The Cinque Terre, (five villages) are designated UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Arrive a day early and visit Pisa so you can enjoy the leaning tower of Pisa, and the duomo (church) right next to it.

Click here for details for the SEPTEMBER 7-17,  2015 Italy Retreat For Women

Lucca and surrounding mountains


What This Italy Retreat For Women Can Do For You:

  • Enables you to break away from outdated beliefs about what’s possible in your life and relationships
  • Allows you to discover how to ‘create’ your life instead of being the victim of circumstances
  • Allows you to learn to ask the questions that create a powerful shift in your thinking and therefore, an opportunity to discover what you might choose to feel about every single thing in your life
  • Gives you an opportunity to learn the Option Method Dialogue that will help you communicate in a more profound way in all areas of your life
This could be YOU in 2015 on the Italian Riviera

This could be YOU in 2015 on the Italian Riviera

When we uncover limiting beliefs, we can dissolve them along with the pain connected to them. As a result, we will unleash boundless creativity, experience better health, more loving relationships, greater happiness, inner peace, financial freedom, and more…
JOIN ME! You’ll be so happy that you did!
Here is what a few Italy Retreat participants shared about their experiences:
“You will have some of the happiest days of your life if you can go! I wish I could go for the first time again….the beauty, friendship, food and fun are all off the charts.‬”
~~Cindy Buck, Iowa

“I joined Lenora on her 2013 Italy Retreat! I love Italy and when I found Lenora’s Italy Retreat online, I knew it was perfect. Going to Italy with a small group of women plus a sweet opportunity to get to know more about myself, all in the same trip, with an experienced Italian-American life coach, was a recipe for happiness.
–Judy G, New Mexico

My life has changed dramatically after traveling on the Italy Retreat, and I am so happy! Thank you for the trip of a lifetime!” –Sarah, Iowa

“Within two days a group of women with vastly different backgrounds, who were not familiar with each other–were able to be vulnerable and work on personal issues–that is a testament to a facilitator who trusts in the environment and instructs from the heart–to foster a feeling of safety and trust. This could happen nowhere else but Italy and with no one else but Lenora.” –Cathi C., Florida

“I love having Lenora in my life because she reminds me to laugh, and learn, and live ‘the sweet life’, an enriched life.  She is like that fun, wise friend who keeps reminding me that I create my own happiness and she helps me know how—usually through experiences. I love Lenora’s approach to life. The Sweet Life, la dolce vita, doesn’t require financial wealth, just a rich spirit. It’s contagious, and when I start feeling like life is sour, I get a dose of Lenora and it’s sweet again.”   ~~Jan, Oregon

“We traveled, by plane, boat, train, bus, and on foot, but it all happened without a hitch, divinely orchestrated and inspired by our dear leader Lenora. She meticulously researched every detail and guided us from one amazing experience after another.

We hiked to several Cinque Terre towns, (not a requirement of every course participant) and met people from all over the world on the trails. Each village had a unique landscape of pastel buildings that are carved into the steep hillsides and appear to tumble to the coastline. Lenora knows great restaurants in the area that had the best sunset and  breathtaking view of the water. She knew the best places to swim, where to get the best local skin care products, and gelato.

When we settled into the workshop, we catapulted into a deeper, truer version of ourselves and learned steps to overcome limiting beliefs that have held us back from living a fuller life. And that’s the point…to live dolce vita!! And we did, and still are.
~~Betty B., Iowa

“Now that I’m home, how I miss Italy, the women’s group and the CInque Terre, especially the sea and the light! It truly was a wonderful experience all round. Lenora, I think you are amazing for organizing it all so well. It really was a unique experience to be with our group of women, who were all very special. When you do another workshop, I will be there! … After being home, my attitude seems to have changed. I feel much more positive about life in general, and am enjoying the flow. The Option Method questions Lenora taught us are immensely useful to ask myself when any self-defeating thoughts pop up.

And those little lemon painted dishes we bought in Monterosso are so lovely, and I only wish I had bought more of them. Once you get these things away from the tourist shops they look so much better.”   -–Marie, England

“For almost thirty years I have had a dream to go to Italy. I found Lenora’s  trip to be a fulfillment of this desire. I am now inspired to study Italian. The food, the scenery, the culture was perfetto! I am so glad that this adventure was led by Lenora! Thanks for helping me to fulfill my dreams.”  –Mary, California

“Looking on your blog at the photos of our trip to Italy makes me yearn for that time again. I can honestly say that was the best time of my life (and I’ve had many great times)!”
     –Janey, Louisiana

Please complete the form below (with no obligation) for more information about my 7th Annual Italy Retreat for Women to Live La Dolce Vita SEPTEMBER 7-17, 2015.

Two Pre Retreat Requirements:

1. Travel Insurance: You must have travel insurance for this trip. This is a wonderful site comparing all kinds of insurance. (Should be less than $80 per person). Visit:

2. Coaching Sessions: In order to see if this is the right fit for you, please sign up for two coaching sessions with Lenora before making a deposit for the workshop.

For future updates and more information, complete the form below. I would love to share Italy with you! It is an extraordinary land, that transforms all who visit her.

Portovenere, one of the beauties we visit, south of the Cinque Terre

Portovenere, one of the beauties we visit, south of the Cinque Terre

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One of my favorite quotes about Italy is from D.H. Lawrence.  He perfectly expresses why we feel such a soul-satisfying ease while in Italy:

“To penetrate into Italy is like a most fascinating act of self-discovery–back, back down the old ways of time. Strange and wonderful chords awake in us, and vibrate again after many hundreds of years of complete forgetfulness.”
      –D.H. Lawrence

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