Stress Management Expert,
Laura Piccardi from Uppy,
teaches you how to Unleash
your Uppy and take control
of your health, time & happiness, & create the life you really want.
While Matteo Piccardi from
gives you an authentic
Tuscany experience you
will never forget.
Change your life while having
the time of your life...
And live like a local with the locals
- 7 x Nights in private villa in the heart of Tuscany Countryside
- Cooking classes
- Wine tasting experience
- Daily exercise session
- Escorted day tours
- Full Uppy program taught directly by Laura Piccardi, head coach at Uppy
- Workbooks & resources
- 1-2-1 Coaching session
Saturday 8th – Pick up from Florence train station
Arrive at the train station for 2:00pm where you will be greeted by Laura & Matteo, and transferred to the villa in our private minivan. After a briefing you will have free time to unpack and explore your beautiful home for the next 7 days. At 6:00pm we will have a welcome aperitivo around the pool, followed by an interactive cooking class where you will be taught how to cook delicious healthy Italian food
Included: Private transfer, aperitivo, cooking class, dinner
Sunday 9th – Foundations Day
Today is the most important day, as it will set you up and guide you for the rest of your life. We begin with our exercise session at 7:30am, followed by breakfast at 9:00am. Between 10:00am – 1:00pm we will have our first Uppy session, where we will be uncovering what’s truly important to you and what makes you happy. After lunch, we will continue to build your blueprint by uncovering what you really want your life to look like and define the steps you can take to make that happen. This will be followed by an opportunity to chill out before we head to a nearby village for dinner and a local festival.
Included: Breakfast & lunch at villa, exercise session, Uppy resources, private transport to local village festival, dinner out including
Monday 10th – Back to Basics Day Tour
This day is dedicated to the simple things in life and an opportunity for you to re-connect with what truly makes you happy. After our morning exercise and breakfast we will hop on board our private minivan and be personally escorted by Matteo around areas of Tuscany you never knew existed – you can’t even find some of them on Google maps!! Expect stunning scenery, delicious local food, a chance to get your creative juices flowing, the freshest of air and maybe a little bit of wine! Dinner will be back at the villa followed by an evening of fun and games.
Included: Breakfast & dinner at villa, lunch in local trattoria, exercise session, full day guided tour, creative class, wine tasting
Tuesday 11th – Health & Wellbeing Day
Today is all about your physical body, and how you can optimise it. After exercise and breakfast our Uppy session will begin at 10:00am. This first session is designed to uncover where you’re at now with your health and wellbeing, and teach you about the physical implications of your busy lifestyle. After lunch we’ll start our afternoon session, where we’ll create personalised game plans to get your health back on track and your body re-aligned with your mind. Tonight we’ll have a progressive dinner where we’ll teach you how to prep simple meals for when you’re back at home, and eat it as we go!
Included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner at villa with prepping cooking class, exercise session, Uppy resources
Wednesday 12th – Beliefs & Self Day
Also known as ‘Breakthrough Day’, this is where we uncover what’s been holding you back from being the true you and living the life you truly want. Expect to go deep, but expect to bust through barriers and emerge the other side with a whole new perspective on the world and yourself. After our usual exercise session and breakfast we’ll have two Uppy sessions throughout the day, with lunch in the middle. Tonight we’ll go to a local trattoria for dinner and celebrate your breakthroughs and progress so far.
Included: Breakfast & lunch at villa, exercise session, Uppy resources, dinner at local trattoria
Thursday 13th – Off the Beaten Track Day Tour
This morning we’ll go straight into breakfast as we’ll be getting plenty of exercise from our hike in the Pratomagno mountain. After exploring this stunning countryside we’ll make our way to a tiny hidden village for a true taste of Tuscany with a lunch made up of all local produce from around the Pratomagno. In the afternoon Matteo will escort us to some more untouched villages throughout the mountain, before returning back to the villa for some R&R and dinner.
Included: Breakfast & dinner at villa, lunch in local village, escorted hike of the mountain, escorted tour of the countryside & villages
Friday 14th – Communication & Reflect Day
The way we interact with others and ourselves has the power to make or break us, so in our first Uppy session of the day we’ll teach you how to communicate & respond effectively, both inside your own head and with all the people around you. After lunch we’ll go into session two where we’ll be reflecting on everything you’ve learnt and achieved throughout the week. This afternoon you will have the opportunity to re-visit any of the Uppy elements you would like more clarity on, and hot seat any specific questions you may have. For our final dinner together we’ll celebrate with a Tuscan BBQ on the open fire and some more fun & games.
Included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner at villa with celebration party, aperitivo, exercise session, Uppy resources
Saturday 15th – Departure Day
Today you can have a lie in! Breakfast will be served at 9:00am and we will transfer you back to Florence train station at 11:00am
Included: Breakfast, private transfer
Early bird until July 31st 2018
Prices from August 1st 2018
What is included
- Private transfers to and from
- Florence train station
- 7 x Nights in private villa
- 7 x Breakfast
- 4 x Lunch in villa, 2 x out
- 4 x Dinner in villa, 2 x out
- 2 x Cooking class
- 2 x Aperitivi
- Unlimited soft drinks
- Wine tasting
- Daily exercise session
- 2 x Escorted day tours
- Full Uppy program
- Workbooks & resources
- 1 x 1-2-1 Coaching session
- 2 x Group Coaching sessions
What is not included
- Airport Taxes
- Holiday Insurance
- Alcoholic drinks
- Personal expenditure
There will always be opportunities for individualised feedback during the Uppy sessions and group discussions, however if you would like any private 1 on 1 coaching sessions with Laura during the free times of the retreat, these can be added during your stay at a cost of EUR 100 per one hour session.
These sessions and any other additional extras will be payable at the end of the retreat in cash.
Things to note:
Minimum group of guests to guarantee the retreat is run: 4
Every morning we offer an optional exercise session at 7:30am. The exercises will vary depending on guests needs and abilities but will be a mixture of circuit & functional training, walking and stretching. Every evening there will be an optional winding down session, where we will teach you how to calm your body and mind for a more restful sleep with a use of various techniques.
Unless otherwise stated, breakfast will always be served at 9:00am and lunch at the villa will be between 1:00pm and 2:30pm. All dinners include house red wine, if you wish to drink any other alcoholic beverages this will be at an extra charge. All meals, both in the villa and out, will be set menus (that’s how we roll in Tuscany!) so if you would like any extra food or drinks these can be purchased directly at the restaurant or at the supermarket on the first day. We will swing by there on the way to the villa, so this is your opportunity to purchase anything extra you might want. Please note, the accommodation is not close to any shops so this will be your only opportunity. All soft drinks, including water, tea and coffee, will be provided throughout the duration of the retreat.
The hike in the Pratomagno mountain is moderate difficulty with some inclines but is perfectly accessible to anyone with general fitness levels. Please bring a day pack, comfortable trainers or walking shoes and a rain mac for this day. Please note, this activity is subject to weather conditions. An alternative activity will provided if weather does not permit.
This program is flexible to some degree, depending on the needs of the guests. If for example we all agree we need more or less time on a particular Uppy session, or more time to chill out we will assess where we’re at and take a majority vote, and adjust accordingly. This week is all about you and creating an environment and program that allows you to breakthrough and change your life, so please do not hesitate to ask for assistance whenever you need - Laura and Matteo will be available at all times.
This retreat has been designed to enable you to manage stress and take control of your body and life for the long-term. Therefore we do require a fairly full itinerary to teach you all the necessary elements. However the itinerary has been carefully crafted to give you the perfect blend of work and play, with a lot of the learning happening through experience. So, if you simply want to relax for a week and be pampered, this retreat is not for you. If however you want to create massive change and you’re prepared to put in a bit of time and effort to get it, while embracing once in a lifetime experiences with a lot of laughs, this retreat is 100% for you and you will 100% reap the rewards.
This is a coaching program, which means you’ll need to do most of the work. I’m here to guide you and give you the tools to get your life and health on track – it’s up to you to put them into place.
Traditionally a coach will show you how to ‘do it for yourself’, which I will predominantly do, however I will also give you specific advice, share knowledge and experiences, and ‘call you out’ where I feel it is necessary in order to help you move forward on your journey.
Remember, we are dealing with real change in this program and in some cases will be changing beliefs and behaviours that you have had for most of your life. During the week I will give you tools and opportunities to get clear around what you need to do, and together we will create a personalised plan with the steps to take to make it happen clearly defined. However it is imperative that you enter into this retreat and program with the understanding that it will not be a ‘quick fix’, and in order for you to get the best results you must be prepared to continue the work and put those steps into action when you return home.
The materials you receive are confidential and proprietary, and cannot be used, disclosed or duplicated. These materials are unpublished works protected by copyright laws and no authorised copying, adaptation, distribution storage or displays are permitted.
Our services are advisory. You bear sole responsibility for the use and implementation of these services in your life. You agree to forever indemnify and hold harmless your hosts from and against any loss, cost or expense resulting from your activities related to the subject matter in these terms & conditions and in the program.
CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS:
All tours, travel arrangements and accommodations are secure from the time of confirmation of booking. Consequently a cancellation fee will apply on all cancellations.
If you cancel your tour reservation for any reason, your first deposit of 25% is non-refundable. Cancellations less than 45 days from the tour start date, a cancellation fee equal to 100% of the tour cost will apply.
We do not provide refunds for: non-medical personal problems; air carrier delays or cancellations; inability to obtain passports; business problems or emergencies; etc.
In the unlikely event or if the tour fails to fill with the necessary minimum number of participants required (2 people), you would be entitled to a 100% refund in full.
Prices and tariffs quoted for the tours are subject to change without notice in the event of unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, such as significant currency fluctuations.
You are required to purchase your own travel insurance to cover cancellation coverage, airline tickets, trip delay, lost luggage or any potential medical expenses, personal accident and sickness, emergency repatriation and personal liability. It is advisable to take specific cover for ambulance through the respective State ambulance providers or through their own private health insurance.
Please note that travellers on Tuscany Untouched tours must have comprehensive travel insurance. We will require evidence including policy number, insurers name and emergency contact number before we finalise your booking.
You are allowed one suitcase and one carry-on bag. If you exceed this limit there may not be space in the vehicle to transport your excess luggage and it will be at your own expense to have it transported. We suggest that you bring a day pack for carrying water, guide books, jacket, rain gear, etc.
Most medieval towns were built as hilltop fortifications, so you will find some challenging climbs. There is a lot of walking on our tours and you will spend a lot of time on your feet while sightseeing. Age is not important as long as you are physically fit and a strong walker. Our tours are not suited for anyone who has problems with knees, back, heart or obesity.
Single travellers are provided a private apartment. The additional single supplement cost will apply.
Our recommended tours and dates, as listed on our web site, are guaranteed once a booking is confirmed. Your additional expenses will be for non-included meals, moderate tipping where appropriate, and personal sightseeing or shopping.LIMIT OF LIABILITY:
No responsibility is accepted for any loss, expense, accident, injury, or damage to any person or property due to the actions or omissions of any person, or any cause, including but not limited to acts of God, acts of terrorism, war, strikes, defects in machinery, breakdown of equipment, weather, quarantine, negligence, loss of baggage, or other causes beyond our control, such losses being the responsibility of the guest.
MEMBERSHIP ON TOUR:
Tuscany Untouched Pty Ltd reserves the right to accept, reject, or not retain any person as a tour participant whose condition or general deportment impedes the operation of the tour or, in the opinion of the tour manager, affects the rights and enjoyment of other guests. A guest not retained on tour shall have no cause for complaint or refund, and shall bear any and all extra expenses that ensue.
All information on this website is, to the best of our knowledge, correct. However, we reserve the right to make changes in accommodations, visits, and itineraries at any time should it become necessary or desirable. Delays or itinerary changes caused by strikes, bad weather, traffic, or other unforeseen circumstances are beyond our control and we are not obliged to pay guests compensation.
STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES
Just a reminder that travel on Tuscany Untouched trip requires a degree of flexibility, and you should understand that the trip’s route, accommodation and modes of transport are subject to change without prior notice due to local circumstances. Should Tuscany Untouched PTY LTD deem it advisable to amend an itinerary for any reason, it may do so by shortening, varying or re-routing any trip. These changes are binding and additional expenses will be charged to you if the reason for any alteration is outside Tuscany Untouched’ control.
While travelling with Tuscany Untouched you agree to accept the authority of the leader at all times. You are aware that travel within a group may involve compromise to accommodate the diverse desires and physical abilities of group members. You understand that Tuscany Untouched reserves the right to decline, accept, or retain any person as a member of the group at any time. To the best of Tuscany Untouched’s knowledge, these third parties are qualified to perform the duties they are contracted to perform. However Tuscany Untouched will not be held liable for any injury, damage, loss, delay or irregularity that may occur due to the behaviour of these third parties. Tuscany Untouched will not accept responsibility or liability for any traveller who contravenes any law or regulation of any country visited. No employee, servant or agent of Tuscany Untouched Pty Ltd has authority to vary these conditions.
CONFIRMATION BOOKING FORM
All Tuscany Untouched travellers on group trips must sign a Booking Form. Please note that signing the form is a pre-requisite of travelling with Tuscany Untouched Pty Ltd. The wording of this form follows.
“I understand that touring with Tuscany Untouched Pty Ltd may involve risks (and rewards) above and beyond those encountered on a more conventional holiday, and that I am undertaking a physical trip with inherent dangers. I understand that I am travelling to geographical areas where, amongst other things, the standard of accommodation, transport, safety, hygiene, cleanliness, medical facilities, telecommunications and infrastructure development may not be of the standard I am used to at home or would find on a conventional holiday. I have read and understood the Tuscany Untouched tour notes for the trip I am undertaking and have provided details of any pre-existing medical conditions I have to Tuscany Untouched Pty Ltd representatives. I accept these risks and obligations and I fully assume the risks of travel. I release Tuscany Untouched Pty Ltd from any liabilities connected to these risks to the maximum extent permitted by law.”
Our tours are not pet friendly