Tuscan Harp Retreat
with Sunita
La Dolce Vita: Inspiration, Creativity, Beauty, Food and Wine
9 days • 8 nights

2024 • April 11th - 18th October 9th - 17th
2024 • April 3rd - 10th

• Harp Workshops • Private Lessons •
Florence • Siena • Medieval Villages • Guided Tours •

from $2,980

Info & Registration

Sunita takes you on a journey of beauty and inspiration with the Tuscany landscape providing a backdrop for creativity, harp music, and camaraderie.

You'll explore the countryside, visit vineyards, and walk on ancient streets. Harp workshops, private lessons and concerts will inspire and motivate your performance to new heights.

* This tour is open for harpists and non-harpists. Please note that
to come on this tour you must be able to walk unaided for at least 30 minutes.

Day 1 - Florence

You'll arrive at Florence airport and take a taxi to the Palazzo Martellini Residenza d’Epoca.

Late afternoon wine & cheese welcome reception at the hotel to meet other participants, and review the itinerary.

Dinner at local Florentine restaurant
Overnight at
Palazzo Martellini Residenza d’Epoca

Day 2 - Florence

After breakfast there will be an artistic workshop with a focus on beauty.

Lunch will be at the
Gustarium, the #1 rated pizzeria in the city.

The afternoon is yours, to relax and get over jet lag, or explore museums or other sites on your own.

Dinner
on your own
Overnight at
Palazzo Martellini Residenza d’Epoca

Day 3 - Wine Tour

After breakfast, we'll travel by minibus to  Castello di Albola, near Radda in Chianti.

There will be a guided tour of the vineyards and the historic cellars followed by a tasting of four estate wines paired with gourmet Tuscan dishes prepared by the Chef.

Sharing music together.
All are invited to contribute poetry, song and harp music.

Dinner at
Villa La Strega
Overnight at
Villa La Strega

Day 4 - Villa la Strega

Breakfast in the villa at our leisure.


Morning workshop focusing on beautiful tone.

Lunch in the villa.

Afternoon cooking class preparing our sunset evening dinner. Evening solo concert by Sunita.

Sunset
dinner that we create, at Villa La Strega
Overnight at
Villa La Strega

Day 5 - Harp Workshops


Harp workshops led by Sunita, private lessons Create beautiful tone and sculpt your phrases.

Breaks for you to enjoy the surrounding countryside.

Tuscan dinner prepared by the group in the villa.
Overnight at Villa La Strega

Day 6 - Harp Workshops
- Medieval villages

Morning harp lessons and leisurely breakfast in the villa. Then we will explore the Tuscan surroundings by minibus starting with a trip to Pari, a medieval village where we will have lunch in the central square. Jacquline, a local harpist lives in the enchanted village.

We will continue to the historic Abbey Sant'Antimo, which is on the pilgrim path and soak in the tranquility of this special place. The late afternoon will be spent exploring the magical town of Pienza, home of the pecorino cheese.

Dinner at sunset back in the Villa la Strega, our home in Siena.

Overnight at Villa La Strega

Day 7 - Siena

In the morning there will be harp lessons with Sunita. After lunch at the villa we'll go to Siena for a guided walking tour inspired by beauty. There will be time for espresso and gelato.

Dinner & Overnight at Villa La Strega

Day 8 - Just Harp



Focus on harp. Workshops and private lessons at the villa.

Farewell dinner at Siena's world class restaurant
La Certosa di Maggiano.

Overnight at Villa La Strega

Day 9 - Departure

After breakfast, our bus will drive us to the Florence Airport and drop people off in the city if their flight is later in the day.