The idyllic location of Villa Pia, set against the sprawling Italian landscape, provides the perfect setting for a retreat-style holiday.

Every aspect of your stay at Villa Pia is designed to leave you feeling refreshed and revived.

Our on-site activities include aquarobics, Pilates classes and a broad spectrum of beauty treatments provided by a local therapist: massages, mud wrap, facials, manicures and pedicures.

We can also cater for yoga holidays, Italian cookery holidays, artistic retreats, romantic breaks, weddings, and health and beauty retreats.


Arts Holiday Italy

In April 15-21, 2018, Arts Holiday Italy is hosting another bespoke painting, drawing and printmaking holiday for beginners and intermediates at Villa Pia. The holidays are led by Antonella Edwards, an experienced art teacher and artist, and include workshops with outstanding local Italian artists. For 2018, renowned painter William Balthazar Rose joins as a guest instructor. Painting takes place in the Villa Pia studio and grounds as well as hilltop towns and the beautiful Tuscan countryside. To find out more please visit or send an email to


Guitar Breaks

Also running in April, the popular Guitar Breaks is a bespoke guitar holiday adventure for guitar players and enthusiasts. Indulge your passion in the beautiful surroundings of Villa Pia in Umbria, with a roster of special guest instructors. For April 15-21, 2018, Guitar Breaks welcomes Canadian guitarist Ariel Posen, of award-winning group The Bros Landreth. Book early to avoid disappointment at


Little Forest Folk Holiday

Award-winning outdoor nursery group, Little Forest Folk are excited to announce their June holiday retreat at Villa Pia. This holiday is exclusively for Little Forest Folk families and educators from their nurseries. Come for one week of delicious food, diverse activities, and a relaxing experience in the medieval town of Lippiano. The first Little Forest Folk Holiday runs from June 9th to 16th, 2018 (7 nights) and more details can be found at


Wild Flowers and Crafts

Spend a week in early Summer identifying orchids and other wild flowers, while trying your hand at garden design and floral-inspired crafts. Your tutors will be gardening expert Rosie Yeomans (frequently appearing on BBC Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time) and crafts teacher Ros Badger of the Idler Academy. There will be daily strolls to discover the local horticulture, including trips to Florence for the annual Iris festival and to visit the Villa Gamberaia, a classic Italian garden. To find out more and to book your spot on this retreat, visit the Orchids and Garden Designs page.


Writing Retreats

In late September to October, Villa Pia plays host to the acclaimed Ways with Words writing workshops and discussion groups led by Kay Dunbar and Stephen Bristow. These are informal courses for beginners and more advanced students of writing and literature, featuring instruction by well-known writers, as well as day trips to local cultural centres. Find out more at the Ways with Words web site.


The Idler Retreat at Villa Pia

In October 2018, join hosts Tom Hodgkinson and Victoria Hull of renowned magazine and online academy, The Idler, for another week of ‘lounging and learning’ at Villa Pia. Tutors will be novelist Tim Lott and art historian Tim Richardson, and activities include foraging in Umbrian hills and optional yoga. Over the week, you can also delve into medieval and ancient philosophy, make day trips to local churches, and explore the stunning surroundings with your notebook. For more details and to make a booking, please visit


Yoga Meditation & More: Boutique Family Retreat

German site Yoga Meditation & More is hosting their first family friendly retreat at Villa Pia in the summer of 2019. Book for a week of yoga and meditation in the sunshine, in the company of great people, with amazing views, delicious healthy food and lots of activities planned for all ages. A wonderful opportunity to detox, relax and recharge in the beautiful Italian countryside. For bookings and enquiries, please visit


Winter Breaks

The villa is available throughout the year, and as the weather changes our surroundings can be even more stunning during the winter months. Take advantage of our off-season prices during the period mid-November to mid-March and enjoy this gorgeous setting without the usual summer bustle and heat. Please refer to our Pricing page for winter break prices.


Contact Us

Villa Pia
06010 MSM Tiberina (PG)
Umbria, Italy

Tel: +39 075 850 2027
Fax: +39 075 850 2127


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