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.


The Idler Retreat at Villa Pia

Join hosts Tom Hodgkinson and Victoria Hull of renowned magazine and online academy, The Idler, for a week of ‘lounging and learning’ at Villa Pia. Hear talks from historian Tom Holland and try your hand at personal journal-making led by crafts teacher, Ros Badger. 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


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.


Arts Holiday Italy

In Spring, early Summer and Autumn, Arts Holiday Italy hosts bespoke painting, drawing and printmaking holidays 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. 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 drop us an email at


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.


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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