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7 Day Hiking and Yoga Retreat in Tuscany, Province of Arezzo

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    Alexandra Sturgess

    Francesca Blencher

    Paolo Puccini

    David Sturgess

    Reviews (150)

    Olga Tcacenco

    from Switzerland, August 2020

    "Excellent location, dedicated and inspiring team!"

    Alix and team did their best to make us feel engaged and like home :). Great multisport holidays indeed! Not to mention beautiful location and delicious food!

    Maria Guevara

    from Switzerland, July 2020

    "Stronger, fitter, brighter - inside and out!"

    Everything?! Lovely people, great workouts, yummy food, beautiful location, what else to say - but thank you for the healing respite, especially in these challenging times!

    Nina Ezhelenko

    from Germany, July 2020

    "Amazing experience"

    Amazing location with stunning views over the Tuscan hills, very good program with various classes, very friendly and skilled instructors.

    Sam Zuo

    from Italy, November 2019

    "A supportive environment where kindness flows freely "

    I had no expectations going in and came out with serenity and some new friends.

    Food- excellent.

    Accommodation- excellent.

    Instructors- excellent.

    I went during their off season so your experience may vary in peak seasons. All in all, a transformative experience with stunning views and the most lovable people.

    I’d go again in a heart beat!


    from Great Britain, November 2019

    Location amazing. Yoga instruction excellent

    Accommodation rustic and pleasant

    Julie Schaefer

    from United States, October 2019

    "Perfect all-inclusive yoga/fitness retreat"


    -Fresh and delicious restaurant breakfast, lunch, and dinner shared with the other participants.

    -Instructors who know your name and care about your experience.

    -The program of approx 4 hours worth of yoga/fitness classes/hiking/cultural activities spread throughout the day. There’s lots of relaxation time in between, and you get the flexibility to participate in as much or as little as you like.

    -Gorgeous scenery everywhere you look with comfy chairs/hammocks/etc to enjoy it from.

    -Cozy, clean, and quiet private room that feels like a bed and breakfast.

    Dorothy Martin

    from Canada, October 2019

    "tranquil ,rejuvenating "

    This was the most relaxing, enjoyable and rejuvenating break I have ever taken! Staff are very professional, talented, work as a team, it is very clear that the goal of all of the staff is the relaxation, care and enjoyment of their guests.

    The yoga classes were amazing and suit all level of yogis. Kielley was an excellent yoga instructor and an absolute delight to hang out with! Kelly’s restorative was great, and I even really enjoyed Milo’s (Mino?) more advanced style.

    Really enjoyed the food ,it was fresh and amazing. Thank you Patrizio and Stephano!

    I also enjoyed sharing meals and experiences with other people who were attending the retreat, I was there with my daughter and friend, but we all still met lots of other wonderful like minded travellers.

    David led wonderful hikes, and had a great sense of humor and lots of knowledge to share. Patrizia ,who greeted us, was basically a superwoman! Organizing so many things, and just making things happen, with ease and always a smile!

    Anne-sophie Sintive

    from Netherlands, October 2019

    "A few days in heaven"

    I stayed for 4 days and I wish I had booked for a few days more. I received a very friendly welcome from all the staff. Everyone was so kind and caring.

    Urte Kavaliauskiene

    from Lithuania, October 2019

    "I enjoyed every minute! Yoga+Food+Wine+Location"

    Very remote location, amazing views, cosy relaxing environment, two outside yoga decks with nice view, horses!, wine degustations, the most helpful and friendly staff. I liked the variety of yoga and fitness teachers, so you can experience different styles, from slow flow to intensive workout. The day was very nicely scheduled, I liked that sometimes you can choose the hike instead of the class and see the surrounding area. And the food was so so good every time! Perfect holiday in Italy

    Andrea Speziale

    from Canada, September 2019

    "Totally exceeded all of our expectations!!"

    The staff was incredibly friendly and accommodating! We had more than a fabulous time!

    Miranda Callahan

    from Canada, September 2019

    "Amazing Adventure "

    Everything was wonderful , Kylie you a have a beautiful soul , Kelly you give new meaning to the practice of Yoga ( just wow) Dave , you walk fast ( perfecto ) Alix , you make HITT training look easy ( it’s not but amazing) please give a big hug to Patricio ( he was beautiful and sweet and kind) Patricia thank you for greeting us and making us feel like family and “ Pasta was amazing “ , grazie my soul is filled with love and gratitude 🙏

    Laura Connors

    from Great Britain, September 2019

    "Kylie was the best yoga teacher I have had! "

    I have arthritis in my hips and couldn't move very well after 2 lessons with Kylie, I was practically pain free! Beautiful setting and great food!


    from Great Britain, September 2019

    "Another great trip"

    Hosts are excellent and do everything to make your stay great. The hotel is very clean and pretty with lots of space to find a quiet area. I went in August so this was needed with a few more young families at the hotel.


    from Switzerland, August 2019

    "Excellent location. the retreat was well organized."

    the food and the people

    Stephen Henry

    from Great Britain, August 2019

    "Steve & Sue Henry"

    Very friendly and warm with excellent and varied yoga tuition. The location is beautiful and very relaxing. Excellent response to feedback. Can't wait to go back again.

    Jessica Harber

    from Great Britain, August 2019

    "Wish I had booked for longer!"

    The location - you’re up in the hills/mountains and the views are stunning; the different activities on offer (I did hiit, hiking, swimming, running, horse riding, lots of yoga, wine tasting); the food - there was so much and the local olive oil was beautiful; the instructors - who are all very different in their style so you learnt new things from all of them; the owners who are so knowledgable of the area, always willing to help and so friendly and welcoming; the staff; the other guests who I will definitely keep in touch with; each room has their own space by the pool so you don’t have to rush to get an area each day. This retreat is much more about balance - good food, healthy activities that are about enjoyment for the body and mind rather than about punishing yourself, some alcohol, lots of local homemade food (and carbs!), and great company. This is a much healthier outlook on life than some detox/juicing retreats.

    Maureen Gallagher

    from United States, August 2019

    "I highly recommend Tuscan Fitness!"

    I loved the gorgeous setting, super-friendly company--staff and fellow guests--and the focus on being active, including hikes and yoga classes. The food was great, particularly since I had been traveling in Italy for awhile and really enjoyed some lighter food that was a bit of a break from heavier cuisine (like pizza). I also liked how you could opt in or opt out of class sessions and various activities. The olive oil tasting and wine tasting venues were a pleasant surprise, and it was nice to see some local artisans and their products.

    Jim Watts

    from Great Britain, August 2019

    "Beyond expectations "

    Everything was perfect. I couldn’t fault anything. The team bent over backwards to make sure that everyone got what they wanted out of their stay.

    Annamaria Pestuggia

    from Italy, July 2019


    The Location, all Yoga instructors, the staff and the relaxing atmosphere

    Eleanor O'shea

    from Great Britain, July 2019

    "The ultimate reset button!"

    Such a relaxing and welcoming retreat. A very accommodating place with the friendliest people, whether you're experienced with yoga/HIIT/barre/hiking there was no pressure to feel like you have to be perfect at everything. The routine throughout the day was perfect for me as there was always something to do! When I was there there were so many extra opportunities to do wine tasting, olive oil tasting and an amazing group meal out. Great place to go on your own as there was never a time where I felt lonely as the people on the retreat were all so lovely. Will definitely be coming here again next year, hopefully seeing Alix, Dave, Pam and Kylie still being amazing people and instructors!


    from Australia, July 2019

    "Incredible getaway "

    The retreat was the most amazing little getaway in the Tuscan hillside. It exceeded my expectations completely and left feeling rejuvenated. I loved that you can choose what activities you’d like to participate in each day and there was no judgement if you just wanted time by the pool relaxing. The walks are a lovely way to see local areas with a bonus of incredible views around every corner.

    Every staff member were so helpful and attentive and welcoming.

    The property itself is absolutely stunning and my room was perfect. Photos don’t do this retreat justice and I couldn’t recommend this highly enough.

    Nicola Magill

    from Ireland, July 2019

    "Relaxing retreat away ☺️"

    The warm welcome from Kylie and all the staff was lovely, it made us feel right at home straight away. The location and accommodation was lovely. The yoga with Pam and Kylie were extremely enjoyable, Pam was a great guest teacher and we loved our classes with her. The additional activities from the exercise classes to the wine tasting were an excellent addition and thoroughly enjoyable.

    Bianca Havas

    from Australia, July 2019

    "Perfect R&R experience before heading back to real life"

    This is the full package for people want to relax, enjoy and also do healthy activities. The setting is stunning and comfortable. The people who run it are caring and very invested in you getting what you need/want from your time at the retreat. They understand that this can be different for each person. The food was delicious and fresh and the activities were fun, with no pressure to participate if you didn't feel like it. I went alone at the end of 3 intense week of travelling in Europe. I wanted some down time without feeling lonely and this was the perfect place. Even though I had an unfortunate fall while horse riding and injured myself on my last day, I still thoroughly enjoyed my experience and will definitely come back again with friends and family.

    Shelley Freeman

    from United States, July 2019

    "Picture Perfect"

    Alex was very helpful when we were organizing the holiday. She was very accommodating with diet restrictions and helping plan travel to and from the resort. All the staff at the hotel and the TF team were friendly. The room was clean and large. The lady at reception was also helpful and kind. The variation on the yoga instructors was a good way to improve my practice.

    Babak Khosrowshahi

    from Great Britain, July 2019

    "A very welcoming team"

    As soon as we arrived, we were welcomed and through out our stay, we were treated exceptionally well. The whole team are kind, caring and friendly. They ensure everyone’s needs are met. The exercise classes were taught by experienced instructors. I was particularly impressed by the quality and variety of the Yoga classes which were held outdoors with great views of the Tuscan country side. The thought of hearing church bells in savasana in the morning Yoga makes me want to go back.

    Romina Arian

    from Canada, June 2019

    "Amazing Experience "

    I should admit that this retreat exceeded my expectations to the extreme. The location is absolutely breathtaking, surrounded by lush beautiful gardens, nicely decorated rooms, beautiful swimming pools and perfect outdoor and indoor yoga flat. I got a complementary ride from and to the train station. Staff were incredibly helpful, yoga instructors, chef, Dave and Alex were super friendly and resourceful. I had a remarkable experience there and can’t wait to go back again.

    Krissy W

    from United States, May 2019

    My stay at Tuscan Fitness was exactly what the doctor ordered, great activities, stunning location, fun team and delicious food.

    Maite Palmi

    from Spain, May 2019

    Un equipo de gente excelente que hacen que de la estancia un experiencia inmejorable

    Darya Deliyeva

    from Italy, April 2019

    "Breathtaking location, amazing experience! "

    We have spent 4 days with my mother in Tuscan Fitness after a very intense working period. This place is a paradise - location is unbelieveably beautiful (on the border of Chianti region), people of Tuscan Fitness are very kind and attentive to every detail. The combination of both make it just a dream place to have a nice escape!

    We would like to say a very special thanks to Paolo for being an amazing host and great yoga instructor, David - great host and we won't forget our hiking experience, Patrizio - for amazing food and cocktails, Patrizia - great welcome in reception.

    This place offers yoga, fitness, horseriding, hiking, cooking and most importantly - great conversations and time spending. Hope to be back very soon. Thank you guys!

    Helen Lloyd

    from Great Britain, October 2018

    "Tuscan delight"

    Everything about this experience, from the moment my daughter and I arrived, was professional and thoroughly relaxing. The shuttle from the station was so easy. The views from the hotel and particularly the yoga deck are breathtaking. I’ve done Pilates before but this was my first taste of yoga and both Paolo and Julie were excellent tutors. Yoga on the deck as the sun came up is something I wil never forget. All the staff Paolo, David, Julie and Patrica were so welcoming and really added to the experience. The food was fresh and delicious and I strongly recommend chef’s fresh mint tea to finish off your evening meal. We loved every minute, came back feeling relaxed and revived and we are very keen to return. Thank you

    Valeria Ricci

    from Italy, October 2018

    "The heaven exists...It is in this corner of Tuscany!!"

    Fantastic location in an incredible area for beauty of nature and peace. Professional, kind and welcoming staff, without being intrusive. Simple elegance in the room with marvellous terracotta tiles; daily cleaning service (not always guaranteed in a farmhouse), and awesome food, that has got the power to re-educated my way of feeding. Skilled, motivating and funny staff for the physical-mind activities, very well planned during the day!!

    Lucia Andreucetti

    from Great Britain, October 2018

    "Cannot wait to go back!"

    The relaxed atmosphere, the beautiful surroundings, and the skilled yoga instructors. The food was amazing, fresh and healthy, and accompanied by lovely local wines at very good prices. The additional activities like hiking, barre and HiiT really made you feel you deserved the most amazing home made tiramisu. Grazie Patricio!

    Stephanie Gonzalez

    from United States, October 2018

    "Beautiful and rejuvenating!"

    The environment (surroundings, restaurant, rooms!) is phenomenal, the team is welcoming and encouraging, and the food was delicious! Time at Tuscan Fitness is refreshing, engaging, restful - it can be whatever you want it to be! Highly recommend.

    Susan Cosoff

    from Australia, October 2018

    "Julie Damjaer-excellent instructor"

    The yoga

    Diana Ababii

    from Japan, September 2018

    "One of the most beautiful place to recharge yourself!"

    Most beautiful spot on the top of the mountain with AMAZING view!!

    Joseph Calvano

    from United States, September 2018

    "Perfect experience in a dream location"

    This was one of the best experiences that I have ever had. Going to this retreat was a restart button that I needed to end my summer. The room was cozy and made for an ideal environment for yoga tranquility. The instructors were knowledgeable and created a great environment. Deborah was a great teacher and helped to kick start my day, Paulo whipped me into shape with some great HIIT and David guided a hike that had me wanting more! With many yummy meals each day and wine at hand, it was sad to say goodbye.

    Stine Gundersen

    from Norway, August 2018

    "Excellent retreat in amazing location!"

    Really loved this retreat! The location and views was amazing, and the yoga and other other activities really made it a perfect combo of healthy and relaxing! Hikes were really great to get to take in the amazing views and great for learning a bit about the region, and the wine-tasting at a local vineyard was lovely. Food is really amazing, but very healthy, and they are really good with vegetarian/vegan options.

    All the staff (administrative, instructors, restaurant +++) were really lovely! The instructors might vary, but the ones that were there during my stay gave us a good yoga workout - just what you need before lots of great italian food.

    You can choose the lenght of your stay (perfect for me, I stayed 5 days), and if you want to participate in all the classes or just relax by the pool or in a hammock (I participated in all except one). This is not an exclusive retreat-place, there are other guests staying in the same hotel, but I really felt that was nice. I travelled on my one, and everyone that was there the same time as me also did - all lovely people.

    Definately recomended!

    Jacqueline Harvey

    from Great Britain, August 2018

    "We loved everything "

    All of it and the riding was an unexpected extra

    Barbara Murphy

    from Ireland, August 2018

    "Excellent "

    Location really beautiful. The staff could not have been more accommodating or helpful. Every need was catered to and they organised everything from transfers to special food requests , efficiently and always with a smile. The location was stunning , and the yoga studio perched atop a hill which caught the breeze and also afforded breathtaking views was fabulous. Great horse riding treks, wine tasting and trips to local towns, with regular hikes and hit classes , all contributing to a great stay. Loved it!

    James Nelson

    from United States, August 2018

    "Exceeded expectations"

    The people, the place, the classes.

    Courtney Simon

    from United States, August 2018

    "Revitaling and Attentive Yoga Retreat"

    Alix and Dave are such amazing hosts! The facilities, staff, menus, classes, and transportation were excellent! The other guests and yoga teachers were

    lovely and engaging. The wine tasting excursion was delightful. I really enjoyed myself after a year of intense work. I was able to revitalize at my own pace. Thank you Tuscan Fitness :-)

    Daria Cremonesi

    from Italy, July 2018

    "The best time!"

    I really enjoyed everything, the hospitality, the workouts, the yoga classes, the overall organization, the food (they provided me vegan food every single meal and I felt so spoilt!) and the dreamy location. I could not recommend it enough and I will definitely come back!

    Calogero Franchina

    from Italy, July 2018

    Everything was better than what we expected. The team ( special mention to David) were all warm and caring. They took care of all our needs and answered all our queries- we felt that we were part of the Tuscan fitness family. Food was divine- very healthy and BIG portions. Location of the resort was so panoramic and breathtaking. Great yoga/ BARRE/ HIIT sessions. Thanks David/ Alix/ Kylie and Paulo for making our yoga retreat super fun and memorable.

    Hope to make it back there next year

    😄 Calo Long and Michela

    Vincent Séguin

    from Netherlands, July 2018

    "Incredible time"

    The fix schedule with the flexibility of joining make the chance to apreciate at the maximum the amazing location the retreat is situated in. The Yoga instructor are very good and nice which provide for a resourceful and relaxing experience. If we add the daily meals from one of the best restaurant in the area, it is just perfect.

    Peggy Dwyer

    from Australia, July 2018

    "Peggy and Waz review "

    This retreat is a wonderful experience, run by wonderful hosts, who are highly skilled yoga instructors, as well as being warm, fun and passionate about the area. In addition to yoga, the circuit/hit/barre classes were excellent and the hikes were beautiful and well organised. The wine tasting was fun and informative and our hosts could not do enough to tailor our stay to our needs. Nothing was too much trouble. The surrounds are magic, and the only thing that matched them was the warmth of the hospitality.

    Caroline Garvan

    from Ireland, July 2018

    "Tuscan escape "

    The surroundings were breathtaking , it was a hugely relaxing experience with great food and a lovely pace to the day. The yoga was lovely in the morning , with exercise option later in the day , with the afternoon hikes being particularly enjoyable as you get to see some of the local area and learn about the region. Food was delicious and to a very high standard.

    Mari Wallgren

    from Finland, July 2018

    "A peaceful oasis with wonderful instructors"

    The place is a wonderful, beautiful oasis of peace and quiet up on the hillside. Spectacular views, also from the outside yoga deck. Yoga and HIIT training were good, so was the hike. The instructors do their best to make the experience a good one for everyone. Everyone was very friendly and kind, and it truely feels like they are happy to have everyone there.

    Tarja Malvila

    from Finland, July 2018

    "Everything was much better than I expected"

    The atmosphere, yoga classes, hike, wine tasting, accommodation, food, location amazing views, everybody were so genuine friendly. It was a really nice experience!

    Erica Kemp

    from Great Britain, July 2018

    Lovely place, lovely people, varied and interesting classes. I really enjoyed yoga with Paulo and Alix is amazing. Will definitely be back!

    Victoria Bryant

    from Great Britain, July 2018

    "Loved it! "

    Couldn't be happier with my choice to go here. The people at Tuscan Fitness are lovely and welcoming as well as being knowledgeable. I highly recommend going!

    Emma Connolly

    from Ireland, June 2018

    "A Slice of Heaven "

    Stunning location, beautiful food and great people! You can see the effort and dedication of all involved - I will definitely be back 👍

    Renee Hill

    from United States, June 2018

    "Wonderful, relaxing trip"

    The team was amazing, making sure I had everything I needed. All I had to do was ask and they got it for me. I loved the fact that people could order more food if they were hungry or ask for half portions if you wanted to keep the meal size down. One night I was even able to order a pasta dish from the main restaurant menu in addition to the "Tuscan Fitness" menu. The food was super tasty.

    The activities and instructors were great and so helpful when I needed a little direction. The new yoga deck overlooking the Tuscan hills is incredible.

    Definitely going back!

    Kim Bordoni

    from United States, June 2018

    "4 Day Yoga Retreat "

    Everything! Yoga classes with Alix were perfect, great instruction on how to perform poses correctly. Barre/Tabata class with Paolo was nice as well. Facilities were lovely. Everyone was very friendly and accommodating.

    Leeanna Pitt

    from Great Britain, May 2018

    "Great get away with awesome awesome hosts "

    Alix, David and Paulo went above and beyond to ensure we had a great stay. They really made it great! Despite less than ideal weather, they really worked hard to ensure our stay was fun and memorable.

    Myrto Arvaniti

    from Italy, May 2018

    "Great yoga and location "

    Loved the two yoga instructors Alix and Calli are really good and caring and Paolo was always making sure we felt good. Rooms are good (although I found a cockroach in my room the first day) and the place is a dream. David accompanied us for the hiking and he is really knowledgeable and kind. Food was also good but I felt hungry most of the times ( but this is the purpose I suppose)

    Libby Orr

    from Italy, April 2018


    The whole experience was amazing - such a great mixture of yoga, hiking and cultural experiences. So unlike any other yoga retreat and in the most beautiful and remote locations. The instructors and hotel/restaurant staff were amazingly attentive and went above and beyond to ensure you had the greatest experience. Being gluten free, they catered to my diet wonderfully and the food was delicious. The yoga itself was brilliant - at the right level based on all members in the group and still managed to work on advancing some asanas I have been struggling with with the help of Alix and Paulo. The hiking was such a great way to learn more about the area with the incredibly knowledgeable David, so easy to have a good chat with and learn a lot at the same time. Overall, incredibly happy with the experience, would 100% recommend and return myself

    Marianne Lehtovaara

    from Finland, April 2018

    "Ten points"

    This place actually was everything that was promised. The activities were nicely executed, surroundings were beautiful and accomodation spotless.

    Lisa Pattusch

    from United States, April 2018

    "Amazing retreat in a beautiful location"

    Everyone at Tuscan Fitness was super nice and very welcoming! We loved our yoga & HIIT classes with Alex and Paolo and the hikes in the lovely tuscan hills with David. Our 4 day retreat was a great mix between workouts, meditation, relaxation and special experiences such as wine and olive oil tasting. The food was delicious and everything was freshly made. The location of La Forra is perfect with incredible views over the tuscan hills. My two friends and I had a great time and would love to come back.


    from Great Britain, October 2017

    "Late Tuscan Sun"

    This retreat is not

    a boot camp or overly busy.

    It’s peaceful, restorative and nurturing.

    Yoga is interspersed with hikes and visits but nothing is compulsory.

    Meals are nourishing without being obsessively healthy. You can have wine. You can make friends. You can resolve to lead a healthier life and mean it this time.

    Evan Kidd

    from Netherlands, October 2017

    "Perfect break"

    Great instructors, great food, beautiful location. I could not recommend Tuscan Fitness more highly. This is for those looking for a great mix of yoga, fitness, and cultural activities (e.g., wine, olive oil tasting). A big thank-you to Alix, Gemma, David, and Paolo, and Cossimo for the great food.

    Anne Kennedy

    from Great Britain, September 2017

    "Great people - beautiful location"

    David, Paula, Gemma and Alex all warm and welcoming. Very helpful and accommodating.

    Beautiful venue with fabulous views.

    Great group of fellow attendees.

    Marie Fitzgibbon

    from Ireland, September 2017


    Tuscan fitness made this trip a positively memorable experience during which I enjoyed and engaged in a healthy and active lifestyle in the lovely surrounding of La Forra Hotel.

    From the beginning of the trip, all of the staff and instructors were so helpful and ensured that we arrived safely at the retreat location, providing a means of transport from the train station and again when we left on the last day.

    The instructors were really great and each yoga, HIIT or barre class were all different and interesting. All classes catered for varying capabilities within the group also, which was much appreciated.

    The additional activities such as hikes and tours of olive farms and vineyards added an interesting dimension to the trip and contributed to the cultural experience. Again, the efforts of the instructors with organising and providing the opportunity here was much appreciated.

    The food was fantastic! As someone who wouldn't normally choose a vegetarian option, the variety of healthy dishes available every day has converted me. Every meal was new, delicious and creative. The meat and fish options were also delicious and healthy. The extra snack provided by Alix (protein balls, breads etc.) were also delicious and appreciated.

    Maricar Purugganan

    from United States, September 2017

    "It was exactly what I needed plus so much more"

    I think it's an understatement to say that I fell in love with the place, the program, the team, the food and the people I met in this retreat. The place is beautiful beyond the description and photos advertised. Practicing yoga or a fitness class on top of a castle's tower with a panoramic view of the valley, surrounded by vineyards and olive farms, was an unbelievable experience.

    The yoga and fitness classes and hikes cater all fitness levels. The trainers are very good in ensuring that we individually approach the exercises based on our levels. I've been practicing vinyasa and poweryoga for the past 4 years and I was very happy with all the yoga classes. I also do a lot of circuit trainings and for me, the circuit classes were excellent. The hikes are also amazing. The wine tasting and dinner out were a nice break and it was good bonding activity for us.

    Everyone in the team are very nice and attentive to everyone's needs. They are passionate on what they do and they are genuinely kind people.

    The food were really good. The vegetables and fruits they serve are fresh from their own farm. They are very attentive to guests' food restrictions or dietary needs.

    Lastly, I guess I was lucky to be in a group of lovely people. The scenes from lunches and dinners where we were all in a long table, talking, laughing, passing on bowls of food or bottles of water... no one would have believed we all just met.

    Emma Matovu

    from Great Britain, September 2017

    "Tuscan Fitness Yoga at Polinari "

    A lovely retreat run by Alix and David who went out of their way to give our group a wonderful break. They were flexible in their approach and very caring. The food was delicious at every meal, and I would go back again in a flash. Set in beautiful Tuscan countryside, with fabulous views, and a yoga studio in a tower with panoramic views.

    Rebeca Faramin

    from Great Britain, September 2017

    "What an amazing team!"

    First I would like to mention the staff working here, they are super friendly and helpful, lovely team. Always checking that you are OK and have everything you need to make sure your stay is perfect!

    The classes. The yoga classes were really good, they always adapt into the group and ask which areas we want to work on, so really personalised. Fitness classes, love them, proper work out for all you body and some exercises to help your yoga Gracias Paolo! The hiking in beautiful Tuscany was super, thanks David!

    Food. YUMMY! cant wait to get all the recipes. Healthy tasty food.

    Accommodation. The hotel is really nice, rooms are spacious and the pool area is lovely.


    from Great Britain, September 2017

    Beautiful setting

    Accommodation was lovely and the pool area was great

    Delicious healthy food

    Trip to town and wine tasting included were a nice balance to the fitness

    Vicki Pope

    from Great Britain, August 2017

    "Fab setting, brusque 'manager of hotel'"

    Views; v accommodating of my 14yr son & his dairy allergy; when it worked it was all great but lots of small glitches. Great none judgemental instruction. Good organic flow but at times it lacked direction .... great experience for returning to yoga


    from Australia, August 2017

    The new chef Zara was great, she was very hospitable.

    Morris Soslove

    from Great Britain, August 2017



    from Netherlands, October 2019

    "Toscaans genieten"

    Bij aankomst werd ik meteen zeer vriendelijk ontvangen en naar de lunch gebracht. De groep was erg belangstellend en het eten zeer goed. Ik voelde me meteen in de groep opgenomen. De yogalessen werden gegeven op een prachtige locatie. Schitterend uitzicht over het heuvellandschap. Voor herhaling vatbaar!

    Alexandra Müller

    from Switzerland, September 2019

    Das ganze Personal und alle Trainer und Organisatoren sind super herzlich und zuvorkommend. Man fühlt sich von der ersten Sekunde an wohl!! :)

    Isabella Lucaferri

    from Italy, August 2019


    from Switzerland, August 2019

    "Tuscany at its best!"

    Beautiful, warm, welcoming, peaceful,

    courteous, perfect organized, a real treat!


    from Germany, July 2019

    "Yoga and wine = perfect combo!"

    Wunderschöne Anlage, tolle Trainer, entspannte Atmosphäre, gute Aktivitäten.


    from Netherlands, July 2019

    "Yoga & fitness retreat: a great new experience "

    I really loved the fact that this retreat is a combination of both yoga and healthy other sports activities such as hiking, HIIT sessions, barre sessions. As an extra you can even add horse riding and tennis to your schedule. Therefore it was a whole new experience for me, I only did ‘full yoga’ retreats before. For me this was just exactly right. I thought it was nice that the yoga sessions were ‘only’ 1 hour each (twice a day) with all the other optional sports activities on the schedule. The extra activities such as wine tasting, cocktail tasting, visiting a nearby little olive oil farm: loved it. My little apartment was great, it came with a mobile AC. All very clean and well kept. Nice little shady spots with loungers at the pool, enough for everyone. Great staff from Tuscan Fitness, always someone around to help you and super friendly.

    Manuela Kofler

    from Italy, June 2019

    Thank you for this beautiful vacation. The location is extraordinary, the food is delicious. The Yoga classes were wonderful, all the teachers adjusted every class for all the different levels of exercise the guests brought, they adjusted for injuries and gave the opportunity to go deeper for the people who want to. It was also a pleasure to experience various types of Yoga. I think everybody who attends the classes can learn something new. If you are really into a pure Yoga retreat, the classes might be too short, but you can read about the day structure before hand. So the vacation is not only a Yoga Retreat, but rather a combination of Yoga and (as the title inclines) Fitness. But also the other activities like the wine tasting or different hikes were wonderful. All the guests take their meals together (unless they don't want to), also sometimes the teachers would eat together with the guests. It really created a warm family vibe. Other comments I read, stated that the food was good but without a lot of change. I cannot agree, everyday had a different special food, and if you don't like either of the two options, you can always get Pasta. If you are looking for more than two hours of Yoga per day, or if you want to practice also some of the other limbs, such as Pranayama, there is always the possibility to practice during the day on your own on the beautiful Yoga deck, or ask for the possibily to incorporate the practice. Namaste

    Samira Aidouni

    from Spain, June 2019

    Beautiful place ... right balance fitness yoga hiking chill out. Alix and team are very welcoming and she also prepares a wonderful overnight oat 😉

    Elaine Regan

    from Switzerland, April 2019

    "Highly recommended!!"

    I loved the Tuscan Fitness retreat from start to finish. It is very accessible as its a 40 min train ride direct from Florence and Luca was there to collect me on arrival at the station to take me to the retreat. The retreat is in the most stunning location at the top of the Tuscan hills and the views from the top are amazing!!

    The retreat offers just the right amount of activity with Yoga every morning and evening and an offer of a hike or a fitness class most days in between. The variety of Yoga teachers means you get to experience lots of different Yoga styles also. I was recovering from an injury during my trip and all of the teachers were excellent at helping me with adjustments during classes to ensure I could participate safely.

    All of the Yoga teachers and staff are extremely friendly and make you feel very welcome and part of the group during the stay.

    The food offered on this retreat is next to none. It is all prepared fresh in the adjoining restaurant and even the local Italians were blown away by the quality of the food! Breakfast, lunch and dinner were all fantastic with excellent choices for each meal of vegetarian or meat dishes as well as a choice of multiple pasta dishes!

    My 4 day 3 night stay also included a wine tasting where the whole group was taken to a local vineyard for a Tuscan wine tasting. An excellent addition!

    The classes are fantastic, the people amazing, the location stunning, the food delicious! Highly recommended!!


    from France, April 2019

    Amabilité, disponibilité et compétences de l'équipe

    Lucie Lavoie

    from Canada, September 2018

    "C’était Julie pas Alessandra ! "

    J’ai ADORÉ les classes avec Julie et sa présence calme et radieuse 🙏😇☀️


    from Netherlands, August 2018

    Hi guys,

    Congrats on your beautiful retreat. The location is absolutely stunning and I loved the hikes and wine tastings.


    from Netherlands, October 2017

    Sehr guter Yoga Kurs am Morgen sowie sehr gutes BARR Training

    Besonders schön waren auch die Wanderungen nachmittags.

    Alisza Pfeifer

    from United States, September 2017

    Motivation of the amazing team

    Carmen Sep

    from Netherlands, August 2017

    "Tuscan Fitness Yoga: recommended! "

    Alex was a very friendly en welcoming host and also a good yoga instructor. We enjoyed the food, the laidback atmosphere and friendliness of all people working there. Nice to have a mix of yoga and fitness. Location is beautifully overlooking the Tuscan landscape. Good swimming pool and the group sizes were also really nice.

    Tine Derks

    from United States, August 2017

    "Beautiful place with really nice classes and great people!"

    The agriturismo had a beautiful view and good facilities. The food was really delicious and healthy at the same time. The team of really nice teachers with their own style and specialism gave me a great experience! Especially the personal approach and the positive vibe made my time definitely worth while.

    Reem Alyousef

    from Saudi Arabia, August 2019

    "wonderful escape from home to another home"

    every thing was amazing on this journey. It was my first experiance to be on a retreat and I was alone but never felt alone. starting from the communication with organizers before the joining, to the friendly staff and amazing instructors. the view from the top of the mountain where the hotel is located can not get any prettier. there was a full day program not to much and not too little where you can be active and still have your own time to chill and the best part is the flexibility so that you can join as much or as little as i you want. there main goal that their guests feel relaxed energized and simply do what they like. food was tasty as well. every day three meals prepared by two wonderful chefs served with friendly waiters. we the guests of the retreat and the instructors sat like a family on 1 table during the meals every day which i did not expect but loved the idea very much. by the end of this trip not only was satisfied and energized and also relaxed, but the chance to make new friends from different nations . to sum up. i wen to a new place but it felt like home

    Marie Friis

    from Denmark, August 2019

    "So relaxed and satisfied - truly beautiful and amazing"

    I found this place just amazing. The team from Tuscan Fitness was so dedicated to ensure me and everyone else a truly amazing and relaxing experience.The yoga teachers (Kylie, Kaylie, Simone) were all so dedicated and gave me beautiful yoga-experiences, and the shala (yoga deck) had the most fabulous breathtaking view. It often went very emotional in a very pleasant way, to me especially in Kylie's classes, which I found so gifting.

    David, who hosts the hikes and the wine tastings, is such a nice person, and he knows really a lot about the area, the wine, the fauna and buildings in the area, which is really inspirational, and makes the hikes not just walking, but educational as well.

    Patrizia, who is the receptionist at the hotel, is so dedicated and so kind. She acts as if she was born to do her job.

    My room was spacy with a very grid big bed, spacious bathroom, clean and with a beautiful view. Nearly all rooms come with a personal terrace and all rooms have a personal "shelter" with sun beds in the pool area. There is even two pools, one dedicated to relaxation and quietness, which sadly was not respected by all guests, but it is very positive and thoughtful that it is there! The restaurant has an overwhelmingly beautiful view as well.

    I met Alix one day, as she was otherwise having holidays with her family, but she was a very kind person too, and even more dedicated into making sure that we all enjoyed our stay.

    And I need to mention the view once again!


    from Italy, August 2019

    Everything was beyond expectations

    Siri Wangen

    from Norway, August 2019


    Fantastic location, good atmosphere, great people (both the staff and the other guests). Can definitely recommend this place!

    Fatima Belmokhtare

    from Kuwait, July 2019

    "Excellent location , wonderful and welcoming staff ."

    The location, the excellent fitness program .the hikes, I will definitely come back again

    Robert De Bock

    from Japan, July 2019

    "The best kept secret discovered"

    A very warm welcome by great staff. Rooms and accommodation facilities are great. Very well located. Daily program perfectly set up. Free (at shuttle times) Transport from and to train station 100%.


    from Ireland, June 2019

    "Yoga at Tuscan Fitness"

    I really felt cared for-right up to where David helped me with my luggage in to the train station. They go the extra mile.

    Jane Carruthers

    from Great Britain, June 2019

    "Can't wait to go back!"

    The people, the location, the classes, the food - it was all excellent!

    From the moment my delayed flight landed, Alex & her team went out of their way to ensure my holiday was the best possible.Despite the late hour on a Sunday evening, they helped me decide how I could complete my journey and were there to greet me when I arrived.

    Tuscan Fitness is based in a beautiful Agriturissimo hotel with stunning views over the countryside. The yoga classes were all excellent and varied in style with a five teachers providing guidance and others leading HIT classes, beautiful hikes and a bonus wine tasting! The Anukalana yoga with Julie is worth a special mention as it was so different.

    Our 3 meals a day were eaten as a group and the other guests who I was lucky to spend time with added to this excellent trip. The food included lots of salads, pasta was always a dinner option and vegetarians, vegans and gluten free diets were all catered for while I was there.

    This was my first yoga holiday travelling on my own and it really couldn't have been better.


    from Switzerland, June 2019

    "Super nice place for relaxation"

    Everybody is looking for your well being. Super nice rooms and property.

    Angela De Martiis

    from Germany, May 2019

    "The perfect yoga and fitness gateway in the Tuscan hills "

    It was a great experience beyond expected. All classes and instructors are great and passionate about their work. The food was excellent and carefully chosen by the staff of Tuscan Fitness. The location is immersed in the beautiful Tuscan hills of Chianti and gives you a sense of peace and quiet. The hikes with Dave were great and the wine tasting were superb. I loved every single yoga class! And, horse riding was such a great experience.

    Frances Fernandez

    from Guernsey, September 2018

    "Feeling fabulous at La Forra!"

    I have just had a fabulous yoga retreat with Tuscan Fitness at La Forra. Everything was perfect: yoga was blissful, HIIT/Barre classes were exhausting (in a good way!), hikes were very informative, instructors were friendly kind and supportive, accommodation was amazing and food was delicious! The excursions to local vineyards and towns were a lovely addition.

    Joanna Hall

    from Great Britain, September 2018

    "An amazing experience from start to finish"

    I loved everything, absolutely everything!

    From Alix's helpful and friendly communications and the very warm welcome from all the team members, to the supportive, fun and encouraging yoga classes with the lovely Julie and Paolo (I managed a headstand!!), to the amazing hikes and Paolo's fun, yet killer, HIIT classes.

    This was all against the backdrop of beautiful Tuscan scenery, so it took me about 15 minutes to relax and I will carry my newfound zen with me forever!

    The food was amazing - so healthy and tasty and so much too! I never felt hungry.

    I couldn't recommend this place enough, especially as a lone female traveller, all my worries washed away.

    A beautiful experience with truly wonderful, fun and caring people.


    from Switzerland, September 2018

    the other yoga-instructor Deborah from Arizona/U.S.A. (Sept. 18) was also excellent

    Jill Cornwell

    from Great Britain, August 2018

    "Tuscan Fitness"

    Everyone who worked at the retreat in whatever capacity. They could not have been better. Plus the 'little things' like giving me a toothbrush because I had forgotten mine and the snacks which were available all day. The other guests at the beginning of our stay were great fun and it was good to be on a shared table.

    Pauline Whitehead

    from Great Britain, July 2018

    "Perfect retreat run by a wonderful team"

    This experience was even better than expected. The location is stunning with the most amazing views. There is a purpose built yoga studio and all the yoga sessions were of excellent quality. I didn't take the HIIT sessions preferring to swim in the lovely outdoor pool. The hiking was great and included wine tasting. The indoor and outdoor eating areas both enjoyed the views of the Tuscany countryside and meat free wheat free diet was very well catered for - they couldn't do enough. Alix even made special breakfasts which were delicious. A great holiday alround and will definitely return. Thanks Alix, Dave, Paulo and Kate for making this such a fabulous holiday and to Patrick and team in the kitchen for looking after us so well.


    from Belgium, November 2017

    the open mind, listening at our requests and the will to improve

    my room was sweet

    Sara Mosadegh

    from Italy, October 2017

    "A wonderful week "

    As a solo traveler, this was my first retreat so I was not sure what to expect. The staff were welcoming and the property was beautiful. The group changed over the week as people come and go over their stay; there is a perfect balance of group activities and meals to get to know everyone, and alone time to relax and unwind. The schedule is spaced out to allow rest, and the wifi worked great for me to do some work as well. Lunch and dinner are incredible, large portions of delicious food, and a great variety.


    from Netherlands, October 2017

    "A perfect combination of relaxation, fitness and nature!"

    What I loved about this retreat was the opportunity to try a variety of activities: yoga, intense cardio workouts, peaceful walks in nature, olive oil tasting and wine tasting. The food served at lunch and dinner was perfect in every way. It was healthy, a variety of choices were offered and beautifully presented by the chef. Alix prepared the most gorgeous and healthy treats! Gemma was incredibly welcoming and made my stay comfortable and relaxed. Her Yin classes were amazing. David and Alberto who led the hikes are very well informed of the area and very pleasant to chat with during a long hike. There was an overall relaxed ambience at this retreat, where everyone could choose whether or not they would like to participate in the activities offered, or to relax by the pool or in their room.

    Lynne Mckenzie

    from Great Britain, October 2017

    "October 2017"

    I loved the location with breathtaking views over the valley. All the staff were wonderful and so approachable - I really felt like part of the Tiscan Fitness Family. I loved being challenged with the HIIT and Barre.

    It was just the relaxing holiday I needed and combined my favourite exercise of yoga and hiking. The hikes were super and David was a very knowledgable leader.

    I enjoyed the different styles of all the instructors which was perfect when spend a full week.

    The food was delicious and I loved Alix's baking! Amazing what you can do with black beans

    Oh and Ricky was very special!

    Clive Hutchinson

    from Great Britain, October 2017

    Location and activities were great

    Joyce O Sullivan

    from Ireland, September 2017

    "Time OUt"

    I really enjoyed all the classes, initially I didn't think I would go to them all, but I made most of them and really feel the benefits of been in the Yoga retreat for 5 days. The food was great, the menu designed by Tuscan fitness was perfect and the chef prepared it tastefully

    Austin Yardley

    from Great Britain, September 2017

    "A week at Tuscan fitness "

    The location at the site I was on was beautiful, particularly at that time of the year. The walks/ hike with David around the surrounding area was idealic , challenging and fun , so was the wine tasting .

    Barbara Fabrizi

    from France, August 2017

    "Very nice experience "

    I liked this experience a lot in general.

    In particular I found the the Tuscanfitness staff very professional and motivated.

    In particular I want to say thank you to Gemma and Paolo! They were very kind in addition to being professional.

    Also alix helped me immediately solving a problem I had the first day, giving many options to me to solve the situation.

    The place was nice and relaxing.

    The food was healthy and light but good, probably the breakfast meal needs some more options.

    Frey Jeannine

    from Switzerland, October 2019

    "Yoga und Fitness"

    Sehr schöne Anlage und Unterkunft

    Wir hatten 4verschiedene Yogalehrer,inen jeder mit eigenem Style!

    Florent Massot

    from France, September 2019

    "la Toscane comme on en rêve"

    La vue de l'endroit est extraordinaire c'est une méditation rien qu'en regardant les montagnes et la plaine. Cours de qualité et soutenus. Chambre superbe. Accueil très sympathique.

    Cécile Moulines

    from France, September 2019

    "Semaine active et gastronomique"

    Des activités tous les jours, des adaptations selon la météo, des repas cuisinés avec des produits frais et locaux, un endroit loin de tout, une vue exceptionnelle, une grande piscine partagée avec les hôtes de l'hôtel, une piscine plus petite au calme, des cours quotidiens de yoga dispensés par des intervenants tous très différents, des cours de Hiit/Barre plusieurs fois par semaine, des balades d'une heure autour de la propriété, des dégustations de vin et huile d'olive et la possibilité (en sus) de faire de l'équitation, d'être massé, de prendre un cours de tennis... le tout très organisé mais sans obligation aucune. Bref de quoi être occupé ou pas, selon l'envie :)

    Merci beaucoup à Erin pour son énergie positive et bienveillante (I wish I were in Milwaukee so I could still benefit from it :))

    Maria Del Carmen Carrascosa

    from Argentina, August 2019

    "Relax y belleza"

    Clases de Simone, las clases y el trato de Kylie, el excelente trato de Patricio.

    Sophie Lambert

    from France, August 2018

    "Un séjour merveilleux, dans un très beau cadre"

    Les cours de yoga principalement dispensés par Meg, étaient formidables. Le cadre est magnifique et l'accueil extrêmement attentionné, tout est fait pour que nous nous sentions bien. Les à-côtés du yoga (randonnée, piscine, dégustation de vins, etc) sont également très agréables

    Thierry Ghouzala

    from France, July 2018


    The place where Tuscan Fitness is located is absolutely incredible. It overlooks the Montegonzi Village and the valleys all around. It is a very peaceful and charming place where you can relax and enjoy every moment of the day.

    The swimming pool where you will allow you to swim while admiring the beautifulTuscan landscape all around. All the premises are very clean.

    Room is big and you feel like if you are staying in a lovely Tuscan House with also all the facilities.

    The food is really good and tasty with local products and healthy at the same time . I had the possibility to choose between 2 or 3 choices of meal sometimes, which is appreciable.

    Most of all, ALL THE STAFF IS VERY FRIENDLY AND PROFESSIONAL and make you feel very comfortable and part of a family.

    @ David : I enjoyed the hiking with you in the surroundings and all the sories of the local civilisation you told the group and your knowledge about the nature and plants.

    @Paolo : Great Fitness teacher and yoga as well. So easy to communicate with you and you made my stay so easy. Thanks a loooooot :)

    @Kylie : Great Yoga teacher. It was my 1st experience of yoga for me and thanks to the way you teach yoga in such a wonderful way and grace. i will continue :)

    @Patrizio : MERCI for your kindness everyday and the way you try to please the group during breakfast/lunch and dinner. Always smiling and doing your best and taking care of us. I will not forget our "Marseillaise" song together for Winning World Cup :)

    Anne De Middelaer

    from Belgium, October 2017

    "Wonderful experience"

    This was, to me such a wonderful experience. The whole team was amazing! I loved the yin yang yoga Gemma gave, because of the effect on my lower back. During the hiking trips with David, we could enjoy the most beautiful views, while catching our breaths ;). I liked the new experience of the barre class with Alex and offcourse all the lovely healthy snacks she made. The lunch and diners were healthy and delicious! In short.. For me, it was amazing!

    Regula Frank

    from Switzerland, September 2017

    Atmosphäre, Leute, Essen, Trainingseinheiten, Wanderungen ... einfach alles


    from Germany, August 2017

    + small group of participants (8 people) who cam from all over the world (US, UK, Australia, South America, Europe).

    + small, traditional Italian houses with the apartments/ double rooms instead of one large hotel buildung, it is a lovely, cozy place, very relaxing

    + nice Yoga terrace and view, nice lessons

    + circuit training/ fitness in an air-cond. room

    + lovely wine and oil tasting

    + hikes weren't too long as it was very hot (almost 40 C)

    + lovely trainers

    + healthy snacks after sport sessions

    + personal conversations as the group was lovely

    + good food, very healthy, almost no carbohydrathes!