Journey of the Spirit to Umbria, Italy, Villa Gioianna

Date to be announced for 2022

Open to the world around us through our senses, while  keeping good company.

Immerse yourself in the wonderful  local history, culture and lifestyle.

What's Included:

  • 7 nights / 6 days of exclusive use of luxurious Villa Gioianna, limited to 14 guests 

  • Private use of the Villa's extensive grounds, pool and gardens

  • Round trip shuttle from Rome airport to Villa Gioianna via private luxury transportation

  • On suite bathrooms 

  • Welcome dinner and aperitivo

  • Delicious breakfast each morning and 6 lunches or multi-course dinners included

  • Use of Villa Gioianna's pantry (water, fruit, local wines, juice, snacks, treats and herbal teas)

  • Welcome gift bag (natural toiletries, locally made from Umbrian olive oil)

  • Daily yoga class and meditation More information here.

  • 3 Excursions: Details here.

  • Excursion 1: Visit spiritual base of St. Francis the town of Assisi

  • Excursion 2: Visit Montepulciano Winery for a tour followed by a 4 course lunch and wine tasting in this historic winery's Etruscan cellars.

  • Excursion 3: Trip to Cetona, tour the beautiful gardens of a former monastery, feast on a vegetarian organic lunch and visit a nearby outdoor thermal spa. 

  • Hiking among the olive groves or along the shores of Lake Trasimeno (optional)

  • Educational and fun cooking class 

  • One private healing session. Information here.

Life can be overwhelming

 We need time to replenish

Spend a week of quiet  nights

With permission to do nothing

Achieve the right balance of
yoga, relaxation and sightseeing

Every detail is taken care of

so you can enjoy

the trip of a lifetime.

Food is where

we come together

to replenish

our bodies and 

build our community

What's not included:

  • Air fare

  • Some meals

  • Travel insurance ( recommended )

  • Additional spa treatments

  • Optional activities other than those specified

  • Transfers outside scheduled group pick-up and drop-off

Rooms and Reservations: ( total space limited to 14 people )

Single Occupancy: $3850.00 

Double Occupancy: $3150.00

Initial Deposit: $600.00 non-refundable

Cancellation Policy:

50% of payment is non-refundable up to 90 days before departure date, excluding initial deposit

Payment is non-refundable 89 days prior to departure date

Full payment is refunded if the trip is cancelled due to low enrollment

Waiver, release of liability and return policy here

Payment methods: Cashiers check , or credit card via 

             Meet Your Retreat Facilitators 

Dawn Usha
De Marco

" When you are in good company,

you are not in bad company.

When you are not in bad company,

you are free from delusion.

When you are free from delusion,

you are steady.

When you are steady you are a living, liberated being." 


Sudasi Maria

 More retreat photos here:

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Sample Itinerary

2021 Itinerary to be announced

8/7 Wednesday:  Departure day


8/8 Thursday:  Arrive Rome Transport to Villa Gioianna

Welcome Dinner & Aperitivo

Opening Welcome circle

Restorative Yoga


8/9 Friday:  

Yoga & meditation


Optional hike to Lake Trasimeno (Swimimg)

Cooking Class with dinner to follow

8/10 Saturday:    

Yoga & meditation


Trip to Montefalco, Textiles factory & Sagrantino

4 course meal & wine tasting

Dinner open (on your own)

8/11 Sunday:    

Yoga & meditation


 Trip to Asissi (lunch not included)

 Dinner at Villa Gioianna (included)


8/12 Monday:   

Yoga & meditation


Trip to nearby town (optional)


8/13 Tuesday:   

Yoga & meditation


Trip to Cetona tour gardens, visit small organic farm enjoy organic vegetarian meal, visit thermal spas

Dinner (not included)

8/14 Wednesday: 

Yoga & meditation

Free time 

Farewell dinner at Villa Gioianna (included)

8/15 Thursday: Departure Day

Itinerary is subject to change

Keep good company enjoying the splendor that is Italy.
An extremely fabulous villa on a hill overlooking Lake Trasimeno with a superb view of Tuscany, Umbria and the lake.
Villa Gioianna

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Disclaimer: The entire contents of this website are based upon the opinions of Dawn De Marco. They are not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional, and they are not intended as medical advice. They are intended as a sharing of knowledge and information by Dawn De Marco. 

Dawn De Marco encourages you to make your own health care decisions based upon your research and in partnership with a qualified health care professional.