We are thrilled to announce that we are returning to our charming private villa, il Borghino, nestled in the hills of Tuscany overlooking the small medieval walled city of Lucca. Florence, to the east, is an easy day trip by train, and Pisa and the seashore are about 30 minutes to the west. The Villa is comprised of 3 elegant houses, each with their own spacious lounge and kitchen.  There is a large communal area called “L’Olivo” complete with a pool table, Foosball, kitchen, dining area, and fitness room.  A beautiful pool and patio, where our yoga classes will be held, provide a view of surrounding vineyards and olive groves. This is truly a magical place!

WHEN: May 30 – June 6, 2020

WHERE: Il Borghino, Lucca, Italy


Ø 7 nights accommodations

Ø Full breakfast buffet daily awaiting us after class each morning

Ø Antipasto buffet Saturday evening to enjoy after your arrival

Ø Pizza dinner Sunday evening prepared by our pizzaiolo in our olive-wood burning pizza stove

Ø 4 hour cooking class on Monday with dinner included. Many said this was the highlight of their Italian experience last year!

Ø Buon Viaggio 4-course dinner prepared by our chef Paola on Friday, our last evening

Ø Daily Yoga classes each morning before breakfast

Ø City hotel taxes

Ø Use of lovely common areas including the swimming pool overlooking the surrounding countryside, the fitness room, and common room with fireplace and pool table


Ø $2200 per person based on double occupancy. A $1000 deposit by check (Payable to Laurie Clarke) is required to secure your reservation. The balance of $1200 is due by March 1, 2020.

Please note: Payments are non-refundable (Trip Insurance is strongly recommended).

RESERVATIONS: Mail checks to:
Laurie Clarke
1010 Jacksnipe Ln
Mt Pleasant, SC 29464

Don’t delay since the response to this trip has always been very exciting!

FURTHER INFORMATION: Call Laurie at (843) 729-4236 or email at

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Delicious organic wine and olive oil are produced on the property and always available for purchase. To better explore the hill towns of Tuscany, you may want to consider a rental car. There will be plenty of freedom to allow all our senses to be indulged. Il Borghino is the encapsulation of not simply a beautiful place to spend a holiday, but an experience of a lifetime. Ciao Bella Italia!