This journey will start with a 3 day retreat followed by a 7 day pilgrimage through Tuscany on the Via Francigena (an ancient pilgrimage route from England to Rome). The retreat will be held at a breathtaking 150 acre property near Florence, Italy and will include daily teachings, discussions, workouts, gourmet meals plus plenty of time to get to know each other and relax.
After the retreat we’ll set out on our 7 day Pilgrimage where we’ll walk between 5-19 miles each day with a rest day in the middle at the beautiful, historic city of Siena. Each night we’ll gather for slow paced dinners, drinks and great conversation. We will also offer stretching / yoga most evenings so our bodies will feel their best.
We (Jeff & Michelle Spadafora) are leading this retreat because in our combined 30+ years of experience in guiding individuals and groups through spiritual growth nothing has been more transformational than this “retreat + pilgrimage” format.
If you’re longing to step off the hamster wheel and step into a space where you can deeply examine your life so you can discover all that God has for you, then this trip is for you!
This experience is limited to 20 people — single, married, solo or couples
Email Michelle@FaithfulWorkouts.com to reserve your spot – This will fill up soon!
Included In Your Trip:
10 Nights Lodging In Luxury Accommodations
Transfers from Florence to Retreat
All Meals Except 1 Dinner & 1 Lunch
Non-Alcoholic Drinks, Wine & Beer
Exercise Band, Loop & Ball
Foldable Yoga Mat
Teaching Sessions & Handouts
Cost Per Person In Double Occupancy: $3,295
Cost Per Person In Single Occupancy: $4,445
Not Included In Your Trip:
Transfer from Airport to Florence
Hotel Night in Florence, Italy
Transfer after Pilgrimage to your next Destination
After a satisfying breakfast you will begin your your pilgrimage on the Via Francigena. As you walk you will be blown away by the beauty that surrounds you. The 10 mile hike to San Gimignano will take you over gentle hills that offer non stop views of the Tuscany countryside.
San Gimignano, a Medieval walled city full of unique shops, cafes and history, is where we will stay for the night. The group will dine together on typical Italian foods and wine.
Breakfast will be served in the hotel and then you will have 3 hours to explore the city & have lunch on your own. We will meet at 12:30 to begin our 7.5 mile pilgrimage towards Colle Val d’Elsa.
After a lovely breakfast you will begin your walk along the Via Francigena. We will have a picnic lunch in the fields during our walk. Today’s walk is a bit shorter (5.5 miles) so you will have time to enjoy the beautiful estate of Borgo San Luigi. The pool, peaceful grounds and sitting areas offer space to relax.
Your walk to Siena will be filled with beautiful sites and history. You will walk down the white streets of the Sienese hills towards Cerbaia, an abandoned ancient medieval village. Your next view includes castles followed by a path along a river. The walk is about 17 miles but we will take some snack breaks and you can give your feet a rest during lunch.
You’ve got a big day on your Via Francigena pilgrimage. This will be your longest walk but your legs should be fresh after your day off. All along your 19 mile journey you will see unforgettable views which will make you so grateful for the beauty God created.
To reserve your spot email Michelle@faithfulworkouts.com