La Dolce Vita Women’s Italian Retreat

Lenora BoyleToday I have the honor of introducing you to Lenora Boyle, transformational coach and Option Method teacher. Some of the main branches of Lenora’s family tree come straight through Calabria–actually just a few towns over from me–so we had an instant connection over email.

Then I learned of Lenora’s planned Women’s Italian Retreat on the Ligurian Coast, and I just had to share the opportunity with my readers. You can follow along Lenora’s Italian journeys at her blog, Italian Retreat.

Below you’ll find a guest post by Lenora detailing her path in forming the upcoming Italian Retreat. Please read carefully and savor her wonderful words, but then act fast to sign up for the retreat—the deadline is Sunday, May 5th (although possibly later)!

Here’s Lenora:

Two years ago, I spent a month in Italy, for the first time in my life. My husband and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary and then our children joined us to visit around 40 relatives whom we’d never met in Calabria. It was extraordinary discovering Italy and embracing dear family members after a lifetime of not knowing them. I am working on my dual citizenship and I have a dream to visit and thoroughly get to know all 20 regions of Italy. So, that is one of the reasons that this retreat was birthed.

Imagine spending 8 relaxing days in Monterosso al Mare, on the Italian Riviera enjoying the beauty of the Mediterranean, laughing with like-minded women, and focusing on manifesting your dreams and heart’s desires. Can you see yourself sitting at a sunny outdoor cafe table on the Italian Riviera, sipping wine, savoring stuffed zucchini flowers, ravioli, and focaccia or eating gelato as you look out over the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean?

You look across the table at all of us laughing. The light that is so unique to the Mediterranean soothes your soul. You just know that from this moment on, you will live la dolce vita (the sweet life), wherever you are.

You have become a mighty manifester and that feels complete.

La Dolce Vita Women's Italy Retreat with Lenora Boyle

The Italy Retreat will include 15-20 hours of workshop activities that will help you transform your life, break free from the past, and be happy beyond belief. We’ll adventure to several of the picturesque towns nearby, including all five of the Cinque Terre villages along the Mediterranean.

Enjoy the breathtaking trails, beaches and waters of the area while learning the Option Method, a skill set of questions that will support your happiness. You’ll come home with less ‘baggage’ than you brought with you.


DATES: September 12-20, 2009

COST: $1300 USD/ €1108 for hotel (double occupancy), 15-20 hour workshop and breakfasts (price does not include transportation, lunch or dinner)

LOCATION: Immersed in the enchanting landscape of the Ligurian coast, we’ll stay in a hotel just a short stroll to the beach.

MEALS: Enjoy delicious locally grown produce, freshly made pasta, local cheeses, and seafood. We will eat at different restaurants in several different towns for lunch and dinner, or enjoy a picnic lunch in the warm sunshine of the Mediterranean. Breakfast will be included with the cost of the hotel.


  • Come home with less “baggage” and be able to maintain living “the sweet life.”
  • Reinvigorate your capacity to live daily the passion, vigor, verve, vitality, and vivacious spirit experienced in Italy.
  • Acquire the Italian approach to life that can help make everyday more joyful.
  • Understand how to use the Option Method questions to find your own answers.
  • Thanks for stopping by, Lenora, and buon viaggio!

6 Beans of Wisdom to “La Dolce Vita Women’s Italian Retreat”
  1. Gil

    Sounds good!

    Maybe your wife and daughter would like their Christmas gifts early? 😉

  2. 05.03.2009

    It sounds like heaven!!!

    nova’s last blog post..This Is the Day You Get a Literary Agent

    Doesn’t it though?!

  3. 05.03.2009

    Hello, just want to invite you and your readers to our site about the Cinque Terre ( in my signature) and to its blog where you can also vote the nicest of the 5 terre.
    Also online a section of Video of the Cinque Terre

    Thanks! Wish I could beam myself up there right now!

  4. 05.03.2009

    Very tempting indeed. If only I can have the time for this great sounding ITALIAN RETREAT!

    elra’s last blog post..Danish Pastry, A quick and Easy Method.

    I hear you, Elra!

  5. 05.04.2009

    Michelle: I can’t get those two links in the second paragraph to work. Am I the only one? This sounds SO fabulous!

    The Italian Dish’s last blog post..Meatless Meals: Tomatoes Stuffed with Tuna and Cellini Beans

    Fixed! Thanks for pointing that out 🙂

  6. 05.04.2009

    Michelle,Thanks for sharing the information about my La Dolce Vita Italy Retreat in the Italian Riviera. Seeing Italy through your eyes in your blog inspires everyone to want to experience Italy. I’m sure I can extend the deadline from May 5, Tuesday. The 2 links are not working in the 2nd paragraph, but the other links are.
    I’d love to meet you when I return to Calabria!

    Lenora’s last blog post..Monterosso al Mare

    Thanks so much for your kind words, Lenora, and thanks for sharing your retreat with us here 🙂

Michelle FabioMichelle Fabio is an American attorney-turned-freelance writer living in her family's ancestral village in Calabria, Italy and savoring simplicity one sip at a time. 

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