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La Dolce Tranquillita

Discover Serenity in Tuscany
13 - 17th October 2024


Indulge in the magic of Tuscany this autumn, where the fiery summer sun gives way to gentle breezes and the tranquil charm of the countryside. Step into a realm of self-discovery and rejuvenation as I invite you to this exclusive four-night wellness retreat, meticulously curated for women ready to embrace their true selves. Bid farewell to procrastination and embrace the extraordinary as you embark on a journey tailored to make you feel truly cherished and celebrated.

Benvenuto To A New You

Picture yourself embarking on an exclusive wellness retreat nestled in the heart of Italy, perfectly timed to embrace the gentle warmth of autumn. This isn't just a short break; it's a unique opportunity tailored for women seeking a blend of luxury, relaxation, and adventure, all within a nurturing sanctuary... because you deserve nothing less.

Your journey begins in mid-October, and I'm inviting you to step into a world where your well-being takes centre stage.


Indulge in meticulously crafted breakfasts and exquisite à la carte dinners at the resort, each culinary masterpiece designed to tantalise your taste buds while nourishing your body.

From seamless airport transfers to luxurious accommodations and rejuvenating spa treatments, every detail of this retreat has been thoughtfully created to ensure you indulge in the ultimate relaxation and self-care. 

If you're drawn to the idea of a wellness retreat that promises not just a journey but a personal transformation, then this is your invitation to step into a world where you are a priority and every moment is dedicated to nourishing your body and spirit.

Woman on retreat in Tuscany

Discover the Pathway to Your Dream Life

By journey's end, you'll not only carry with you the keys to unlock your deepest desires but also the wisdom to weave wellness and self-discovery into the very fabric of your being. Empowered by this newfound clarity and self- intimacy, you'll step into life with renewed confidence and boundless joy, ready to articulate your needs and desires with unwavering authenticity and conviction

Relaxing on retreat in Italy

Across five transformative days, you'll confront any lingering guilt about yearning for more in life, shedding it for good. With uninterrupted time and space for introspection, you'll be able to uncover your aspirations, returning home emboldened to embrace your true self and effortlessly attract joy into your life.

You'll awaken each morning to the breathtaking beauty of your surroundings, enveloped in an atmosphere where you are cherished and celebrated.


With the freedom to move at your own pace, you'll find solace in letting go of any lingering negative emotions, allowing them to dissolve into the ether. By the day's end, you'll be infused with boundless energy, ready to embrace each moment with vitality.

Bedroom on retreat in Italy
Spa treatments on Retreat in Tuscany

You'll bask in the sheer delight of rediscovering the true essence of yourself—the most extraordinary and radiant individual in your own life.


With no rigid schedules to adhere to, you'll have the freedom to shape your days as you see fit, indulging in activities that resonate with your soul. Whether it's luxuriating in soothing massages, strolling through picturesque countryside landscapes, or even embarking on invigorating bike rides and wine tastings, every moment is yours to savour. This is your time—a precious opportunity to lavish the person gazing back at you from the mirror with the love and attention they deserve

One of life's greatest treasures is self-trust—the unwavering belief in your own abilities.

After five days devoted entirely to your well-being and the pursuits you've always longed to explore, you'll return home accompanied by a newfound companion: your future self. Empowered and emboldened, she possesses the wisdom and confidence to navigate life's challenges with grace and poise, fully equipped to seize every opportunity that comes her way

Feel sexy like an Italian woman on the Going Solo Retreat

The Tuscany Experience: Where Wellness Meets Tranquility
With majestic cypress trees reaching towards the expansive horizon and rolling hills seamlessly blending into verdant vineyards, the landscape of Val d'Orcia is a picturesque masterpiece. From the moment you arrive, you'll be captivated by nature's breathtaking beauty, enveloped in a serene oasis that rejuvenates both body and soul


Welcome to Your Sanctuary in Paradiso: The Unique Adler


Nestled amidst the lush countryside, the stylish Adler Resort offers an escape, a haven where freedom and tranquility intertwine seamlessly. From the moment you step through the doors until you bid farewell, you'll find yourself immersed in boundless space, natural light, luxurious amenities, and exquisite Italian design.

Each room at the resort boasts breathtaking views of the picturesque parkland and grants access to our world-class spa facilities, providing the perfect sanctuary for relaxation and pampering. As night falls, serenade your senses with the soothing symphony of crickets and gentle melodies while you unwind on your private terrace, reflecting on the journey of self-discovery you embarked upon that day.

At the heart of your unforgettable retreat lies the expansive oasis spanning over 1,000 m² of indoor and outdoor thermal waters. Enriched with minerals, sulphur compounds, and volcanic substances, the healing waters offer a sanctuary of rejuvenation and bliss, nurturing your well-being.

Immerse yourself in the thermal pool, naturally heated to a balmy 36°, boasting breathtaking countryside views and invigorating whirlpool features. Revel in the therapeutic benefits of bicarbonate and sulphates, revitalising your bones, skin, and joints.

Whether you prefer a leisurely swim in the 25-metre sports pool or an exhilarating adventure along the 'Wild River' channel, the resort's swimming facilities offer relaxation and excitement year-round. 

After your aquatic experiences, unwind in the inviting indoor spaces or soak up the sunshine outdoors, lulled by the comforting embrace of loungers, swings, and water beds in our serene relaxation zones.

Your elevated stay in a superior room:

Step into a realm of luminous warmth and refined elegance in a superior room. Sweeping vistas of the Tuscan countryside unfold from your private terrace or balcony, inviting you to lose yourself in nature's embrace.

Luxuriate in the spacious comfort of the bathroom, complete with an invigorating walk-in rain shower, and embrace a sense of profound well-being amidst the richness of natural wood floors and sumptuous materials.

Each room is thoughtfully appointed with modern amenities, including satellite TV, a well-stocked minibar, Wi-Fi access, a hairdryer, and a personal tea and coffee bar, ensuring your stay is as comfortable as it is unforgettable.

Adler Spa Retreat, Tuscany

A Gastronomic Delight: Elevating Your Senses
Prepare to embark on a culinary journey like no other, a gourmet experience beyond compare that tantalises every sense

Going Solo Retreat food

Indulge Your Senses: A Culinary Symphony

Savour the culinary delights of the resort in enchanting settings...the atmospheric open-air restaurant aglow in soft moonlight, the intimate Osteria nestled in the park, the lively piano bar resonating with cheerful melodies or the candlelit ambience of the Travertine wine cellar. Prepare to tantalise more than just your taste buds!

Experience Mediterranean cuisine infused with Tuscan highlights, featuring a daily selection of local specialties, including the renowned barbecued T-bone steak, Bistecca alla fiorentina, crafted from Chianina beef. Beyond its exquisite flavours, Mediterranean cuisine is celebrated for its balance, healthfulness, and ease of digestion.

At the heart of the resort's culinary excellence lies a commitment to freshness and locality. The kitchen team meticulously selects ingredients, prioritising locally sourced products, many of which are organically grown. From homemade bread crafted with organic flour from neighbouring fields to home-grown olive oil, garden-fresh herbs, and delicacies like truffles, saffron, and pecorino, each dish reflects our dedication to quality and authenticity.

These five days are all about YOU 



Arrival Day

Attraversiamo, meaning to cross over. Today you'll start the journey into your new life, a life that lights you up. As you leave the airport, a sense of anticipation fills the air. The journey through the picturesque countryside is a feast for the senses, with rolling hills and vineyards stretching as far as the eye can see. We arrive at the Adler Spa. Surrounded by lush greenery, this haven of tranquillity and opulence is what you've been anticipating. The air is infused with the soothing scent of lavender and rosemary, creating a serene ambience. The attentive staff will greet you with warm smiles and extend a gracious welcome. Step into the elegant lobby and a sense of luxury will envelop you. You're free to explore the grounds and immerse yourself in the natural beauty that surrounds you. Wander through meticulously manicured gardens, where vibrant blooms dance in the gentle breeze, or find solace in the tranquil reflection of the pools. Later in the evening, as the sun begins to set, we gather for drinks and dinner. The ambience is one of refined elegance, inviting you to linger. It's the perfect opportunity to connect with fellow retreat participants, share in the anticipation of the journey ahead, and revel in the splendour of this luxurious retreat setting


Your Day

Il Dolce far Niente, meaning the sweetness of doing nothing... Today, we embrace the Italian philosophy of "Il Dolce far Niente" – the sweetness of doing nothing. It's a day dedicated entirely to you, where the only agenda is to follow your heart's desires. Whether you crave the rejuvenating touch of a spa treatment, the thrill of mountain biking through scenic trails, or simply wish to lounge by the pool with a good book, the choice is entirely yours. Feel free to indulge in activities that speak to your soul or revel in the blissful simplicity of doing absolutely nothing at all. There are no rules or expectations today – only the freedom to embrace what brings you joy and fulfilment. So whether you find yourself exploring new adventures or basking in moments of tranquil serenity, remember there's no right or wrong way to spend your day. It's all about honouring your desires and nurturing your well-being in whatever way that feels most authentic to you. Embrace the freedom of choice and savour every moment of this day devoted to self-discovery and self-care. After all, in the art of "Il Dolce far Niente," every moment holds the potential for pure, unadulterated bliss. Enjoy this day of leisure and self-indulgence, knowing that whatever you choose, it's exactly what you need in this moment.


Day Trip

La Bella Figura, meaning a beautiful impression... Today, we embark on a journey to the ancient city of Siena, a place steeped in rich history and adorned with breathtaking architecture. As we arrive, you'll find yourself immersed in a world of endless possibilities, each one waiting to be explored at your own pace. Your chance to explore your way begins as you step foot in Siena's enchanting streets. Lose yourself in the labyrinth of narrow alleyways, where every corner holds a new discovery and every cobblestone whispers tales of centuries past. Feel the pulse of the city as you wander, allowing curiosity to guide your path and leading you to unexpected treasures. For those with an eye for beauty, Siena offers an abundance of delights waiting to be uncovered. Whether you're drawn to the grandeur of historic landmarks or the intricacies of local craftsmanship, there's something to captivate every soul. Take your time to soak in the splendour of the Duomo di Siena or seek out hidden gems tucked away in the quiet corners of the city. And let's not forget about the joy of shopping in Siena – an experience that promises to delight the senses and ignite your inner fashionista. Explore the charming boutiques and artisan workshops that line the streets, where skilled artisans await to share their unique creations with you. From luxurious leather goods to elegant lingerie, from artisanal perfumes to stylish footwear, each find is a reflection of your individuality, just waiting to be discovered. So embrace the spirit of adventure and indulge in the magic of Siena, where every moment is an opportunity to create memories that will last a lifetime. Whether you're drawn to the city's historic landmarks, its vibrant shopping scene, or simply the joy of wandering its ancient streets, today is yours to explore and enjoy to the fullest.


Experience Day

Santé e Relax: A Toast to Relaxation Today is all about indulging your senses and embracing life's finer pleasures. We'll start the day with a leisurely stroll to a nearby vineyard, where you'll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the art of wine tasting. As we arrive at the vineyard, prepare to be enchanted by the picturesque surroundings and the tantalising aromas that fill the air. You'll have the chance to savour a selection of exquisite wines, each one a testament to the rich tradition of winemaking in the region. Allow the flavours to dance on your palate as you learn about the unique characteristics of each varietal and the passion that goes into crafting these exceptional wines. But the wine tasting experience doesn't stop there. You'll also have the opportunity to sample local produce and olive oil, further enriching your palate with the flavors of Tuscany. From artisanal cheeses to freshly pressed olive oil, each taste is a celebration of the region's culinary heritage. After indulging in the delights of the vineyard, we'll take a guided tour of the cantina. Here you'll gain insight into the winemaking process and discover the secrets behind the production of these world-class wines. From the vine to the bottle, you'll witness firsthand the care and craftsmanship that goes into creating each vintage. Following our visit to the cantina, you'll have the rest of the day to unwind and relax as you see fit. Whether you choose to explore the surrounding area, indulge in a soothing spa treatment, or simply bask in the tranquillity of your luxurious accommodation, the choice is yours. Take this time to rejuvenate your body, mind, and soul, knowing that each moment is a precious opportunity to nourish yourself and find true relaxation amidst the beauty of Tuscany.


Departure Day

Ciao Bella. Ciao can also mean goodbye.... As our journey together draws to a close, we cherish the bittersweet moments of our final day. We'll gather for one last breakfast at the Adler Spa, savouring the memories we've created and the bonds we've formed. Then, with heavy hearts, we'll embark on our journey back to Rome, where we bid farewell, knowing that within you lies the wisdom and secrets to embrace La Dolce Vita...the sweet life...upon your return home.

sauna at the adler spa resort thermae

I know you're excited about the possibilities for your life…..and I am too

You've been merely existing in life, not truly living it, and the yearning for more has lingered within you for so long. More time dedicated to YOU, embracing YOUR true essence, and nurturing YOUR desires. And now, at last...


  • You're ready to let go of fear and finally chase after your dreams. It's time to turn those 'someday' wishes into 'today' actions.


  • You can imagine feeling confident in the knowledge that you are truly enough, just as you are. No more worrying about others' opinions of you.


  • You're certain that you'll feel energised and capable of prioritising yourself, indulging in the things you love without any hint of guilt.


  • And best of all... You can imagine the exhilarating rush of pure joy as you stand before the mirror, greeted by a reflection that radiates love and acceptance. With newfound confidence, you're empowered to ask for what you need, knowing that you deserve it.


You're excited because you know you can live the life you dreamed of, and all it takes is for you to say yes to yourself.

Adler pool on retreat

Is this retreat for you?

This retreat is totally for you if…

You're seeking a transformative experience that will reignite your passion for life and empower you to prioritise self intimacy.

You're committed to rewriting your story and stepping into a future filled with confidence, joy, and endless possibilities.

You're a woman who often finds herself concerned about others' opinions, yet deep down, you yearn to exude confidence and assertiveness, taking full control of your own destiny.
You're a woman who desires the strength to speak up for what you want and to feel empowered to do so without hesitation.
You're a woman who's dedicated herself to fulfilling the needs of others, yet you've reached a point where you refuse to let guilt overshadow your own needs any longer. It's time to reclaim your voice, assert your desires, and prioritise your own well-being with unwavering confidence and self-assurance. 

This retreat is not for you if…

You're unwilling to take responsibility for your own happiness or self-transformation. 

You tend to make excuses, adopt a negative attitude, or react defensively; our community is built on supporting and uplifting others, not bringing others down.

You lack belief in your own worthiness to achieve your desires, or you doubt that anything is possible through the power of positive intention and determination.

You're not ready to fully embrace the rollercoaster of emotions – from hearty laughs to soulful tears – and you're not keen on sharing warm hugs. 

You're unable to embrace a bit of flexibility. In Italy, things might not always happen exactly when they should, or they might be fashionably late. If you're not prepared to go with the flow and enjoy the relaxed pace of Italian life, this experience may not be the right fit for you.

Whats included and whats not

Whats included

What's included

Four Nights of Deluxe Accommodation: Immerse yourself in luxury during your stay at The Adler Spa, where each suite combines comfort with timeless elegance.

Hassle-Free Transfers: 

Seamless transport from the airport directly to the resort, ensuring a smooth start to your retreat experience.

Gourmet Dining Experience:

Indulge in the culinary delights of Italy with a daily breakfast buffet and four unforgettable dinners, each crafted to tantalise your taste buds with authentic flavours.

Daily Options:

From rejuvenating morning yoga sessions and soothing sound baths to exhilarating cycling tours and more, seize the day with a variety of activities tailored to your preferences. However, there's no pressure ... everything is optional, and there are no rules but your own.

Ultimate Relaxation:

Surrender to tranquillity as you immerse yourself in the therapeutic waters of five naturally heated thermal pools, each offering a blissful escape from the stresses of daily life.

Breathtaking Siena Excursion:

Embark on a captivating day trip to the enchanting city of Siena, where you'll wander through historic streets, explore charming boutiques, and savour stunning views around every corner. Whether you opt for a guided tour or prefer to wander at your own pace, each moment promises to be filled with magic and wonder.

Indulge in a Wine Tasting:

Embark on a picturesque twenty-minute stroll through the local countryside to a nearby winery, where you'll be treated to an immersive tour of the facilities followed by a tasting of their prestigious wine collection, perfectly paired with locally sourced cheeses and artisanal olive oil.

What's NOT included

Your round-trip airfare from home to Rome.

Optional Excursions, souvenir shopping, personal phone calls, spa treatments, taxis, laundry, and items of a personal nature.

Alcoholic and soft drinks

Personal, medical or trip cancellation insurance (highly recommended)

Hotel costs before/after the retreat

I can help with these if required.

Lunch is not included, but there is a restaurant on-site, and I encourage you to try the local cuisine in Siena!

Siena on retreat with Going Solo

Ciao! I’m Wendy and this is why do I do what I do

In short….I love to travel, and I know Italy is THE place to find yourself. 
For over 40 long years, I was ashamed of myself, believed I had no time to be me or do the things I loved, hated my body (that's putting it mildly), felt used, and thought I'd never be attractive. My life was mundane, and I thought I'd have to live with it forever because that's what sad people do – put up with the bad stuff to be liked and appreciated. I ate to comfort and protect myself from others...It would be a long, miserable life. 
It took me until my 50th birthday to change those thoughts. But I chose to change, and now I'm known as the
English woman who moved to Italy because it made her feel beautiful. 

I studied body image and emotional eating and became an expert in the 'stories' we tell ourselves and how to stop being hung up on what other people think of us. I learned that self love (or self intimacy as I prefer to call it) is the key to a happy life....and that is how I got to this point.

Today, I proudly lead Almost Perfect and Going Solo, empowering women to prioritise their own well-being and embark on a journey of self intimacy, regardless of age or circumstance. Through these initiatives, I aim to inspire women to embrace their authenticity, knowing that within each of us lies a remarkable individual waiting to be fully embraced and celebrated.

Once you summon the courage to unveil your true self, you'll uncover the extraordinary woman within – a woman who is unapologetically herself and undeniably amazing. 


Wendy Byard - Almost Perfect retreats in Italy

Your Questions Answered

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How many others will there be, will there be men too? There will be a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 12. This is a women only event.

What is included ? Click here, and I’ll take you straight to the information

What is your cancellation policy? A €300 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of registration, with the balance payable before the 18th of August 2024 Any cancellation made after the 18th of August 2024 will result in a total loss of funds. If I can fill your place after cancellation, I will refund the monies paid by you minus any discount I have to offer.

I'd love to come, but it would stretch my finances at the moment, is there anything you can do?  I chose this location because it's the perfect place to give you the space and luxury you deserve; however, I understand that life can be expensive. The deposit is €300. After that, we can arrange a payment schedule to help you budget. Please note that the balance will have to be paid by the 18th August 2024

I need a roommate – How do I arrange that? Don’t worry, I can take care of it! Before our trip, we’ll have a Private Facebook Group to get to know each other. If you find someone you immediately connect with, you can request to share with them, or I can match you up….at the end of the day, all the women on this retreat will have something in common, so you should get on like a house on fire. You can also bring a friend if you wish.

Where do I fly into, and is there transportation from the airport to the retreat venue?   You'll need to arrive at Rome Fiumicino airport (FCO) on October 13th before 3pm to join a group transfer and get settled in before dinner. I recommend you depart in the late afternoon of October 17th. We will have a group transfer so I will advise our departure time nearer the date If you prefer to travel from another airport or continue your journey, I can help you arrange that. Your transfer may incur an extra cost, so please ask for details.

Can you accommodate dietary restrictions? Yes, of course! Please let me know asap.

Can I stay longer? Yes! You can stay in Rome, Florence or any other part of Italy you'd like! If you need help arranging that, just let me know, I have access to a huge range of hotels and transport options and I'd be delighted to help

Is this retreat for me? Use the contact form and ask away!

Booking and Payment Details

To keep things simple:

  • For solo travellers, the cost of the trip is € 2991*

  • If you opt to share a room, each participant pays € 2820*

If you're traveling solo but open to room sharing, I'll match you with a compatible roommate.

To ensure a harmonious group dynamic, I'll personally connect with each participant before confirming their spot on the retreat. No automatic entries here (unless we've journeyed together before), ensuring everyone feels like old friends from the start.

After your initial deposit of € 300, you can split the remaining balance into multiple payments, we can discuss those details together. The remaining balance needs to be paid by the 18th August 2024.

Prices are shown in Euro, however I can accept payments in other currencies. Please ask for details.

*Early bird rates apply to the first 6 rooms booked. Once they're gone, prices will rise.


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