La Bellezza in Firenze!

Christmas in Florence

Florence, Italy – December 11-15, 2023

Dear ones. We’ve all been through so much these past couple of years. Adding to that, we know that for many of us the holidays can feel like more stress than savoring. More drama than delight. A few years ago, I took a detour and treated myself to something new. I wanted to have a different kind of holiday season where I could feel more connection and be inspired during the holidays. It was such a beautiful time that I decided to create an experience to share with others, so that they too could feel what I felt.

Let’s go to Italy during Christmas season!

Throughout the years, I have spent time in Florence during the Christmas season a handful of times. Each time, it becomes one of the most sacred and authentic holidays I’ve ever experienced. I love the way time stands still, people seem to be genuinely appreciating each other, and the streets are alive with vitality and life. It is twinkly and magical.

La Bellezza means “the beauty” in Italian.

It speaks of how we dwell in beauty as we celebrate life!

La Bellezza is December 11-15, 2023, Monday through Friday! During this unique gathering we’ll take time to celebrate the beauty of life itself. We will experience the pleasure of strolling, eating gorgeous foods, slow sipping, and just being in one of the most beautiful cities on earth. We’ll practice travel writing and have opportunities to pamper ourselves with body work.

My Holiday seasons in Florence have shaped my life in so many profound ways. My mind and heart became more open, more aligned with who I truly am. I’ve felt huge shifts within my personal growth. Being in another culture during the holidays has allowed me to let go of trying to always fix, solve or change things. I learned how to just BE in my life.

I’d love to have you join me in Florence during holiday season so that you too can remember your dreams, and the beauty of life.

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Trip Details

The La Bellezza retreat will include:

Beautiful and nourishing morning breakfast at our Conde Nast hot list boutique hotel, a trip to the Christmas Markets, cooking classes, free time to wander down ancient streets, a cozy nook to sit by the fire and rest, time to pause and absorb, body work and travel writing experiences, customized museum and city tours, an elegant night out at the ballet, lunches and dinners and savoring Italian cuisine at the best of a foodie’s dream in Florence! Each day Jane Reeves will weave teachings on self-love into all that we do. Florence is the perfect setting for all things amore!

I’m collaborating with some of my favorite people in Florence, including the incomparable Lisa Brancatisano of This Tuscan Life who curates one of a kind tours in Firenze. Lisa lives in Florence and knows it well. She’ll will guide us on “insider” tours which is the ideal way to experience fashion, food and art in Florence.

Does this sound dreamy enough yet?

Even dreamier is the incredible location where we will be staying. Ottantotto in Firenze. Ottantotto is an historic building located in the heart of the Oltrarno district in Florence. From the home-workshop of the renaissance baker, it was transformed into a noble residence and now restored into a Boutique Hotel. Each room has a special character, lots of cozy spaces throughout, and it is beautifully timeless. Explore more about Ottantotto by clicking here.

Holiday Retreating in Florence is all about enchantment. I can’t think of a more enticing way to welcome in joy than by experiencing the beauty of Italian culture.

Included in each package: 4 nights lodging, breakfast, lunch and dinner each day, custom tours with Lisa Brancatisana of @thistuscanlife (includes food, fashion, and art!), wine tastings, olive oil tastings, trips to the best Christmas markets, a night at the ballet, cooking class with an Italian Chef and more!

Cost for the retreat and private lodging is $2,800. Shared lodging is $2,600.

This retreat is open for individuals and couples of all kinds. Plan to bring your sister, friend, or partner, and experience the beauty and joy of Florence at holiday time!

Please do take a moment to review our FAQ and Retreat Cancellation Policy

Still have questions, book an Italy Discovery Call with Jane or visit our FAQ page.

Click below to secure your spot with a $1000 deposit. Radiant Jane Retreats will invoice you the remainder 90 days prior to your retreat.

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Inclusion Statement

We are committed to diversity and inclusion.

We believe strength, creativity and power comes from different perspectives, backgrounds and cultures.

We open-heartedly invite diversity in attendees including ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, size, religion, and physical ability.

We have created a program that honors every body, that is gentle and loving and supportive.

If you want to ask any questions about specific needs you have, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.