WEEKEND COUNTRY RETREAT
1.5 hr drive from Rome at Agriturismo Le Belle Rane

Our weekend retreat program includes daily Pilates and Yoga, and Massage treatments. Agriturismo Le Belle Rane is located amongst the hills and valleys of the Sabine countryside offering a quiet and tranquil setting with a large outdoor pool and sun deck. The location is ideal for spending your free time hiking, R&R and visiting the surrounding areas.

Mary will be instructing the classical Pilates classes. The classes will be open to all fitness levels and even if you have never tried either of these activities this will be a good opportunity to experience this method. Pilates strengthens and stretches the major muscles, develops your core (the band of muscles below your chest), and teaches you mind body control. There will be a guest Yoga instructor and a certified massage therapist will be offering Massage treatments.

Included in your weekend retreat package:

  • Accomodation (single, double or triple rooms available)
  • Full Board (including wine) for special dietary requirements or allergies please inform at time of registration
  • Pilates Classes
  • Yoga
  • Massage treatments
  • Use of agriturismo facilities including the outdoor pool in season
Not Included:
  • Turkish Bath
  • Travel costs to and from the agriturismo
Getting to Agriturismo Le Belle Rane:
Arriving by car - directions available here
Arriving by train - transfer to the agriturismo can be arranged.

Exact dates will be announced for Spring and Fall. For registration, prices or more information please feel free to contact us.
Itinerary (Subject to change)

DAY 1:
  • Friday evening arrival
  • Welcome dinner to meet and greet all the participants
DAY 2:
  • Pilates class
  • Breakfast
  • * Free time or Massage treatments
  • Yoga class
  • Lunch
  • * Free time or Massage treatments
  • Dinner
DAY 3:
  • Pilates class
  • Breakfast
  • * Free time or Massage treatments
  • Yoga class
  • Lunch
  • * Free time until departure
* Free time can be spent using the facilities of the agriturismo.

All meals are prepared by the chef and host Marcantonio using the finest and freshest local ingredients. Special dietary and allergies requirements can be catered to, with notice at time of registration.

I will never forget the first day I was heading to my Pilates class. As I was walking along minding my own business, I overheard a cruel comment by a man on his bicycle (mind you, no great beauty himself, but you know what these things can do to a woman's self-esteem) who shouted out - in a heavy Roman accent - "What is this, the neighborhood of boilers with arms?". Since there was no one else around, I assumed said boiler with arms would be me. Flash forward to a year and three months later, and a path of constant and dedicated work with Mary's help. Not only do I stand taller, my core's stronger and my muscle structure transformed; not only did the boiler acquire a waistline, but on my first day on the beach, I actually got chatted up by a fellow beach goer. Can Pilates perform miracles? Well, it can and it does, when you add your own determination and willingness to change your lifestyle to Mary's caring and persistent guidance. Thank you Mary!

Liliana | Former WFP Programme Adviser