La Bella Primavera

May 17-23, 2020

Experience Italy!

Join Master Teacher Linda Farrell and
 Hospitality Guru Mark Wood
on an Italian Spring Holiday Week

1 day and 1 night in famous Rome

6 days and 5 nights in magical Umbria

After a long winter, treat yourself well and discover the beautiful spring in Italy!

  • Immerse yourself in nature
  • Indulge your palate with delicious regional Italian food
  • Energize and enlighten yourself in our daily fitness classes featuring Pilates, yoga, strength and mobility
  • De-stress and restore with relaxing meditations, rituals and wellness sessions
  • Feast your eyes on classic Italian art, architecture, and medieval hill towns.
  • All in the “green heart” known as Umbria, famous for its pea-green hills, forests, delicious wines, black truffles and ancient Etruscan cities.

Why you should come

  • The weather in May is perfect: not too hot, not too crowded
  • Tourist season does not officially begin until June
  • We have chosen off-the-beaten path, special non-touristy places for an authentic Italian experience
  • We have weaved together a vacation week that kicks off in the fashionable Via Veneto in Rome and continues in the Umbrian countryside on a special holiday farm or “agriturismo”

The Best Part

Spend a blissful week in beautiful Italy in a supportive group environment!

Meet new friends or bring a friend or family member(s)

You can participate in as much as you like-it’s your holiday!

We have planned all the details, so relax when you get to Rome and let us guide you on a rejuvenating Italian journey…Won’t you join us? 

Our Italian Journey

DAY #1: Arrival to Rome-Benvenuto

  • Check in to the Gambrinus Hotel
  • Meet and greet with your fellow travelers
  • Explore the Via Veneto and Rome
  • In the evening, LindaFit Welcome Dinner at Al forno Della Soffita, just across from the Gambrinus Hotel
  • A beautiful night’s sleep will then prepare you for the week ahead

DAY #2: Travel to our hotel in Umbria

  • Breakfast at Gambrinus Hotel
  • Depart by bus and travel to Castel Giorgio, Umbria to Locanda La Quercia
  • Check in and explore property
  • In the afternoon we have LindaFit Pilates Plus class, followed by lunch
  • Free time is allotted to relax, swim, visit the spa, or enjoy a massage
  • After an unforgettable dinner, there will be a LindaFit Pilates Plus light class, plus meditation and group chat

DAY #3: Hike to Monte Rufeno Natural Reserve

  • Morning mobility and meditation, plus daily habits and rituals, followed by breakfast
  • After relaxation, a late morning LindaFit Pilates Plus Class
  • In the afternoon we have lunch, followed by a soothing, sensory hike to the Monte Rufeno Natural Reserve with its mixed woods, streams, ponds and flowers
  • In the evening, dinner is at our hotel, then a LindaFit Pilates Plus class, with a special focus on healthy hips and shoulders
  • Before bed, meditation and rituals for a good night’s sleep

DAY #4: Day Trip to Assisi

  • Mobility work, stretches, meditation and daily habits, all in preparation for a spectacular day
  • After breakfast we depart for a full day trip to Assisi where we visit the charming city St Francis made famous and its magnificent Cathedral
  • A packed lunch is enjoyed in nature
  • Dinner is back at our sweet farmhouse, followed by evening peace meditation, gratitude, and positive affirmations

DAY #5: Fitness, Free Time, and Wine Tasting

  • Morning mobility and meditation, daily habits and rituals, followed by breakfast
  • Late morning is a LindaFit Pilates Plus Class
  • In the afternoon we have lunch, followed by personal time
  • Guests may choose to read, relax, swim, stroll, sleep, bike, or book a massage
  • Late afternoon is a LindaFit Pilates focus on posture and core strength for a healthy pain free spine
  • Dinner tonight includes a wine tasting
  • Before sleep, there is evening meditation, goal setting, intentions, and visualizing the future

DAY #6: Orvieto and a Pizza Party

  • Mobility work, stretches, meditation and daily habits, then breakfast
  • Late morning is a LindaFit Pilates Plus class
  • In the afternoon, we depart for a trip to Orvieto with its medieval streets and inspiring Duomo, and to Civita di Bagnoregio, an old “dying city” noted for its Etruscan architecture and exotic location overlooking the Tiber River Valley
  • A packed lunch is enjoyed in nature
  • In the evening, LindaFit Pilates Plus with closing meditations and discussion
  • Dinner is a Pizza Party

DAY #7: Ciao Italia

  • Mobility work, stretches, meditation and daily habits, then breakfast
  • At 10:00 am, we depart from our precious farmhouse with exceptional memories, a new tool box full of ways to create a beautiful life, and an all new set of incredible friends
  • Arriverdici Tutti!


In the heart of verdant Umbria, in Castel Giorgio, only hills and nature surround the Locanda La Quercia hotel, a charming farmhouse renovated according to natural architectural principles

Completely environmentally friendly, the farm was built to satisfy those who seek to regain energy and wellbeing authentically

There is a holistic spa with yoga room, a restaurant with local, fresh cuisine, and seventeen rooms with en-suite bath and A/C

Surrounding the farmhouse is a green park with oak trees, century-old plants, and three natural spring water pools surrounded by volcanic rock, connected by a system of rocky waterfalls, with a large whirlpool bath in the center

The entire property is exclusive to LindaFit guests

Linda Farrell

Co-Founder, LindaFit Holiday Retreats

Facebook:  Linda Farrell

Instagram: @lindafitpilates


Linda Farrell has been a Pilates mat teacher for the last 25 years at Equinox and Broadway Dance Center in New York City.  She is the creator of the highly acclaimed LindaFit Pilates Mat Teacher Training Program, established in 2004 with over 60 trainings and 100’s of LindaFit teachers working nationally and internationally.  Linda is also the creator of the LindaFit Pilates Plus YouTube channel, offering Pilates, yoga, barre, strength, qi gong, and cardio workouts.  This popular channel has over 3000 subscribers and fans throughout the world. Linda’s knowledge, experience, precise cueing, soothing voice, kindness and compassion have made her a sought out teacher in the classroom, on-line, and at fitness conferences and events.
Linda’s media credits include features in Fitness, Prevention, and Elle magazines, and appearances on the NBC Today Show, and Live! with Regis and Kelly.  Linda earned her MBA in Marketing from Baruch College and a BA in Economics from Oneonta.  She is a certified NCPT through the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA), an ACE certified personal trainer and a certified yoga teacher through the White Lotus Foundation in Santa Barbara, California.

Mark Wood

Co-Founder, LindaFit Holiday Retreats

Facebook: Mark Wood

Instagram: @wolfpack_hospitality


Mark Wood’s distinguished hospitality career is best characterized by facilitating and producing world-class openings, successfully launching new brands, extending brands into new markets and mastering high profile openings and turnarounds.  He was responsible for the successful openings and turnarounds of restaurants and hotels such as Asia de Cuba, China Grill, COMMUNE, Canteen, Commissary, Disney Resorts Grand Floridian Beach Resort, Red Eye Grill, Rum Jungle, Red Square, Waldorf Astoria, Tavern on the Green and various Ian Schrager Hotels including St Martins Lane, Sanderson, Mondrian, Delano, Liquiteria, and Blue Print Cleanse.  Mark’s hospitality experience is derived from iconic brands in the most challenging markets of London, New York, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Miami.

Mark passionately pursues health, fitness, the healing arts and spirituality.  He is a life long athlete, and competitive business leader, who has made “peak performance processes” the centerpiece of his focus and engagement.  Mark also has a passion and love for the the healing arts and spirituality.  He studied yoga and meditation with Baba Hari Dass at the Mount Madonna Center in California and earned a master certification in Polarity at the Polarity Institute on Ocars Island in Washington.  Wood employed these skills in establishing a Wellness Center at the Seattle Pike Place Market complex.  Later on in his career, Mark combined his hospitality and wellness skills as a Director for Equinox Health & Fitness Clubs, making “peak performance processes” a centerpiece of his focus and engagement. A life long athlete, Mark instilled the value of teamwork and goal accomplishment into his daily chats with his subordinates and uses a similar platform in his inspiring group chats on fitness retreats. 

Pricing Per Person – 6 Nights, May 17-23, 2020

  • $350 deposit due at the time of registration
  • Payment due in full by March 1, 2020
  • To process your deposit, please email Linda at

Regular Pricing (after January 1, 2020)

Single Occupancy 

  • $2,100 per person

Double Occupancy 

  • $1,700 per person

Triple Occupancy 

  • $1,500 per person 

Payment Plan Available

Included in the trip:

  • 1 night in Rome at Hotel Gambrinus 
  • 5 nights in Umbria at Hotel Locanda La Quercia
  • All meals
  • Transport from Rome to Umbria
  • Day trip to Assisi
  • Day trip to Monte Rufeno Natural Reserve
  • Day trip to Orvieto and Civita di Bagnoregio
  • Wine tasting
  • All training sessions with Linda
    • LindaFit Pilates Plus ​
    • LindaFit Pilates Light
    • Mobility and stretch
    • Healthy hips and shoulders
    • Posture and core strength for a pain free spine
    • Rituals for a good night’s sleep
    • Meditation
    • Group discussions
    • Healthy habits
    • Peace, gratitude, positive affirmations
    • Goal setting, intentions, visualizing the future
  • A stellar, off the hook itinerary of training and FUN!
  • Private staff to look after you all week long
  • Client gift bags

Not Included:

  • Flights
  • Roundtrip airport transport in Italy (We can help arrange this for you)
  • Alcohol (except for our wine tasting)

Questions and Information

Please contact Linda with questions and concerns, or to set up a call.

Cancellation Policy

$350 penalty if cancelled prior to March 15, 2020

No Refund if cancelled on or after March 15, 2020, but you may sell your spot

Subject To Change

All details are subject to change, in order to improve the clients’ experience.  

Applications and Waivers

Applications must be received, waivers must be signed.

Apply with us!

LindaFit Holiday Retreats requires an application in order to get to know our clients, their interests and preferences, and as well, their expectations so that we may exceed them.

Once you submit your application, someone will be in touch within 24 hours.

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