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OCTOBER 11-17, 2020



October 1-6, 2023

Join us, along with Amanda Tatom, in the spectacular Tuscan countryside for a week of nature, architecture, art, history, culture and cuisine. 


'She Let Herself Go' is one of my favorite George Strait songs. It provided the perfect namesake for this retreat: an homage to my Texas roots, my love for country music, and now the opportunity to see parts of the world that have remained a mystery to me and has presented itself through Regina and Duende Retreats. - Amanda Tatom


For five days and nights, join the firecracker Amanda Tatom as we savour, sip, steep, relish and devour every last bit of what bellissima Toscana has to offer. We'll embrace slow travel, engaging in authentic ways with the region's art, history, cuisine, landscapes and people. Designed to be a soul-nourishing, sensory week for the self, on this retreat you will let go of the demands of your days and be taken care of while enjoying the company of other like-minded women.  

"This kind of experience is a key to life. I'm convinced!" - Amanda Tatom 


Each day we will incorporate something for the senses, satisfying the mind, body and spirit. There will be plenty of time for indulging a variety of cultural and creative activities. When we aren't at the villa, we'll explore the UNESCO World Heritage Val d'Orcia, an off-the-beaten-path part of Tuscany that's featured in movies like "Gladiator," "The English Patient," and Franco Zefferelli's "Romeo and Juliet," and the recent Netflix series, "Medici." We'll visit hidden gems like a nearby Romanesque abbey, tour a prestigious Montalcino winery, and enjoy the most charming, medieval and Renaissance-era towns of Tuscany like Siena and Pienza. In the evenings we'll enjoy delicious meals prepared by the chef.


Our intention is to create an itinerary that balances your need for space and time with just the right amount of culture and community.  


We will be staying in a private villa which is part of a larger, family-owned estate. An hour and a half from Florence, and fifteen minutes from Montalcino (renowned for its rich Brunello wine) the villa is nestled amid some of the world's most inspiring landscapes. Surrounded by the family's olive groves and 600 hectares of vineyards, with a pool and several panoramic sitting areas, the grounds are perfect for plenty of peace and quiet...a great place to dance like nobody's watching.

The villa also has wifi, a washing machine, air-conditioning and our own amazing private chefs!


Prices are in GBP and per person. See inclusions below.



Single £3700 | Shared £2600

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Twin room or double bedroom with a stunning valley view. Guests will have the use of their own adjacent private bathroom. 


Single £3200 
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Lovely queen canopy bed located in the main villa with spacious ensuite bathroom shared with the neighboring twin bedroom.


Jasmine - S O L D -

Single £3900

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Large single queen room with spacious private en suite bath. Both bedroom and bathroom have stunning valley views. 




Single £3700 
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Single queen room in main villa with private bathroom located just outside the hall. 



Single £3400

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Queen room with stunning valley view & shared bathroom (sharing with max two other guests). Bathroom located just outside the door in the hallway. 


Lemon Blossom

Single £3700 | Shared £2600

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Located in lovely neighboring cottage, this downstairs bedroom has its own private en suite bathroom, pool and valley view. Guests staying in the cottage also have exclusive use of the cottage's kitchen and charming living area.



Single £3700 | Double £2600
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Double room with two single beds located in main villa. Guests will share their own private bathroom located across the hall. 


Orange Blossom

Single £3700
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Upstairs loft bedroom in cottage with private en suite bathroom, pool and valley view. Guests staying in the cottage also have exclusive use of the cottage's kitchen & charming living area. While room is private, there's no bedroom door.




Niccolo' & Alexandra 


Regina Tingle


Niccolo' & Regina 

Ciao, I’m Regina. I'm originally from Texas (born in Houston, raised in Dallas) but Italy is my adopted home -- I lived there for over a decade. (It's a long story -- yes, it involved an Italian and yes, we can talk about it over wine!) While there I was lucky enough to travel all over the boot-shaped peninsula, taking groups around to the country's most memorable places. During my travels I fell in love with so many places and made deep connections with the people, many of whom have become like beloved family. It's an absolute joy for me to show people around who will enjoy it as much as I have.


I work with an amazing husband and wife team from the area, Niccolo' and Alexandra, who help make our week in Tuscany smooth, seamless and magical. They are incredible hosts -- proud of where they're from and eager to share their beautiful homeland. Like me, you too will fall in love with their fun, friendly and warm hospitality.


Whether it's your first time or your umpteenth time in Italy, the intention is to offer you an experience that resonates on a soulful level, giving you a burst of inspiration that you can take back to your regular life. Whether you're flying solo or in group of gal pals, this trip is assured to bring you merriment, joy and connection -- both with yourself and with others. Can't wait to see you in bellissima Italia!


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One of my mottos is “it’s never too late.” Those words ring more and more true the longer I live. I got back into television at age 40. Fell in love again at age 45. Started my podcast at 48. I guess you could say I fell unwillingly into the second act of my life but have ended up savoring every moment and feel thrilled to be thriving!


Your circumstances certainly don't have to mirror mine: whether you are married or divorced, fresh out of college or a supremely seasoned queen, a hard working stay at home mom or master of the boardroom…no matter what stage of life you’re in, let yourself go! On this trip, on this adventure, on this experience. Every detail has been thought of, every beautiful thing put in place. All that’s left to do is pack your bags and come enjoy. I hope to see you in Italy!