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Check our two NEW Retreats for 2025:
Truly Tuscany Retreat - Aug 30-Sept 6, 2025
Truly Florence Retreat - Sept 8 - 15, 2025

Yin Yang Yoga REtreat 
MAy 25-June 1, 2024
$3999 per person

What's included?

  • Accommodation for 6 days/7 nights in a private villa with exclusive pool & garden

  • All meals (at the villa and outside the villa)

  • Yoga/Pilates class every morning

  • Private museum tour of Camporsevoli

  • Hot Spring Visit near to Montepulciano

  • Lunch in a vineyard among the vines

  • Wine-tasting & tour of a small, family run vineyard

  • Access to a fully stocked kitchen throughout the week

  • All excursions including wineries

  • Train Ticket to Florence

  • Italian Cooking class and dinner

  • Transportation to/from each excursion

  • Pick up/drop off at the Chiusi train station

  • Visits to cities like Florence, Cetona, San Casciano dei Bagni, Citta delle Pieve, Montepulciano

What's NOT included?

  • Airfare

  • Travel Insurance

  • Transport from/to airport

Our Authentic Touch

Badia a Passignano

We speak Italian

Katie has been traveling/living to Italy for over 20 years. She speaks fluent Italian. Stefano, her Florentine husband, will be on this adventure with us as our driver. Fernanda, Stefano's mom, will be our chef for the week. She speaks little English. She has a heart of gold and a great talent of making the most delicious and simple recipes.

Small Group Travel 

Truly Italy prides itself on being focused on small group travel. Our goal is creating unique, authentic, bespoke Italian experiences that you will never forget. We seek out experiences you would not choose on your own. Welcome to authentic Tuscany!

Italian Family

You'll be among family while you are with us. No big coach buses. No tour guides holding a huge flower to follow. 

Italian insiders, Katie & Stefano as your guides and Fernanda filling our bellies with delicious Italian dishes. 

We'll enjoy intimate dinners where we'll reminisce on our day exploring the hidden treasures of Tuscany. 

Camporsevoli - Le Capanne Villa
May 25 - June 1, 2024
$3999 per person

Payment plans are available

About the Hosts

Katie Portanova

Italy Travel Consultant & Retreat Host

Ciao! I'm Katie born in the US but my heart has remained in Florence.


From a young age, I always followed my heart’s desire. I’ve been living on and off in Florence since 2002 when I studied abroad through Saint Mary's University in Winona, MN.


I’ve got almost 20 years under my belt of taking trains, buses, and visiting the most beautiful, secluded places in Italy. In order to live in Florence legally, I went as far as getting UK citizenship to obtain residency in my most favorite city in the world. It was well worth the wait. My heart leapt with joy once I made Florence my permanent home from 2009-2013.


During those years, I was lucky to find the love of my life. Stefano and I have a strong love for Florence & Tuscany. Being a Florentine, his heart, like mine never left. On our retreats, you'll meet Stefano who will be our driver and part-time chef. 

Since moving back home, my goal has been to keep Italy in my life any way possible, and thus, Truly Italy was born!

Throughout your week in Tuscany, you'll be present amongst delectable wines, splendid views, simple recipes and great company-


- You'll leave refreshed and that you had an authentic Italian Experience. 

Let's get you to Italy! :)

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Katie Portanova

traveling is about finding those things you never knew you were looking for

Melissa Capitano

About the Hosts

Melissa Capitano 

Owner, Yin Yang Pilates & Yoga, Yoga Teacher & Pilates Instructor

Hi! I'm Melissa Capitano and I'm a Pilates and yoga instructor who has been teaching since 2010.


I found Pilates when I lived in Northern Virginia. It took me a while to try it – I was a yoga snob! But Pilates gave me that same feeling of connection, structure, and flow that yoga had given me. 


I received my yoga certification from YogaWorks and Pilates from Balanced Body.


My teaching emphasizes alignment. I  believe strong alignment in movement helps you stay focused so that every session is a meditation on your mind/body connection and what you learn on the mat can transfer to your everyday life. 

In 2021, I found my community at Yin Yang. When I’m teaching Pilates or Yoga, I feel connected to my clients and to the present moment. I hope you find that here as well.


I can't wait to teach you Yoga & Pilates in Tuscany!!

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Camporsevoli - Le Capanne Villa
May 25 - June 1, 2024
$3999 per person

How to Sign up

Katie Portanova
Step 2: We'll call you within 2 business days to finalize deposit and payment plans.

This call is to help answer any questions about our retreat. We will also discuss which payment plan you choose.

**Add to your contacts so the email doesn't go to spam.**
Step 3: After our call, we'll send you an email with your invoice, Retreat Terms & Conditions to read and sign, & finally the link to pay your non-refundable deposit of $500.

**Payment plans are available**
Step 4: Start searching for flights to Bella Toscana!

The Trick to getting through life is always having a holiday to look forward to.

Melissa Capitano

Yoga & Pilates Classes every day in Tuscany

Melissa will be teaching each morning poolside at our private villa, Le Capanne.

She'll be offering also private one-on-one sessions in the afternoon for an extra charge. An experience not to be missed!

"Nothing except time is wasted in Italy"
-Thomas Bailey Aldrich


Join us in Tuscany May 2024!

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