Pilates Holiday in Tuscany

Inspiring small group journeys.
8 days from $2995
  • Holiday type: Cooking Tours, Pilates Holidays
  • Countries: Italy
  • Starts (city): Pisa
  • Ends (city): Pisa
  • Group size: 8 maximum
  • Trip style: Superior - 4 star
  • Tour code: 754

Learn pilates and cooking while having fun

Our Pilates holidays in Tuscany offer a chance for a relaxing retreat amongst the beautiful scenery that Tuscany is so famous for! Our Pilates holidays teach the body control technique and are taught by professional Pilates teachers. Our villa is surrounded by rich, relaxing and evocative natural scenery. Nearby ancient Olive groves and green meadows make for an ambient mix of shadows and quiet places: the perfect place to relax and inspire the body and mind. Our cooking lessons are relaxed, fun and hands-on. They take place in the kitchen of the villa, with everyone working in a group with the chef. For a break from the kitchen, you can explore the higgledy-piggledy charms of San Gimignano, the low-key walled elegance of Lucca or meander Florence’s winding streets.


  • Approx 10 Pilates lessons
  • 2 cooking lessons with our Italian chef
  • An afternoon visit to Lucca or San Gimignano with evening meal and wine in a local restaurant
  • A day exploring Florence with lunch in a local restaurant
  • Private wine tasting
Tour Leader

Candice Eales

Our Pilates Instructor, Candice Eales, is an Advanced Pilates Teacher who brings a wealth of experience with her many years of teaching. Candice is the director of Sports Pilates UK, the first program of its kind, bringing Pilates into schools and clubs through sport. Candice has recently attained a Level 4 qualification (the highest possible) through the BCPA and REP as a Back Care specialist through Pilates.

Alongside working with young athletes and sporting professionals and her Back Care Workshops, she lectures on the benefits of Pilates - from Health Care Professionals, to clubs and Corporate Training Sessions. Candice was senior teacher of Pilates at Champneys Health and Spa Resort for five years. She has also trained and worked with some of the leading Pilates masters in the world.

* If you book on a Pilates holiday with Candice she will contact you directly before the holiday to find out your Pilates background and medical history, so your lessons can be tailormade and therefore provide you with the ultimate fun Pilates experience! Beginners to Advanced welcome.

Solo Traveller Comments

Group sizes are usually about eight people and generally half are single travellers. Whether you're used to travelling alone or simply taking some time out for yourself, the relaxed, friendly atmosphere at all our venues is geared towards allowing you to be part of the group when it suits and striking out on your own when you want to.

This holiday is not just a typical touristic experience as it involves travelling with a purpose and the opportunity to see the genuine and local face of Italy. Our local Italian hosts have lived abroad and know exactly what to do to avoid making our guests feel like tourists. They will always be by your side and organise trips to places of cultural interest.

The ages of our guests vary. We understand that it is important to be with like minded people, so we always do our best to match ages for each group. Our guests are from all over the world - mostly from Australia, UK, USA, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa.

And most importantly for solo travellers - there is NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT!


Day One (Saturday)

Depending on your arrival time, there will be a transfer from Pisa Airport to the villa. Enjoy welcome drinks on the terrace followed by dinner prepared by our local chef.

Day Two (Sunday)

Energising morning Pilates lesson to start the day. After breakfast you will have a cooking lesson followed by lunch. The afternoon is free to enjoy as you wish, with another Pilates lesson in the evening before dinner prepared by the chef.

Day Three (Monday)

Pilates lesson in the morning following breakfast. Visit an excellent local winery for a private tasting and return to the villa for a light lunch on the terrace. Later a relaxing evening lesson before dinner.

Day Four (Tuesday)

Energising Pilates before breakfast and then you will visit a place of local interest, such as Florence or Siena. Enjoy a day sightseeing or shopping at leisure. Lunch today will be at an excellent local trattoria. Return to villa late afternoon for dinner.

Day Five (Wednesday)

Start the day with a Pilates lesson and breakfast. You will be free to relax at the villa by the pool or take a walk through the countryside. There will be another lesson in the evening before dinner. Possibility of individual Pilates tuition depending on numbers.

Day Six (Thursday)

After Pilates and breakfast you have another cooking lesson with the chef, followed by lunch. In the afternoon, the group will visit Arezzo with dinner at a local trattoria. 

Day Seven (Friday)

After our morning Pilates lesson, you can relax at the villa before lunch. Enjoy your afternoon relaxing at the villa, have your final Pilates lesson and in the evening a farewell dinner will be prepared for you.

Day Eight (Saturday)

After breakfast, transfer back to the airport, return home relaxed and rejuvenated!

Please note that this itinerary is subject to change, depending on the weather and allowing for the Italian ways!

Currently there are no dates available for this tour. Please email us if you would like to be kept informed about new departures.


  • 7 nights ensuite accommodation at a stunning Tuscan villa with pool
  • Approx 10 Pilates lessons
  • Exercise program to take home
  • 2 cooking lessons with our Italian chef
  • All meals and wine
  • Activities and sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Transport by private minibus
  • Airport transfers (at set times only)


  • Tips

You will be staying at one of our five Tuscan villas, tucked away in the countryside on its own private estate, set within peaceful grounds and surrounded by beautiful views. The area is well known for truffles and other Tuscan delicacies that you will be sure to sample. The luxurious bedrooms, all decorated in a modern style, have ensuite bathrooms.

Villa Ricrio

Villa Ricrio is tastefully furnished in the old Tuscan style. The bedrooms are located downstairs and upstairs. It's a distinguished mansion with a private swimming pool. Immersed in the green of the Tuscan lanscape, Villa Ricrio is not far from Volterra, San Gimignano and Catagneto Carducci, and is also near beautiful sea resorts like Marina di Bibbona, Catiglioncello and the Baratti's Gulf.

Villa La Frasca

La Frasca is set on the impressive private estate of Varramista, between Pisa and Florence in the heart of Tuscany. The estate is a 400 hectare park with its own vineyards and olive groves, and is surrounded by woodlands and green undulating hills. La Frasca is a spacious and elegant villa, decorated in soft Tuscan colours combining a mixture of old wooden beams and other traditional features, with every modern comfort. The large gardens overlooking the 16 hectares of vineyards is the perfect place for dining al fresco. La Frasca has a large and beautiful private pool.

Villa Arezzo

Villa Arezzo is a beautifully restored luxury farmhouse set among fifty hectares of olive groces, vineyards and woodlands, located between the Arezzo and Siena provinces. Excellent craftsmanship went into the renovation, taking care to maintain its unique old-world charm. The pool area, furnished with a gazebo, make this villa an ideal place to come and relax in the Tuscan countryside. Relax by the pool and enjoy the view overlooking the rolling Chianti hills.

Villa Lecceta

Villa Lecceta is set on the impressive private estate of Varramista, between Pisa and Florence in the heart of Tuscany. The estate is a 400 hectare park with its own vineyards and olive groves and is surrounded by woodlands and green undulating hills. Bedrooms are elegantly furnished, with modern comforts. Lecceta is situated on a rolling hill overlooking neat rows of vineyards. It has a private pool and is the perfect place for enjoying the sunshine and dining "al fresco."

Villa Monsonaccio

Villa Monsonaccio is set on the impressive private estate of Varramista, between Pisa and Florence in the heart of Tuscany. The estate is a 400 hectare park with its own vineyards and olive groves and is surrounded by woodlands and green undulating hills. Bedrooms are elegantly decorated, with modern comforts. A lovely swimming pool and courtyards are the perfect place to enjoying the sunshine.


"When we weren’t in the kitchen or doing pilates, there were also visits to some of the local towns and time to relax in the sun if you wanted it. Our trip had a mix of couples and singles, men and women; we all got on like a house on fire and it was hard to say goodbye at the end of the week. So I totally enjoyed the food and the drink, learnt to cook a wealth of new recipes, made newfriends and came home more toned without putting on a pound. My perfect holiday!"  Trudy Kelly

"Pilates instructor was first class, so knowledgeable - and a great person - couldn't have been better!!!! - Luca was really great too - nothing too much trouble. Also really nice to meet other single people."   Darren

"I love the variety of activities provided during the holiday - Pilates, cooking, excursions. It was very nicely paced too. There was enough time to just sit by the pool and not do much."  Natasha


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