Montalto della Marche






Villa della Valle, Italy (le Marche)


Going on a retreat is taking a break, giving yourself time for personal development, mindfulness and relaxation and to recharge your batteries.



Personal Development by Joanita Bonnier

Each day we will take four hours to experience, understand and apply the four dimensions of Emotional Intelligence, using our full brain:


  • Self awareness;
  • Self management;
  • Social awareness;
  • Social skills/ relationship management

The higher up the career ladder the more important Emotional Intelligence becomes. Studies have shown that Emotional Intelligence determines 85% of your success as a leader.

We will make use of reflection, self-reflection and mindfulness. We will become experts in giving and taking ' Time to Think '. We will learn to control our bottom -up emotional brain with our top-down executive brain.

By practicing the use of both brains at the same time, we will experience what empathy and `open awareness` really mean. How they help to improve our social awareness. And how we can apply these techniques to improve our performance and manage and cultivate our relations at work and in our personal lives.



Italian Cuisine by Anuscka Bonnier


  • Daily extensine breakfast;
  • Each day an Italian lunch and dinner;;
  • Coffee, tea, water, soft drinks and wine are always ready
  • 1x een lunch of dinner at a typical Italian restaurant;
  • 1x Italian cooking class
  • 1x pizza night

Italian restaurant We will take you to a typical Italian restaurant with La Cucina Marchigiana.

Italian cooking class You will enjoy an Italian Cooking course; prepare antipasti, fresh pasta with sauce and a typical Italian dessert. All this will take place in the large kitchen of Villa della Valle. The dishes are served while enjoying delicious local wines.

Pizza night On pizza night you will prepare your own pizzas and bake them in a real Italian pizza oven.


Relax and Recharge by Anuscka Bonnier


  • Wine tasting
  • A nice long walk up the hills or alongside the beach
  • Visit one of the beautiful historic cities like Ascoli Piceno, Fermo, Ripatransone and Offida
  • Shopping in San Benedetto del Tronto or in Porto San Giorgio   
  • Late evening hot tub

Wine tasting Villa della Valle offers you a view on the beautiful vineyards of 'Poderi dei Colli'. You are invited to visit the vineyard 'Poderi dei Colli' and taste the different excellent wines.

Recharge your batteries Nothing works better than a change of scenery. Take a long walk and enjoy nature or visit a historic city and/ or spoil yourself on a shopping tour.

Dutchtub For those who want we will heat the hot tub and offer you a late evening Dutch-tub with a delicious glass of wine under the beautiful Italian sky.


You sleep in Villa della Valle, the pièce de résistance. Villa della Valle can accommodate 10 persons, but be aware that all beds are doubles. U slaapt dus met een goede vriendin van uw werk, uw netwerk of uit uw vriendenkring op 1 kamer.

This explains the title: a Business Friends Retreat. You will share the bed with your friend from work or private circle.

You will only need your bedroom for sleeping. If you need moments alone there are more than enough places in and around the house to be on your own for as long as you like.

The offer is All-inclusive, also the restaurant and the wine tasting, with the exception of travel costs.

The price of the unique arrangement is CHF 1200 p.p., excluding travel costs.



Autumn 2014 - Spring 2015


Saterday 13 - Tuesday 16 September, 2014


Saterday 11- Tuesday 14 October, 2014


Saterday 28 - Tuesday 31 March, 2015


Each above-mentioned retreat will take place as soon as we have 8 registered attendees.


If you like to know more on the content of the personal development Workshops please contact Joanita Bonnier: /

For more information on the accommodation, the offer and to reserve your places on one of the dates please contact Anuscka Bonnier: /


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