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The women-only Tuscan escape you need to know about

This homestay experience invites women to relax, unwind and enjoy Tuscany in the company of like-minded travellers.

Tucked away between Florence and Siena, overlooking the 12th-century town of Greve in the stunning Chianti Classico wine region, is a restored 18th-century stone farmhouse. With breathtaking views, an infinity pool, beautiful interiors and welcoming communal spaces, this retreat is the home base of Tuscan Break, a new women-only immersive homestay experience.

International makeup artist Liz Bomben is the founder of Tuscan Break, and she’s been in love with Italy since her first sojourn there in 1987. Since then, Liz has returned many times to explore different aspects of the country, and Tuscan Break is the result of her dream to share the beauty of this region with other like-minded women. It took 10 years for Liz to find this beautiful pocket in Tuscany, followed by an extensive renovation of the property to turn it into the idyllic escape it is now.

Crafted for women over 35, the all-inclusive, week-long homestay experience caters to just six guests at a time and can be customised to accommodate special occasions such as birthdays or reunions. Tuscan Break eschews the box-ticking tourist sightseeing tour for an immersive, in-depth exploration of this specific region in Tuscany, exposing guests to the intricacies of local food, culture, leisure and landscapes. Each homestay includes authentic Italian experiences, from sipping drinks in the Piazza or people-watching on market day, to sunset rounds of bocce, wine tastings and cooking classes. A stroll through the picturesque villages with gelato in hand is also on the itinerary.

an infinity pool in tuscany
© Tuscan Break

What to expect from Tuscan Break

  • Transfers to and from the homestead from Florence train station
  • Welcome drinks upon arrival
  • Seven nights accommodation in a private ensuite bedroom
  • Daily breakfast
  • Five lunches
  • Complimentary tea, coffee and non-alcoholic drinks
  • All evening dining experiences, including home-cooked and restaurant meals
  • Wine and olive oil tastings at local wineries
  • Cooking classes
  • Village tours
  • All transport to arranged activities
  • Perfect for women travelling alone or with friends and family
inside of an italian farm house
© Tuscan Break

Upcoming events by Tuscan Break

2 – 9 September 2024: Annual wine festival in Greve, Chianti.
30 May – 6 June 2025: Fiera Antiquaria antique fair in Arezzo, Italy’s oldest and largest antique market.

Special guests

In September 2024, one of Australia’s most respected life coaches, Jane Boardman, will be joining the group to offer insights and advice on career, life and leadership. Food writer and photographer Emma Bickley will also be joining several homestays throughout 2024 to provide insights into the culinary arts.

How to book

If you’re ready to take off into the Tuscan sunset, you can register your interest online by submitting a booking request.

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