Welcome to our home in Umbria, Italy!

SR House and dasies

We can't wait to welcome you here!

Our Italian home is called Siliano Alto, a 9 Bedroom farmhouse split into 3 apartments, with wellness spaces for practitioners to work with you in groups or in private. The space is so flexible that we can cater to all of your needs and desires including many layers of privacy, rest and reflection, as well as shared spaces to enjoy food and group activities.

We have two resident cats called Puppy and Mr Fluffikins! They are outdoor cats, but are often found relaxing on the loggier upstairs by their food. If you have allergies, we recommend that you take one of the beautiful rooms downstairs. Also! We can cater for you bringing your dog with you. We adore dogs and will do everything to make sure that their stay, as well as everyone elses is a joy to be shared. With plenty of countryside to walk around and such a huge house to stay in, a well behaved dog would be most welcome.

For more information, email us on retreats@shineholistic.co.uk or take a look at our Retreats.

Travel Details

We are set in the beautiful countryside on the border of Tuscany and Umbria.

Our nearest train station is Chiusi-Chianciano Terme.
Our nearest local airport is Sant'Egidio Airport (PEG - Perugia)
Our nearest major airports are Fiumicino Airport (FCO - Rome), Galileo Galilei Airport (PSA - Pisa)

Each retreat will have suggested flights and an airport transfer both ways included in the price. Other times, flights and arrangements can be discussed and costed as required. We will always be happy to pick you up from Chiusi train station.
Train transfer from all airports is quite easy, and we can help you with tickets and directions.


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The incredible reality of the ever changing hot springs. ...

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A few miles from our hilltop home, we have what the locals call “The Millennials” Olive trees dating back 2000 years.

We often take a wee detour on our way out to our morning coffee and enjoy a walk among these 4 majestic trees.

It’s impossible not to take a moment and wonder about the history these trees have been witness to.

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The joy of getting back to retreats in May is so close!!! We are so excited. Sunshine, country walks, epic views, creative pursuits, wonderful people, delicious food and the best holistic treatments.
La dolce vita!
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Carla’s latest blog is in the bio. Why she fasts, what it does and then how she loves to indulge. That to her is balance. That is joy. That is la Dulce vita 🍦


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Hear about the last day’s adventure on the writers retreat.
Link in bio for more information and for the latest blog featuring @sophiemcnic experience of writing fiction for the first time, guided so wonderfully by @aga_lesiewicz


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The joys of being on the Creative Writing Retreat. Learning, writing, eating, exploring, playing, giggling, writing some more, forging fun connections with like minded people in the joyous lands of Umbria and Tuscany. Join us in May!! @aga_lesiewicz
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