Tuscan crochet retreats

Picture a beautiful farmhouse, set on the breath-taking hills of Lucca, amidst the abundant olive trees and vineyards of the Italian countryside.  Imagine the most perfect place to crochet… 

…Welcome to your Tuscan crochet retreat! 

Tuscan crochet retreat

Enhance your love of crochet in the most idyllic setting. 

Join our crochet experts Emma, from Oh So Pretty And Clever, and Marina, from Bloodimary Art, on our all-inclusive, 5-night Tuscan crochet retreats.  

Indulge in your favourite hobby whilst taking in the best of what Tuscany has to offer. 

We aim to inspire you through the natural beauty of Italy.  Envelop your senses with a warm, welcoming atmosphere.  Awaken your taste buds with delicious home-cooked organic cuisine, and excite you with local culture and extraordinary experiences centred around your love of crochet. 

Re-ignite your creative spark and nurture your body, mind, and spirit with an abundance of nature, and magnificent views of the Tuscan valley and Italian countryside. 

Our Tuscan crochet retreats include: 

  • 5 nights all-inclusive luxury villa accommodation. 
  • Private chef. 
  • All meals – buffet breakfast, 2/3-course lunch & dinner. 
  • Unlimited teas, coffee, water, & juices, plus wines with meals. 
  • All crochet workshops & excursions with our expert tutors & designers. 
  • A wonderful gift bag containing luxury Italian yarns plus, all other materials and patterns to complement the retreat projects. 
  • Wine tasting excursion at the beautiful Fabbrica San Martino bio-dynamic winery. 
  • A guided walking tour of Lucca with a scenic outdoor crochet session. 
  • Lunch out in Lucca Town. 
  • Tickets to the renowned Puccini concert within a spectacular Romanesque church. 
  • Dinner at our favourite restaurant in Lucca after the concert. 
  • A day excursion to Florence. 
  • Outdoor ‘city crochet’ in Florence.
  • Traditional pizza festival dinner party at the Villa. 
  • Crochet showcase with prosecco & appetizers. 
  • Fiesta gala dinner on the final evening. 
  • Coordinated pick up & drop off from & to Pisa airport, Florence airport or Lucca train station (between 3pm – 5pm). 

Our Tuscan crochet retreats are set at the charming Villa Vistosa, a 350-year-old rustic Tuscan-style farmhouse located on the panoramic hill of Pieve Santo Stefano overlooking the historic town of Lucca.  This beautifully restored residence will be your home for 5 luxurious nights.  The villa boasts typical Tuscan panache, with high wooden beamed ceilings and quintessential terracotta tile floors, whilst ensuring superior modern comforts such as central heating and Wi-Fi. 

As you enter the home, you are greeted by a grand fireplace and the smell of an impressive wood-fired oven.  The fully equipped professional kitchen is where your private chefs will prepare the best of Tuscan and Italian cuisine throughout your stay.  

There are 7 twin/double rooms in total, all of which are finely furnished and complete with their own en-suite bathrooms. 

Each bedroom offers magnificent views over the surrounding Forci estate, with acres of olive trees, vineyards and forests stretching as far as the eye can see.  

The villa provides a peaceful and relaxing place to enjoy the outdoors, and you will be able to take advantage of the extensive private gardens.  With three pergolas, the space is perfect for alfresco dining and peaceful crochet.   

The swimming pool terrace is fully equipped with large tables, parasols and loungers, perfect for unwinding and enjoying the fresh Tuscan air. 

Italians have a great talent in being able to put their worries aside, even for a moment, to enjoy their surroundings and interact with their community.  This lifestyle refers to the art of slow living and is aptly named ‘lo struscio’.  Crochet is artful in its ability to melt away stress, and we have designed our Tuscan retreat to reflect this perfect Italian motto. 

Tuscan cuisine is appreciated all over the world for its fine, natural, and flavourful ingredients.  Our private chefs have been trained by Karolina Lenart, who trained in one of the best international culinary academies under the watchful eye of chef Gianluca Pedrini.  She has worked with the best chefs from Canada, Italy, Australia, and the US, and now takes pride in preparing the most amazing Italian gastronomy for you to enjoy during your retreat.  Each meal prepared for you at our Tuscan crochet retreats is in harmony with great taste, local produce, and the season. 

Giacomo Puccini was an Italian composer, descended from a long line of composers and regarded as the greatest and most successful advocate of Italian opera after Verdi.   

You will enjoy some of his most renowned works such as La Boheme, Tosca, and Madama Butterfly whilst surrounded by the most amazing Romanesque church setting.   


Our Tuscan crochet retreats are set in and around the historic town of Lucca in the Tuscan region of central Italy on the Serchio river. Nicknamed Citta d’Arte (City of Art), Lucca is surrounded by walls that date back to the 16th century and were designed by the famous architect Leonardo da Vinci. 


This amazing city doesn’t need much of an introduction!  Famed as the birthplace of the renaissance, Florence will immerse you in the arts, culture, history, and architecture.  We will spend an entire day taking in the wonderful sights of Florence, whilst enjoying some much-loved outdoor crochet.   


Volterra is a walled mountaintop town in the Tuscany region of Italy. Its history dates from before the 8th century BC and it has substantial structures from the Etruscan, Roman, and Medieval periods.

2023 Tuscan crochet retreats standard prices: 

£2850.00 per person (twin/double sharing) 

£3,400.00 per person (single occupant) 

Book your place with a minimum deposit of £500 (non-refundable), and pay the balance due 90 days before travelling. 

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