Pilates, Photography and Cooking holidays in Italy
Pilates, Photography and Cooking holidays in Italy


Travel update and advice:


With the current situation regarding the Coronavirus we understand that guests will have concerns regarding their upcoming holidays.We are monitoring the Covid-19 Coronavirus strain as closely as we can and will follow WHO (World Health Organisation) and FCO (Foreign & Commonwealth Office) guidelines wherever possible. In terms of the holidays that we have booked for this year we are fully intending to run these holidays and have villas, transportation, staff and venues already booked.


In terms of any insurance claims that you may have to make should the governing bodies mentioned earlier decide to advise “against all but essential travel”  or even more serious “against all travel” to your destination then it is likely that as long as you had travel insurance in place when you booked your holiday that your insurance company will refund your holiday costs, or if paid by credit/debit card you can claim from your card provider.


It is important to understand that if there is no WHO/FCO advisory in place, nor anything else to stop you going (such as a flight cancellation), it’s just that you’ve decided you don’t want to travel- formally know as ‘disinclination to travel’- then you may not be covered. 


Thank you for your patience and trust you will understand that each day brings changes which we will do our best to keep you informed about.


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If you have any questions please email us at info@life-holidays.com and we will be happy to help.


Sicily is continuing to be a great success, it's truly a beautiful location and we have added a new venue in Southern Sicily. We have also added a new villa in Tuscany, a new villa and location in Sardinia as well as our existing villa in Le Marche. For 2020 we are running our second Pilates Spa health and well-being retreat week in Sicily 09th-16th May and are really excited at what we have in store for our guests, call now to find out what's on offer.  In October we are  running another live life like an Italian week in our beautiful villa/farmhouse in Le Marche on the Adriatic coast. A chance to see how olives are grown, harvested and turned into oil. To see how the local people turn fantastic leather into beautiful shoes, this is the shoe capital of Italy. See how locals turn the rich red clay of the region into stunning pottery and make a pot yourself to take home with you. Watch this space for more details of our new and exciting venues.

Our second Health and fitness week in Sicily, complete with a brand new spa at the villa. One week only 09th-16th May in North West Sicily. 

Come and experience life like a true Italian. Pick some grapes, harvest the olives and turn them into oil, visit the local shoe factory and see how handmade shoes are created. Turn your hand to a little pottery and see how local craftsmen make exquisite pots. One week only 10th-17th October in Le Marche on the Adriatic coast.

Candice and the team are delighted with the feedback from our recent guests. Our villa in Sicily has been described as a jewel nestled in the village of Partanna. Our chefs have been producing some epicurean delights for them to feast on, and teaching them how to create those dishes. Our groups so far this year have been a fantastic mix of male and female, young and not so young. The balance has worked very well with friendships being established on every holiday. Our venues in Southern Sicily, Tuscany and Le Marche have also had great reviews and feedback and we look forward to adding some new locations in the future so our guests can enjoy even more of the Italian lifestyle. For us the true success of a Life Holidays experience are the friendships that are built and the fact that our guests want to return again. 



The beautiful region of Le Marche.

Le Marche, the third region, alongside Tuscany and Umbria, that makes up central Italy. It is pronounced "lay markay", is plural (Le Marche) and is sometimes translated into English as "The Marches".


The region lies on the eastern side of central Italy, between the Adriatic Sea and the high Apennine mountains and much of it remains unspoilt by the ravages of mass tourism.

The Adriatic coast has been a mecca for "sun n' sand" holiday makers for decades; but few venture far from the beaches. Inland, perhaps more so than anywhere else in central Italy, you will find places where time really has stood still. Compared to its central Italian sisters, here culture comes in more easily digestible proportions but quality, as at Urbino, is often of the very best.

Many visitors who come to Le Marche are looking for a taste of the "real" Italy, unsullied by mass tourism, yet welcoming to foreigners - if that's what you want, you won't be disappointed.


Our villa in Le Marche

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Check out our  dates for 2020 and for an update on the recent Covid-19  information please click below.

To request more information please call 44(0)20 7127 6542 or email info@life-holidays.com 


Life Holidays is fully insured with Tour Operators & Travel Agents Combined Liability Insurance.




International Travellers

We have many guests from all over the world and with our all inclusive holidays you don't need to worry about fluctuating currency exchange rates. Direct flights are now available from USA, Canada, South Africa and Australia to airports in Italy. If you need help or advice please contact us and we will be delighted to advise on the best options.


Learn pilates on the beautiful islands of Sicily and Sardinia, the stunning Le Marche region of mainland Italy or the infamous rolling hills of Tuscany.


Learn new skills in photography and find out how the professionals take stunning images.


Come to Italy and cook with our fabulous friendly Italian chefs.


Sicily in 2020.  Click here to see the stunning places we visit and our magnificant villa.


Le Marche in 2020. Click here to see what's in store in this stunning region of mainland Italy


Tuscany in 2020. Click here to see what's in store in this stunning region of central Italy


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