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Just returned from a fantastic week with Life Holidays. First time in the Scilly Isles and first time doing pilates, and both exceeded all expectations. Candice is both a great teacher and a wonderful host making it a fun filled week. Tresco is stunningly beautiful, with the New Inn providing very comfortable and well appointed accommodation, with friendly service. The additional activities included in the holiday from boat trips to spa treatments were all great experiences, and there was plenty of time for socialising over a drink (the delicious Tresco Abbey Garden Gin) and amazing seafood. If you are experienced at pilates or a pilates novice like me, I would thoroughly recommend this holiday. AG

"Firstly I want to thank you for a wonderful holiday - It was lovely meeting you and I did so enjoy the Pilates you are a great teacher. The villa was beautiful and everyone was lovely. You are certainly a very special person and a fantastic organiser and your attention to detail makes holidays like ours so special - thank you".    Sue.C.

Judith & Dick's response : "What was good ?: Almost everything was superb - the villa, the location, the hospitality, the hosts, the food, the staff, the relaxed atmosphere, the bed, the pool, the outside locations & restaurants chosen, even the pilates !" J and D.

"a wonderful Pilates holiday. The villa was superb and Candice and her colleagues made sure we were looked after from the moment we arrived. The food was beautiful (even that we made ourselves!) It is quite amazing to be doing a Pilates class round the pool in the sunshine - something I would recommend to every Pilates student. What impressed me most was the warmth and friendship of our hosts, nothing was too much trouble for them.
I would thoroughly recommend this holiday for novice and experienced Pilates devotees alike - it's a world away from what you know at your weekly classes back home!"  MJ.


"Thank you so much for organising our trip to Italy last week. Chris & I really enjoyed the holiday. Neither of us were very enthusiastic, Chris more so as he was playing tennis. I was very surprised how much I enjoyed your classes. You are a fantastic teacher and a great inspiration. It was all brilliantly organised and enormous fun. Marco & Claudio produced delicious meals, the trips out were very interesting and the weather was gorgeous. All in all a fantastic holiday!"  ST.

"Our Pilates holiday in Tuscany was a complete joy from start to finish. What I enjoyed most was:
 Doing Pilates outside by the pool was a great way to start the day and to wind down at the end. It made me feel virtuous - and that I'd earned the many treats that I enjoyed during the holiday. Even as a beginner I got a lot out of it. The private wine tasting with a formidable matriarch of Montepulciano was a great way to sample excellent wine, with local delicacies  as an unexpected bonus.
 Of course, shopping - from the exclusive boutiques in Florence to small hillside towns crammed with wonderful food shops, crafts and other beautiful items.  Just being in these spectacular towns and soaking up the atmosphere was a real pleasure.
Learning new recipes and cooking tips with Marco and Claudio - and eating the delicious results. Lazing around the pool and admiring the Tuscan views. Wonderful evenings spent with fun people with our perfect host and Pilates instructor Candice...
But ,most of all the pure relaxation of being on a holiday which was just for me - no-one else to worry about - made it truly memorable."  AS.

Dear Candice and David. A friend who had been to Partanna last year told me that if I didn't enjoy the experience in Sicily there was something wrong with me !! How right she was. What an amazing experience everything was perfect. The villa with its antiques and art work was breathtaking,  the food that Lucca served up was very special as was his hosting. What a professional all round young man and so personable. Ilse I've been a client of hers for years but she cleverly picked our group and it was a success from the start. You are right about making life friends we did. She was the glue that held us all together.  Honestly I could not fault anything every day was full of surprises.  I will come to Modica next year and cant wait. Cant stop singing your praises.  Thank you Janice L.  August 2019

Wow. Where do I start?

The accommodation was fantastic, first class.

Luca and Paulo such lovely and knowledgeable people; really enjoyed the cooking lessons. Angela was really attentive, just great. The excursions were brilliant - the boat trip was so personal and what a great team they are. We really bonded with the group and everyone was so friendly. It was refreshing to have pilates with Amanda, she made it fun and pleasurable. Fresh  food three times a day it was awesome !


I would just like to say a big THANK YOU for hosting such an enjoyable holiday.

 Not only did I eat drink and was merry ( very, on some occasions)  but I learnt a lot too.

A winning combination in my book!

 I really enjoyed the Photography and felt that I got such a lot out of it even if I felt a bit like a ‘mole’ on occasions. 

It was so useful to see other people’s work and to discuss how we could all improve our submissions.

David will be sitting on my shoulder saying ‘less is more’ constantly! 

The lesson on ‘seeing’ I learnt in Erice will stay with me forever.

 I am now a great fan of the ‘Zip and hollow’ mantra…..thank you Candice for letting me join the pilates classes as well.   B.G. from England.

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Everything came together in Sicily - the superb villa, outstanding food prepared by the charming Paulo, a real asset, and his lovely assistant, a brilliant boat trip plus the secret ingredient Candice who has a real flair for hospitality. The balance between activities, excursions and relaxing by the pool was just right. A great holiday.    Jane

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