The Fleek Slow Living Retreat | Lake Garda, Italy

  • Fleek Retreats Fleek Retreats
  • Località Capitani di Sotto 1, 37011 Bardolino (VR), Italy
  • Jun 20 - 23, 2019 (4 days)

Event Highlights

  • Included in the price:
  • Pre-event Skype consultation to assess your goals for the retreat
  • Morning yoga classes
  • Bite-sized Italian classes
  • Cookery course with our own home-grown, Italian chef (2 hours)
  • Workshop on workspace ergonomics and postural health with two of Verona’s leading chiropractors
  • One-on-one and group coaching
  • Wine-tasting from the grapes grown just metres from the Villa
  • All of the meals for the duration of your stay will be prepared and cooked by our own private chef for the duration of the retreat*
  • Exclusive use of the swimming pool overlooking Lake Garda
  • Post-event Skype follow-up
  • And more...
  • We will try to accommodate any additional requests not included in the itinerary, however, these cannot be guaranteed.


Here is a sample of what a Fleek Retreat may look like. Although we would be delighted if you attended all the organised activities and workshops, there is no obligatory attendance at Fleek Retreats. This is all about you and what you want to get out of your time with us.

14:00 Check-in and start to unwind. Use the afternoon to unpack or grab a book and lounge by the pool
18:00 Welcome introduction and Italian Aperitivo on the lawn overlooking the lake
19:30 3 course dinner

07:30 Yoga and meditation
08:45 Breakfast
10:30 Un po’ di Italiano: An introduction to Italian and useful phrases
11:30 Workshop: Discovering your Fleek
13:00 Lunch
14:00 One-to-one: Following your Fleek
17:00 A delightful walk through the vineyard and olive groves followed by wine tasting
19:00 3 course dinner

07:30 Yoga and meditation
08:45 Breakfast
10:30 Un po’ di Italiano: An introduction to Italian and useful phrases
11:30 Workshop on workspace ergonomics and postural health
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Cooking Lesson: Inside an Italian Kitchen
17:00 Relaxing visit to a traditional Italian town
19:30 Gala dinner

07:30 Yoga and meditation
08:45 Breakfast
10:30 Un po’ di Italiano: An introduction to Italian and useful phrases
11:00 One-to-one: Going further with your Fleek
12:30 A Fleek Farewell
13:00 Depart

About This Event

Specialising in slow living Fleek Retreats empower people to make small consistent lifestyle choices through inspiring, weekend retreats.

The brainchild of Lucy Bidgood-Lund and Emma Bolus, Fleek Retreats was created out of their desire to teach people that anyone can adopt slow-living into their lifestyle. Here is how they define this in their own words:

"At our retreats we focus on teaching people the art of slow-living, which is principally working on your daily life and routine so you can spend more time doing the things you love and that make you feel good, through small consistent changes.

We spent a really long time on coming up with a name to describe our vision and then one day Lucy said what about 'fleek'? We believe that a person who is ‘fleek’ understands what makes them happy as they are confident in their own choices and decisions. 

The retreats are for a maximum of 10 guests, where they will enjoy a 4 day, 3 night stay in our beautiful Italian villa. We will be hosting a range of amazing workshops, from an Italian cooking class to mini Italian lessons, a postural and ergonomics workshop, daily yoga, wine tasting in the grounds of the villa, and personal development coaching sessions. 

We started Fleek Retreats because we wanted to share our experiences, having lived in the rat-race and been in positions in our lives, where we haven’t been happy with how things were going.  We are passionate about sharing how we made little, everyday changes and we want to help other people weave more of the things they love doing into their daily lives, and ultimately help them find their own individual ‘fleek’." 

 - Emma Co-Founder of Fleek Retreats

So are you ready to find your fleek?

Slow living isn’t about doing things slowly, it's about gaining time to do the thing that are most important to you. #MeGoals - Fleek Retreats

Venue Highlights

This summer we will be heading to the shores of Lake Garda to our own private villa nestled in the vineyards of the Veneto region. Exclusive use of all facilities including the swimming pool with the best view of the lake. This traditional Italian country casa feels like a home away from home.


Join us at this charming and inviting location for the true Italian experience.

The Villa Layout
The Ground Floor
The ground floor comprises of a beautiful open-plan kitchen, where our personal chef will prepare all of our meals; a spacious dining room; and a comfortable lounge to relax in.

The First Floor
The first floor consists of one double bedroom with an ensuite bathroom, two shared twin bedrooms with one shared bathroom (with bath and shower), and one WC.
Room 1 - Quintessential double bedroom with ensuite
Room 2 - Shared twin room (shared bathroom with room 3)
Room 3 - Shared twin room (shared bathroom with room 2)

The Second Floor
The second floor consists of two shared twin bedrooms with one shared bathroom:
Room 4 - Shared twin room (shared bathroom with room 5)
Room 5 - Shared twin room (shared bathroom with room 4)

Everything Else
This traditional Italian casa opens onto a raised lawn area, with a meandering path down to the swimming pool where you can relax on a lounger and catch some rays. This insta-perfect spot has stunning views of the lake, vineyards, and olive groves. From yoga on the lawn to aperitivo in the courtyard, our idyllic Italian casa has a range of spaces perfect for all of our dynamic workshops.

Only 25 minutes away from Verona airport and 45 minutes away from Milan Bergamo.


  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Tour Assistance
  • Coffee/Tea
  • House Keeping
  • Bicycles

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Ayurvedic
  • Meat
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free


We have our own personal chef at the retreat who caters to the groups specific needs, souring local and season produce.
The meals included are as follows:
Day 1 Arrival aperitivo and dinner
Day 2 Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 3 Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 4 Breakfast and Italian picnic to take away with you at lunchtime

Not included - ✗ Spirits and beer (wine is included)


It will take approximately 25 minutes to arrive via car from Verona airport and 45 minutes from Milan Bergamo. Please contact the event team who will be able to assist you with travel arrangements.

Cancellation Policy

100% deposit refund for cancellation 60+ days before event.
50% deposit refund for cancellation 30-59 days before event.
0% deposit refund for cancellation 0-29 days before event.
The remaining balance (total price minus deposit) is due upon arrival.
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