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Casale di Clio: Writers', Artists' & Study Retreat in the Tuscan Apennines

Balance your time between creative projects (self-study resources available), walks, exploring the beautiful local area, day-trips to 'culture towns & cities' - and relaxation!


We offer short-term occasional accommodation (room rentals) for those wanting to be creative and/or to have time and space to reflect – particularly for those wanting to focus on literary, artistic, musical, historical, cultural or land-based endeavours. Come to write, draw, paint, compose or study; come with a specific project to work on, or come to play with new ideas and to seek inspiration – maybe come with no other aim than to ‘kick-back’ and enjoy some ‘time-out’ in a lovely environment. We have a library, wood-stoves, stunning views, fantastic walks and a location rich in cultural history. We hope that your stay here will, paradoxically, be both stimulating and relaxing! For full details, including lots of photographs, see our website.

Tuscany CIR: 046002LTN0117


We are sorry, but the house's position and access - and age - mean that we are not a suitable venue for those with significantly restrictive mobility issues.

Eco Practices

Renewable heating and hot water system installed Autumn 2023 (solar and wood from our woodland). We adopt a Permaculture approach to our lifestyle here: we are currently developing a 'minimum tillage' orto' food-producing area (an Italian rural allotment really). We recycle most materials - as much as we can.

Opening Times and Prices

Open all year round (with some breaks for us!) - why not come for a Slow Christmas or New Year Getaway! See website for room rates - from €350/week.

Directions and Travel

Vetteglia is a hamlet in the hills above Bagni di Lucca, in the Tuscan Apennines

Retreat Features and Activities

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