Dates: 01 – 08 Sept 2018
Location: Umbria, Italy
Small group: Maximum 12
Limited numbers, unlimited possibilities.
Price: £2190 (per person)
Based on two sharing a twin/double room
Single Supplement: £290
Double room, single occupancy
Outstanding private accommodation in rural Umbria.
Delicious healthy eating, infinity pool and balmy, Italian evenings.
All meals (and wine with dinner), transfers and tuition
One of the more challenging yet enjoyable jobs at Singing Holidays is finding the perfect place to stay. Our singing retreats are no exception, demanding as they do, their own exacting prerequisites.
First off, we need to find a private accommodation that can be ours, in its entirety, for 7 nights. It must be set within stunning Italian countryside and be lush and elegant, combining style with a feeling of home. There needs to be a beautiful swimming pool to laze by on warm afternoons and a glorious place for the morning, sunrise yoga.
We want a home from home, a nest where we can sing together and have one to one singing lessons – a place where we can develop our vocal passion and relax. It needs to be somewhere to hole up, eat healthily and laugh with friends. Somewhere safe. Somewhere restorative.
Shouldn’t be too complicated!
In September 2018, we’re off to a quiet spot in the Umbrian hills with the fabulous Lizzie Deane for a Singing Retreat in just such a place. With 4 hours of daily group singing, individual singing lessons (optional) and yoga specifically designed for singers, our 7 nights of exquisite, singing retreat bliss will leave you transformed and pampered in equal measure.
Our fabulous accommodation is a recently restored sizeable Umbrian farmhouse… perfect for a truly relaxing singing retreat in the “green heart” of Italy.
The house has many original and traditional features, combined with modern design and luxury finishings. Take original stonework, terracotta floors, exposed beams, open fireplaces and a “hear a pin drop” location. Mix this with polished concrete, a stunning modern stainless steel kitchen and luxury bathrooms, an outdoor wood-fired pizza oven…and you have a perfect place to enjoy a glorious week of singing. Fundamentally this is an extraordinarily spacious yet cosy family home with multiple inside and outdoor living areas where you can always find the perfect place to wind down and relax.
Of course, there is the stunning 20m heated infinity pool plus miles and miles of official “tracks” that are perfect for walking.
All our singing retreats are for small groups only, and therefore places are hugely limited. With a maximum group size of just 12, this is a treat of a holiday for the few. If you love singing and want to realise your potential in a safe and confidence inspiring atmosphere, then there can be no better place.
Taking you on this musical and vocal journey is the extraordinarily talented and empathic Lizzie Deane. Lizzie has performed and toured with many of today’s highly-acclaimed artists including Carleen Anderson, Mica Paris, Jocelyn Brown, Boy George, Belinda Carlisle and Howard Jones.
Having studied classical singing at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama before making the switch to jazz and popular music, it’s hard to imagine a more versatile singer. Add to this an enormously warm disposition and unassuming demeanour Lizzie is, in our opinion, the perfect person to take your musical hand and guide you through 7 nights of inspirational singing in an Italian paradise.
This holiday is fully inclusive. Reading music or being au fait in any particular genre is not necessary. Whatever your experience: old hand or a complete newbie, you’ll be sure to maximise your potential while having the holiday of a lifetime.
An exquisite Italian paradise
PG, Umbria Italy
EVERYTHING was done well. Nothing was too much trouble for Alex and Temi. The whole experience was really enjoyable and left me feeling so happy.I can’t wait to go on my next singing holiday!
'A memorable holiday!'
Singing by the beautiful Weißensee with the warm and hugely talented Unthanks delivered all that I’ve come to expect from holidays with Alex and Temi: a lovely setting, infectious good humour and the pleasure of music-making led by exceptional and delightful musicians. Throw into the mix an evening performance with local singers leading to a laughter-filled exchange of songs stretching into the wee hours and I’m left with memories of one of the most joyful experiences of my musical life.
Small is beautiful
We think it’s the little things in life that matter the most. That’s why we only take small groups on our singing holidays. We want you to eat in tiny restaurants where mamma still cooks the food and stay in cosy, exquisite nests that feel like home.
We want you to get the maximum from every opportunity – from the incredibly talented professionals who teach you right through to the inspirational performance spaces that might otherwise be inaccessible.
A small group allows us to focus on the little details that can make all the difference and on you as an individual rather than just a face in the crowd. Most importantly though, a small group engenders a warmth and intimate connection between ‘friends’ who just LOVE to sing.