The Idler Retreat in Umbria

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Date(s) - 13th October, 2019 - 20th October, 2019

The Idler


With The Idler.

Spend a week idling, learning about ancient, medieval and modern thought, wandering around the great churches and artworks of Umbria and feasting in good company.

Our Idler Retreat takes place at the wonderful Villa Pia on the Umbria/Tuscany border. Idler editor Tom Hodgkinson and Academy director Victoria Hull will be your hosts.

Our tutors will be author, broadcast and philosopher Mark Vernon and author and art historian Tim Richardson, the Idler‘s art critic.

There will be a foraging walk in the Umbrian hills, yoga as well as a trip to Assisi.

The Idler Retreat is an opportunity to take a break from the hurly-burly to work out how you want to live your life while rambling around beautiful countryside, living the good life and taking in the scenery and art.

You’ll go home with new enthusiasm and great ideas for living.

A comment from a previous retreat: “I don’t think I have spent so much time in the company of so many warm, easygoing souls. Thank you very much for organising this marvellous week. You are both the best of hosts.”