The Idler Retreat Deposit

idler retreat
Villa Pia


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Saturday 17th September to Saturday 24th September 2022

THIS RETREAT IS SOLD OUT.  Email to be the first to hear about the next Idler Retreat.

Join us for a week of idling in Italy.

In the company of the Idler‘s editor Tom Hodgkinson and Academy director Victoria Hull, you’ll learn about the history of idling and about philosophies that can help us flourish. You’ll see some of the very greatest Renaissance art. You’ll do yoga, read, walk, loaf and feast together. There will foraging trips in the Umbrian hills and a trip to the important medieval town of Arezzo to see the great works of Piero della Francesca.

You’ll go home with new inspiration and great ideas, having had a lot of fun into the bargain.

Find out about the Idler Retreat 2022 HERE.

“The balance of the retreat was perfect. There was plenty of time for me to sit and think. I loved the physical exercise. Tennis, table-tennis, walks. The talks were informative and genuinely inspirational and thought-provoking for me. The people were also great… Inspirational stories from varied backgrounds and generations. I learnt so much.”

View from Villa Pia at dusk


£1,200 per person if sharing a bedroom with two other people with ensuite bathroom (there is only one room at this price)

£1,420 per person if sharing a bedroom (with one other person), and a bathroom (shared with one other room)

£1,475 per person sharing a bedroom with en suite bathroom

£1,495 per person, single occupancy if sharing a bathroom

£1,650 per person, single occupancy with en-suite bathroom

A deposit of £500 is payable now, the remainder being due on June 17th, three months before the retreat.

To pay your deposit, please scroll to the top of the page and click the red button.

Please then email to tell us which type of room you would like to book.

Please note the deposit is non-refundable unless the retreat is cancelled due to Covid travel restrictions to Italy.

For more information about any part of the holiday please email Victoria on