Upcoming Italian Holidays

Italian Holidays by Bridget McCarthy

A Roman Holiday Just for Women, October 10-16, 2018!

Calling All Women with Wanderlust!
Experience La Dolce Vita in the Eternal City!
A Roman Holiday Just for Women!
Shop, Eat, Drink, Get Cultured, Have Fun!
October 10-16, 2018

Want to travel your husband/partner/bestie can’t or doesn’t want to?
You & your besties are ready to travel & see it all but feel overwhelmed by the planning?
Want to feel safe & travel in comfort & style?

Simply book your flight & accommodations (we’ve got vetted recommendations at all price points!) & we take care of the rest!

Tour the many treasures of Rome, explore the best neighborhoods, savor local food & enjoy all the best the Eternal City has to offer. Let us take care of the details for you so you can immerse yourself in “la dolce vita”!

Whether it’s your first trip or your 100th, you’re sure to enjoy a new & beloved experience of a Roman Holiday with Bridget. Whether traveling solo or with friends, join us & meet fun new women!

Having visited Italy more than 7 times, Italian speaking California-born trip organizer, Bridget, crafts personalized experiences for you with a focus on unique & historical sites as well as enjoying lots of good food.

What’s Included:
1) Daily 2-3 hour Tours of Unique & Historic Sites, led by locals living in Rome
-Heart of Rome
Heart of Rome is a walking tour that will take you through the heart of the Eternal City, to famous sites like Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps, but also to lesser-known but equally breathtaking places like St. Ivo, St. Ignazio, Piazza di Petra/Temple of Hadrian, Piazza Colonna & the Prime Minister’s Palace.
-Galleria Borghese
-Circo Massimo & environs
An astonishing part of Roman history that is the oldest & largest open space in Rome.
-Aventine Hill, Giardino degli Aranci & environs
Take in the gorgeous views and peaceful atmosphere above the bustling city of Rome while discovering the old & new.
-Domus Aurea
An incredible example of Rome’s fascinating ancient history, pre-dating the Colosseum.
No explanation required, but I bet you don’t actually know much about it. Come learn!
-Ancient Rome on Segway
Visit some of the most significant monuments in Roman history, let us guide through Rome’s past, Ancient, the Middle Ages & the Renaissance.

2) Home Cooked Dinner at a Roman home
-Enjoy the unique opportunity to eat & socialize like a local!

3) 3 of the Best Food Market Tours
-Lots of eating is encouraged & inevitable!!!!

4) Several optional at cost activities to choose from:
Gelato, Aperitifs, Meals, Live Music & more Amazing Hidden Gems!
-You get to choose which optional at cost activities you want to add on. We’ll take you to incredible places to enjoy aperitifs, fabulous views, charming piazzas, local & innovative cuisine, live music & more.

Once we receive your booking with full payment, we will provide the list of optional activities. Optional activities must be added no later than Wednesday October 3, 2018. If added after this, we cannot guarantee space.

You can expect to spend about 4 hours together daily for the included activities, & an additional 4 hours for the optional outings.

This trip is for women only & is intended for women who want to travel, either alone or with friends, & join a group for daily activities without being totally “attached at the hip”.

Just $85 a day for a total of $599 to enjoy daily tours, exploring 3 of the best street markets & a home cooked dinner at a Roman home.
$0-$500 for optional additional activities. You choose what you want to do!

Contact Bridget for more info & to Sign Up!
+1925-257-2920  info[at]BreatheMoveBeWell.com 

See more on our Italian Holidays by Bridget McCarthy Facebook Page!


See below for info on our last retreat!

Sicily September 2017!

Sicily Dates Wednesday, September 27 – Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Join us for a restorative, fun and adventuresome retreat in NE Sicily!


6 nights accommodations in a restored monastery on 40 acres estate in NE Sicily
Daily “Slow Food” Organic Breakfasts
Daily PiYoMo classes (a blend of Pilates, Yoga & Movement) with Bridget McCarthy
Daily “Slow Food” Sicilian Dinners on site
1 60 min Massage by Adriana Agnoletto
Day Trips to Taormina & Mount Etna
Transport to/from local transit station to/from retreat site
Evening activities at monastery, such as movies under the stars, live Sicilian music, etc
Optional Supplementary Fee Activities:
Local Chef-led Sicilian cooking course with wine on site
Local Wine Tasting with Local Olive Oil & Bread on site
Additional Massages by Adriana Agnoletto

Each room with an en suite shower/bathroom (all bathtubs have shower attachments). All are wifi enabled and have amazing views of the Mediterranean Sea, the local vineyards, garden &/or Mount Etna!


Deluxe (within 1700’s lava stone building with lava stone walls)
Double Occupancy $1999 per person
Single Occupancy $2675
~300+ sq ft
~1 Bedroom with King Bed
~1 Bathroom with Shower
~Patio in the Garden
~Partial Mediterranean Sea, Vineyard view


Superior Suite (within main building)
Double Occupancy $2675 per person
Single Occupancy $3395
~500+ sq ft
~1 Bedroom with King Bed
~1 Living Room with Sofa Bed
~1 Bathroom with Shower
~Patio in Garden
~Amazing Mediterranean Sea view

Superior Suite (within 1730 lava stone building)
Double Occupancy $2675 per person
Single Occupancy $3395
~550+ sq ft
~1 Bedroom with King Bed & Sofa Bed
~1 Bathroom with Shower & Bathtub
~Patio in Garden
~Outdoor Shower
~Partial Mediterranean Sea, Vineyard view


Exclusive Suite (independent building, previously an ancient wine press, with lava stone walls)
Double Occupancy $3245 per person
Single Occupancy $3995
~500+ sq ft
~1 Bedroom with King Bed
~1 Living Room with Sofa Bed
~1 Bathroom with Shower
~Patio in Garden
~Amazing Mediterranean Sea view


Thank you for your interest in attending our September 27 - October 3, 2017 Sicily Wellness Retreat! Please complete the following information. Once submitted, we'll confirm your spot (assuming space is still available!) & will send along payment & trip information. Look forward to seeing you in Sicily!
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