Join best-selling author Rosie Meleady this October in Italy for a once in a lifetime experience.

We will spend 6 days (6th to 12th October 2024) in the hills of Cortona, Tuscany in a beautiful farmhouse with a stunning pool and private chef. This women only retreat will focus on recharging your inner self while having Rosie’s full attention to help find your inner muse and explore your creative writing potential.

This Rosie retreat and workshop is for you if you:

  • Always wanted to write a book (memoir, fiction, non-fiction) but don’t know where to start.
  • Would like to spend a week with amazing women, writing, exploring and experiencing life in Italy.
  • Want to make your writing go from meh to page turning.
  • Enjoy good food and open to having a good time.
  • Deserve to relax and recharge.

Whether you have never done creative writing before or you are an already published author, Rosie will help take you and your writing to a new level. This retreat will also include a unique Italian olive oil experience from tree-to-table, as well as writing workshops, exploring medieval villages and lots of fun and relaxation. 

This is a once in a lifetime experience. Places are very limited and by application.

What is Included:

  • 6 Breakfasts and Dinners
  • Farm to the table breakfasts and dinners home made by the chef (vegan, gluten and lactose free menu on request).
  • 6 Nights Accommodation 
  • Accommodation in a quaint Italian countryside apartment in Cortona (known for Under the Tuscan Sun).
  • Each apartment has its own kitchen, a bathroom, bedrooms, and amazing views.
  • Half day adventures to beautiful towns between Tuscany & Umbria including minivan transportation.
  • Group writing sessions and workshops with Rosie
Price from: €1750 

What is NOT included:

  • Airfare is not included. Nearest airport Perugia. Fiumicino Airport in Rome is a two hour train ride away. Florence is 1.20 hours away.
  • Airport transfers
  • Any other extra transfers or any meal excluded from the ones in the package.
  • Writing materials or laptops. Please bring your own and chargers.
  • We recommend you to purchase travel insurance which can refund you in case you had to cancel your attendance.

About Your Host Rosie Meleady

I write what I call Living Memoir – it is like a reality TV show in book form. I have written five books in my ‘A Rosie Life In Italy’ series, and within two years, my self-published books made over €100k, which allowed me to follow my dream of quitting my day job to become a full-time author. The series has now been taken on by a major US publisher. I have also written and published cozy mystery, rom-com, women’s fiction and non-fiction.

Many moons ago I taught writing and magazine editing at third level and won the International Women in Publishing award in 1996.

If you feel writing is a talent of yours, then you can do this too. You have had experiences that others can relate to or enjoy reading about. Or perhaps you just want to write for yourself or your family’s interest. Whatever your reason, during my workshop sessions I will give tips and advice on how to make your memoir/book into a page turner.


Places are very limited and are by application.

A place will only be held once the deposit has been received and confirmed. Please do not book flights until we have confirmed your place on the retreat.