Who is this retreat for?

The Mediterranean Life Wellness™ Retreat is for anyone who wishes to enjoy the best of Tuscany in a healthy setting.  Participants should be medically and physically fit for travel and the ability to participate in activities. 


What is included in the cost of the retreat?

Almost everything!  We will pick you up from the Pisa airport or Lucca train station at a scheduled time and bring you to the villa.  Your room with private bath and access to the villa grounds and internet access is included along with healthy meals, snacks, biodynamic wine and excursions (guides, tickets, transportation, restaurant meals).  Your scheduled transportation to the Pisa airport or Lucca train station on your day of departure from the retreat is also included.  Travel to the Pisa airport/Lucca train station is not included in the cost of the retreat.


How will I get to the retreat?

You are responsible for your air travel and we recommend that you fly into Pisa airport or take the train to the Lucca train station from your final destination.  From there we will pick you up!  We offer one pick-up time at 5:00 pm at the Pisa airport and afterward at the Lucca train station.  You will driven to the villa.  One drop-off time, leaving the villa at 10:00 am, will return you to the Pisa airport or Lucca train station on the day of departure.  If your travel plans fall outside of these times, you will be responsible for your transportation to the villa.


Should I purchase travel insurance?

We require that you purchase travel insurance to cover medical expenses, baggage, accident, loss or damage to property, cancellation and curtailment, personal liability, legal expenses and emergency.


How much does the retreat cost?

The cost of the retreat depends on the itinerary that you select. This will be discussed during our planning sessions.


How do I pay for the retreat?

Upon registering for the retreat, you can make your 25% deposit via PayPal to the account linked here:  https://www.paypal.me/mediterraneandiet.  

Once your deposit is received, your place is reserved.  The remainder of the cost should be mailed by check or money order (made out to Michelle Qaqundah, ND) to the following address no less than 6 weeks prior to the date of the retreat:

            Mediterranean Life Wellness Retreats

            P.O. Box 20665

            Juneau AK 99802


What happens if I need to cancel my participation in the retreat?

You will need to cancel your reservation by e-mail to the following email address:  mediterraneanliferetreats@gmail.com. If the cancellation is received before 6 weeks within the retreat date, you will be reimbursed the amount minus the non-refundable deposit.  If the cancellation is received within 6 weeks of the retreat date, no amount of the program price is refundable.  Again, we require that you purchase travel insurance for unforeseen circumstances. 


Is the site of the retreat wheelchair accessible?

The Casa Fiori villa has a rich history dating back to before the use of wheelchairs.  Unfortunately, it is not wheelchair accessible at this time.


Can food allergies and/or intolerances be accomodated?

Some food allergies and intolerances can be accommodated.  Please contact us and tell us about your specific requirements before booking and we will let you know if we can accomodate them. 


Is this retreat tax deductible?

This retreat should be tax deductible to health practitioners who wish to develop their skills in counseling patients on the prevention of disease with use of the Mediterranean diet and lifestyle.  You should discuss all tax questions with your accountant.