About our property, the Fortress, & the Studio:

Our 12th century fortress, La Fortezza, is the perfect setting for retreats, workshops, and events and weddings.The fortress is situated on 27 acres with an organic vineyard on our grounds. All guests enjoy wine from the vineyard, fresh produce from our organic garden, eggs from local chickens, and olive oil from the groves above.The expansive stone barn next to the main house serves as the Studio. It is perfect for a multitude of memorable experiences and gatherings.In the Studio, we offer a state of the art projection system and wi-fi.

We are located in Lunigiana, a region in Northern Tuscany, a one-hour drive from from Pisa airport.

Retreats and Workshops:

We have experience hosting and teaching dozens of retreats, workshops, and events, so we know what it takes to put together an excellent experience for everyone involved. We have an onsite Tuscan chef and can provide transportation and day trips for your students/attendees.

Beginning in spring 2019,  La Fortezza will be available for use as an event space for wellness retreats, photography or artistic workshops, bike tours, catalog photoshoots, and corporate retreats.

The light-filled outbuildings and guest quarters can accommodate up to 8 guests in shared rooms, plus a single room for the group leader (9 people total), and we have access to a fantastic B&B down the mountain if you need more accommodations. We can organize meals and excursions for you and your group. We can assist you in arranging every detail. We can arrange all meals on the grounds on the expansive terrace or overlooking the vineyard. We will handle everything, so you don't have to do a thing.

Whether you're seeking a spot for a yoga retreat or a unique catalog or client photoshoot, a wedding or a corporate retreat, we'd love to host you at La Fortezza. Annette is an experienced producer and workshop leader, and wrote "Picture Perfect Parties," a guide to effortless entertaining. Needless to say, she's is the perfect hostess.  She and her husband, Frank, have created the dream location, a one stop shop, in Tuscany. Let Annette arrange anything you desire; her experience will make hosting an event at La Fortezza stress free and filled with fun.

Dine on the expansive terrace overlooking the charming ancient village of Moncigoli and the Tuscan-Emilian Apennine mountain range. 

Experience la dolce vita while hosting a group at a very special location.

Email Annette with requests. Our calendar is filling up, so don't delay.