La Dolce Vita Northern Italy Retreat & Travel Experiance


Where you will be immersed in La Dolce Vita (“the sweet life”) through the 
elegant balance of deep mindfulness practices, inspirational classes, and
joyous Northern Italian experiences.

La Dolce Vita Italy – Luxury Retreat/Vacation

JUNE 2023

Join us for the trip of a lifetime!

During this luxury Retreat/Vacation, you will be immersed in La Dolce Vita – “the sweet life” through the beautiful balance of deep mindfulness practices and joyous Northern Italian experiences.

Leave your troubles behind as you soak in healing waters of Lake Garda, receive spa/wellness treatments, sip wine, eat fine foods, and explore the beautiful Northern Italian cities of Lake Garda, Venice and Cortona.

Tap into your Soul with the guided centering practices of meditation, breathwork, Tea Ceremonies, and Yoga classes led by Spiritual Teacher Alisha Olivier Park.

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Hosted at the Grand Hotel Fasano

Ancient romantic village on the picturesque Lake Garda.

The Grand Hotel Fasano is a 5-star hotel on picturesque Lake Garda, the largest lake in Italy located on the edge of the Dolomites halfway between Venice and Milan. 

The elegant suites, the gourmet restaurant, the amazing AVEDA Destination SPA and the beautiful wellness centre make this unique retreat the perfect place for a luxury holiday and from which to explore the fantastic landscape of Northern Italy.

Your Guides

Alisha Olivier Park

Alisha Olivier Park, creator of the Healing from Within ® program is a world-renowned Spiritual Teacher and Mentor. She has dedicated the last 20 years to guiding others to the root of their unconscious emotional habits while teaching them how to love themselves and live in alignment with their purpose. Alisha found her beginnings learning and teaching alongside Deepak Chopra at the Chopra Center. Through her work at the center, she received the education of a lifetime working with the greatest Spiritual teachers of our time. Alisha travels the world sharing wisdom and inspiration through Sacred ceremonies, gatherings, and retreats.

Steven Kaufman

Steven is an entrepreneur and yogi living in the rolling hills of Assisi, Italy, with his wife and two young boys. He has been practicing yoga and meditation for over 15 years and is passionate about sharing his lifestyle of health, wellness, and communal living with others. Steven first came to Italy in 2013, and "it was love at first sight." Having lived there for over 7 years, it's a pleasure to share the Italian culture and beauty with visitors.

The Experience

7 days of “la dolce vita” in breathtaking Lago di Garda (Lake Garda) with day trips to Venice and Cortona

Day 1: ARRIVAL DAY – Welcome, Ground, & Discover

  • 3:00 pm Check in to Grand Hotel Fasano
  • 5:00 pm Welcome circle w/ Alisha & Steven
  • 7:00 pm Welcome Dinner

Day 2: Rest, Relax, & Restore

  • 7:45-9:45am am Wellness Class w/ Alisha*
  • 10:00 am Breakfast & Group Check-in
  • 1:00 pm Lunch Break & Free time
  • 2:30 pm Boat trip (Exploring local towns) or Free time
  • 7:00 pm Dinner

Day 3: DAY TRIP TO Venice

  • 7:45-8:45am am Wellness Class w/ Alisha*
  • 9:00 am Breakfast
  • 9:30 am Depart for trip to Venice
  • 12:00 pm Lunch on your own
  • 2:00 pm Boat ride to Morano
  • 3:00 pm Glass blowing experience (Not included in tuition)
  • 9:00 pm Return to GHF

Day 4: 

  • 7:45-9:45am am Wellness Class w/ Alisha*
  • 10:00 am Breakfast
  • 11:00 pm Optional Cooking Class or Free time (Not included in tuition)
  • 1:00 pm Lunch Break
  • 4:00 pm Optional Experiences or Free time 
  • 7:00 pm Dinner
* Wellness Classes include practices of Yoga, Meditation, Tea Ceremony, and talks on Personal Growth.

Day 5:  Vision, Intend, & Manifest 

  • 7:45-9:45am am Wellness Class w/ Alisha*
  • 10:00 am Breakfast
  • 11:30 am Local wine & olive oil experience
  • 1:00 pm Lunch at Conti Thun Winery
  • 4:00 pm Freetime
  • 7:00 pm Dinner

Day 6: DAY TRIP (Dolomites or Verona)

  • 7:45-8:45am am Wellness Class w/ Alisha*
  • 9:00 am Breakfast
  • 9:30 am Depart for day trip
  • 1:00 pm Lunch on your own
  • 2:00 pm Further Exploration
  • 5:00 pm Return to GHF
  • 7:30 pm Dinner at GHF

Day 7: Explore, Expand, & Celebrate!

  • 7:45-9:45am am Wellness Class w/ Alisha*
  • 10:00 am Breakfast
  • 11:00 am Trip to town (gifts, last sights)
  • 1:00 pm Lunch Break & Freetime
  • 5:00 pm Closing Circle & Celebrations
  • 7:00 pm Celebration Gala Dinner


  • 10:00 am Breakfast
  • 11:00 am Check out of Grand Hotel Fassano

A list of what's included and what's not


  • Daily La Dolce Vita Wellness Classes with Alisha Olivier Park
  • 7 nights Luxury accommodation in Double or Single Occupancy Rooms
  • 7 breakfasts, 5 dinners (including Gala Dinner)
  • 2 Day trip
  • Fruits, Teas, and filtered water
  • Free use of spa: swimming pool & gym
  • Boat Trip Lake Garda
  • Local wine & olive oil experience + Lunch
  • Yoga & Meditation Supplies 

Not included:

  • Airfare
  • Transfers to/from Grand Hotel Fassano
  • 2 dinners out, lunches, and ALL beverages
  • Free time activities i.e. Spa treatments, 1:1 sessions w/Alisha etc., optional resort experiences  
  • Transportation to/from day trips

Rooms & Amenities

Elegant and sophisticated rooms for an intimate stay at Salvadonica, in the heart of the Florence countryside.


Give yourself precious moments of leisure in the green of nature, with the panoramic swimming pool and the Tennis court surrounded by vineyards and olive groves.


Every morning a sweet awakening with a rich buffet breakfast, sweet or savory, with vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options.


A massage service for every need to relax or tone your body and spirit.


To make your holiday even more unforgettable, Salvadonica offers you a wide range of essential experiences. From food and wine routes to walks or horseback rides through the Tuscan hills, from picnics in the vineyards to romantic dinners, to a fantastic hot air balloon flight over the lands of Chianti. The dream begins now.

local wine & olive oil discovery

Valtènesi is a territory, that includes the South-Western part of Lake Garda. This area is famous for the production of wine and olive oil. During this tour we will visit three local producers; The first stop will be the Costaripa farm, and then continue with the Tosoni oil mill and finish the experience at the Conti Thun court, where a light-lunch is also provided.

Venice trip with glass blowing experiance

After a early morning departure from our hotel we'll make our way to Venice. The first part of the day will be exploring the ancient city with its endless canals. After lunch we'll take a short boat ride to the famous Island of Murano where we'll get a tour of a glass blowing factory and get to experience first hand the art of glass blowing.

Flavors of Italy

You will learn how to cook typical Tuscan dishes with a professional Chef. One of the most pleasant aspects of a holiday is the discovery of local cuisine. Savoring the typical dishes and the characteristic flavors of a region is an additional opportunity to discover its culture and traditions. A fun, instructive and enjoyable experience that will allow you to recreate the unique taste of your Italian holiday at home whenever you want.

Day trip to the Dolomites or Cortona

For the second day trip you'll have the option to choose between adventure or romance. The Dolomites are a world famous UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE site know as one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in the world. The day will be spent exploring a part of the dolomites with plenty of hiking and exploration. For the romance lovers, we'll spend the day in Cortona. Another WORLD HERITAGE SITE and the city of Romeo and Juliet. The day will be spent learning the history of Verona as well as exploring it's many gems.

1:1 Mentoring Session with Alisha ~ 1 Hour Session ~

This personalized mentoring session will assist you in becoming aware of what shifts need to be made to move forward in your life. Receive insight and tools that will allow you to transform your perspective so that you can go through any challenges and take inspiring steps forward.


The Cost:

7 Day Northern Italian Retreat
  • Single Occupancy: $6,800
  • Double Occupancy: $5,800
Early Bird Pricing Until February 14th:
  • Single Occupancy: $6,300
  • Double Occupancy: $5,300
We have limited occupancy of rooms with Lakeside views and those are an additional $200. 
***Have a friend who might be interested? For every friend you refer we’ll discount your trip by $250. 

Getting to and From:

Lake Garda is around 1 to 1.5 hours outside of Milan. We recommend people fly into Milan a couple of days before the retreat in order to adjust to the time difference and have an opportunity to explore Milan. 
From Milano Centrale (the main train station) you can take a train to Desenzano del Garda. We’ll pick you up there and it’s about 1/2 car ride to the hotel. 
The train ticket is around €15 one-way. 

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