The Unthanks in Tuscany

21/09/2024 -
26/09/2024
Tuscany, Italy
Small group - 25
£ 2050 - based on 2 sharing
£ 350 - single supplement

Illustrations by Rosanna Tasker

The Unthanks in Tuscany 2024.

Sing with The Unthanks

Sing under the stars on a Tuscan hillside, with uninterrupted views of the Mediterranean.

3-hour daily workshop

3-hour singing workshop each morning led by Rachel and Becky Unthank.

Simple, restful accommodation

Rural accommodation with stunning views.

Hand-picked restaurants

Thoroughly researched eateries away from the tourists and with the locals

Included : Everything but flights

Accommodation, transfers, all meals, all tuition.

Tell your story

We like small groups at Singing Holidays because some things in life are better in little packages. Wayne Sleep, for example. Diddy. A newborn puppy! Even diddier. A night in, just the two of you. Cosy. Or the one of you! Even cosier. Less is more.

The philosopher Nicholas Murray Butler once said, ‘The world is divided into three kinds of people: a very small group that makes things happen, a somewhat larger group that watches things happen, and a great multitude that never knows what’s happened.’

That’s why we believe a singing holiday with your favourite folk singers Rachel and Becky Unthank should be snug. Intimate. Time to chat, to connect and sing songs that resonate with who we are, where we’ve been and where we’re going. To sing about us and to listen to you. Not to get lost in tens of people but to glow in a nurturing nest of like-minded souls. Only within a small group can you be heard. Only within a small group can you truly hear.

Ethan Hawke says it best: ‘In singing our song, in telling our story, in inviting you to say, “Hey, listen to me, and I’ll listen to you,” we’re starting a dialogue. And when we do that, this healing happens, and we come out of our corners.’

Of course, there are other spin-offs when you’re in a small group. We can eat in little jewels where the locals eat. We can integrate into the community and become part of the fabric without bulging at the seams. We can be part of a warm, supportive circle while still enjoying those special one-to-one connections with new and old friends over a glass of wine.

So, what can you expect on this 5-night Singing Holiday with The Unthanks in Tuscany?

We’ll be staying in Vetulonia, a small Tuscan hill village with breathtaking views that sweep over uninterrupted treetops and kiss the Mediterranean. We’ll be able to enjoy big canvas sunsets daubed into the twilight and bathe in the soft caress of a pine-scented saline breeze.

We’ll often dine alfresco, eating the freshest, homemade local food, before gathering around a fire to sing songs that’ll float like Chinese lanterns out to sea.

Each day, we’ll have a full morning singing workshop with Rachel and Becky Unthank. The workshop will start with a vocal warm-up before learning a new style of music or perhaps expanding on a tradition you’ve already encountered. Either way, the singing will be fully inclusive, and reading music or knowing the genre is not necessary.

After the workshop, we’ll have lunch together, and then there’s free time to enjoy Vetulonia, wander off into the countryside, or perhaps dabble in one of the extra artisan courses on offer, such as pottery, baking, cooking, or natural textiles.

In the evening, we’ll meet again for an aperitivo before dinner. After dinner, maybe we’ll ‘come out of our corners’ and ‘tell our stories’ – magical.

Artisan Creations

Artisan creations

Delicious Food

Delicious food

Baciarino

Baciarino

Views From Vetulonia

Views from Vetulonia

Views From Vetulonia

Views from Vetulonia

Alfresco Dinners

Alfresco dinners

Views From Accommodation

Views from accommodation

Il Baciarino and friends

Our accommodation in Vetulonia is based around and includes Il Baciarino – a small family-run agriturismo and agricucina nestled in the hills of the Maremma overlooking the sea.

Il Baciarino (the kisser) will be exclusively ours for the duration. It has stunning views, a couple of swimming pools, a few donkeys, a wonderful singing space and a scrumptious restaurant and kitchen.

We’ll also be staying in several accommodations within a short walk of Il Baciarino. All our little nests are simple yet honest.

They are restful spaces to relax and enjoy nature while within ‘kissing’ distance of the village and its cafes and restaurants.

A little bird told me

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Summary

Price

£ 2050 GBP

Based on two sharing a twin or double room.

£ 350 GBP

Single supplement.

Date

21/09/2024
26/09/2024

Everything but flights

The price quoted includes everything except flights and drinks outside mealtimes. From pick-up to drop-off, we’ll be on hand to take care of every expense and every need.

Included

  • Transfer from the designated pick-up and drop-off point (normally the destination airport).
  • Any group transfer during your holiday.
  • Any group trips or events within the timeframe of your holiday, unless otherwise specified.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day of your trip).
  • All tuition.
  • Accommodation.
  • Concert promotion.

Experts

All of our experts are obviously outstanding, inspirational artists, however they’re also lovely human beings. Their priority will always be 100% on you and your development. They are an integral part of the week, so be prepared to make new friendships.

Friendship

You can expect to be among like-minded people who love to sing. You can expect a supportive, non-judgemental group and many laughs.

Nurtured and taken care of

Témi and Alex organize and run every Singing Holidays event. Unlike most holiday companies, we’re with you from first contact right through to our sad farewells at the end of your stay. There are no reps, no faceless office staff, no strangers picking you up from an airport. Just us.

Food and accommodation

Témi and Alex spend weeks recceing each holiday, so you can get the very best from your stay. Nothing is by chance — we check every restaurant, we eat every menu, we jump on every bed, we take a toothbrush and magnifying glass to every bathroom, skirting board and wardrobe. When you arrive, you can relax in the knowledge that we’ve well and truly done our homework.

Direct contact

From first encounter to said farewells at the end of your holiday, you’ll be in direct contact with either Alex or Témi. Singing Holidays has been running events in Italy and beyond since 2010, and one of our core values is to also keep things small and contained, so we can give you the best experience.

Insurance & data protection

Singing Holidays Ltd has full liability insurance cover with First Underwriting Ltd. We adhere to GDPR to protect your privacy and any data you submit via our website or sister website singingnest.com is secured with 128-bit SSL encryption.

Covid-19

Booking a holiday during a pandemic isn’t for the faint-hearted. However, if you book a Singing Holidays event, and then you are unable to travel due to mandatory country restrictions, then you will be eligible for a full refund (including any ‘non-refundable’ deposit payment).

Vetulonia
Vetulonia
Toscana
Italy
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Sustainable holidays with award-winning service. We are contributing to global reforestation and repairing damaged ecosystems. Every time you book a singing holiday, we’re busy planting trees and buying up land – helping to mitigate climate change.

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Singing Holidays Ltd. No. 11691653

Feefo Gold Trust Award - Singing Holiday Reviews
Feefo Gold Trust Award - Singing Holiday Reviews
Feefo Gold Trust Award - Singing Holiday Reviews
World Land Trust - Sustainable Travel with Singing Holidays.

Sustainable holidays with award-winning service. We are contributing to global reforestation and repairing damaged ecosystems. Every time you book a singing holiday, we’re busy planting trees and buying up land – helping to mitigate climate change.

A Loopy Soup Company
© 2024 Singing Holidays™ Est. 2009
Singing Holidays Ltd. No. 11691653