La Terra Saggia – our new place in Italy

Since July 2021 we have been the owners and caretakers of this magical retreat place in Le Marche, Italy. After a few months of hard work over the summer, we were delighted to welcome our first groups. Creative and academic writing weeks, our detox week and silence week. The participants were unanimously enthusiastic about the location. As one participant wrote: …’in this beautiful setting where the inspiration seems to bounce back from the hills around this authentic place.’


Beautifully situated in the hills, at 15 minutes driving distance from San Severino lies a small hamlet, a borgo. Click here for to get an impression of the place.It’s in Italian style with a villa, a few smaller houses, a little church, a school, a swimming pool and a workshop for artists. Some buildings ready for us, others in rough construction with room for imagination and creative architecture. In addition, extensive farmland with olive and walnut trees, a little stream set in wild groves. A place ideal for our writing – creative and silent retreats. For agriturismo and some social projects that we already have in mind.  La Terra Saggia, that is how we call it. The wise earth, a new world is opening up to us.

Some comments about the place

‘Absolutely lovely – beautiful and inspiring surroundings, and I very much appreciated the “remoteness” of the retreat. I also felt really good in my room, it was huge and airy, and I loved that I had a nice view from my desk.  Overall, the accommodation was everything I could have wished for.’ Lisa R.

The place there in the Marches is really fantastic. The buildings and the way the rooms are decorated. Simple but with everything you need. The peace and sound of the birds the moment you wake up. In fact, everything is a source of inspiration.‘ Connie M.

Magnificent location in the Italian hills, with opportunities for beautiful walks and visits to San Severino.  The private room and bathroom were fantastic. The place  historically interesting.’ Marjolein B.

It is truly a retreat place. A retreat that allows you to do exactly what you came for. That is Artisa’s secret –.  And that makes me look forward to the next writing moment on site…’ Willemijn L.

swimming pool

About Le Marche

Le Marche is a region of Central Italy, known for its stunning landscapes, history, artistic heritage, and coast. It’s also famous for its authenticity, as this Italian region is relatively unknown.

Map Le MarcheThe region is located in the Central area of the country, bordered by Emilia-Romagna and the republic of San Marino to the north, Tuscany to the west, Umbria to the southwest, Abruzzo and Lazio to the south and the Adriatic Sea to the east.

Travel options

View on our olive trees field

You can reach us by car, train or flight. If you choose to fly,  the closest airport is Ancona. You can also fly to Perugia, Rome or Bologna. Click here for more info how to reach us.