Photography and Mindfulness Retreat at Numeroventi (sold out!)

20 to 24 May 2020 (4 nights / 5 days) - from € 900,-

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Date: Wednesday 20 May to Sunday 24 May 2020

Where: Numeroventi, Florence - Italy

Let’s slow down together, cultivate new skills and have our senses stirred. Join us in a unique combination of practicing presence and refueling our creative voices! 

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In this 5 day/4 night retreat we, Photographer Marieke Verdenius and Mindfulness facilitator Lisa Maduro will softly guide you into a ‘being’ mode, stimulating you to leave expectations and firm beliefs behind. And what better place to do that than in Numeroventi, an artist residency and exhibition place in the heart of the birthplace of The Renaissance - Florence Italy.

This Lifestyle Photography and Mindfulness Retreat will be all about inspiration, reconnection and intuition.

  • Inspiration because of the abundance this city has to offer, with its art, culture, antiquity and traditions. 
  • Reconnection because of our moments of silence in togetherness in our meditation sessions. 
  • Intuition by using our creative skills in photography and styling as ways of expressing ourselves.  

Let’s explore this together!

What to expect?

Just to give you a glimpse of the program; Inspired by the great masters of the Renaissance, we’ll visit a local market and collect fresh produce to create the most beautiful still lives in one of the unique spaces at Numeroventi. Using the city as our playground we’ll play with natural light, shapes and composition. We offer daily meditation sessions and mindful activities combined with creativity. 

Together we’ll have a lot of fun, create and explore! It goes without saying that we’ll also have time to wander around the city and indulge in local cuisine. Besides having our own chef cooking with the freshest and seasonal produce, we will also enjoy a few meals out in some of the finest local trattorias Florence has to offer.


What’s included:

  • 5 day itinerary with photography classes and mindful experiences 
  • 4 nights stay at creative space and boutique hotel Numeroventi
  • All of your meals, snacks and beverages
  • All private excursions
  • Welcome gift bag

For whom:

  • For those that want to explore new ways of creating
  • For those who are interested in mindfulness combined with creativity
  • For those wanting to gather with like-minded creative souls
  • For those that have always wanted to visit Numeroventi ;)


Airfare to Florence, transportation to and from airport, meals/drinks outside of the retreat activities, travel insurance (highly recommended).


  • € 900,-     sharing occupancy in double bed (sold out)
  • € 1150,-   sharing occupancy in separate beds (sold out)
  • € 1500,-   single occupancy (sold out)

50% deposit due at registration and when your participation is confirmed by Slow Escapes. Final payment due 01 March 2020.

About Marieke Verdenius

Marieke works as a professional stylist and photographer in Amsterdam. She creates visual stories for soulful brands, restaurants, magazines and entrepreneurs. From concept development to styling, art direction to photography, her work is honest and pure, with connections and content at its core. She loves working together to transform thoughts and ideas into tailor-made images that speak for themselves.

About Lisa Maduro

As a mindfulness facilitator and yoga teacher, Lisa’s mission is to promote a more balanced life by using tools as creative expression and mindfulness. Lisa founded Slow Escapes to explore different places and gather with people to celebrate life in new ways.

About Numeroventi

Numeroventi has created a peaceful retreat from the velocity of modern day life to host travellers that want to visit Florence from a different perspective.

All Images: Marieke Verdenius

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Date20 May 2020 Duration20 to 24 May 2020 (4 nights / 5 days) Pricefrom € 900,-



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