Pasta la Vista

Tuscany, Italy

August 8 - 15th, 2021

Pasta La Vista Italy

After a long year of lockdowns and uncertainty, what could be better than relaxing by the pool, indulging in a delicious and satisfying vegan menu and enjoying the company of a group of supportive, liked-minded new friends. If you ask us, nothing! 

Our next Italy getaway is set to take place in beautiful Tuscany at the stunning Villa Medici di Lilliano Wine Estate. We’re thrilled to be joined by the uber talented and always hilarious Richard Makin of School Night Vegan as well as the vegan queen herself, Lauren Toyota from hot for food! Richard will lead us through a fantastic cheese making workshop and then be joined by Lauren for a second collaborative workshop where they’ll dazzle us with recipes from both of their repertoires!  Having not one but TWO fantastic vegan experts with us in beautiful Italy is a truly once in a lifetime experience. 

In addition to a full menu of mouth-watering vegan food, we’ll embark on a day of vegan wine-tastings, traverse the hills of Cinque Terre and wind down with a relaxing day at a luxurious wellness center. 

Italy is an amazing destination to discover, but can be challenging when it comes to finding plant-based food. So join us and be wined and dined in a beautiful villa on the Tuscan countryside!

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Pasta La Vista Italy Recap

Getaway Details

Sunday, August 8th : 2:00pm check-in at Villa Medici di Lilliano followed by opening dinner party and drinks.
Monday, August 9th: Family breakfast, lunchtime at the villa, evening spa excursion with dinner.
Tuesday, August 10th: Family breakfast, free time, dinner cooking experience with School Night Vegan and Lauren Toyota from hot for food
Wednesday, August 11th: Family breakfast, full day wine tasting experience with lunch, light family style dinner at the villa.
Thursday, August 12th: Family breakfast, free time, dinner cooking experience with School Night Vegan.
Friday, August 13th: Family breakfast, Cinque Terre excursion with lunch, light dinner at the villa.
Saturday, August 14th: Family breakfast, free time in Florence, closing dinner party. 
Sunday, August 15th: Family breakfast followed by check out & goodbyes. 

Our ultimate goal with these activities is to bring groups of like-minded, empathetic people together to connect, learn, grow and be inspired.

Schedule details subject to change
All meals included except during free time in Florence

Our Beautiful Italian Villa

Our Packages

Flight is not included in the above prices.
Alcohol will be serviced at opening/closing parties and at wine tasting experience.
Must be at least 21 years of age to participate.

Included in all packages:

    • 7 nights accommodation at a luxury Italian Villa (Villa Medici di Lilliano Wine Estate)
    • 3 special excursions (Spa Day, Wine-Tasting, Cinque Terre Day)
    • 3 delicious plant-based meals per day
    • 2 special cooking experience with School Night Vegan and Lauren Toyota from hot for food 
    • Airport transfers from Florence Peretola Airport 
    • Opening and closing parties 
    • 1 unforgettable experience 
    • 1 group of amazing new friends

For questions about the getaway or to book a call,
send a whatsapp message to

The Getaway Process

Step 1: Sign up
Step 2: Within a few days of signing up, you’ll receive an email with links to make a deposit to hold your spot as well as dates for final payment 
Step 3: Book your flight and travel insurance (medical travel insurance is mandatory, we recommend also getting travel protection insurance)
Step 4: Visit the doctor or travel clinic and ask about vaccinations you might need 
Step 5: One month before the retreat you’ll receive a guide to help you prepare for your trip and you’l be added to a whatsapp chat with the whole group so that everyone can start connecting and getting excited!
Step 6: Take off! 

Please note: If at any time throughout the process you have questions, feel free to reach out to Amanda at:
+41 78 755 68 32 on whatsapp or

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About Your Hosts

Amanda Persi


As The Getaway Co.’s founder, it is Amanda’s mission to provide inspiring travel experiences for compassionate people in stunning locations across the globe. With over 15 years working in PR and event management, Amanda has worked with everyone from Lady Gaga to Kendrick Lamar, to entrepreneurial groups, to corporate teams, and everyone in between! 

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Richard Makin is School Night Vegan! “As a long-time foodie, I had developed some pretty good cooking skills, but turning vegan was a whole new challenge! I had to retrain myself to cook without animal products. It was a surprisingly rewarding learning curve! I’m now a food stylist, recipe developer and food editor specialising in animal-free dishes.” -RM

Hot For Food Lauren Toyota


As one of the most recognizable experts in plant-based living, Lauren has made a name for herself as an inspirational voice of a generation. From YouTube to Twitter to Instagram, she has countless loyal followers, fans, and subscribers across the board! Currently she is devoted to creating authentic and engaging content on her YouTube channels, Lauren In Real Life and hot for food.