La Dolce Vita

At Home in Italy

and Within Yourself

April 27 to May 6, 2024


La Dolce Vita - The Sweet Life

a small group tour for 10 days on the Riviera di Fiori on the Ligorian Coast, Italy

with daily side trips

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Most people travel to Italy to see the famous monuments, architecture and other sights.

La Dolce Vita is about experiencing how the Italians live: the slow pace, the enjoyment of beauty, good food and wine, but most importantly, being with each other around the table.

This trip will allow time to paint, write, or wander in some of the most beautiful places in Italy.

Come discover La Dolce Vita within yourself!

Tour Dates

April 27 to May 6, 2024

A message from Christi Corradi, travel director, through Mastering the Art of Life

I invite you to experience what I have discovered is the true meaning of La Dolce Vita.

This trip to Riviera di Fiori, is a beloved holiday destination for local Italians because of its beauty and culture.

It is also the home of my husband's family, who invited us into their homes and allowed us to truly experience the sweet life.

We lived in the region for 6 months when our son was young and visit there every chance we get. I want to share this special place and the lifestyle of what Italians call La Dolce Vita, the sweet life.

Visit the part of Italy where Italians vacation.

Feeling at Home in Italy and In Yourself


La Dolce Vita translates from the Italian as “the sweet life.”  Made popular around the world by Federico Fellini’s film in 1960, this phrase has been used by Italians for many years and is an integral part of the culture of Italy.

Languid walks among vineyards and olive orchards, lazy meals with family and friends, taking time to appreciate and share the land that inspired so many artists and, of course, vacations on the Mediterranean Sea are all part of experiencing La Dolce Vita.

Now is your chance for a once in a lifetime journey to Riviera di Fiori and experience the sweet life for yourself!

Nestled between the breath-taking peaks of the Maritime Alps and the azure blue waters of the Mediterranian Sea, the province of Liguria is known for its quaint cobble-stoned villages, olive groves and peaceful landscapes.

A morning stroll through quiet streets, a glass of wine shared with friends or an afternoon painting in a vineyard are all ways to capture the sacred essence within yourself with lots of time for quiet contemplation and inspiration as we look within ourselves to find what is truly meaningful.

So pack your sun-hat and walking shoes and “vieni in vacanza con noi!”

What Travellers Are Saying About Our Tours

Experience the beauty of the Italian Riviera -- the area where the Italians go for vacation.

HotelBellevue-arial view of cove
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Tour Itinerary

Dates subject to change (not likely)

We'll have leisurely daily side trips with time to paint, write, or wander.

Small Quaint Villages

Castle Ruins

Cooking Class

Making Pottery

Local festivals and market places and antique market

Tour and lunch at an olive farm

Wine tasting

Many dinners that are provided in unique paces:

  • First night at our hotel with family of Christi and Jerry
  • In the homes of our cousins

Special Interests of travelers considered.


4-Star Accommodations on the Mediterranean Sea

A choice of accommodations at Hotel Bellevue at Mediterranee in Diano Marina, Italy, a four-star Michelin-rated exclusive hotel overlooking the sea. Hotel of great tradition situated in a beautiful location on the seashore, with a magnificent view of the Gulf of Diano Marina, very close to the pedestrian city center and the walking promenade, it has indoor and outdoor seawater swimming pools, a private beach, air conditioning, and wifi.

Cost Not Including Airfare

$4500 per person, double occupancy, Classic Room with a balcony facing the sea

EARLY BIRD PRICE: Must be approved. If $500 deposit is made and balance paid in full by January 1, 2023, $3900.

Space limited for this special offer. 

***Do not book airfare until trip is confirmed. As soon as we meet the minimum needed to make the trip go, we will let you know and give you 5 days from that time to cancel if you need to. And we will give the go ahead to book your trip.



Junior Suite Upgrade with a big terrace with sea view and a small living room, without extra beds, not distinct from the nighttime area.

Suite with Lounge Upgrade a nice spacious room with terrace facing the sea and every comfort for a pleasurable stay.

Superior Double Room with a sea view and terrace with lounge chairs and umbrella.

Single Room with a city view. Some rooms have a balcony.

Depends on availability.


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A Word About the Food

If you love seafood, you'll have all the choices you could want.

And of course, there will be many other choices. The Italians know how to eat well.

Want to know more?

We'll have information events virtually and possibly in person in Santa Rosa, CA as well.

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What's Included

  • Hotel accommodations (note: extra charge for single supplements when/if available)
  • All breakfasts
  • Three group dinner celebrations
  • 1 picnic day celebration
  • All ground transportation during our tour
  • We are staying in a town where it is easy to walk to places.
  • Creative transformational experiences at several locations
  • Tour Packet: Upon registration each person will receive a confirmation letter, a full day-by day itinerary, and special information pertaining to destinations.
  • Other specialty opportunities
  • A Facebook group page where we can all post our photos.

What's NOT Included

  • Round trip airline tickets from your city of origin
  • You are on your own for all of your noon meals (lunches) except for our special picnic, and all but three (3) group dinners. Please note that the cost of alcoholic beverages are NOT included in our dinner celebrations.
  • Special opportunities may be offered at an extra charge
  • We, as your hosts, will provide tips for the drivers and tour guides. You may choose to give additional tips for services.
  • Travel insurance
  • Overseas health insurance

Your Tour Leader

Christi Corradi portrait

Christi Corradi, Life Mastery Consultant & Art Therapist

Working in the arena of Personal Empowerment for three decades, Christi Corradi’s experience has culminated in her career as a Transformational Life Coach (LMC) and Art Therapist (ATR). Christi is a Life Mastery Consultant, certified through the Life Mastery Institute, and has worked over the last 6 years directly with Mary Morrissey. Her specialty is combining the elements of ART and LIFE to guide people to create a life they LOVE.


Through empowerment workshops, programs and tools, she helps participants to think outside the box and get un-stuck so they can create their life as a MASTERPIECE.


Christi is author of “The Creative Way in Five Minutes a Day” a vision-driven program to awaken creative thinking with a daily practice. She  uses proven strategies that help stop self-doubt and fear, and develop personal faith, self-love, and confidence that will carry us toward bigger dreams and a more expansive business or personal life.


Christi has produced programs that included such notable speakers as Dr. Michael Beckwith (featured in The Secret) and Rickie Byars Beckwith, Rev. Edward Viljoen, international speaker and author of The Power of Meditation, as well as Dan Millman, author of Way of the Peaceful Warrior.


Christi has shared the stage with Mary Morrissey at her DreamBuilder Live event, and has spoken at business forums and spiritual centers throughout the United States and Canada.

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