“I travelled to Italy to go on my own journey towards self discovery,
now I want to inspire others to do the same.”
Maria Rocco – The Mom’s Retreat Director
Born in Toronto, Canada, the middle child of two loving parents, I always felt different from the other kids. Growing up I was too Italian for the Canadians and too Canadian for the local Italians. But any worries I had about where I truly belonged left, when in 1993, I made the decision to leave the country of my birth to start afresh in Florence, Italy.
Since moving here, I have done things I never thought were possible: I co-founded a successful camp for juniors and teens called Canadian Island, gave birth to the world’s most beautiful son, and built a life for myself in a new country. And while I have enjoyed this chapter of my life, the time has come to start a new project and a fresh challenge – sharing my story with others.Me&Mom in Tuscany draws on my own summer camp know-how and mom’s intuition to create a unique travel experience for families.
Located in the heart of Maremma, Tuscany, visitors to our luxury villas are given the opportunity to live their own ‘dolce vita’ experience with the people who matter most. Culturally enriching, inspiring and truly life-changing, our retreat gives moms, sisters, parents and children from around the world the chance to create shared memories.