Translated from the Italian, Bella Vita Living means "leading a beautiful life."         

It's a philosophy, mindset and perspective.

It's about taking cues from Italy.

 appreciating simple pleasures

 feeling passion in your life

 being grateful for every day you wake up

 not waiting for a special occasion to use your favorite plates

 savoring your food

 getting into deep, rich conversations with people without ever asking "What do you do?"

 dreaming big.. and then even bigger!

 marveling at beauty all around 

 bringing meaning to your days

 laughing for no reason at all 

Translated from the Italian, Bella Vita Living means "leading a beautiful life."         

It's a philosophy, mindset and perspective.

It's about taking cues from Italy.

 appreciating simple pleasures

 feeling passion in your life

 being grateful for every day you wake up

 not waiting for a special occasion to use your favorite plates

 savoring your food

 getting into deep, rich conversations with people without ever asking "What do you do?"

 dreaming big.. and then even bigger!

 marveling at beauty all around 

 bringing meaning to your days

 laughing for no reason at all 

Ciao.

My name is Carmel.

Italy got into my heart when I was 7 years old. It didn't matter that our family's long-anticipated trip coincided with a strike of all museums, taxis and baggage handlers. I couldn't understand what the Italians were saying, but I could feel them. 

When did Italy get into your heart? Or is the desire for Italy in your heart?

Whenever I am there, I feel like someone has turned my light switch on. In Italy,  I learned  how to live a life with meaning, with aliveness,  and with connection.

My intention is to inspire you to ignite and live YOUR Italian dream through community, retreats and long-term stays while showing you how to bring a little of that "gioia" for life into your everyday. 

Ciao.

My name is Carmel.

Italy got into my heart when I was 7 years old. It didn't matter that our family's long-anticipated trip coincided with a strike of all museums, taxis and baggage handlers. I couldn't understand what the Italians were saying, but I could feel them. 

When did Italy get into your heart? Or is the desire for Italy in your heart?

Whenever I am there, I feel like someone has turned my light switch on. In Italy,  I learned  how to live a life with meaning, with aliveness,  and with connection.

My intention is to inspire you to ignite and live YOUR Italian dream through community, retreats and long-term stays while showing you how to bring a little of that "gioia" for life into your everyday. 

"Thank you for a week full of fun, adventure and nostalgia...Thank you for giving us such a heart filled journey. Hearing you speak Italian and hearing the beautiful songs, transported me even more. Also allowing ourselves to be somewhat childlike lets us freely take ourselves to divine places like this without feeling silly. Carmel transmits such love and peace from a deep part of her heart. She is warmth and love wrapped up behind those beautiful blue eyes. Peace comes out of her pores. The lady is pure LOVE. Thank you for a wonderful week."

- Norma A.

I am different after this 5 day program because I am starting to have the courage to ask myself what I want to do, how I want to explore and live. I am finding comfort and more importantly inspiration in slowing down, looking around and smelling the roses... the depths of my heart and soul can be explored. I need not be afraid. 

I would absolutely recommend participating in one of Carmel D'Arienzo programs as her approach to life is filled with raw unfiltered sunshine even on the stormiest of days. Her perspective is refreshing and she has truly enriched my life through her teachings. Grazie Carmel! You are the best guide ever!

- Lisa K.

Since going on this 5 day "Roman Holiday" I have been so happy.  It has made me more creative and has ignited my playful side.  I had so much fun imagining what it would be like in Italy that I truly felt a connection. Carmel has such a wonderful way of making you step out of your comfort zone. 

  I highly recommend participating in one of Carmel D'Arienzo programs as she is such an inspiration to watch and learn from. She makes you feel like anything is possible!

- Joyce S.

TRANSPORT YOURSELF TO ITALY WITH MUSIC

 

My special gift to you: a curated Spotify playlist of all my favorite Italian songs designed to bring a smile to your face or a stirring in your heart .
Years ago, I would have made you a cassette tape - today it's a Spotify playlist. 
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