Calm your mind and challenge your body in as little as four days at The Ranch Italy 4.0! Over a long weekend, Thursday – Monday, you’ll participate in an active program designed to help you jumpstart a path towards better health while leaving with mental and physical results along with medical insight. This program is ideal for solo travelers, couples or groups and perfect if you want to improve your overall wellness but can’t commit to a full week or wish to end a trip to Italy with a healthy reset.
Limited to 25 guests each session, this experience takes place at Palazzo Fiuggi, a new medical wellness retreat nestled in one of Italy’s richest naturalistic areas, just 50 minutes from Rome. The daily schedule mirrors The Ranch Malibu’s signature no-options program. Each day includes a four-hour morning mountain hike, nap time, afternoon strength and core training classes, restorative yoga and a daily massage.
As in Malibu, hikes are meant to be done for time rather than distance, with a varied trail each day. You’ll scale elevations over 2,000 meters as they trek the Apennine Mountains that surround the Lazio region in which Fiuggi is located. The scenery varies from forested canopies, open meadows, valleys, and streams to hilltop hamlets, medieval villages, and ancient monasteries. Afternoon classes are held in a private section of the Palazzo for Ranch guests, who also have access to the Palazzo’s state-of-the-art 4,300 square-foot fitness center, complete with Technogym, Pilates, Yoga, and Relaxing Training equipment.
“The Ranch 4.0 truly changed my life. I tell my kids, it’s a lifestyle, not a diet when they ask why I look at food labels or only buy wild-caught fish and grass-fed meats for them. And I am loving this new lifestyle!” – M.M.
The rigorous routine is complemented by a nutritionally dense, plant-based menu with an Italian flair, created by The Ranch Malibu’s Executive Chef Meredith Haaz and prepared by 3-star Michelin Chef Heinz Beck and his Palazzo Fiuggi culinary team. Meals are enjoyed as a group, in a private dining room overlooking the mountains and ancient hilltop town.
During the long weekend program, guests will enjoy the mental benefits of connecting with nature’s healing elements and routinely gain muscle and lose fat, inches and weight with many continuing to see results following their stay. The addition of diagnostic testing, a blood panel and medical consultation offers participants a more complete picture of their overall health and longevity upon departure.
For those looking for a longer wellness experience, The Ranch Italy is also offered as a weeklong Italian immersion.