Let Diccon Bewes host you for an inspiring long weekend in the Unesco world heritage city of Bellinzona. The retreat starts on Friday afternoon (you're welcome to arrive later if necessary) and ends late Sunday afternoon. Join us alone or with a partner, friend or group.
All Immerse retreats offer hotel accommodation, excellent meals and an inspiring range of activities, as well as a programme curated and hosted by Diccon Bewes and Richard Harvell – all included in the price.
Keep reading to learn what makes this retreat special.
We love the Hotel and Spa Internazionale because it's steps away from Bellinzona's station (just 1 hour 40 minutes from Zurich), and yet is also at the gateway to Bellinzona's historic old town. The famous market begins at our doorstep. Twin rooms available upon request, and all rooms are ensuite. Use of the spa is free to participants.
Diccon Bewes will be your tutor for a special series of talks on Swiss history, politics and culture. Each seminar is intense but informative, thanks to Diccon’s wealth of knowledge about all things Swiss. Both your hosts will be on hand to answer any questions you might about life in Switzerland.
The curated programme gives you hands-on immersion in to Swiss and Ticino culture. We'll visit Bellinzona's legendary Saturday morning market, taste local wines with an expert and explore the old town in a unique way. It’s a fun interactive weekend but also with time for you to relax in the spa.
Breakfast is in the Internazionale dining room or in the sunlit winter garden. For the other meals, we'll eat out locally, from a castle grotto to a traditional trattoria. If you let us know in advance, we can accommodate vegetarian or vegan diets, and participants with allergies.
Whether you're coming on the retreat to recharge, or want to spend time with friends, or want to meet others who have recently moved to Switzerland, our retreats offer the time and space to relax, to chat, to play and to have fun. No part of our program is mandatory. Come immerse with us – you deserve it.
Normal per person price: 1490Fr (sharing a double/twin room)
Special offer! Thanks to the support of Ticino Tourism, we're currently offering 16 places on our June 17–19 retreat for only 490 SFr (a savings of 1000 SFr per person)!
Single room supplement: CHF 100 per weekend.
No hidden fees. Price includes everything listed above, but not transport to Bellinzona. Single rooms have a small supplement.