EFA Gathering at Bassano del Grappa 8 to 11 October 2020

Dear European Focusing colleagues,

We are delighted to announce that we have secured a booking for the next EFA gathering at Bassano del Grappa – in northern Italy, for 8 – 11 October 2020.

The venue is lovely. You can see more information here https://www.villangaransangiuseppe.it

THE VILLA ANGARAN SAN GIUSEPPE will be hosting us over the three days. 

The Villa is located at 

Via Ca‘ Morosini, 41 36061 Bassano del Grappa (VI) 

Tel. +39 331 418 72 84 

For those who would like to stay on site, the rooms will be booked on a first come, first served basis as rooms on the premises are limited. Please read the entire email for instructions on how to book yourself in as an EFA member. 

(N.B. You might need to make use of Google translate as you browse through their website as they have recently upgraded their website and the option to translate in to English has not been reintroduced yet!)


Lunch and dinner are NOT included in the costs of the room and will need to be paid for separately at the time. 

There is a good restaurant on the premises open to the public and to the other participants of the various social activities that take place there. This restaurant  offers us the opportunity for shared meal times and caters to vegetarians and omnivores alike. Gluten and dairy free options can be arranged ahead of time. Breakfast is included already in the costing for the rooms. 

There is also the option to eat out (together) in the old historical centre of Bassano. 

Please email Lucy on lucy@wholebodycounselling.com if you are either vegetarian or gluten/dairy free so that we can notify the restaurant at the Villa Angaran San Giuseppe ahead of time. 


Check in from 2 pm on Thursday afternoon with a shared dinner on the premises.

Check out of bedrooms by 11 am on Sunday. 

We will close our meeting at 1 pm and lunch will be available on the premises for anyone who wishes to stay on. 

For anyone who wants to arrive earlier and/or stay on longer these arrangements to book in for extra nights can be arranged by yourselves at the time of booking, or potentially added on later if availability allows. 


Bassano del Grappa is reachable by train.

NB trenitalia.com to check train times from wherever you are coming from. You can book online through this website or buy your ticket at the ticket office. 

For those planning to fly, the closest airport is Venice Marco Polo airport. 

To  travel directly to the venue from Venice Marco Polo airport, you will need to travel to nearby MESTRE in order to change there for Bassano del Grappa. The easiest way to reach Mestre is to take the ATVO coach service which runs between the airport and the Mestre railway station. It’s a short and comfortable bus trip. Buses depart every hour. A total trip of 17 minutes and costs about EUR 8.00  Buy your ATVO ticket here >


In the Villa we have available to us

  • 10 single rooms each with it’s own private bathroom at a cost of €36 a night 
  • 14 double rooms, each with its own private bathroom – at a discounted rate of €41 euros a night for singles 
  • or at the full double rate of €60 euros for couples or two people sharing with twin beds. 

Extra rooms AT THEIR NEARBY HOSTEL (Ostello Don Cremona) :


The Hostel is located at 

Number 6 Via Lorenzo Chini.

We have seven more single rooms at the hostel at slightly lower prices. These rooms will be kept for us up until the end of May, after which, if not yet booked, we will lose them, so please do email Maria (see below) and make sure that you have your  place paid for and reserved, either at the Villa or at the Hostel. 

  • 2 of these singles come with a private bathroom at €31 a night 
  • And 5 other single rooms which come with the use of a shared bathroom for €26 a night.

The listed costs of all of the different rooms covers bed and breakfast at both the Villa Angaran San Giuseppe and at the hostel (which is run by the same association as the Villa). The hostel is some 15 minutes or so walk away from the villa and also has the option to use a shared kitchen for those who prefer to self-cater. For people who would prefer an even more cost friendly option there are also shared dormitories at the hostel). 

The Bassano del Grappa Hostel is located in Via Lorenzo Chini 6 

By foot: From Bassano train station / bus: 1.4 km, 17 minutes

For those who would like to take a TAXI to the vIlla or the hostel this is the number to call: 

Tel. 0039 (0)424567774):

The cost of a taxi from train station of Bassano del Grappa to the Villa Angaran San Giuseppe, Via Ca‘ Morosini, 41 is between €7 and €10.

For those staying at the hostel:  

The cost of a taxi from the train station of Bassano del Grappa to the Hostel Don Cremona, Via Chini, 6 is between 7 and €10.

To Book Your Accommodation 

please DO NOT do it yourselves via the internet booking but via EMAIL to Maria Benedetta (who is lovely and speaks English) on 


She or one of her colleagues will reply.

We have a special price for members of our group that you won’t get if you book online. Please include your name, that you are coming for the European Focusing association meeting 8-11 October 2020, and your choice of room and exactly how many nights you will stay. Either Maria or one of her colleagues will respond by email. 


We are imaging that we will be around 20 people:

There is a single cost of €26 euros per person to be paid over and above the cost for the bedrooms. This cost covers the cost of the rental of the big room. Please add this amount to the cost of the three nights for whichever size room you are booking. Thank you. 

Payment is made to 

Account Name:      Sari Pekki (EFA Basano) 

Account Number:   FI31 1011 3500 8700 34

BIC:                       NDEAFIHH

Bank Name:           Nordea Bank Oyj

Currency:              EUR

Looking forward to meeting with as many of you as can come. 

Happy New Year!


Lucy and Fiona 

on behalf of the Steering group