• Summer holidays in Italy
Holiday on Eyes – 2017
  • Holidays and natural vision improvement in Italy

    A real holiday of beauty and transformation for eyes, mind and body



- Castiadas (Sardinia) Very close to the lovely beaches of south east Sardinia. Surrounded by nature and silence.
- At Otricoli,Italy just between Umbria and Latium, 60 km north of Rome, in an old country house.
- Gilet, Spain in a country house near Valencia, wirh swimming pool in a natural protected area

The courses Relaxing, playful experiences of natural vision improvement

Castiadas June 18 - 25

Otricoli 16 - 23 July

Gilet 13- 20 August

How to get there By car, by train (and by plane).
Group facilitators

Maurizio Cagnoli, the founder of Buena Vista
Joana Garcia, counscious dance (only at Castiadas)
Stefania Polato, feldenkrais (only at Castiadas)
Amelia Salvador, MD oftalmologist (only at Gilet)

Photo Galleries

Gilet 2011

 Registration Download (.rtf format)  Gilet registration form     Otricoli registration form


- Castiadas " Villaggio Carovana" is a brand new structurre, surrounded by olive trees,and woods, very close to lovely and beaches. Walks and promenades along paths and trail. Breathtaking panoramas and uncontaminated sea beaches. But also a swimming pool to refresh ourselves.

- Otricoli An old hamlet 60 Km north of Rome, between Umbria and Latium. A breathtaking view on a landscape of hills, oaks and olive trees. We play and train ourselves under huge oaks and occasionally seek the refreshment of a nearby swimming pool. Attractive little medieval villages, as well as harmonious landscapes will quench our thirst for beauty and stimulate our visual functions. No traffic, no noises, no crowds.

- Gilet El Jardín del Mar, is a space devoted to groups in the middle of the Parc Natural de la Calderona, some 35 kilómetros from Valencia and15 minutes from the beaches of Sagunto and Canet.
A swimming pool with no chlorine (osmosis system) is part of the compound, as well as shady places. Pine woods for pleasant walks, including night walks,. More information


What do we do?

We devote an average of 4 hours (+ occasional evening sessions) a day to our eyes, including guided visualizations, walks and rest, with frequent pauses for a cup of tea or a fruit salad or an ice cream.
We take advantage of the beauty of nature and occasionally walk to enjoy the coolness of nights, appreciating the undisturbed darkness.
The courses will mainly happen in English (italian, german, french and spanish are also spoken). They are meant as a pleasant holiday in which you also have opportunities to refresh and improve your eyesight.


Achievements that will come on their own:

  • better vision without lenses
  • astigmatism will either improve or disappear
  • tensions and headaches will be forgotten
  • better balance and body coordination
  • better mood, optimism and self trust
  • a higher level of energy and awareness



Unique features of Holiday on Eyes:


  • Night vision: here and only here you will improve your night vision
  • A new balance between right and left eye, between the left and right sides of your body and the male and female sides of your mind


Leisure time

Hobbies and other activities are welcome. Bring what you like with you. Reading, or working on lab top are not encouraged, as they may interfere with the purposes of the courses. But you are allowed to bring you vision improvement books!
Apart from that, also bring your glasses (several ones, specially your old, weaker ones).



We will probably schedule: a couple of trips to places of interest like lakes, roman ruins or simply enjoying a Campari in one of the many pleasant medieval villages. A soothing bath in hot springs is also a favourite choice. Beaches? Sure.
Your partner is also welcome, if he/she takes part in the course. (no kids under 18, though).



English, as well as italian and spanish are fluently spoken.



Shared rooms or single rooms (only at Otricoli : + 20%), all with bathrooms. Meals (+ tea, coffee, wine etc) are included. Mainly vegetarian cuisine. Vegetables mainly organically grown



  • 1st day: arrival in the afternoon, welcome. After dinner we meet to schedule activity for the following days.
  • During the following days we devote four hours a day to guided experiences. Holiday, relax and leisure will be the main point of interest.
  • Last day: breakfast and departure in the morning.


How to get to Castiadas

Plane: Arriving at Cagliari airport there will be a shuttle to the villaggio waiting for you

How to get to Otricoli

  • By plane: Arriving in Rome, Fiumicino airport there is a train for Orte (once every hour) which takes you straight through to Stimigliano or Civita Castellana in an hour and a half. We will come to collect you.
  • By train: Arrive at Orte (between Florence and Rome). We will come to collect you.
  • By car: Highway A1 approx. two hours after Florence (direction Rome). Get out at Magliano Sabina which is 5 KM from our house.

How to get to Gilet

  • By plane or bus: Arriving in Valencia, then there are buses (ask us for details)
  • By car: first arrive in Valencia, then it's possible to reach Gilet (ask us for details)



Euro 740, tuition, accomodation and meals included (double or triple rooms; a single room, 20% more at Otricoli). When booking you have to pay Euro 100 by bank draft (see registration form)



Fill the Gilet registration form  and send it by mail
or email to: Amelia Salvador ameliambates@gmail.com
tel +34 965788395,

Fill the Otricoli/Castiadas registration form and send it by mail
or email to: Maurizio Cagnoli buenavista@metodobates.it
tel +39 339 4817146


English links  Working with people's eyes   refractive operations   the birth of Buena Vista