- 6 nights accommodations
- 3 delicious meals each day
- Group Ground Transportation to/from Airport to Retreat Center
- All excursions, activities, and service projects listed in the itinerary
- Led and guided by one of True Nature’s qualified Group Leaders
This quaint 200 year old farmhouse is strategically located and is an attractive destination for many reasons. The property has a 360 degree view of the rolling hills and city of Umbria, making it a perfect “station” to head out from on any number of itineraries. The center itself is imbued with fresco walls, intoxicating landscapes, organic farm, pool and lounging area, and beautiful group space. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are prepared daily and include healthy vegetarian options. The food is organic when available and prepared with nourishing ingredients.
Shared accommodations are 2 to 4 people of the same gender sharing a room with a shared bathroom. Private rooms are occasionally available for an extra fee on a first-come, first-serve basis.
ACTIVITIES CAN INCLUDE:
~Trips to local museums and churches
~Tours of local villages
~Day on the lake
~Trip to a local farm
Settling into the center
Day out in Siena. Urban hike through the steep medieval streets of this gloriously Gothic city famous for the Palio: a horse race held twice a year in the main square in which the seventeen “contrada” districts that compose the city compete in. Learn all there is to know about how this tradition is a vital part to the everyday life of the locals by visiting the headquarters of a Contrada and meeting some of the members.DAY 3
Day on the Trasimeno Lake. Take canoes across this magical lake to visit the Isola Maggiore island before hiking through its woods and it’s small village. Learn about how the inhabitants of this small island have survived throughout the centuries up till now reinventing their trades. Take the canoes back to mainland.
Day in Perugia. Visit this ancient but young university city and learn about it’s extraordinary history and cutlure. The group will be divided into two groups. While the first will explore this majestic and vibrant medieval center with an urban hike the second group will be exploring the green hills surrounding the city by electric bicycle. The two groups will then switch activities.
Truffle Hunting Day. Hike through woods with local truffle expert and professional dog trainer Andrea and his infallible four-legged companions. Search for truffles and learn about them through a sensory experience but also learn about canine nature. Following this experience, we will visit a dogs home and lend our hands in an unforgettable experience.
Cortona Day. Urban hike through the medieval hilltop town of Cortona to reach the very top and overlook the valley. Visit the first monastery to be built by Saint Francis into the rock of the mountain and talk with friars about their life and work. Visit a local olive mill and learn about the olive oil making process and how it has changed throughout the ages. Return to Il Terzo di Danciano learn to make Pizza from Leo.
Return to Airport
*Schedule subject to change
For more information contact: Info@TrueNatureEducation.com
True Nature is an Educational Travel Company which provides full service in the planning, support, and guiding of a diverse catalog of trips to Italy each year. We believe in the power of experiential travel abroad and the multitude of effects it has on one’s growth. We have hosted thousands of participants and have been honored to share in the life-changing experiences of our guests. It is True Nature’s goal to meet the needs of our guests and to be of support from the time you first contact us, to the time you land in Italy until you return home from your journey.
TESTIMONIALS FROM PAST TRUE NATURE/NSLS TRIPS
This was an experience of body and soul, a reunion with nature and myself. One week doesn’t feel sufficient, and I hate to leave this paradise and the phenomenal, genuine people I have met. This trip is an inspiration for life, and I’ll always carry it with me.
I was so nervous to step out of my space and travel alone, but this was life changing. All of these people have become friends that I will miss! We laughed until our stomachs hurt and shared amazing experiences. I am so happy I made myself step out and see the beauty. These images and memories will live with me forever!
This experience brought me closer to my own heart than I have ever felt. Being with such humble, happy people has given me the ability to increase my faith in humanity and myself. I am forever changed in the most positive way. This experience has had an everlasting imprint on my memory and my soul.
PAYMENT AND ONLINE REGISTRATION
*The trip has a minimum of 10 people and a maximum of 25 people.
**AIRFARE IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE TUITION PRICE.
*** A $35.00 Service Processing Fee will be added to the tuition.
In order to pay and register, choose the trip you would like to attend, then click the “REGISTER NOW” icon below. Once payment is processed you will receive a confirmation email with the payment schedule and additional information.
June 19 – June 25, 2022 – Register Now!
- Initial deposits and the $35 registration fee are non-refundable and non-transferable
- 50% of payments are refundable up to 90 days before program excluding initial deposit and the $35 registration fee
- 89 days prior to a program, tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable
- Full tuition is refunded if the trip is canceled due to low enrollment. The $35 registration fee is not refundable
- True Nature is not responsible for any loss incurred due to currency conversion rates
NSLS ALUMNI AND NON-NSLS MEMBERS
NSLS Alumni and Non-NSLS Members are also welcome on the trip. If you or someone you know would like to join us please let us know.
Non-members will have to pay the full tuition price and also agree to the True Nature / Code of Conduct for the trip. Alumni are eligible for the discount.
IS THIS PROGRAM FOR ME?
While the programs are open to all ages, most of the people are of college age and traveling abroad for the first time. Our international programs are opportunities to put into practice the values and mission of True Nature which include service, leadership, adventure, and mindfulness. If you have an interest in the program, have an adventurous spirit, a desire to experience a different culture and a willingness to participate in group activities then you are welcome to join our programs.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
We understand that many questions come up when visiting a place you have never been. What do I bring? What is the weather like? We have created Participant Packages that will clarify these type of questions and more Once you have registered, we will send you these materials. In addition, on our website we have a comprehensive FAQ section, that also gives detailed answers to common questions. If you have other questions, you can always write us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can support you.
You will be booking your flights for the Florence International Airport (FLR). True Nature Education has a Travel Agent partner that will be happy to help you book your flights; their contact info and details can be found below. The recommended flight arrival and departure windows are listed in the Confirmation letter that you will receive upon signing up. Before booking tickets please contact us to be sure group minimums have been reached.
From the airport, we will organize one group transport for all participants.
Booking your Flight for the Best Price Possible!
True Nature and Lets U Travel have partnered together to provide you with the best airfare rate for your upcoming trip. Identify yourself as a True Nature participant and let the agent know which trip you are on. Click here for more details.
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We cannot emphasize more the importance of travel insurance. As we all know, especially as travelers, “life happens.” Whether it’s family, work, mother nature, or a change of heart, it is important to be prepared in case you need to unexpectedly change your travel plans. Often for less than $100, you can purchase a travel insurance policy and be protected in the event that you need to make a change or need to be covered financially prior to or during your trip.
We have partnered with two insurance companies: Trawick International and CSA Travel Insurance (available for U.S. Residents only). For Non-U.S. Residents this policy with Trawick insurance is available: Safe Travels Multi-National.
We encourage you to research the insurance company and policy that best meets your needs.
NSLS MEMBERS SAVE $350 OFF REGULAR PRICE OF $2680!
$2330 for NSLS Members
$2680 for Non-NSLS Members
Paying an initial non-refundable deposit of $350 which includes the $35 Payment Processing Fee will lock in your tuition rate and hold your space for the trip. For technical questions or alternative payment options, please contact us.
Sign Up with No Risk
In response to COVID-19, True Nature Education is offering a temporary exception to our cancellation policy. When you sign up for any 2022 program, your deposit is fully transferable. There is no cancellation fee if you transfer to another trip or put your deposit ($350 less the $35 non-refundable registration fee) on hold for a future trip until the final payment date.*
We want to make sure everyone feels safe to travel and we are here to help and support you throughout this journey.
*This offer is valid for any new registrations prior to 120 days before the trip date.
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