June 2-8, 2019 

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Over the past 5 years, True Nature Education and The National Society of Leadership and Success have partnered to offer exciting service, leadership, and adventure travel opportunities to around the world. This year we are headed to Italy for a week of adventure, culture, and leadership in one of the world’s most sought-after destinations.

You are invited to join us for a 2019 trip to the beautiful countryside of Tuscany, Italy.  We will be staying in a stunning family-owned Tuscan villa, touring local villages, visiting the gorgeous lake, truffle hunting, dining on delicious Italian food, and learning about the local architecture! Experience the unique culture and share once-in-a-lifetime experiences with fellow travelers who will soon become friends for life.

Start your day in Italy with gentle stretching and breathing to prepare you for receiving all of the gifts that this amazing country has to offer. Every day of your trip will be filled with incredible opportunities to explore the local culture and immerse yourself in outdoor adventures. There will also be opportunities to be of service to the local community. Between the adventures, there will be time to learn more about what it means to be an international student leader and to explore and learn more about yourself. In a time in which our world is becoming more and more of a global community, come be a part of the bridge of support by taking part in this incredible cultural immersion, adventure, and leadership trip.

  • 6 Nights accommodation
  • 3 Delicious meals each day
  • Ground transport to/from the retreat center
  • All excursions, activities, and service projects listed in the itinerary
  • Guided and led by one of True Nature’s qualified Group Leaders


This quaint and historical center is strategically located and is an attractive destination for many reasons. The property is on the border between Tuscany and 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, delicious cuisine, pool and lounging area, and a 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.


~Trips to local museums and churches
~Tours of local villages
~Day on the lake
~Trip to a local farm
~Truffle Hunting
~Local shopping


Day 1

Day in Florence, urban hike from the center all the way to the hilltop church of San Miniato. Stay at a hotel in Florence.

Day 2

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. Return to Il Terzo di Danciano in the evening.

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 4

Day in Perugia​. Visit this ancient but young university city and learn about it’s extraordinary history and culture. 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.

Day 5

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.

Day 6

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.

Day 7

Return to Airport

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Italy - Tuscany Retreat

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.


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.
-Natalie Sigismandi

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!
-Katie Harker

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.
-Jacquelin Knox


*The trip has a minimum of 10 people and a maximum of 25 people
*** 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 2-8, 2019 – SOLD OUT!

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  • Initial deposits are non-refundable.
  • 1/2 tuition is refundable up to 90 Days before the retreat.
  • 89 days prior to a program, tuition is non-refundable.
  • Full tuition is refunded if the trip is canceled due to low enrollment


Society Alumni and Non-Society 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.


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.


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 so we can support you.


You will be booking your flights for the Florence International Airport (FLR). Before booking tickets, please be sure you have received your official confirmation note that the retreat has met its minimums. There will be one group airport shuttle each way based on our flight window guidelines. Be sure your flights align with the provided flight windows if you wish to use the group shuttle.

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