Villages in Italy - 2022 - Details
Transportation Between Villages: The most difficult part of traveling in this region is figuring out transportation. Trains only go to large towns. Buses can have spotty schedules or require multiple transfers to reach some of the towns. Navigating roads and finding parking are no easy tasks. Italy also has one of the strictest drunk driving laws in the world. All of these worries can be brushed aside because we will have professional drivers!
Accommodation: The next most challenging piece of logistics in this area is finding a place to stay that has air conditioning and en suite bathrooms. Done! We’ll be sleeping in 3- and 4-star accommodations. Keep in mind, though, we will be staying in centuries-old structures in rural areas, so wifi will be quite spotty, and there will not be any concierges to serve you. However, your quaint surroundings will more than make up for that. You’ll receive our accommodations list approximately three months before departure. Prices are based on double occupancy.
Meals: Whether you’re a foodie or want to be one, you’ll have plenty of chances to enjoy the delectable foods of the region. All breakfasts are included. Lunches and dinners are included where noted. We opted not to arrange every single meal so that you would have the chance to experiment with grazing or feasting – whichever you prefer – on your own terms. When we have group meals in these remote villages, every effort will be made to accommodate those with dietary requests and most especially those with food allergies. Please be sure to submit your travel questionnaire (you'll receive a link to this approximately six months before departure) so we can work with our local hosts to provide what you need.
Small Group Size: In order to secure transportation that can deposit us in smaller villages, our group will be limited to a maximum of 14 people. Space is first come, first served – and not official until you receive a confirmation email that your deposit has been received.
You’ll receive a combination of videos, articles and checklists that will help you prepare in both your work life and personal life for this wonderful journey. Time Management Fixer Helene Segura of LivingOrder® San Antonio will give you the guidance to become more efficient with your time, prepare you to leave work behind for a relaxing vacation and share tips for planning for an overseas trip.
Your Pre-Italy virtual seminar will include:
*2 hours of private phone coaching with Helene to give you extra assistance with any time- or organization-related challenges you’re experiencing or to help you with trip planning questions
*monthly guidance for preparing to leave behind work and home for a few weeks (starts March 2022)
*book - The Inefficiency Assassin: Time Management Tactics for Working Smarter, Not Longer
*Early Bird bonus - You'll receive bonus monthly tips starting in January 2022
*webinar series Working Smarter, Not Longer, available 24/7 in your digital library
*book - The Great Escape: A Vacation Planner for Busy People Who Want to Take a Real Break from Work & Life
*weekly nudges to guide you through this self-paced virtual seminar (starts March 2022)
*live webinar with Helene to check-in with you on your progress
*checklists for trip planning and packing
With all of these resources, you’ll be ready to meet us on June 13, 2022, in Florence, Italy, to start our Hidden Gems of Village Italy adventure!
Following our rest and relaxation, you’ll receive a digital copy of photos from our adventure, as well as a photo book keepsake.
Good to know:
*Only 2 single rooms (single supplement) and 1 room with separate beds (“roommate style”) are available. The rest have a shared bed. If you are traveling solo and would like to share a room, we will do our best to match you with a same-gender roommate, but there is no guarantee of finding a match. Requests for room types will be taken in the order that deposits are received.
*Once the 14 spaces are filled, a waiting list will begin. You will be notified by us if a spot opens up.
*Anyone cancelling after April 1, 2022, will still receive all Virtual Seminar information and resources.
*Anyone securing a spot after the start of the Virtual Seminar in spring 2022 will still receive all seminar information and resources.
*While you will be traveling with a group, you'll be an independent traveler with the the benefit of accommodations and transportation reservations taken care of for you. There will not be a full time guide traveling with us.
*Each participant is responsible for arriving in Florence, Italy, by 12:00 P.M. local time on the afternoon of Monday, June 13, 2022, as well as transportation for departing Florence after our excursion ends at the drop-off location on June 20, 2022. Airfare is not included.
June 13 – 20, 2022
(8 days /7 nights)
Early Bird Rate (until December 15, 2021, 11:59 P.M. Central Time):
€2700 per person, double occupancy
€2900 per person, double occupancy
Alumni Rebate for Camino 2019 Participants:
A deposit of €500 per person is required to secure your spot. Final payment is due March 2, 2022.