Retreat Day 1 - June 18th Saturday

We will leave Rome together by noon of June 18th. Transportation will be provided.

Transport from Rome

10:45 am: Retreat participants congregate in the Rome City Center at the Fontana Sarcofago in Piazza Del Popolo and Rome Fiumicino Airport

11am: Groups depart from

  • Rome City Center
  • Rome Fiumicino Airport

Afternoon Session 

  • Arrive by 12.30 to the UNESCO World Heritage Nature Reserve at an organic farm and restaurant, Ristorante Parco dei Cimini, where we will have lunch starting at 13.00 and our first program intro and dialogues.
  • 14.30-16.00: Walk & sessions.
  • Driving through lush landscapes of Italy towards Assisi having dialogs and hearing stories about Assisi.
  • 18:00: Visit the historic Santa Maria degli Angeli, the cathedral built around the site where St Francis of Assisi did his main practice and teaching in the 12th century. Visit includes access to the Chapel of San Francesco. Prayer sessions as desired.
  • 18:45: Proceed to the Grand Hotel Assisi to check in and refresh.

Evening Session

Farm-to-Plate Biological Dinner
at Ristorante Borgo Antichi Orti. 

Join us at a zero-kilometer, direct-to-plate biological farm restaurant for a beautiful dinner, good wine, dessert and even better conversation.

22.30: Shuttles start every 15 min back to the hotel.