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IVW~Designed Weeks for Solo Travelers & Couples

 
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The Non~Fiction Fairy Tale

7 Days & 6 Nights

A refreshing change of pace, Castle life encourages Guests to find the royalty in being present. Situated within the remote hilltop village of Roccalvecce, this stately structure is the perfect home base for all the experiences we provide during a curated, week~long adventure.

We recommend staying in Rome at least one night on either side of the IVW week as a way to ease into & out of the Italian Village lifestyle.

 
 

Couples’ Adventure

May 24 to 30, 2020

Get romantic. Make memories. No need to negotiate whose turn it is to make dinner, drive, make the bed or choose an itinerary. Relax, hold hands. It’s all done for you.

Women’s Week

June 21 to 27, 2020

Grab a friend or come alone and make a new one. Designed specifically for women, explore the rural area free of worry and full of fun. Leave the responsibilities at home.

 

Family Adventure

July 12 to 18, 2020

No crowded amusement parks, no video games, no boredom. Connect with one another for a uniquely fun week of village life, local Italian experiences, and meeting new friends.

Foodie Adventure

September 20 to 26, 2020

Go truffle hunting, taste fresh, truly organic olive oil, feast at local trattorias, learn to cook Italian food, explore the markets, visit local farms, compare wines, and enjoy authentic digestivo liqueurs.

 

Tech~Stress Reboot

October 4 to 10, 2020

Untether from the computer to rewire the brain and reboot the creative juices. Immerse in natural environments, history, and authentic local culture; forget technology exists.

Craft A Group

April 15 to November 15

Choose the Homestead, the Experiences, set food preferences, and invite up to 15 other Guests. Popular groups are company retreats or rewards, family reunions, or meetups among friends.

 
 
One of our favorite trattorias sits right on the edge of Lago Bolsena, the largest volcanic lake in Europe.

One of our favorite trattorias sits right on the edge of Lago Bolsena, the largest volcanic lake in Europe.

10 Unique Experiences

Expertly curated by our local services team, designed from experience. Every day is a feast of wonder, curiosity, and actual feasting.

Meals & Wine

IVW goes to the most local trattorias, picking up the bill on all food, wine, coffee, and tips at all meals.* Breakfast served at the Castle.

*Suppers at the Castle are also provided with a multi-course meal prepared by the Castle Chef.

 

Pickup & Drop~off

It’s simple—get to Rome*, we do the rest. Pickup is at Leonardo da Vinci Airport between ten and eleven in the morning. Return to the airport on the final day between one and two in the afternoon.

*Or the train station in Orvieto.

Translation, Transport

At least one IVW guide will be present to interpret as necessary for all meals and experiences.

The IVW Coach will chauffeur the group to and from every experience the whole week through.

 
The Valley of the Badlands, otherwise known as the Calanchi.

The Valley of the Badlands, otherwise known as the Calanchi.

What’s Included?

  • Pick up & drop off at Leonardo da Vinci Airport in Rome & Orvieto train station when designated.

  • Transportation provided

  • Interpreter & Guide present for all Experiences

  • Welcome reception at The Castle

  • Breakfast every morning at The Castle

  • Daily lunch & dinner; including gratuities

  • Unlimited wine with lunch & dinner

  • Authentic, locally sourced, chef~prepared meals

  • Snacks & beverages in the van on all trips

  • Use of pool {seasonal}

  • Bath towels, linens, beach towels provided

  • All rooms include private bath

  • Additional alcohol and soft drinks available for purchase

  • All entrance fees covered

  • Use of gardens at The Castle

What’s Not?

  • Airfare

  • Hotels or other accommodations for any extended stay plans made outside of your Italian Village Works stay

  • Meals, drinks, snacks, souvenirs or gifts purchased outside of what is already included

  • Travel Insurance

  • IVW provides authentic local food experiences and does not provide special dietary requirements. Special dietary needs are sole responsibility of the customer. The area is rich in vegetables for vegetarians, however.