VOYAGERS will take 45 amazing people on an Italian Palazzo Adventure, for the second year. Based in a historic palace in Petritoli, Le Marche, we will spend three intense days truffle-hunting, mountain-biking, snow hiking, pasta-making, wine-sampling, clock-tower climbing, Werewolf-playing, speakeasy-embracing, town-square dancing, opera-house performing, storytelling and generally building a warm friendship group.
WHO WILL YOU TRAVEL WITH?
Participants in our 2019 palazzo adventure attended from 14 countries, from Ecuador to Israel. They included human-rights activists, startup entrepreneurs, an actress, a product designer, a neuroscientist, a behavioural economist, venture capitalists, a chemical engineer, a government adviser, and a food historian. We aim for a similar diversity in 2021.
WHAT WILL THE PROGRAMME LOOK LIKE?
Our formal schedule begins on Monday afternoon, with welcoming drinks and canapés in the palazzo. We the break into groups for a village bar hop and wine-tasting, before returning to the palazzo for a gastronomic tasting buffet in the dining hall. After dinner the palazzo speakeasy is open and the late-night games sessions begin.
Tuesday begins with early-morning runs and yoga, and then after breakfast in the palazzo we will experience a full-group hike with a storytelling difference. Tuesday activities include truffle-hunting, artisan butchery, pizza classes, and pottery lessons.
Wednesday is for mountain adventuring through a range of challenging sports activities – high in the beautiful, mystical Sibillini Mountains of the Apennines. On Wednesday night we take over a historic winery for a series of wine tastings and a candle-lit dinner. As the most Roman moment of the week, we are encouraged to dress the part. And our final day, Thursday includes a stunning hike up Monte Conero before our farewell lunch on the coast.
Amazing four days of my life. Bringing home a container of new ideas, deep and meaningful conversations, and most importantly new friends from all over the world.
We will take care of you from the moment you arrive in our palazzo in Le Marche, until the moment we close our farewell Thursday lunch. Your place will include:
Three nights accommodation in Palazzo Mannocchi
All meals taken as a group between the afternoons of August 2 and August 5, including all breakfasts, lunches and dinners, welcome cocktails and opening dinner, wine tastings, Wednesday party, farewell group lunch
All drinks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic, taken with the group
The full schedule of group activities, including sporting and cultural activities, gastronomic experiences, and local cooking lessons
All transport for the duration of the scheduled adventure (not including airport transfers)
The VOYAGERS gift pack (save some luggage space)
The services of the VOYAGERS production team on site
Advance curation by the VOYAGERS team, including two extended site visits
A few extra surprises we will announce nearer the event.
Accommodation: You can read more about the palazzo’s elegant and comfortable accommodation and facilities here. It is a very special, characterful retreat full of curiosities but, being a historic palace, en-suite bathrooms are rare (though there are still plenty of bathrooms to go round). So please bring with you an open attitude to sharing. All participants will be allocated their own bedroom unless otherwise pre-arranged (eg couples and friends who choose to share accommodation). We have private use of the entire palazzo and its surrounds from Monday to Friday, so you can extend your stay for one day after the adventure.
Airport transport: Low-cost airlines fly to nearby airports. The palazzo is located 90km from Marche (Ancona) Airport (around an hour’s drive away), 110km from Abruzzo International Airport (around 90 minutes’ drive), 150km from Perugia Airport (around 1h 50 minutes’ drive), and 285km from Rome International Airport (around three hours – but it’s a spectacular drive on good roads). We are happy to organise airport transfers for you, charged to you at cost.