Where professional development and authentic local experiences
converge to create a dynamic cultural exchange
Learning Together in a Special Place:
Perspectives on Leadership
Mercatello sul Metauro, Italy
Organized by Angela Ferrario
International Study Tours,
2017 Educational Retreats
Professional development for small groups of educational leaders, complemented by sightseeing excursions and encounters with local artisans and townspeople, taking you inside village life. The charming town of Mercatello sul Metauro, with a population of 1500, is located in the Marche region in east-central Italy. In the 3rd year of this series, two programs are being offered. Arrival & Departure
Series Organizer: Angela Ferrario is Manager of International Study Tours, LLC, which she established in 2005 for the creation of educational travel initiatives in collaboration with U.S. and International colleagues. About Angela
June 17 - 22
Early Childhood Leadership: Strategies to Ignite Passion and Possibilities
Our accommodations overlook Mercatello's main square where we will have exclusive occupancy at Palazzo Donati, a family owned historic residence with modern amenities. www.lemarcheholidayvilla.com
Access to local places, artisans and regional cuisine is possible through a partnership with Nicoletta Amicizia, resident and tour guide along with local expert Luisa Donati, whose family owns Palazzo Donati. They are available to make sure our days run
smoothly while introducing us to everyday life of the town and the surrounding area's hidden treasures. Daily Itinerary
June 2016 group
Learning becomes a travel journey where:
Sharing ideas, challenges and experience is encouraged
Synchronicity with the environment brings energy to the dialogue
Leisure time interweaves with physical activity
Collaborative engagement engenders new friendships and collegial relationships
Educational travel for:
- Emerging to seasoned leaders, who work or have worked in the field of education
- Travelers who appreciate the slower rhythm of small Italian towns
QUOTES from past participants . . .
"I want to thank all of you for the connections we made!!"
"I wouldn't be the educator/ administrator/ human I am today without the serendipitous life lessons you facilitated during our time together in Mercatello."
"I am deeply grateful to all of you for all I have received - for being open to the experiences and giving so much of yourselves to our retreat. The whole is clearly more than the sum of its parts."
"I would like to join the chorus in praise of the wonderful people, setting, food and wine that enhanced our learning together in a special place."
Palazzo Donati outdoor garden area
Small group size - limited spaces. Reserve your space now by sending Registration Form and Deposit.
Cost: US$1,975 per program
Based on shared accommodations
in double rooms. Single room supplement available.