Ten Day Retreat at Castello di Titignano – 20th to 29th August


Retreats are a wonderful way to connect to the teaching and to the community, beginning with dinner on the first day, followed by a short welcome and the first meeting. There will be two meetings on each full day, finishing with lunch on the final day. Morning meetings consist of silent and guided meditation; afternoon meetings will be dialogues with Rupert, during which time attendees can discuss any questions that arise during the course of the week.

About Titignano: This breathtaking 10th-century castle is surrounded by vineyards and overlooks Lake Montmarte. The rustic rooms with wood beam ceilings, hardwood floors and wrought iron furnishings are comfortable and spacious. An elegant restaurant provides delicious meals during the retreat. There is an outdoor pool overlooking the lake and plenty of space to walk and gather to socialise between meetings.

Covid rules & regulations: Since 1st of June 2022 the green pass is no longer required to enter Italy from EU member states and other foreign countries. This is subject to constant change. Please visit the website of the Italian Health Ministry for the most recent updates.


Due to the limited accomodation available at Titignano itself we are not able to offer single rooms on site. There are twin, double and shared rooms available at Castello di Titignano along with the option to camp on site or commute into the venue each day.

If you intend to commute to the venue each day; please note that lunches and dinners are included in the ticket price. This ticket type does not include accommodation and is suitable only for those staying in the local area who would like to come to the meetings each day.

There will also be the option to camp in lovely two-person bell tents, which will be provided and set up with sleeping mats. It will be possible to book these tents as a single or shared option.

No dogs are permitted at the venue, and please note that it’s not possible to sleep in a camper van in the car park.

Other accommodation for commuters:

Podere Acqualoreto

45 minutes by car - podereacqualoreto.com

Casale le Orme 
Breakfast included - 25 mins drive from TT - www.casaleleorme.it  

Casetta di Gloria  
Breakfast included - 40 mins drive from TT - www.lecasettedigloria.com

Agriturismo la Finestra sul Doglio
20 minutes by car - www.agriturismo-la-finestra-sul-doglio.business.site

Castello di Belforte
34 minutes by car -  www.castellodibelforte.it

Fattoria Ma' Falda
5 minutes by car - www.fattoriamafalda.com

Airbnb, Orvieto
40 minutes by car - www.airbnb.co.uk

Piano del Mulino
15 minutes by car - https://abnb.me/zGrEj25Izvb

Mansarda del Mulino
15 minutes by car - https://abnb.me/niEQg3iJzvb


By train: Trains are available from Orvieto and Todi see link for times - www.trenitalia.com

By car: From Orvieto (30k from the venue) - Take Corso Cavour and Via della Cava to Via delle Conce/Strada delle Conce/SR71. Follow SR71 and SR79 Bis then turn right to Castello di Titignano.

By plane: San Francesco d'Assisi Airport (PEG) / Perugia - 1hr from Castello di Titignano 

Fiumicino Airport - 2hrs from Castello di Titignano 

By taxi: There are local taxi services from Orvieto train station to Castello di Titignano, see below for contact details.
Orvieto taxis: (+39) 0763.301903
Lady taxi Orvieto, +39 360 433 057
Taxi - Nikola Oancea - orvietotaxi.it +39 360 433 016
The journey is 1.5 hours. You can use the discussion board to arrange to share taxis.

By bus: Niya will be arranging a bus service from the Fiumicino Airport to Castello di Titignano on 20th August which will be a return service. More information will be available soon.

Meals & Refreshments

All meals will be lacto-vegetarian. It is possible to select gluten or dairy free meals during the booking process; if you have special dietary requirements, please contact the organiser to check that your requirements can be met by the catering team before booking. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that all special diets can be catered for.


Sunday 20th Monday 21st Tuesday 22nd       Wednesday 23rd Thursday 24th
Arrivals 5pm (no earlier) Breakfast 8:30-10am Breakfast 8:30-10am Breakfast 8:30-10am Breakfast 8:30-10am
Dinner 7pm Meditation 11:30-1pm Meditation 11:30-1pm Meditation 11:30-1pm Meditation 11:30-1pm
Welcome 8:30pm Lunch 1pm Lunch 1pm Lunch 1pm Lunch 1pm
Meditation 8:45pm Dialogue 5-7pm *Q&A 2:30-3:30pm Dialogue 5-7pm Free Afternoon
    Dinner 7pm Dialogue 5-7pm Dinner 7pm Dinner 7pm
        Dinner 7pm     Dialogue 8:30-10pm

*Q&A for livestream participants – in-person attendees are welcome to join to listen.

Friday 25th Saturday 26th Sunday 27th Monday 28th Tuesday 29th   
Breakfast 8:30-10am Breakfast 8:30-10am Breakfast 8:30-10am Breakfast 8:30-10am Breakfast 8:30-10am
Meditation 11:30-1pm Meditation 11:30-1pm Meditation 11:30-1pm Meditation 11:30-1pm Meditation 11:30-1pm
Lunch 1pm Lunch 1pm Lunch 1pm Lunch 1pm Lunch 1pm
*Q&A 2:30-3:30pm Dialogue 5-7pm Dialogue 5-7pm Dialogue 5-7pm End of retreat
Dialogue 5-7pm Dinner 7pm Dinner 7pm Dinner 7pm    
Dinner 7pm         Celebration  8:30pm    

Discussion Board

Everyone who books onto this event will get access to the discussion board, with the ability to:

  • Post comments
  • Contact other attendees to exchange information or for social purposes


To register a €250* non-refundable, non-transferable deposit is required to reserve a space at the retreat, prior to arrival.  Please book using the "Add to Basket" buttons below, when registration opens. 

Costs per person: (all tickets include, unless otherwise stated, include three meals and refreshments each day).

Double – €2550

Twin – €2550

Shared room (3-4 sharing) – €2400

Camping (single) – €2455

Camping (twin) – €2315

Commute (Lunch & Dinner)* – €1995

*Commuter tickets are non-residential. Anyone purchasing a commuter ticket must arrange their own accommodation and attend the retreat during the day.

Livestream tickets are based on a sliding scale. Please see more information about attending online in the section below.

If your accommodation of choice is sold out please use the 'Add to Waitlist' button and you will be notified of any spaces that come available. Booking is strictly through the website, please do not contact the venue to try to book into the retreat.

Should the retreat be cancelled for any reason related to Covid-19, the deposit payments made will be automatically transferred to a replacement online Retreat at Home.

In-person scholarships

A limited number of partial scholarships are available to attend the retreat in-person. Please complete the scholarship form here to apply for a place.


Tickets are available based on the sliding scale below, with the intention of making the teaching available to more people. If you wish to purchase a ticket for a friend, you may simply add a second ticket to your account and let Neil know who you would like to assign it to. Please note that tickets can only be assigned to people who have a log in for Rupert's website.

Please select from the options in the tickets section below, add to basket and checkout as normal.

Costs per person: 

€145 - Supported: for those who would like to attend but are unable to do so for financial reasons*

€290 - Standard: for those with sufficient financial resources to attend at a fair price

€585 - Sponsor: for those with adequate financial resources and a desire to support attendance for others

Booking will close at noon local time on the first day of the retreat, so please be sure to register online if you wish to attend. You will receive an order confirmation email and you will be emailed the streaming link before the start of the retreat.

For a list of FAQs please see Livestream FAQs

(please use everytimezone.com to find the times for sessions in your own timezone)


Livestream – Supported tickets

If you wish to attend the livestream of the retreat with a *Supported ticket, please email Niya: niya@rupertspira.com. Please note that the cut-off date for applications is Thursday 17th August, 10am BST.

Important ticket information

A non-refundable deposit is payable immediately for each ticket.

The final balance will be due on Thursday 6 July 2023

The final balance will be due on 6th July 2023
75% of balance refundable if cancelled before 13th July 2023
50% of balance refundable if cancelled before 20th July 2023
No refund if cancelled after the 20th July 2023

If you experience any problems with checkout please use the Payment FAQ page.