All our programs are all-inclusive—no other facility in Italy offers such a high quality or an extensive range of amenities while immersing guests in a side of traditional culture rarely experienced by visitors. Whether you are staying with us as an individual, a family, or as a small or large group, we offer the most comprehensive and stress free cultural immersion retreats, tours, workshops, and residencies.

The whole village serves as our campus: a preserved medieval hill-town with fantastic panoramas everywhere you look, Monte Castello is a friendly, safe but lively little village perfectly situated for immersion in Italian life. Offering a glimpse of age-old rhythms of life rarely experienced by foreigners as well as an active environment for young people. ICA is perfectly situated for healthful recreation activities as well, including yoga and ballroom dance. An approximately one-mile trail along the old castle wall circles the village and walking, jogging, and biking opportunities abound on the surrounding country roads. ICA can provide motorized mountain bike rentals as well. The nearby town Todi offers shopping, an Olympic-size swimming pool, world class sports facilities, and numerous entertainment options.


Our Core

unrivaled Cultural immersion

Monte Castello provides a distinct perspective on a seldom seen part of Italy, revealing a traditional culture connected to its ancient roots, yet eager to embrace visitors from all over the world.


Convenient access to centers such as: Rome, Florence, and Assisi, as well as fascinating less-visited cities, including Perugia, Orvieto and Ravenna – all possible as day-trips from Monte Castello.


Visitors can roam the streets any time of the day or night without concern, enjoying the beauty and charm of village life, here on our mountain perch.


No other facility of our kind in Italy provides the same level of attention to detail in planning your visit, range of options for excursions, accommodations, facilities, or quality of amenities. 

Our Programming

Wine, Sommelier & Culinary Arts

Experience Italy through your tastebuds while touring and sampling the region’s best vineyards and culinary gems. Sommelier certification offered in partnership with the Association Sommelier Italiana.

Study Abroad Provider

ICA facilitates study Abroad Programs for institutions of higher education, high schools, and elementary school programs for children and their parents.

Visual Artist Studio Program

The International Studio School is the heart of our program. We offer programs and workshops in the visual arts for varying durations and on a range of topics.

Atelier Workshops

Intended for distinct groups with a self-contained identity and focus, that are led by a qualified individual with a consistent focus and objective. ICA works with individuals seeking to lead all-inclusive workshops in order to develop an itinerary and cater to the needs of the group.

Lifelong Learning

Lifelong Learning experiences are organized for individuals or small groups who would like to work in the Umbrian countryside, experiencing a part of Italy that is off the beaten path, while engaging in creative activities, seminars, and retreats.

Music Workshops & Festivals

For groups looking to learn about the rich musical culture of Italy, or those in search of a venue for their next performance.

Conference & Symposium Host

The ICA campus and the community of Monte Castello can provide the ultimate distraction free conference location. Quick access to Rome and other destinations, modern amenities with scenic traditional charm.

Custom Retreats

We’re open to new ideas. Whether you’re not sure how you would like to collaborate, are interested in things outside our existing programming, or just visiting Monte Castello for the day—we will work with you to make a completely unique experience for your group.