SAND20 Italy

SAND20 Europe Gathering 

July 14-20, 2020
Titigniano Castle 

Join our annual gathering in Italy six inspiring days of exploration, experience and celebration of this mystery we call life.

SAND is a place for an open-hearted, authentic connection with a community of people who are drawn to explore together what it means to be a human being, standing at the intersection of spiritual inquiry, science, social healing, and the arts. 

Hosted in the magnificent Castle of Titignano and surrounded by the astounding panorama of Umbria, you will enjoy daily meditation, yoga, dance, science talks, dialogues, somatic modalities, sharing circles, sacred storytelling and evening concerts.  More than 40 leading teachers, scientists, facilitators and artists from all over the world come together to share their wisdom and passion. 
Our explorations will unfold across the themes of:
•    The Science of Consciousness 
•    Embodied Spirituality
•    Trauma and Healing 
•    Relationships and Sexuality
At SAND we celebrate a new relationship to spirituality, free from religious dogma, inspired by timeless wisdom traditions, informed by cutting-edge science, and grounded in our own direct experience.
Come nourish your body, mind and heart with like-minded travelers who together, form an intergenerational village community. Bring your family and friends or just come on your own. All are welcome! Our volunteer team organize daily activities for children, while adolescents & young adults bond easily and build friendships, as they play & learn within the SAND field. 
Each day,  three delicious meals from produce grown on Titignano’s farm are served to attendees. In the hot summer afternoons, enjoy the panoramic pool, visit the lake, or hike in the woods.
Castello di Titignano is perfectly located between the beautiful Umbrian towns of Orvieto and Todi.
SAND is a place where we can be more at home with ourselves, each other and life. Welcome home!

Visit the registration tab above and the frequently asked questions for more information about the event.



Photos from our 2019 gathering




Jul 14, 2020 - Jul 20, 2020
  • Titignano Castle, Italy
  • Titignano 7
  • Orvieto
  • Italy
  • 05010

The event will begin on Tuesday, July 14 with dinner followed by the opening session, and end on Monday, July 20 after breakfast. On-site registration begins at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, July 14.

SAND Supporters: click here to get a $100 discount

Tickets Until March 31 After April 1
Full week - Single room $2,530 $2,600
Full week - Double room $1,700 $1,770
Full week - Triple room $1,350 $1,420
Full week - Shared room $1,240 $1,310
Full week - Camping $740 $810
Child (3-12) - Room $500 $500
Child (3-12) - Camping $370 $370
Commuter Pass $810 $880
Weekend Pass $540 $540
Day Pass $180 $180

Special Offer!
Until May 1, receive a $70 discount on your registration if you register both for this event and for Returning to Ourselves: The Wisdom of Trauma with Dr. Gabor Maté & Betsy Polatin that will be held immediately after the SAND Gathering at the same venue (July 20-24). Look for your discount registration link in your confirmation email when you complete your registration. 


  • All prices include full access to the event and 3 meals per day.
  • Prices include accommodation, except for commuter, weekend and day passes.
  • Infant and toddlers (0-2) come free of charge


  • For shared rooms, you can book with your friends and family or let us assign you roommates.
  • All rooms have private bathrooms.
  • More details on the venue page

Everyone eats meals together at Titignano. Your Accommodation and Meals registration option includes three delicious homemade Italian meals a day from dinner 7/14 through breakfast 7/20. 
When you register, you will be able to select your dietary preferences (omnivore, vegetarian, vegan, gluten free), and alert us of any food allergies. 

Getting to the event
Please see the travel information section on our venue page.


  • Become a SAND Supporter to receive a $100 discount on registration. Supporters register here.
  • Students and Seniors (65+) are eligible for a $70 discount. See details on FAQ.
  • Discounts cannot be combined, and do not apply to optional items.
  • Wish to volunteer? See the volunteer information here.
  • We offer a limited number of partial scholarships to qualified individuals. Please email us if you would like to apply for a scholarship with an explanation of your situation, why you wish to attend, and what you believe qualifies you for a scholarship. 

Refund policy

  • No cancellation fee prior to Mar 1.
  • A $120 fee is charged for cancellations between Mar 1 and May 15.
  • A $200 fee is charged for cancellations between May 16 and Jun 23.
  • No refund after Jun 23.
  • If you cannot attend, you can switch your registration to another person at no charge until Jun 23.
  • Email us to cancel or transfer.

Registering more than one person
During the event registration process you will be able to add additional individuals. Register yourself first and before you make a payment you will be asked "Will you be registering any other attendees for this event?" Answer "Yes" and then enter the next person's info. You can add as many people as you like. When you are done click on "Complete Registration". You will make one payment for all attendees.

Modifying your registration
You can add shuttle ticket purchases or rent camping gear at a later date. To add to or change your registration click on the main registration link and then click on "Modify Registration". Enter your email and first name to access your registration record. The total price shown at the bottom of your record includes what you have already paid. Do not remove anything unless you no longer want that option. You will not be charged twice. 

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