The Nature of This Moment

Sharing stories around the smallest vulcano of the world.

The workshop

Our world is changing faster than ever.
We are linked to the whole world through fast devices in our pockets, connect with distant friends and family through digital communities and social networks and are able to search for and find almost everything we need online.

Yet even with such efficient communication, stretching across a wired globe, we experience more and more wars and conflicts and the Earth itself, our home ground, is crying for our urgent attention.

So what is missing?  As challenging as it may be, there is nothing in the world that can replace the qualities of real, human, live, face to face, heart to heart connection. Neither can virtual reality outshine the gifts of spending quality time in nature.

This course is a wake-up call to reconnect with the greater adventure story you are here for! In the merry company of storytellers and story lovers we will journey both in the natural world outside us in Portico di Romagna  a beautiful and peaceful location in the Appenines on the Pilgrim Route of St Francis and in the inner world of imagination and story and explore the nature of and what it means to be truly connected.

Working playfully and with reverence, regaining the sense of our interconnectedness, we will open doors to creativity, joy and inspiration to serve the greater whole while bringing our unique gifts to any situation.

Special Features

Included in the week there will be:

  • a welcoming party with live traditional music;
  • a cooking class on how to make home made pasta according to the traditional Romagna teachings;
  • a tour to see the nearby the’volcano’;
  • a daily little Italian Class.

Dates & Fees

  • A minimum of 10 participants is required for the workshop. No previous storytelling experience is required.
  • Course dates: 20th August – 26th August
  • Course Fee: 585€
  • Early Bird Fee: 525€ (Until June 20th 2017)

We operate the program in collaboration with the International School of Storytelling that receives a donation for each participant.

There will be no classes on Sunday August 26th, therefore participants are free to leave after breakfast on that day.


Hotel with full board (beverages not included):
  • Doubleroom: Per person for 6 nights: 450€
  • Singleroom: for 6 nights: 510€


  • Shared apartment (big students apartment, with 4 bathrooms and a big kitchen) without board: 180€ for 6 nights

For booking the course accommodation and transfer please contact: Ulla Bisgaard Pedersen, Centro Culturale Academy Olmo, Via Roma7, 47010 Portico di Romagna (FC), Italy –; Tel:+39-0543-967053.

Course Leaders

Roi Gal-Or

Roi teaches the use of storytelling in the fields of education, healing, peace and reconciliation. He is enthused by the power of stories to inspire group and personal development. Weaving together storytelling, social games and biographical work he works and performs in Scandinavia, the Middle East and the UK where he also teaches at the International School of Storytelling.

Giovanna Conforto

Giovanna Conforto graduated from the National Academy of Dramatic Arts “Silvio D’Amico” in Rome where she also obtained an advanced degree in Teacher’s Training and Pedagogy. Her activity is divided between performing, teaching and organizing events. She tells and teaches in Italian, French and English.