May, 2022, Petronell-Carnuntum, Austria.

Experience a philosophy retreat in the beautiful Austrian countryside at Carnuntum. Spend a week with talks and walks exploring ancient and modern topics to become more resilient, calm and courageous.

“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.”
― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
When & Where:
May, 2022. Exact dates to be announcedd
Petronell-Carnuntum, Austria (map below)


Single Room stay at Hotel Marc Aurel Restaurant & Langsthaus
Food and drinks
Retreat kit consisting of:
  • retreat Agenda & texts
  • Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations
  • Epictetus' Enchiridion and
  • complimentary writing materials

What are the activities
A week in this historical landmark, with great company
A schedule of well-structured talks and exercises
Visits to the Museum and roman complex
Visit to the near town of Hainburg an der Donau
Walks by the Danube and the Carnuntum Wine Region

By the end of the retreat you will have
A clear understanding of the ancient ethical model
A strong set of skills to incorporate in you daily life
A framework for discerning life’s more complex aspects
A set of stoic techniques against anxiety and depression

Not included:
Transport to and from Marc Aurel Hotel - details below

Refund & Cancellation:
TBA with the dates
Our location
Carnuntum was the most important ancient Roman legionary camp of the upper Danube frontier, situated at Petronell, 20 miles (32 km) east of Vienna.

During the Marcomanic Wars, Marcus Aurelius wrote part of what would become the Meditations, while camped at Carnuntum

Located near the Danube river it is a great place for walks and short hikes and it contains numerous bicycle routes.

It is also the country's latest wine region to receive official recognition as a Districtus Austriae Controllatus, or DAC

Talks Schedule

(subject to changes if necessary)
Final schedule & texts shall be delivered to you via email and in person at our guest house in Carnuntum


Petronell-Carnuntum is only 25km East of Vienna International Airport and transportation is very easy via direct hourly train
Tickets and information available here
From the Petronell-Carnuntum train station it is only a 10 minute walk to the Marc Aurel Hotel

Covid-19 vaccination is a requirement for all participants. All organizers as well as staff is fully vaccinated and the first priority is everybody's safety. Proof of vaccination shall be required before booking.

Thank you.

What our participants have to say
It got me out of my living routine. And most importantly out of my thinking routine. It's something else. I've never experienced something like this before. At first I thought we would be taking part in a Philosophy Class, but Mario knew exactly how to get us to talk. He's given us a good context and time to reflect and I've never once felt inferior during our conversations.
It's been amazing. Thank you for this experience.
Doru Medianu

For me this has been an opportunity to develop clear thinking - very well guided by Mario. It's been a week that made me more curious and I realized it is something I will take home with me, and hopefully integrate it in the way I live.
Everything has been clear, logical and applied.

Many thanks to Victor for the concept and management
I can't wait to come back to one of these!
Lavinia Galcea
HR Director, Coach
Absolutely wonderful and truly expanding, even for a novice like me.
I've learned so many interesting things that previously seemed unimportant to me.
Mario is amazing, a living tome of knowledge and understanding and a great guy.
Anekke van Bern
I've enjoyed the structure of our discussions and that we haven't felt pressured by the agenda. We were able to synchronize and still do what we wanted. I also liked that it was still intimate even though it was a group event.
Absolutely unique, never experienced anything like it
Ana Maria
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