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MEĐUNARODNI VOLONTERSKI RADNI KAMPOVI 2007
ITALIJA

LEGAMBIENTE

SPRING CAMPS

LegS01   Abbateggio         Abruzzo                11/4 – 21/4    ENVI              10
Project: Abbateggio is a small rural village situated in the National Park of Majella, a splendid protected area very important from the naturalistic point of view.  It’s placed in the centre of Italy about 2h and half far away from Rome. In the village there is a Environmental Education Centre called 3 Portoni that has been running promotional activities on the peculialities of the territory, environmental programs on sustainable development, sensibilisation and training courses on ecological life-style. Volunteers will live and work at Casa Ecologica Modus Vivendi (Ecological House “Modus Vivendi”): they will clean the paths around, restore dry-stone small walls, gardening and cleaning of green areas. Natural and historical/archaeological beauties testify of a territory lived since the Palaeolithic age.  Volunteers will have the chance to live an important experience according to ecological life-style.
Work: environmental activities, maintenance of paths
Accommodation: ecological house
Location: Abbateggio, Pescara district, Abruzzo region, Centre of Italy.
Terminal: closest international airports are Rome and Pescara

LegW07  Goriano Valli (Aq)             Abruzzo   19/03 - 30/03     12
LegW08  Goriano Valli (Aq)             Abruzzo   11/04 - 19/04     12
LegW09  Goriano Valli (Aq)             Abruzzo   07/05 - 21/05     12
LegW10  Goriano Valli (Aq)             Abruzzo   04/06 - 15/06     12
Introduction
Legambiente is running since 1999 the ex-Convent San Giorgio, a Volunteering Permanent Centre that has been hosting hundreds of volunteers in different occasions (national and international work-camps, European Volunteering Service,…). The Convent is located in the region of Abruzzo, centre of Italy, about 150 km away from Rome. It has been fully restored by the local institution Mountain Community and we furnished it following as much as possible “static free” standards. The project aims to bring new economic, tourism and especially cultural and spiritual movements in a quite isolated area. It deals with sustainable living, no waste, recycling and clever use of energies.
The Project
As every year, from January until June, Legambiente proposes to spend some days at the ex Convento San Giorgio: a good chance to meet people from all over the world, to know a bit of Italian culture, getting in touch with permaculture and sustainable living; all this staying in a Convent of the XVII° century.  Tasks of the participants change according to the period of the year, the season and the weather, but can be summarized in:
* maintenance of  the structure (cleaning the Convent, painting walls, restoring windows,...)
* feeding the animals (chickens, ducks, sheep, goats, donkeys)
* working in the garden
* cleaning path around the Convent in the wonderful Regional Park of Sirente-Velino.
You will be sharing rooms inside the Convent.
ATTENTION: Winter is very cold and long. Average temperature is -5°C to +5°C. No heating. Hot water available twice a day from 6.30 to 7.30 a.m.;  from 4.00 to 5.00 p.m.
Please note that there is no internet connection available at the Convent; telephone is available only with international prepaid phone-cards.
Work will often be outside.
Schedule day
7.00 am: feeding the animals - preparing breakfast
7.30 am: breakfast
8.00 am: work
13.00.: lunchtime
14.00: back to work
16.00: free time
19.30: dinner
Saturday and Sunday free time
Inscription fee: Euro 100 to be paid in advance to sending organisation

For further information about the project: www.conventosangiorgio.it

SUMMER CAMPS


Leg01        Mira (Ve)    Veneto  31/05 - 13/06                   FEST/ENVI       12
Project: Mira, the small city facing the Venice lagoon and hundreds of small islands, felt the effects of the Venice domain along the past centuries: the evidence of this domain are still clear in the ancient villas, in the old churches with gorgeous paintings and the works of many important architects and painters such as Palladio, Longhena, Jacopo da Bassano, Tintoretto. In this unique naturalistic oasis, volunteers will work on the maintenance of the tracks around the Forte Poerio, and on the set up of signals and information points aimed to the sustainable development of the area around Venice. Furthermore, volunteers will help the organization of the “Tam Tam” festival, involving people in meetings, workshops and cultural events, trying to spread around an environmental culture.
Work: maintenance of paths and organization of cultural events
Accommodation: hostel
Location: Mira, Veneto, North East of Italy
Terminal: closest international airport is Venice or Treviso

Leg02    Campo C. (Rc) Calabria      1/6-15/6            STUDY/ENVI    10
Project: volunteers will be hosted in the “Matiniti Inferiore” fortress, an ex-munitions storage that, together with other 24 buildings, was used as an anti-aircraft base during the 2nd World War. The fortress is only 2 km far from the sea, in front of the Messina Strait, there is a great bird-watching point just at the top of the fortress. The camp aims at restoring and to revaluating a part of the building in order to enable it to host environmental didactic activities for local schools. Due to the summer high temperatures, they will work very early in the morning.
Work: animal protection and studies
Accommodation: fortress
Location: Campo Calabro, Reggio Calabria district, South West of Italy
Terminal: Reggio Calabria or Lamezia airports

Leg03       Parchi Astigiani (At) Piemonte     4/6 - 18/6  ENVI       12
Project: The hostel, where volunteers will be hosted, is located in Vinchio, in the south-east area around Asti. These beautiful landscapes were described by Davide Lajolo, a famous journalist and writer, friend and biographer of Cesare Pavese. Volunteers will work on the maintenance of the footpaths, with a special attention to the “Garden  of aromatic plants”, recently created. During the free time, excursion to five protected areas will be organised. In the sandy terrain of Botto Valley, a long time ago covered by the sea, was recently discovered a 7 meters long whale, gone back to the Pliocene age.
Work: maintenance of footpaths and aromatic plants
Accommodation: Hostel
Location: Parchi Astiani, Asti district, Piemonte region, North of Italy
Terminal: Turin International airport

Leg04         Galbiate (Lc)   Lombardia           10/6 -      23/6      TEEN/ENVI   6
Project: Monte Barro (986 mt above sea level) is the only mountain in a hilly area between the Brianza and Lecco district, close to the Como lake. Volunteers will have the chance of admiring the beautiful view, from their accommodation on top of the mountain. It is also possible to look at the landscape of the Brianza lakes, the city of Lecco, the Grigne and Corni di Canzo mountains. The area is also rich of interesting geological peculiarities and flora and fauna species. Inside the Park of Monte Barro it is possible to take a nice walk and visit the archaeological site and the bird-watching point. Volunteers will work mainly in the botanical reserve at the top of the mountain, carrying on the project promoted by the Park with the support of European Union (Life Project). Walking along the pathways, volunteers will also work on the maintenance of the area, restoring paths and removing weeds.
Work: maintenance and cleaning of paths
Accommodation: guestrooms
Location: Galbiate, Lecco district, Lombardia region, North of Italy
Terminal: Milan International Airports

Leg05      Monte Faito (Na)              Campania             10/6 - 25/6 ENVI        10
Project: Monte Faito (1100 mt high) is the highest pick of the Lattari Mountains, also known for its characteristic “molar” shape. Vico Equense is located near Naples, Pompei, Positano and Sorrento, in a suggestive area, rich of natural and archaeological beauties. Volunteers will work on the cleaning of woods and monitoring environmental emergencies of the area; they will also work on the maintenance of some beautiful paths and on information and awareness activities. Work: maintenance of paths
Accommodation: Refuge
Location: Vico Equense, Naples district, South of Italy
Terminal: closest international airport of Naples

Leg06       Vicenza (Vi)   Veneto         15/6 - 28/6            FEST/ENVI      12
Project: Vicenza is one the most ancient cities in the Veneto Region. In the ‘500, the city was enriched with fabulous buildings and amazing monuments. In 1994 Vicenza entered in the UNESCO “world heritage” list. The workcamp will take place during the “Festambiente” festival, an event on the sustainable development, promoted by Legambiente and the Rete Lilliput network, together with local organizations. During this event, volunteers will collaborate in raising environmental awareness giving people ecological and responsible tools to be used in their everyday life. Volunteers will collaborate in the organization of the festival and will also help in the maintenance of the Park of Rettone River, which will host the festival.
Work: organization of the Festival
Location: Vicenza, Veneto, North East of Italy
Accommodation: Guesthouse
Terminal: closest international airport are Venice, Treviso, Verona

Leg07  Mira (Ve) Veneto 16/06 - 29/06        FEST/ENVI   12
See LEG01

Leg08 Castiglione Olona (Va) Lombardia   17/6 - 1/7     ENVI      14
Project:  The area of the “Rile Tenore Olona” Park (about 14 square km) is rich of the typical vegetation of the Lombard moor and many rivers, such as the Olona river. The territory, which has an old historical and cultural background, shows an interesting mix of history and nature, and architectural sites from the medieval to the renaissance age. The work will be mainly on the maintenance and the development of the paths in the “Rile Tenore Olona” park.
Work: maintenance of mountainous area
Accommodation: ex- school
Location: Castiglione Olona, Lombardia region, North of Italy
Terminal: Milan International airports

Leg09    Cinisello Balsamo (Mi)   Lombardia             17/6 - 1/7  ENVI         12
Project: The towns of Paderno Dugnano, Cusano Milanino, Varedo, Muggio’, Nova Milanese and Cinisello Balsamo outline the area of Grugnotorto-Villoresi, located in northern hinterland of Milan. The massive urbanization of the area  has changed the territory, now characterized by roads, industries and houses. This is the reason why at the end of the ‘80s, many groups and association joined together claiming to save the agricultural area from urbanization. This dream has become reality in the 1999, when the Grugnotorto-Villoresi Park, was set up. Therefore, the Park needs the volunteers’ help to grow-up. During the workcamp volunteers will help in cutting the grass, cleaning the underbrush, maintaining the park, and watering the plants.
Work: maintenance of paths
Accommodation: Building of Red Cross
Location: Cinisello Balsamo, Lombardia region, North of Italy
Terminal: Milan International airports

Leg10      Ello-Monte Brianza (Lc) Lombardia           17/6-04/7 THEATRE 16
Project: Scarlattine is a theatre production group organizing art events. The association  ScarlattineProgetti was born in 2004 as a corporate body for the organization of cultural events for the Scarlattine Theathre company, active since 1998 in the field of italian and international theatre. Since its beginnings, this group started a working itinerary based the involvement of other forms of art (i.e. photography, video and live music). Concerning the organization of cultural events, ScarlattineProgetti has been proposing, since 2005, a theatre festival called “Il Giardino delle Esperidi”, in collaboration with the district authority of Lecco, the local Bureau for mountainous environment and the Cariplo Foundation. During the workcamp, volunteers will give their support in the logistic setting of the festival, that is going to take place in the area of the local park Monte di Brianza, in the southern part of Lecco. The event will last about one week and will take place in different areas of the Park, transforming footpaths in theatre itineraries and ancient rural hamlets in stages. During the first week the camp will be hosted in the Council building of Ello; volunteers will be divided in 4 groups and will attend a training during the first day of the camp regarding techniques of lights and audio, stage and scenic settings, reception of artist and audience, works of environmental maintenance. This project, strictly linked to the festival, aims to create a theatre approach for the camp participants, benefiting from their support. Volunteers will also attend a theatre workshop. The second week the volunteers will move to Campsirago, one of the several ancient rural villages in the Park, where Legambiente established a “Permanent Centre for Voluntary Service and Environmental Education”. The volunteers will take care of the setting the structures needed for the festival, giving their support and seeing the performances. The last days of the camp they will collaborate in closing the Festival.
Work: maintenance of pathways and organization of Festival
Accommodation: Council building/Voluntary Centre of Campsirago
Location: Ello-Campsirago, Lombardia region, North of Italy
Terminal: Milan International airports
EXTRA FEE: 100€ to be paid at arrival

Leg11                    Scafa (Pe)            Abruzzo                18/6 -     1/7 ENVI       15   
Project: The Regional Park of Lavino Hot Springs is managed by the Council of Scafa with Legambiente. The Park has a big archaeological, historical and environmental importance thanks to the particular hot springs, the old mineral caves, the canals and the water mill. The work camp aims to valorise and preserve the area, and volunteers will be involved in cleaning the paths and area around the mill, maintaining the public areas, and participating to summer local events.
Work: maintaining and cleaning of the area
Accommodation: Guesthouse
Location: Scafa, Abruzzo, Centre of Italy
Terminal: closest international airports are Pescara and Rome

Leg12       Settimo Vittone (To)  Piemonte   18/6 - 2/7                ENVI          14
Project: Settimo Vittone is located near Turin and Aosta, on a altitude between 260 mt of Dora Baltea and 2.371 mt of Mombarone. It is well connected with Milan and close to many important touristic places, benefiting from a dried and warm climate. The Battistero, the Pieve di San Lorenzo and the Castle, of Paleochristian origins, have a great historical and artistic importance. The village is characterized by chestnuts, olive trees and vineyards, and by many footpaths, forests, pasture lands and rivers, all together creating an enchanting and typical landscape. Volunteers will work on the maintenance, cleaning and setting up of signs on the mule tracks and wellsprings from the valley (Capoluogo, Torredaniele, Cesnola, Montestrutto) to the mountains (Trovinasse, alpe Mombarone, Ordiere, Murialla, Chiaverina, alpe Quartiere, etc). The local community of Settimo will welcome volunteers organizing events, meetings and tasting of local food, like “polenta grassa”, “suet gris”, “ajoche” soup, “miasse”, chestnut, butter, cheese and wine. The close city of Turin will be visited as well as the Monte Rosa and Monte Bianco Mountains.
Work: restoration of naturalistic footpaths
Accommodation: Council building
Location: Settimo Vittone, Piemonte region, North of Italy
Terminal: closest international airport are Turin, Milan, Genoa

Leg13      Quassolo (To) Piemonte                22/06 - 06/07           ENVI          15
Project: the workcamp take place in Quassolo, located at the slope of the Cavallaria mountain in the Valle d’Aosta Region. The ancient centre of the village overlooks the vineyard and shows many examples of the ancient rural architecture (like the old cheese factory “al Casun”, the mill with the woodworking “al Mulin d’Alera”, the cellar “la Fujera”) and of typical still-working fountains made of stone (called Burnel). Volunteers will work on the maintenance, cleaning, cutting of bushes and briars, restore of the streams, old paths and mule tracks of the Big Alps Crossing. The local community will host volunteers in a building located in the centre of the village and will involve them in workshops, fairs and meetings, offering their typical food products. A Mushroom Fair will be organized in September, and – at the end of the same month - excursions to look for Porcini mushrooms will be organized. Volunteers will also have the chance to visit Canavese and Valle d’Aosta, as well as the Olympic city of Turin.
Work: maintenance, cleaning of paths and green area
Accommodation: Council building
Location: Quassolo, Piemonte region, North of Italy
Terminal: Turin International airport

Leg14    Mesagne (Br)      Puglia                    25/06 -   08/07      AGRI     12
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Leg15       Nomaglio (To)   Piemonte             29/6 - 13/7             ENVI        14
Project: Nomaglio is a small village (575mt high), located at the entrance of the Serra Morenica and part of the Morenico Amphitheatre: this is a unique area, for its geological, naturalistic and anthropological characteristics. In 1996 a project has been started by the municipality to restore and develop the cultural elements of the area. From this project, the chestnut eco-museum has been created. The museum is dedicated to the benefits of the chestnut tree: the whole village, the forests around, the mule tracks and the old water-mill are all part of the eco-museum, which is mostly a workshop turned to schools, visitors, chestnut workers. The workcamp is organized within the eco-museum  and it will be aimed to further develop the ”museum experience”. Volunteers will also work on the maintenance of old walls, will cut bushes and briars, and set up the signals. They will also be involved in meeting and excursions on naturalistic and anthropological issues, and will have the chance of discover the typical local products.
Work: maintenance of walls and set up signals
Accommodation: Council building
Location: Nomaglio, Torino district, Piemonte region, North of Italy
Terminal: Turin International airport
 
Leg16       Punta Campanella (Na) Campania             29/6 - 11/7 ENVI       12
Project: the workcamp takes place in Massa Lubrense, a small village located on the farthest edge of the amazing Sorrento Peninsula. The recent creation of the Natural Marine Reserve aims to maintain the natural elements of one of the most beautiful and rank coast of Italy. For this reason the “Environment and Legality Observatory” was established, and assigned to Legambiente in order to spread the idea of an environmental legality and to help to prevent illegal actions on the coast. In this place, rich of green areas, inlets and tasty citrus fruits, Volunteers will be involved in helping the Reserve and the Observatory staff with the circulation of information about the particularities of the Reserve. They will be involved in cleaning the beaches and in collecting data from the tourists with the aims of improve the activities of the Reserve
Work: Cleaning beaches and contact with tourists
Accommodation: hostel
Location: Massa Lubrense, Campania Region, South of Italy
Terminal: Closest international airport in Naples and Rome

Leg17       Volvera (To)      Piemonte              29/6 -      13/7        AGRI          12
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Leg18  San Stino di Livenza (Ve)    Veneto  30/6- 13/7   ENVI     12
Project: San Stino di Livenza is a village located in the eastern part of the Veneto region, about one hour far from Venezia and Treviso. Easy reachable are either the beaches of Caorle, Jesolo, Bibione and the mountains of Foresta del Cansiglio, Piancavallo. Volunteers will also enjoy the Livenza river, easy to navigate with small boats from Caorle to Pordenone. The area offers an interested historic and cultural patrimony (churches and a castle) but also a natural patrimony with the Livenza river, the Bandiziole marsh, and Prassacon wood. This wood is included in a project for the reforestation of the area started 10 years ago which main objective is the creation of a new wood in the plain, to valorise and restore the environment and to develop cultural and environmental activities. Volunteers will work on the maintenance and restoration of the wood, making manual wooden sign for visitors.
Work: reforestation of a wood and creation of signs
Accommodation: Hostel
Location: S.Stino di Livenza, Veneto, North East of Italy
Terminal: closest international airport is Venice

Leg19         Lecco (Lc)      Lombardia            1/7 - 14/7     ENVI                12
Project: Lecco is a little town on the eastern arm of Como Lake, located where the lake closes and the River Adda begins. The place is very well known thanks to its important writer, Alessandro Manzoni, who wrote the novel “The Betrothed" (I promessi sposi). Lecco is situated within a dell between the Lake and high Prealpine mountains. Lecco started “AgendaXXI” project for Sustainable Development, (paper undersigned by 170 countries worldwide, during the Environmental and Development Conference in Rio de Janeiro in 1992). Volunteers will work on the maintenance of the rivers that cross the town from the mountains to the lake, and will be supported and helped by the volunteers of the local group of the Civil Protection.
Work: environmental maintenance
Accommodation: to be defined
Location: Lecco (LC)), Lombardia region, North of Italy
Terminal: Milan International airports

Leg20    Milano-Crescenzago       Lombardia   01/07 - 15/07   ENVI   11
Project: The Naviglio Martesana, designed by Leonardo da Vinci at the end of 1400 to irrigate the countryside of Milan and to help the conveyance of goods until 1900, has been recently transformed in the connection area between parks and natural areas, and equipped for leisure activities. Volunteers will be involved in cleaning the banks and the side-walk of the canal and preparing the soil for reforestation that will be made in Autumn.
The workcamp will take place in the Northern part of Milan, where it is still possible to find the social framework of the old working class. Since two years, Casa della Carità, has been working to help disadvantaged people in their social integration.
Volunteers will be hosted in the Casa della Carità.
Work: cleaning the banks and the side-walk and preparing the soil for reforestation
Accommodation: Guestrooms
Location: Milan, Lombardia region, North of Italy.
Terminal: Milan International airports

Leg21        Solofra (Av)     Campania   01/07 - 15/07    ENVI      15
The workcamp will take place in Scorza, near the village of Solofra, a beautiful place at the bottom of the Picentini mountains. The area is very well known for an ancient stream of fresh water, called "Fontana della Scorza", surrounded by a furnished picnic area, now completely destroyed by vandals. Volunteers will collaborate with associates of the ““Soli Offerens” Organization (which manages the area) in restoring, cleaning and checking the area, with aim of bring tourists and local people to this beautiful place. Furthermore, they will clean a footpath that begins from the fountain and, through a wood of beautiful chestnut trees, lead to the Sanctuary-Refuge Pizzo S. Michele (1567 mt. high), located in the regional park of the Picentini mountains.
Work: environmental activities
Accommodation: Guesthouse
Location: Solofra, Campania region, South of Italy
Terminal: closest international airport is Naples

Leg22    Cava d’Ispica (Rg)            Sicily      02/07 - 15/07        ENVI        12
Project: Cava d’Ispica (Ispica’s quarry), known as the cave town, is one of the oldest and most important ancient craggy town of the Eastern Sicily. It is located in a spectacular 13km-long canyon, formed by a continuous succession of necropolis and craggy settlements. Volunteers will continue the work started  the last years, cleaning the Calicantone Cave. Accommodation, particularly austere, will be in an old colonial house reorganized with ecological criteria, and now transformed in a mountain shelter, managed by Klaura co-operative, involved in responsible tourism and trekking. Sea is not very far and different excursions in wild and uncontaminated places are scheduled. A sleeping bag and adaptiveness are necessary for this camp.
Work: Restoration and cleaning of the Calicantone Cave.
Accommodation: mountain shelter
Location: Cava d’Ispica, South-East of Sicily, South of Italy
Terminal: closest international airport is Catania

Leg23        Ugento (Le)      Puglia    02/07 -   15/07         ENVI                   12          
Project: the workcamp will be in an area of a great naturalistic interest in Salento. Volunteers' tasks is the creation of a natural path for excursions, the cleaning of trails, installation of road signs and the monitor of frequent fires. In particular, volunteers will work on an extension of the trail called “Macchie di Ugento”, belonging to an important local excursion path network. Nice excursions to the historical centre of Ugento, Lecce and Otranto will be possible and a swim in the blue sea of Torre Mozza is a must!
Work: maintaining trails, installing signs, monitoring fires
Accommodation: school
Location: Ugento, Lecce district, Puglia region, South East of Italy
Terminal: closest international airports are Bari and Brindisi

 

Leg24    Paestum (Sa)     Campania             05/07 - 19/07        ARCH    8
Project: Paestum is an archaeological site that lies in the district of Salerno (nearby Naples). Its sandy beaches, the Mediterranean climate and the archaeological area with its monumental temples are attractive for many visitors and tourists. Volunteers will be involved in cleaning the north part of the ancient wall, covered by vegetation and weeds. Through these activities, volunteers will take part in the “Salva le mura” project, born in the 1998 with the cooperation of local authorities and which aims to protect the surrounding walls of Paestum.
Work: cleaning walls.
Accommodation: apartment
Location: Paestum, Salerno district, Campania region, South of Italy
Terminal: closest airport is Naples

Leg25        Bacchereto (Po)   Tuscany         08/07 - 22/07        ENVI     15
Project: The workcamp will take place in Bacchereto, a village located in a wonderful area around Carmignano, rich of typical olive trees, woods and hills and close to the most important artistic cities of Tuscany, as Florence, Siena, Volterra, Montecatini. Interesting archaeological and renaissance ruins are also important attractions for tourists, as well as the typical cooking with wines, dried figs and olive oil. The workcamp aims to restore the path, that connects the 2 villages of Bacchereto and Vinci. Volunteers will also set new signs related to the typical flora and fauna on the same path and will create picnic areas in the most remarkable locations. Another goal is the revaluation of the natural, cultural and natural heritage.
Work: restore paths and creation of new signs
Accommodation: school
Location: Bacchereto, Prato district, Tuscany, Centre of Italy
Terminal: closest airport is Pisa

Leg26       Barzanò (Lc)    Lombardia           8/7 - 21/7 ENVI  12
Project: Valletta Park is an agricultural area, located on the way from Bergamo to Como. Its name has origin from the folk tradition, due to the canal in the north-west side, and due to the characteristics of the depressed area in comparison to the surrounding valleys. All the area is covered by a 16 kilometres long cycle-pedestrian route, which allows visitors to appreciate the interesting peculiarities of nature and landscape, that make Valletta a protected area. The work camp’s activities will be the maintenance of pathways and some other areas within the Park, in collaboration with volunteers from a local organisation, Amici della Valletta, very active in this area since years.
Work: maintenance of pathways
Accommodation: Council building
Location: Barzanò, Lombardia region, North of Italy
Terminal: Milan international airports

Leg27  Bizzarone (Co)   Lombardia              08/07 - 22/07        ENVI  14
Project: the Park is located between Como and Varese in an area famous for its lakes. The park extends along the river Lanza, that reaches the River Olona, showing a very unique biodiversity. The Park is crossed  by the old “Valmorea” railroad, now used by tourist during the summer. In the past, this area was also important for its quarryman who digged some artificial caves, impressive for their dimensions. This area is rich of rivers and ancient mills, some of them still working. During the 1st week, volunteers work on the maintenance of some footpaths of the park, and, during the 2nd week remove rubbish from the caves
Work: maintenance of paths
Accommodation: gym
Location: Bizzarone, Lombardia region, North of Italy
Terminal: Milan International airports

 

Leg28       Carenno (Lc)      Lombardia   08/07-21/07    TEEN/ENVI        9
Project: Carenno is a small centre located in Valle San Martino, south-east from Lecco, on at 635 mt high plain, surrounded by mountains with a very rich vegetation, pre-alpine flora and dolomite rocks. The village has a wonderful view on west, like on a balcony on the river Adda, Brianza lakes and the plain of Milano with Monte Rosa at the back. Carenno has also interesting historical and artistic evidences, and it’s also possible to visit other interesting cities such as Lecco, Bergamo and Milano nearby. On this territory it's very active the Local Bureau for Mountains (Comunità Montana Valle San Martino), which recently collaborated years to many projects aiming to give value to the local environment, and which will support volunteers during the works for the maintenance of the mountainous area of Carenno and the surrounding park.  The camp will take place on the mountain and volunteers will have to walk to reach the areas of work.
Work: maintenance of mountainous area
Accommodation: school
Location: Carenno, Lombardia region, North of Italy
Terminal: Milan International airports

Leg29       Crandola Valsassina (Lc) Lombardia 08/7- 21/7 ENVI   10
Project: The green Valsassina valley is located between the Grigne mountain and the Pre-Alps of Bergamo, and has a very rich biodiversity and unique landscapes. Crandola-Valsassina, the village that will host and support volunteers in their activities, has collaborated with Legambiente in the campaigns “Piccola Grande Italia”, which aims to promote the environmental and cultural heritage of small Italian municipalities, and “La Scuola adotta un Comune”, which aims to approach young people to agricultural and artisan traditions. Volunteers will work on the environmental maintenance of the area, working mainly in the mountainous areas of Crandola-Valsassina (footpaths, environmental maintenance of alpine rural areas etc.).
Work: maintenance of the areas and contact with local traditions
Accommodation: Council building
Location: Crandola Valsassina, Lombardia region, North of Italy
Terminal: Milan International airports

Leg30       Roma (Rm)       Lazio     08/07 -   21/07      ENVI       10
Project: Since 8 years, Legambiente, in collaboration with “Spazio Autogestito” Association, is making international work camps to renovate and bring out the value of the Natural Reserve of the Aniene Valley, located inside Rome. Thanks to the involvement of many international volunteers, the area has been restored, and the fast urban development (that usually destroys natural sites) has been stopped. In the area there also are a medieval tower and the “Cervelletta” rural home from the ‘600, which now hosts a small museum about the ancient rural people, realized with old tools and pictures of the local population. This year volunteers will be involved in many different activities like: the maintenance of natural paths, the restore of a educational centre, the irrigation of cultivations made during the spring season, the collection and cleaning of rubbish. The local community will be involved in these activities too, and there will be many happenings for a cultural exchange with international volunteers. Due to the hot weather, the work will be undertaken during the morning or the late afternoon. The humid area also attracts a lot of mosquitoes
Work: environmental activities
Accommodation: Cervelletta  rural home
Location: Rome, Italy’s capital in the Centre of the Italy
Terminal: closest international airport is Rome

Leg31      Borgofranco (To)   Piemonte         09/07 - 23/07   ENVI        12
Project: Borgofranco d’Ivrea, a small rural village, was born at the end of 1200 to be a military outpost, and later used by pilgrims travelling from England and France to Rome, though the famous Via Francigena. Recently, the village has become a very important junction between the Piemonte and Valle d'Aosta Regions, the Biellese area, France and Switzerland, but  its history and rural economy have been preserved. The village seems divided in many different parts, each with a small church and a romanic age bell tower, and a very peculiar architectural complex of Balmetti, shaped by the wind blowing from natural caves in the terrain. Volunteers will work on the maintenance and cleaning of the paths, cutting bushes and  fixing  small walls and fences. They will also take part in excursions – guided by experts – to Valle d’Aosta and Canavese,  (for example to the Parco del Gran Paradiso, Monterosa, etc), having the opportunity to discover (and taste!) typical food products. They will also have to chance to visit the Olympic city of Turin.
Work: maintenance and cleaning of the area
Accommodation: Council building
Location: Borgofranco, Piemonte region, North of Italy
Terminal: Turin International airport

Leg32    Filago (Bg)           Lombardia           9/07 - 23/07          ENVI      12           
Project: Filago is a small village 5 miles far from Bergamo, the main town of the district. The city centre is characterized by rural houses built with stones and taken from the river Brembo nearby. Filago, together with 6 other towns, is part of the Local Park of the river Brembo. Volunteers will have to build and position nestbox and set up viewing points in order to create an educational observatory for the schools. They will also work on the maintenance of the Park, cleaning path and the river's trail, and repairing signpost.
Work: maintenance of Local Park, building a position nest box.
Accommodation: school
Location: Filago, Lombardia region, North of Italy
Terminal: Milan international Airports

Leg33    Limbiate (Mi)      Lombardia 09/07 - 23/07  ENVI   12
Project: the workcamp will take place in the Groane Park, an interesting geological site with a unique environment and a particular flora. The Park is characterized by a wide moor, gradually turning into a wood rich of birch, oak and hornbeam trees. The area has also interesting historical and artistic places, like Castellazzo in Bollate, Valera in Arese, Villa Borromeo in Senago, and Cascina Mirabella. Limbiate is located in one of the most populated areas of Milan, nearby the city of Saronno, Monza and Como. Volunteers will help in the maintenance of the botanical footpath.
Work: maintenance of  botanical footpath
Accommodation: school
Location: Limbiate, Milan district, Lombardia region, North of Italy
Terminal: Milan International Airports

Leg34       Milazzo (ME)     Sicily      09/07 - 22/07        ENVI   12
Project: The workcamp will take place in the town of Milazzo , located in the district of Messina and in front of Eolie Islands. In the old town centre there is a wonderful castle, one of the biggest in Europe, which has still signs of different historical period: Arabic, Norman, etc. Volunteers will clean same paths and will also collaborate in environmental activities in the beautiful beaches of Capo Milazzo, as: cleaning and building a woody platform for the disabled access.
Work: renovation of paths, cleaning beaches
Accommodation: school
Location: Milazzo, Sicily, Messina district, South of Italy
Terminal: closest international airport is Palermo

Leg35       Osio Sopra (Bg)               Lombardia           09/07 -   23/07 ENVI  12
Project: Osio Sopra is a small village 5 miles far from Bergamo, the main town of the region, located on the left side of the Brembo river. The village is characterized by the traditional small farms and the old houses of the upper class of the XVII century. Osio is included in the local Park of the river Brembo,  together with 6 other towns. Volunteers will collaborate in the equipment of an area of the Park that will host a botanic garden, and in the general maintenance (cleaning path, reparing signpost etc.).
Work: maintenance of Local Park
Accommodation: school
Location: Osio Sopra, Lombardia region, North of Italy
Terminal: Milan International Airports

Leg36      Partinico (Pa)    Sicilia     09/07 -   23/07      AGRI 10
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Leg37    Lusiana (Vi)   Veneto        13/07-22/07   TEEN/ENVI 6 ITA + 6 INT
Project: Lusiana is a village located in a peculiar position, at the higher edge of a big valley,  which appears like a big and grey wall, with the alpine landscape at the back: the atmosphere of the place is extremely striking. In this area, an ancient language, the “Cimbro”, is sometimes spoken, creating a sort of legend about the existence of a “Cimbra Country”. Around the height of the Monte Corgnon (912 mt high), remains of ceramic and bronze objects were discovered and this place has probably been a place of religious and magical rituals, connected with the earth, fire and sky cults. To highlight the historical features of this area, a prehistoric village has been rebuilt, showing the activities and the life style of the ancient age. Volunteers will collaborate with the local community and institutions, working on the maintenance, the set up of signals, and the re-establishment of the footpath’s net. They will also take part in the local fairs, with the aim of develop the local food traditions, within the Legambiente national campaign “Loving Italy”.
Work: maintenance of paths
Accommodation: Guesthouse
Location: Lusiana, Veneto, North East of Italy
Terminal: closest international airport is Venice or Verona

Leg38    Refrancore (At)  Piemonte  13/07 - 27/07  ENVI  12
Project: the village of Refrancore is located among the hills of Basso Monferrato, in the valley where the river Gaminella flows. The sandy terrain is good for growing peaches and good for the development of forests and vineyards. Recently, farming has become an hobby, as the farmer talent has been replaced by small factories. Volunteers will be involved in a project turned to raise environmental awareness. Furthermore, volunteers will work on the maintenance of a naturalistic footpath within the Greenways Astigiane, promoted by the institute to preserve biodiversity. Volunteers will also work on an old deconsecrated church, very much loved by the local community. In their free time, excursions to discover the area will be organized. The local community, which -in the past- has already showed a big enthusiasm in welcoming the new “friends”, will guide volunteers in the discovery of typical food products… not to forget that this area is one of the most famous one in Italy for the wine production!!
Work: restoration of naturalistic footpath
Accommodation: Council building
Location: Refrancore, Asti district, Piemonte region, North of Italy
Terminal: Turin International airport

Leg39    Biennio e Campolungo (Bs) Lombardia 14/7-28/7 ENVI  15
Project: Bienno, one of the most beautiful villages in italy  (www.borghitalia.it), is a small medieval village (500 mt high), located in Valcamonica, the northern area of Brescia. The village is very well known for the old tradition of iron manufactures and for the typical "borgo" (www.comune.bienno.bs.it). The Adamello Park is located in the centre of the alpine chain, in the north-eastern part of Brescia and it is almost 51.000 hectares. Campolungo (1.500 mt. High) is approximately one hour and a half far from the outskirts of Bienno, and has very interesting traces of the Roman copper and iron manufacturing industries. The work will include the maintenance of footpaths; afterwards, volunteers will move to the village working on similar activities. The participants will be hosted near the refuge, and - for the last part of the camp - will be hosted in a house in Bienno. Nearby the refuge there is a freshwater stream where it is possible for more courageous people to swim!
Work: maintenance of footpaths
Accommodation: Council building
Location: Biennio, Brescia discrict, Lombardia region, North of Italy
Terminal: Milan international airports

Leg40    Alpe Dosso -Delebio (So)  Lombardia   15/7 - 28/7  ENVI   12
Project: Orobie is the first alpine chain in the north of Lombardia and pre alpine reliefs. The southern side has valleys with a very articulated morphology, while the northern side, where the area of the Park Orobie Valtellinesi (http://www.parcorobievalt.com/) extends its borders, is steeper and it develops in the direction of river Adda with deep parallel valleys. Volunteers will be hosted, for the first two days, in the village of Delebio, and then will move to the Refuge in Alpe Dosso (1.500 mt high). They will be work on the maintenance of footpaths and on cleaning pasture lands. Furthermore, volunteers will collaborate on the maintenance of the mountain refuge where they will stay until the end of the camp. Volunteers will have to walk to reach the areas of work and the mountain refuge (about 2 hours of ascent). Even though an alpine preparation is not needed, volunteers are requested to be properly equipped (excursionist/hiker equipment).
Work: maintenance of footpaths and cleaning mountain areas
Accommodation: Guesthouse
Location: Alpe Dosso, Sondrio district, Lombardia region, North of Italy
Terminal: Milan International airports

Leg41  Venegono Inferiore (Va)  Lombardia              15/7- 29/7   ENVI   12
Project: the town of Venegono Inferiore is located in the Regional Park ”PINETA”, between the cities of Como and Varese. The Park is really interesting for its biodiversity and the wire range of different animals living there. From Venegono Inferiore, it is also possible to visit some famous places and some beautiful lakes near Varese and Como.
During the camp, volunteers will manage various kinds of activities: maintenance and cleaning of forest’s paths, collecting rubbish from town’s green areas, cleaning torrents from rubbish and weeds, helping the organization of cultural events.
Work: maintenance of the green areas, organization of cultural events
Accommodation: school
Location: Venegano Inferiore, Lombardia region, North of Italy
Terminal: Milan International airports

Leg42                    Gergei   (Nu)       Sardinia    16/07 - 28/07  RENO 10
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Leg43  Giffoni Valle Piana (Sa) Campania 16/7 - 30/7    ENVI     10
Project: Giffoni is a pleasant village located in the regional park ”Monti Picentini”, only 20km from Salerno and 25km from Paestum. In the park there are some areas from which a particular substance, called “scisto bituminoso”, it is extracted and used for medical aims. Volunteers will help the Legambiente local group in restoring, safeguarding and revaluating the area and cleaning the Carborana Sanctuary reserve. Furthermore, they will spend some time maintaining the Secco River, and abandoned place, attacked by several environmental aggressions (garbage dumps, unauthorized caves etc.). Volunteers will also work in the set up of wood fences and in some gardening works and will take part in excursions around the Picentini mountains Park. They will also collaborate in the maintenance and cleaning the eco-archaeological Park of Pontecagnano Faiano  and the Oasis of Paestum.
Work: maintenance and cleaning activities
Accommodation: School
Location: Salerno district, Campania region, South of Italy
Terminal: closest international airport is Naples

Leg44    Raiano (Aq)         Abruzzo                16/07 - 29/07        ENVI      15          
Project: Raiano is located in the Peligna Valley, on the sheep track from Celano (Abruzzo) to Foggia (Puglia) a very important transhumance way. Raiano has been influenced by its position since the origins, transforming the small village into an active centre; there are also some Medieval churches testifying its peculiar artistic liveliness. The village is known since XVII° century and has a nice, wild, and attractive appearance. In the XVI century it was destroyed and rebuilt in the valley, but there still are some ruins on the hills around. In Raiano’s area there are several protected areas: the Natural Reserve of Gole di San Venanzio near to the village, is amazing thanks to its beautiful landscapes and its examples of flora and fauna. The beautiful hermitage of San Venanzio is between Mentino and Urano mountains, near to Aterno river. The workcamp consists in restoring some paths that cross interesting areas, abandoned from the last years, in cleaning green areas and garbage dumps and realising wood fences, and a picnic area
Work: Restoration of paths
Accommodation: School
Location: Raiano, Abruzzo region, Centre of Italy
Terminal: closest international airports are Rome and Pescara

Leg45    Roncade(Tv)       Veneto      16/07 - 29/07    ENVI     10
Project: Roncade is a town located in the area of Treviso, not far from Padova and Venezia, crossed by two rivers: Sile and Musestre. Legambiente collaborates with the local council to realize a sustainable trail for bikes and excursionists on the banks of the river Musestre, cleaning the natural trail form weeds and rubbish. Furthermore, the volunteers will collaborate in the organization of “Clean up the world", a worldwide voluntary one-day campaign  for the environmental recovering and for raising awareness about ecological themes.
Work: maintenance of a trail and “clean up the world” campaign
Accommodation: school
Location: Roncade, Veneto, North East of Italy
Terminal: closest international airports are Verona or Venice  

Leg46      Scafa(Pe)   Abruzzo        16/07 -  29/07      ENVI     15            
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Leg47       Seborga (Im)    Liguria   16/07 - 27/07     ENVI   12
Project: Seborga is a charming small village, located on the hills near Imperia, in the area called “the Flowers Riviera”, between the Mar Ligure and the France coast (easy reachable by car or by train). Volunteers will be hosted in a council house, fully furnished with toilets, showers, bunk beds. The kitchen and dining room, will be in the primary school nearby. Volunteers will work on the maintenance and restore of the path’s net on the mountains overlooking the village. Furthermore, other tasks can be decided with the municipality, according to needs. During their free time, will be possible for volunteers to discover the countryside, make excursion to the coast or even go to France. Volunteers will use the public transports.
Work: maintenance of paths
Accommodation: Council building
Location: Seborga, Liguria, North West of Italy
Terminal: closest international airport is Ventimiglia or Nice (FR)
Leg48    Quincinetto(To)  Piemonte                19/07 - 03/08        ENVI  14
Project: The workcamp aims to the maintenance, started by volunteers in the past two years, of ancient footpaths included on the Big Alps Crossing, that gets from Quincinetto to Scalaro (1412 mt high), Bec Renon (2166 mt high) and to the Valley’s paths. These trails permit to discover the environmental and anthropologist peculiarities of this area called “Dora Baltea Canavesa”, like the wildlife, the quartz mines, the rocky imagines etc. Volunteers will collaborate in the maintenance and restoration of the wooden signs, “dry walls” and fences, also cutting shrubs in the green area. Moreover they will participate to anthropologic-naturalistic meetings and excursions with experts and will have the opportunity to discover the traditions of the area.
Work: restoration of the signs and maintenance of green areas
Accommodation: Council building
Location: Quincinetto, Piemonte region, North of Italy
Terminal: Turin International airport

Leg49 FestambienteSud (Fg) Puglia 20/7 - 1/08  FEST/ENVI       15
Project: Festambiente Sud is the Legambiente national festival for the south of Italy: five days of music, wine and traditional food tasting, theatre, meetings, exhibitions in the medieval old town centre of Monte Sant’Angelo, in the middle of the Gargano National Park. Monte Sant’Angelo is an ancient mountain village, close to the Manfredonia Gulf, where there is an old sanctuary, aim of pilgrimages upfront the medieval period. Presently, it is an interesting village rich of historical monuments, with a wonderful landscape. Volunteers will help in the festival organization: their tasks will be the administration of the theatre and music activities and spaces, and welcome activities for visitors. During the festival Volunteers will have the opportunity to take part into cinema and journalism workshops. Furthermore, they will visit the most beautiful site of the Gargano National Park and some wonderful beaches. A detailed programme will be available on the web site www.festambientesud.it
Work: Administration of the festival activities
Accommodation: school
Location: Monte Sant’Angelo, Puglia region, South of Italy
Terminal: closest international airport is Bari

Leg50    Ferentillo (Tr)    Umbria    21/07 - 03/08    ENVI       12
Project: in the Ferentillo village, built in the VIII century, there still are ruins of the ancient fortifications and walls, part of the defensive system of the “Abbazia di S.Pietro in Valle”. Volunteers will live together with the local community and they will have the opportunity to cook traditional food and make crafts objects, as wicker basket. Furthermore, Volunteers will restore and clean the area around the Monterivoso river, one of the most interesting natural site of the Park, and they will help to create a “nature footpath” and a garden of butterflies and aromatic herbs. Volunteers will be lodged in the Legambiente environmental education centre, located inside the Santa Illuminata cloister, dated back to 1600. There will be the opportunity to visit Marmore falls, Piediluco lake, San Pietro in Valle Abbey and some medieval villages located in the centre of the Monti Sibillini National Park. On demand it will be possible to practice rock climbing.
Work: restoration and cleaning of the area
Accommodation: Legambiente environmental education centre
Location: Ferentillo, Terni district, Umbria region, Centre of Italy
Terminal: closest international airport is Rome

Leg51                    Amatrice (Ri)      Lazio     21/07 - 04/08 ENVI/ARCH    12
Project: San Pietrone in Campo is a small rural church from the medieval century located at the bottom of the Laga Mountains. In this area there are many rivers, ending in the Campotosto Lake, spring falls and a lot of footpaths throughout the conifer and beech trees, where it is possible to make nice walking tours. The pasta sauce “amatriciana” is worldwide known and takes its name from the small city Amatrice, which is rich of artistic sites, beautiful churches with fresco paintings. Volunteers will work on the fence of the archaeological area of San Pietrone and on cleaning from weeds the same area. Subsequently, volunteers will also monitoring the area with a geo radar, to look for the ruins of an ancient thermal of unknown localization. Volunteers will also collaborate on small restoring works of an ex-school, which will host the finds of the area. Excursions to Pizzo di Sevo Lakes, the “Boat Falls” and the necropolis “Picena di Saletta” will be organised.
Work: maintenance and monitoring activities
Accommodation: school
Location: Sommati, Lazio, Centre of Italy
Terminal: closest international airport is Rome

Leg52 Forno di Zoldo (Bl) Veneto 22/7-4/8 TEEN/ENVI  5ITA + 5 INT
Project: Forno di Zoldo is a small village in the National Park of Dolomiti. Rocky mountains, between 628 and 2550 high, characterize the alpine landscape, crossed by many streams, such as Pramper and Mareson. In the past, the area was a medieval stronghold, governed by the Republic of Venice, and its name, “Forno” (= Oven), has been taken by the iron processing and manufacturing of metals like plumb, zinc and iron. Today it is still possible to visit the “Nog Museum”, which characterized the economy and the life of the local population for a long time. The area is an enchanting mix of mountains, woods, picturesque villages and lodges covered by snow, and is the perfect place to spend a pleasant time, aimed to sustainable tourism and conservation. During the summer, this place is a good starting point for excursions to the high mountains of Pelmo (3168 mt) or Civetta (3218 mt).  During the winter, it is good for skiing, skating and cross-country skiing, around the "Pralongo" and "Campo" circles. Volunteers  collaborate with the local community, working on the footpaths, especially the one along the Vach Falls. Volunteers will be hosted in a typical Malga (a small refuge, once used by pilgrims and animals).
Work: maintenance of paths
Accommodation: Refuge
Location: Forno di Zoldo, Veneto, North East of Italy
Terminal: closest international airport is

Leg53 Malegno-Lozio(Bs)    Lombardia  22/07 - 04/08    ENVI     12
Project: Malegno and Lozio are two small villages located in the middle of Valcamonica, an ancient valley famous for its beautiful mountains surrounding the area and for its engraving rocks, included in the UNESCO World Heritage Humanity List. During the first week, Volunteers will arrange the paths in the lower part of the valley of Malegno; during the second week they will work in the village of Lozio (1000 mt. high); volunteers will be helped by a group of local young people during both work camps.
Work: maintenance of paths and organizing activities in the village
Accommodation: Guest house
Location: Malegno-Lozio, Lombardia region, North of Italy
Terminal: Brescia Airport, or Milan international airports

Leg54  Cascina le Cave (Po) Toscana 23/7 - 07/8    ENVI   15
Project: Cascina le Cave refuge is located in Cantagallo municipality, within the Natural Reserve Acquerino-Cantagallo, a protected area characterised by the typical Apennines mountains. The area is rich of chestnut and beech trees, which were the most important economic resource until 50 years ago. The Reserve has an important fauna, such as deer, roe deer, and endangered species, like wolves and wild cats. Volunteers will renovate a botanical path that goes to Cascina le Cave and another one around Cantagallo. It is possible to reach Cascina le Cave only through a 40mins walking footpath, starting from Cantagallo: for this reason, the camp is suggested for volunteers who like peace and quiet of isolated places.
Work: renovation of paths
Accommodation: mountain shelter
Location: Cascina le Cave, Prato province, Tuscany, centre of Italy
Terminal: closest international airports are Pisa, Florence and Bologna
Leg55      Lusiana (Vi)        Veneto                   23/07 -  5/08         ENVI   12
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Leg56 Roma (Rm)      Lazio                              23/07 -   05/08      ENVI  10
SEE LEG30

Leg57 Torre Annunziata (Na)          Campania  23/07 - 05/08   ENVI 15
Project: Torre Annunziata is a city located at the bottom of the Vesuvio Volcano. The activities will take place in the green area from Oncino to the River Sarno. A photographic exhibition on the environmental activities promoted by Legambiente will be set up. Volunteers will attend a workshop on the preparation of fresh Pasta (which will be tasted!!), made by professional chefs, and there will be lessons on the Italian typical cuisine and on the Italian language. Besides environmental and research activities, Volunteers will participate in guided tours to Naples, the Vesuvio park, Pompei, Oplonti archaeological site, the Torre Annunziata Museum, the Weapons Museum.
Work: environmental activities and workshops of Italian culture
Accommodation: School
Location: Torre Annunziata, Naples, South of Italy
Terminal: closest international airport is Naples

Leg58 Valverde (Pv) Lombardia    23/07 - 05/08        ENVI  12
Project: Valverde is a small village on the Appennino Pavese mountains, approximately 800 mt high, and about 80 km far from Milan. During the summer, many tourists from the cities nearby come to enjoy the area around the Tidone Valley. This work Camp will be the fourth organised in Valverde, thanks to the Municipality intention of promoting the sustainable development of territory. Volunteers will work on the maintenance of paths and wood inside the park, helping the local ERSAF staff, and will prepare the set up of the cultural events which will  take place during the “Valverde Summer”.
Work: maintenance of paths and wood, preparation of shows and cultural events
Accommodation: guesthouse
Location: Valverde, Pavia district, Lombardia region, North of Italy
Terminal: Milan International airports

Leg59 Monte di Procida(Na) Campania 25/7-12/8 ENVI/FEST 10Ita+10Int
Project: For the century of the town autonomy, Monte di Procida organizes different ethno-anthropological activities. Volunteers will study the local culture and traditions through interview and meetings with local people. Moreover they will discover traditional local food attending the Sea Festival. Volunteers will see theatrical performances and they will enact same of the most beautiful and famous Neapolitan dances. Volunteers will also clean different beaches close to Monte di Procida.
Work: Cleaning beaches, studying local culture
Accommodation: school
Location: Monte di Procida, Campania region, South of Italy
Terminal: closest airport is Naples

Leg60      Andrate (To)    Piemonte               26/07 - 9/08          ENVI      14
Project: Andrate is a small municipality located at 700 mt. high, overlooking the area called Serra Morenica, a unique geological patrimony in Italy. The workcamp aims to restore the ancient footpaths’ net of the area and is included in the bigger campaign called “Andrate, the Art and the Territory”, with the aim of safeguarding the artistic and tradition patrimony of the area. Volunteers collaborate to the maintenance of the paths, working in a typical cultural environment of the Canavese and Biellese areas, having the opportunity to discover typical food products. During the camp, Volunteers will also take part in excursions – guided by experts – to the most famous places in the area (Monte Bianco, Monterosa, etc) and will visit the Olympic city of Turin.
Work: maintenance of footpaths and contact with local traditions
Accommodation: Council building
Location: Andrate, Piemonte region, North of Italy
Terminal: Turin International airport

Leg61    Giugliano (Na)  Campania               26/07 -   8/08        RENO       12
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Leg62      Accettura (Pz) Basilicata             28/07 - 11/08        ENVI      15
Project: the camp will take place in the Regional Park of Gallipoli Cognato and of Dolomiti Lucane, which extend for 25000ha in Basilicata region, between the cities of Potenza and Matera. The landscape is characterised by wonderful mountains covered by woods and gorges, and crossed by many mountains streams. Every village in the Park has its peculiarities, but a special note is for the one on the mountain of Crocca, dated VI century B.C. Volunteers will work on the restore of the net of paths that connects the most suggestive areas of the Park. Some trips and walking tours will be organized during the free days but not everyday, so volunteers will have to adapt to living far from comforts. Volunteers will be lodged in a old forest ranger’ station.
Work: renovation of paths
Accommodation: guesthouse
Location: Accettura, district of Matera, Basilicata region, South of Italy
Terminal: closest international airport is Bari

Leg63      Cittaducale (Ri)  Lazio   28/07 - 12/08    ENVI       10
Project: Cittaducale is a small city located on the hill “Cerreto Piano”, by the river Velino, about two hour far from  Rome. This amazing mediaeval village was built by the Roman empire in the century II b.C., then destroyed by the barbarians invasions and restructured with medieval architectonic influences from Tuscany and France. Beautiful villas, from the roman age, still exist: most of all, it is possible to admire the beautiful villa realized by Flavio the Emperor. Volunteers will clean up the big ditch that goes across the village and will help in the reopening of some old paths, cooperating with local authorities.
Work: cleaning and restoration of paths
Accommodation: school
Location: Cittaducale, Rieti district, Lazio region, Centre of Italy.
Terminal: closest international airport is Rome

Leg64      Galati Mamertino (Me)  Sicily  28/07 - 11/08 ENVI     12
Project: Nebrodi Park is one of the most extended and beautiful protected area in Sicily. Galati Mamertino is characterized by many different natural areas and it is located near the Mar Tirreno coast (30 minutes by bus) where It will be possible to spend part of the day. Volunteers will be collaborate in checking fires, in cleaning abandoned site, restoring paths, setting up of signs and little activities for the host community.
Work: environmental activities
Accommodation: School
Location: Galati Mamertino, Sicilia region, South of Italy
Terminal: closest international airport is Catania

Leg65      Lozzo–Veddasca (Va)   Lombardia             28/07 - 11/08  ENVI   10
Project: The work-camp will be located in the Valle Veddasca, a beautiful and remote valley in the pre-alpine zone of Varese, next to the Swiss border. The area is characterized by large broadleaf woods, as chestnut and beeches, a great number of animals, and traditional farms and villages. The camp is close to one of the most famous Italian lakes, the Lago Maggiore (a famous tourist place). Volunteers will help the local community in the maintenance of the nearby mountain paths.                              
Work: maintenance of paths
Accommodation: hostel
Location: Lozzo, Varese district, Lombardia region, North of Italy
Terminal: Milan International Airports

 

Leg66      Pezzolo (Me)      Sicily      28/07 - 11/08        ENVI        15
Project: Pezzolo is a small village located near Messina and about 5 km far from beautiful tourist places like Taormina and Giardini Naxos. The area around is ploughed by a river, which creates an atmosphere of suggestive beauty and naturalistic interest. Volunteers will work on the maintenance and restoration of ancient small streets and monuments and the set up of signs; there will be the opportunity to taste local food and to develop the cultural exchange between international and local traditions. Volunteers will also work on the maintenance of the ancient “Madonna di Loreto” church with the close courtyard.
Work: cleaning of paths and setting up of signs
Accommodation: School
Location: Messina district, Sicily region, South of Italy                     
Terminal: closest airport is Catania

Leg67       Villamaina (Av) Campania             28/7-6/8 FEST/ENVI   12
Project: Villamaina is a small village upon a hill overlooking the Fredane and Ansanto Valley; it is characterized by sulphureous springs and by beautiful natural places: woods, olive tree, vineyards, mineral springs, ancient castles and mills. Volunteers will work in the organization of the “Castelli di Pace in Irpinia” national festival which will take place at the beginning of August in four different towns close Villamaina. Excursions to characteristic villages of Irpinia, to the castles and to “San Teodoro” thermal baths will be organised. Volunteers will also have the opportunity to take part into a typical food’s workshops and traditional music concerts and dinners will be organised.
Work: organization of a Festival
Accommodation: school
Location: Villamaina, South of Italy
Terminal: closest international airport is Naples

Leg68 Campsirago (Lc) Lombardia              29/07 - 11/08        TEEN/ENVI    9
Project: S.Genesio Park is a hilly and mountainous area located close to Lecco. On the hills there are many ancient rural villages, some of them completely abandoned. The “Permanent Centre for Voluntary Service and Environmental Education” of Legambiente is located in the medieval village of Campsirago, which has become the reference point for all the environmental activities in the Lecco district, thanks to the management of natural areas, environmental education for schools, and the organisation of long term workcamps. During the camp volunteers will work on the maintenance of mule-tracks in the mountain and  clean  the rivers crossing the area. Volunteers will also be involved in cleaning, restore and the develop the areas all around Brianza mountain.
Work: manage natural areas and environmental education for schools
Accommodation: Voluntary and environmental education Centre
Location: Campsirago, Lecco district, Lombardia region, North of Italy
Terminal: Milan international airports
Leg69    Dolceacqua (Im)  Liguria   29/07 - 09/08       ENVI      15
Project: Dolceacqua is a small village, with a charming centre, about 7 km far from the sea. Dolceacqua has a long farming tradition: a good wine and oil are produced on its sunny hills. During the workcamp, volunteers will be hosted in the gym of the Council, fully furnished with toilets, showers, bunk beds, kitchen and dining room. Volunteers’ tasks will be the maintenance and restoration of the footpaths around the village, all in a walking distance. Furthermore, other tasks can be decided with the municipality, according to needs. During their free time, will be possible for volunteers to walk along the old mule tracks, enjoying the interesting biodiversity and visiting beautiful places and ancient churches. It will also be possible to reach the beaches nearby (using the public transports) or the villages in the “Riviera dei Fiori”.
Work: maintenance of paths
Accommodation: Gym
Location: Dolceacqua, Liguria, North West of Italy
Terminal: closest international airport is

Leg70    Vedano Olona (Va)            Lombardia           29/07 - 11/08  ENVI   12
Project: the ”PINETA” Park is a big forest located between Como and Varese. The area has a surface of 4.586 Ha and it is really interesting for its biodiversity and the wide range of different animals living there. The no-profit association “Centro di rieducazione equestre L’arca del Seprio”, is located in the northern part of the park, between Vedano Olona and Binago. This area is known as “La Baraggia” and the Centre owns 12 horses and other animals such as goats and peacocks. The association’s main activity is the equestrian rehabilitation for children with psychophysical handicaps or social problems. During the camp, the volunteers will collaborate with many different activities: building fences, clearing paths, looking after animals, cleaning a woody area belonging to the centre, according to the project that will be developed in cooperation with the administration of the park
Work: maintenance and cleaning of the areas of the Park
Accommodation: bungalow/ tents
Location: Vedano Olona, Lombardia region, North of Italy
Terminal: Milan International airports

Leg71 Villa d’Adda (Bg)    Lombardia           29/07 -11/08  ENVI   10
Project: Villa d'Adda is located on the western side of Bergamo, in the middle of a wonderful amphitheatre of morainic origin, made of several terraces shaped by glaciers in prehistoric ages, and overlooking the deep valley of river Adda, covered by blooming woods of oaks and alders. The North Adda Park is located on a stretch of the river Adda which crosses the plain, nearby the Como Lake. The volunteers, who will stay in a community centre by the river, and will work on pedestrian walks and on the ordinary maintenance of the surrounding areas
Work: maintenance of the area surrounding the river
Accommodation: school and riverside leisure centre
Location: Villa d’Adda, Lombardia region, North of Italy
Terminal: Orio al Serio international airport

Leg72    Pettorano sul Gizio (Aq) Abruzzo 31/7-11/8   ENVI/ARCH  10
Project: Pettorano is a village that preserves its typical Mediaval architectural characteristic: small squares, narrow streets, houses built in the rocks. The village is in the Natural Reserve Monte Genzana, near to the National Park of Abruzzo, with many woods, spring fountains and pastures. The camp aims to increase the value of Santa Margherita archaeological site, close to Gizio river. Volunteers will be involved in cleaning the ancient walls, in archaeological tests, in limiting the site and installing fences.
Work: environmental maintenance
Accommodation: Guesthouse
Location: Pettorano, Abruzzo region, Centre of Italy
Terminal: closest international airports are Rome and Pescara

Leg73 Troina (En)              Sicily     01/08 - 15/08        ENVI  14
Project: Ancipa lake is located 5km far from Troina village, close to Nebrodi Park. The lake was created from Troina river for hydroelectric aims, and is situated in a wonderful mountain scenery (944mt high). Last year Legambiente has acquired the management of the 17Ha. forest around the lakeshore, and for the third time an international workcamp will take place in this area. Volunteers will work on the maintenance and renovation of a suggestive path’s area around the lake and will collaborate in the maintenance of a suburban park, constructing benches and tables for public use.
Work: maintenance and renovation of paths and a suburban park
Accommodation: School
Location: Troina, Sicily, south of Italy
Terminal: closest international airports are Palermo or Catania

Leg74    Toffia (Ri)     Lazio             04/08 - 18/08        ENVI       12
Project: Toffia, is located on a wedge- shaped rock, in a valley surrounded by two mountains. Its position shows that the village was built in the moyen age to defend its own people from the “Saraceni” people attacks. Volunteers will work on the reopening of the path which, from the “S.Alessandro Convent”, leads to the Picarella Valley and Farfa Abbey, and on the maintenance of the roman bridge located along the path. Botanic lessons and an excursion to Rome will be organized in collaboration with the “Germogli” Association.
Work: maintenance of paths
Accommodation: Council building
Location: Toffia, Lazio, Centre of Italy
Terminal: closest international airport is Rome

Leg75 Ca’Soldato-Montevecchia (Lc) Lombardia 05/8-18/8 ENVI 12
Project: the park comprises the Curone river’s valley, the Montevecchia hill and the area around the Molgora river. The area is characterized not only by the natural reserve, with a very interesting biodiversity, but also by a peculiar environment transformed by men, with cities, factories, agricultural areas, and important monuments. The area is also famous for growing pot herbs and for its wines. The volunteers will work on the maintenance of the meadows of the park, that need to be cut periodically to preserve the flora. Moreover, volunteers will take care of the ordinary maintenance of pathways, having a special attention for the restore of broken or missing signs.
Work: maintenance of meadows, footpaths and signs inside the park.
Accommodation: Guesthouse
Location: Ca’Soldato-Montevecchia, Lombardia region, North of Italy
Terminal: Milan International airports

Leg76 Refrontolo (Tv)    Veneto     11/08 - 20/08        ENVI         12
Project: Refrondolo extends along the Crevada Valley, among beautiful hills and landscapes of wineyards: in fact, this area, crossed by a “wine street”, is famous for its “Refrontolo Passito DOC” . Around the Village, the beautiful Villa ” Battaglia-Spada” from the XVII° century, the “Spada” small temple and the enchanting “Molinetto della Croda”. Volunteers will be involved in the maintenance of the ancient paths starting from the “Molinetto”. They will also take care of the surrounding areas, creating some signs made of wood.
Work: maintenance of paths and creation of signs
Accommodation: Guesthouse
Location: North East of Italy
Terminal: closest international airport are Treviso and Venice

Leg77    Cuirone (Va) Lombardia 12/8-26/8 Teen/Envi 5 ITA+ 7INT.
Project: the camp has taken place every years since 2001 in the Monte S.Giacomo reserve, given to Legambiente for the management by the Natural Park of the Ticino River. This place has a remarkable naturalistic and historical importance, thanks to ancient medieval ruins located under a typical eighteenth-century “Crotto": it is said that this place, called a Nemeton (= holy wood), was a holy place for the Celti people. The Varese district is also known for its beautiful lakes and many different kind of vegetation, such as chestnut and beech trees, and peaty-marshy areas rich of animals. Volunteers will work on the maintenance and cleaning of paths, either in the area of Monte San Giacomo and near the Donda torrent.
Work: maintenance of paths
Accommodation: school’s gym        
Location: Cuirone di Vergiate, Lombardia region, North of Italy
Terminal: Milan International airports

 

Leg78                    Schio (Vi)    Veneto            16/8 - 29/08 ENVI                12
Project: Schio is the main city in the area around Vicenza, surrounded by pre-alpine hills. Traces from the Neolithic age shows the ancient presence of land settlement, which benefited from this environment rich of clear water, wool and minerals. On the top of the hills, there is one of the most famous sanctuary of the region, called “Summus Manium”, dedicated to Pluto. Volunteers will work on the maintenance and development of the ancient footpaths, and will help cleaning some garbage dumps.
Work: environmental maintenance
Accommodation: Guesthouse
Location: Schio, Veneto, North East of Italy
Terminal: closest international airport is Verona

Leg79    Bosio (Al) Piemonte         17/08 - 28/08        ENVI      12
Project: workcamp will take place next to the Benedicta Sanctuary, surrounded by the nature of the “Capanne Marcarolo” Regional Park. Volunteers will on the maintenance of the paths around the same structure where volunteers will be hosted. They will help to improve the park, having the chance to discover the natural surroundings and the social realities. This camp gives the  opportunity to fully live in the nature, as the accommodation has no electricity, no potable water (there is a potable spring 2km away), and mobile phones do not work. For this reason, the camp is for volunteers who really love to stay in contact with nature. The area of the Park is dominated by the massive pyramid of Tobbio, from which it is possible to enjoy a wonderful view of the Gulf of Liguria, less than 10 km away. The area is extremely interesting for the abundance of watercourses and of wetlands.  
Work: maintenance of the footpaths
Accommodation: Old Mill Refuge
Location: Alessandria district, in Piemonte region, North of Italy
Terminal: closest international airport are Turin, Milan, Genoa

Leg80 S. Angelo di Brolo (Me)  Sicily  17/08 - 31/08                 ENVI   12              
Project: S.Angelo di Brolo, located in the mediterranea scrub within oak, chestnut and olive trees, is a natural and green oasis, with many churches and ancient nunneries of feudal origins. The work camp will include maintenance activities of paths along the river, in order to access water-mills, and the creation of observation points to prevent fires. Furthermore, volunteers will have the chance of know and learn ancient traditions, getting in touch with local craft activities.
Work: maintenance of paths, prevention of fires
Accommodation: school
Location: S. Angelo di Brolo, Sicily, South of Italy
Terminal: closest international airport are Catania or Palermo

Leg81      Antrodoco (Ri)  Lazio    18/08 - 01/09              FEST/ENVI    10
Project: Antrodoco is a small village near the Apennines mountains, 2h away from Rome. Its medieval origin is evinced by the characteristic city centre, the small streets, the abrupt ancient stairs, the ruins of the old Castle overlooking the village. Volunteers will work on the organization of the “Antrodocano” Festival, which takes place in August, and includes many different fairs and activities. During the workcamp, volunteers will have the opportunity to collaborate with the local Youth Club and to get in contact with the local community through excursions and meetings. Moreover volunteers will work in restoring and cleaning the banks of the Velino river.
Work: organization of a Festival and river banks maintenance
Accommodation: school
Location: Antrodoco, Rieti district, Lazio region, Centre of Italy
Terminal: closest international airport is Rome

Leg82       Venezia (Ve)     Veneto  18/08 - 31/08   ENVI     12
Project: the workcamp takes place in Certosa island, located in the Park of the North Lagoon of Venice, an amazing position between the historical centre of the city and the sea. The island has been always used for military purposes until 1950, when it has been progressively abandoned. Finally in 1985 has changed in an urban park with the aid of S. Andrea Committee in order to use it for civil aims and to restore the castle and S. Andrea Island. Volunteers collaborate with “Certosa and S. Andrea Committee” and the cultural association MOMOS (a local group very active in the area) in the cleaning and maintenance of the green area of the city. Furthermore, they will be involved in the renovation and cleaning of paths and of archaeological areas
Work: cleaning and maintenance of paths and green areas
Location: Certosa Island, Venezia, Veneto, North East of Italy
Accommodation: School or Camping
Terminal: closest international airport is Venice

Leg83    Prim’Alpe-Canzo (Co)  Lombardia 19/8-1/9 TEEN/ENVI     9
Project: Prim’Alpe is located in the valley of Ravella torrent, in the heart of the Corni di Canzo wood and near the Natural Reserve Sasso Malascarpa. It is surrounded by meadows for pasture and forests with numerous arboreal species. The Natural Reserve Sasso Malascarpa is one of the most interesting areas in Lombardia for its geologic, geomorphologic, and paleonthological characteristics. Volunteers will work on the maintenance of pathways and natural areas; in particular they will prepare wooden sculptures and other handicrafts with natural materials to complete a path, made during a previous workcamp. Due to the nature of activities, volunteers with art and manual skills will find an ideal work to do.
Work: maintenance of pathways and creation wooden handicrafts
Accommodation: Guesthouse
Location: Prim’Alpe-Canzo, Lombardia region, North of Italy
Terminal: Milan international airports

Leg84       Agira (En)          Sicily      20/08 - 30/08         ENVI    15
Project: Agira is an ancient town located in the heart of the natural reserve Vallone Piano della Corte (Corte’s Valley). The most flourish period of Agira was during the Arabic domain, from which the city centre, takes its inspiration. The natural reserve Piano della Corte Valley  is one of the few places where It is possible to find a special kind of vegetation and a lot of different animals: the fox and the weasel, for the mammal’s and the reptile’s category, a strange kind of lizard and the common toad. Furthermore, the Valley is ploughed from a 7 Km long torrent, called Brace. In this wonderful place the volunteers will work to safeguard the paths at the bottom of the valley in a nice wood, and will clean bushes and brambles.
Location: Agira, Enna district, Sicily
Work: Safeguarding and cleaning paths
Accommodation: School
Terminal: closest international airports are Catania, or Palermo

Leg85 Riomaggiore (Sp) Liguria    27/08 - 7/9             ENVI     12
Project: Cinque Terre is formed by five villages between the sea and the mountains located on amazing terraces above the sea, made by kilometres of small stone-walls and cultivated with olive and vine-trees. As the terraces have been neglected by local people, Legambiente has been collaborating, for six years, with the Park administration organising volunteer projects for the safeguard of the area. The National Park of Cinque Terre has environmental and cultural characteristics to re-value and preserve, and - for this reason - is included in the list of Unesco environmental and culture patrimonies. Volunteers will be involved in activities for the cleaning and maintenance of paths and terraces.
Work: cleaning and maintenance of paths and terraces
Accommodation: school
Location: Cinque Terre, Liguria region, North-West of Italy
Terminal: closest international airport is Genoa
Leg86    Santa Lucia di Siniscola (Nu) Sardinia 1/9- 14/9     FEST 10   
Project: S.Lucia di Siniscola is a small sea-village with amazing beaches. The workcamp takes place within the 4° edition of the International Festival “Festa del Mare”, promoted by Legambiente. Volunteers will have to help in the organization of the festival and the tasks will be distributed taking into account the background and interests of volunteers (environmental education with children, assistance during workshops, coordination of sport activities etc). Furthermore, volunteers will help in Legambiente campaigns which will take place in the same period:  “Puliamo il mondo”, “Spiagge pulite”, “Cambio di Clima”. A detailed programme will be available on the web site www.lafestadelmare.it
Work: organization of a Festival
Accommodation: tents in a camping
Location: Santa Lucia di Siniscola, Sardinia
Terminal: closest international airport is Cagliari

Leg87                    Soave (Vr)            Veneto    9/09 - 23/09        ENVI      8
Project: Soave,  a little medieval city emerges from the skirts of the Lessini hills, 25 km away from Verona and 100 km from Venice. The “Scaligero” castle dominates the whole territory and the antique wall belt dominates the old town, surrounded by 24 towers. Its famous wine has a very old tradition and his history is strictly related to the history of its people. Volunteers will take care of the restoration and the maintenance of the Zanella Park, a beautiful in the heart of Soave. The second week will be dedicated to the construction of a wood shelter and the renewal of a cherry field in the area of Fittà. The workcamp will overlap with the “79th Grape Festival”, on the 15th and 16th of September. In this occasion the whole medieval town will be filled by a magic atmosphere, and in the evening of the 16th the fireworks and the legendary fire of the medieval castle will light up the town. For the free days we propose tours to Venice, Lake Garda and Verona.
Work: environmental maintenance
Accommodation: school
Location: Soave, Veneto, North East of Italy
Terminal: closest international airport is Verona

Leg88    Piana degli Albanesi (Pa) Sicilia  10/9 - 24/9              AGRI      12
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Leg89      Isola Dovarese (Cr)        Lombardia           16/9 - 29/9  ENVI 12
Project: Park of Oglio South extends along the river Oglio, that crosses the cities of Cremona and Mantova, curving through the agricultural plain, between high embankments. There are interesting humid areas, rich of natural vegetation and aquatic fauna; some of them are already protected areas, such as “Le Bine” between the Acquanegra sul Chiese and Calvatone districts, and “Marcaria peat bogs”. The camp is settled in Isola Dovarese, a very small but lively village on the banks of the river Oglio. The village is in the middle of a natural park: this natural reserve offers the chance to experience typical traditions and activities of this place. Volunteers will contribute to clean the banks and to create “green places” for a public use. The will also have the chance of doing animal-watching and tours with local experts.
Work: environmental maintenance
Accommodation: School + separate apartment for meal cooking
Location: Isola Dovarese (Cr), Lombardia region, North of Italy
Terminal: Milan international airports

Leg90    Milano-Bosco in Città      (Mi) Lombardia 27/09 -     10/10 ENVI   12
Project: volunteers will be hosted in the Park, and will collaborate in cleaning paths and fixing manufactured wood or metal works. On Sunday volunteers will work in collaboration with local people and local volunteers, so to create a link and learn Italian culture. In particular, Clean up the World, the greatest environmental voluntary activity in the world, will be organised. This event, in 2006, involved more than 121 Countries, with over 35 million of volunteers!
Work: maintenance and cleaning the paths and organization of environmental activities
Accommodation: Guesthouse
Location: Milan, Lombardia region, North of Italy
Terminal: Milan International airports

Leg91    Galbiate (Lc)   Lombardia               28/10 - 10/11        ENVI  12
Project: Monte Barro is the only mountain in a hilly area between Milan and Lecco. Volunteers will have the chance of admiring the beautiful view, from their accommodation on top of the mountain. Inside the Park of Monte Barro it is possible to take a nice walk and visit the archaeological site and the bird-watching point. Volunteers will work mainly in the botanical reserve at the top of the mountain, transplanting autochthonous plants, provided by the Centro Flora Autoctona, an experimental institute of the Lombardia Region, which aims to promote actions to guarantee the coexistence of autochthonous plants with herbaceous and arboreal species. Volunteers will be assisted by the staff of the Park, and will collaborate in the improvement of the natural plants. Walking along the paths, volunteers will also work on the maintenance of the area, restoring paths and removing weeds.
Work: maintenance of paths
Accommodation: guestrooms
Location: Galbiate, Lecco district, Lombardia region, North of Italy
Terminal: Milan International Airports

Leg92                    Verona (Vr)          Veneto  4/11 - 18/11         AGRI    8
Project: crossed by the river Adige, Verona is one of the main town in Veneto, located at the borders of the Padana plain and at the base of the hills and pre-alps. Verona is world-wide known for its Arena, a very well-preserved roman amphitheatre (still used for lyrical performances) and very well known as the town of Romeo and Juliet, the famous Shakespeare’s tragedy. The city has important medieval and renaissance monuments, as the Romanic St. Zeno's abbey. The historical centre (UNESCO “world heritage”) is surrounded by a wall of 10 km., which is  one of the most interesting in Europe for the variety and beauty of its fortifications and gates. The workcamp will take place in the Community of San Giuseppe and the main activity of volunteers during the workcamp will be collecting olives and maintaining the gardens and the green areas of the Park of Villa Buri. During the rainy days will be possible to work in the mosaic manufacturing or other indoor activities. Volunteers will be hosted inside the Villa, in two big rooms prepared for them, and they will help in the food preparing and the house works.
Work: collecting olives and maintenance of green areas
Location: Verona, Veneto, North East of Italy
Accommodation: Villa
Terminal: closest international airport is Verona

Leg93        Brivio (Lc)        Lombardia           18/11- 01/12 ENVI  6
Project: The natural reserve Palude di Brivio is one of the most interesting humid areas of the whole Parco Adda Nord, especially from a naturalistic point of view. The Reserve is classified as a European Union's important site for the conservation of natural habitat and wildlands. Volunteers will be hosted in Campsirago, about 20 kilometres far from the place of work, in the area of Monte di Brianza (also called S. Genesio) Park, a hilly and mountainous area located in the southern part of Lecco. Among the ancient rural villages of S. Genesio, Legambiente established a "Permanent Centre for Voluntary Service and Environmental Education", where volunteers will be hosted, working mainly in the natural reserve Palude di Brivio, with the aim of create safety corridors (to be used in case of fire), and improving the elements of natural interest.
Work: maintenance of paths
Accommodation: Permanent Centre for Voluntary Service
Location: Brivio, Lecco discrict, Lombardia region, North of Italy
Terminal: Milan International airports

Leg94    Torri Superiore (Im)    Liguria   19/11 -  3/12             ENVI  15
Project: Torri Superiore is a small medieval village, located in Val Bevera, a small valley characterised by the cultivation of olives trees and mimosa plants, close to the coast and to the border of France. Since 1989 the Cultural Association “Torri Superiore” has been developing a project to restore the wonderful Medieval village and to transform it in an ecological village and in a centre of cultural research. The Association started to organise workcamps with Legambiente in the 1992 involving volunteers in the maintenance of old houses and an abandoned building, which are now used again. These places will be used for cultural activities as courses of biological agriculture, ceramics, shiatsu, and trekking excursions. In this camp volunteers will help in the restoration of a path around a village called Trucco, and in the maintenance of the fountain “Balestra” (famous for the quantity and quality of its water) and the water canals used by farmers. Furthermore, volunteers will help in the restoration destroyed by wild boars during the winter. NOTE: The work can be very involving and hard
Work: renovation and maintenance of paths, fountains and stonewalls.
Accommodation: Guesthouse
Location: Torri Superiore, Liguria, North West of Italy
Terminal: closest international airports are Nice or Genoa

Leg95        Brivio (Lc)        Lombardia 20/01/08- 02/02/08        ENVI  10

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LEGALITY CAMPS


Leg14    Mesagne (Br)      Puglia    25/06 - 08/07                        AGRI 12
Project: Mesagne is a city lying in the northern area of the Salentina peninsula (southern Italy in front of Albania), surrounded by wine yards and olive trees. The area maintains important historical and architectural evidences form the roman and Norman ages, such as the Castle from the 1062. The camp is organized with Legambiente and Libera association, in support of a young cooperative which aims to develop the fields confiscated to mafia. Volunteers will help on these lands, helping in the maintenance of the grape-vine.
Work: agricultural activities
Accommodation: school
Location: Mesagne, Puglia, South of Italy
Terminal: closest international airport are Brindisi and Bari

Leg17    Volvera (To)        Piemonte              29/06 - 13/07        AGRI 12
Project: Acmos is an educational community which tries to help people to become the protagonist of their own future trough sharing, temperance and hosting. Born in 1999, Acmos has been collaborating on a Youth project since 2000, with the intention to create a hosting structure. The Community live and propose a sustainable lifestyle: energy use, conflict resolution, solidarity hosting (poor people and immigrants from the area), etc.. The community will host a workcamp in collaboration with Libera and Legambiente, with the aim to recover a building located on a filed confiscated to the mafia. The work will be on the cleaning of the area, the collection of wood and the production of home made jam. Furthermore, there will be several training moments about the law on confiscation of properties belonging to mafia, and about mafia in Italy and abroad. Meetings with the young people from the area will be organised to discuss about projects and cultural exchanges.
Work: collection of fruits and wood
Accommodation: school
Location: Volvera, Piemonte, North West of Italy
Terminal: Closest international airport is Turin

Leg36  Partinico (Pa)            Sicilia 09/07 -   23/07      AGRI     10
Project: Partinico, a small city around Palermo (about 10 km far from the sea), with a long farming tradition, thanks to the good weather and the fertility of the soil. Several lands confiscated to mafia were devolved upon the cooperative NoE (No Emargination), born in 1996. These land are now converted in productive activities: in fact, about 2000 pieces of land are biological cultivated with pepperoni, tomatoes, aubergines, onions and celery. The cooperative also works on summer camps, environmental education, horse-riding courses. Volunteers will collaborate with the cooperative’s staff on farming activities.
Work: agricultural activities
Accommodation: tents
Location: Partinico, Sicily, South of Italy
Terminal: Closest international airport is Palermo

Leg42      Gergei  (Nu)       Sardinia  16/07 - 28/07                      RENO            12
Project: The “Meeting Centre of Volunteers” has been confiscated to mafia and assigned to the Association “La strada” of Cagliari, from the Council of Gergei. The Centre is located  2km far from the village Su Piroi, and has a main building, surrounded by a big swimming pool (to restore) and some other facilities. Volunteers will have to reclaim the land around the building, to restore the go-kart track, and to prepare the soil for the next plantation of figs. They will also participate in meetings with associations, cooperatives and local groups. The workcamp is near Nuoro and not far from some beautiful cities, as Cagliari (60 km) and Alghero (170 km).
Work: maintenance, cleaning and conservation works
Accommodation: school
Location: Gergei, Island of Sardinia
Terminal: closest international airport is Cagliari

Leg61    Giugliano (Na) Campania                26/07 -   8/08        RENO    12          
Project: the camp is organised within a project municipalities that promotes the legal uses of former properties of  criminal organizations, in collaboration with Libera association and “Sole” consortium. In particular, this camp will work on the renovation of  a park inside the town.
Work: maintenance, cleaning and conservation in a park in Giugliano.
Accommodation: guest house or school
Location: Giugliano, Campania region, Centre-South of Italy
Terminal: closest international airport is Naples

Leg88    Piana degli Albanesi (Pa)  Sicily  10/9 - 24/9              AGRI   12
Project: Piana degli Albanesi is a small city in the Sicilian countryside, about 30 km from Palermo, but not close to sea, which is more than 2 hours away. The city, surrounded by four big mountains, was born from an Albanese colony and has many natural, historical and cultural peculiarities. The Council, in collaboration with the “Consorzio Sviluppo e Legalità” and “Libera” Association, has already organized 4 voluntary work camps within the project “Libera Terra” (= Free Land). The cooperative born from this project manages and cultivates the land confiscated to the mafia, producing cereals, pasta and wine with the brand “Libera Terra”. Volunteers will work in the area of Portella della Ginestra, about 3 km far from the Piana, and will help the cooperative’s staff on farming activities, especially during the vintage. They will also attend conferences and workshops on projects against mafia and on the activities promoted by local cooperatives. During their free time, they will also have the chance to visit the natural reserve "Serre della Pizzuta", and to walk along the natural footpaths in the Jato valley.
Work: agricultural activities
Accommodation: tents
Location: Piana degli Albanesi, Sicily, South of Italy

Terminal: closest international airport is Palermo

FAMILY CAMPS


 


LegFam01            Gallipoli (Lecce) 10/7 - 22/07           ENVI     
Participants: 7 adults + 7 children (4 to 8 years old)
Extra fee: 70 euros per person (adults or child)
Project: The camp takes place on the wonderful sand and rocks coast of Punta Pizzo on the Ionian sea. The area includes also important forest and Mediterranean vegetation and it’s a natural protected reserve. Unfortunately tourist and residents are not so sensitive to the importance of preserving the beauty of this land, so that Legambiente volunteers adults and children have a lot of information and cleaning work to do. This summer also a shelter for bird watching will be realized.
Work: different environmental maintenance work, building of a bird watching shelter.
Accommodation: big collective tents in a camping site.
Location: Gallipoli, Lecce district, Puglia region, Southern Italy on the Ionian sea.
Terminal: closest international airport and also port for ferries is Brindisi. Trains from Rome

LegFam02 Montevecchio (Cagliari, Sardinia island) 30/7-8/8ENVI
Participants: 9 adults + 9 children (5 to 10 years old)   Extra fee: 70 euros per person (adults or child)
Project: Montevecchio is a small mining village situated 20 km far away from the Green Coast, one of the most charming coast of Sardinia which includes the reserve of  "Monte Arcuentu-Dune di Piscinas”. The area is very interesting from the zoologist point of view, particularly for the presence of the Sardinian deer and the “Caretta caretta” turtle. Volunteers will collaborated in several activities: cleaning of the beach, maintenance of a naturalistic footpath, position of signs, monitoring of the presence of the Sardinian deer, fire prevention and other environmental restoration activities. There will be also small works to restore the hosting structure. The village is not on the cost, but excursion to sea will be possible.
Work: different environmental maintenance work and animal monitoring activities
Accommodation: former school
Location: Guspini, Cagliari district, Sardinia region, big Island on the West of Italy.
Terminal: closest international airport is Cagliari. Ferry connections from Genoa, Naples and Civitavecchia
 
LegFam03 Cascina le Cave (Prato, Tuscany) 19/8-29/8 ENVI
Participants: 8 adults + 8 children (5 to 10 years old)  Extra fee: 70 euros per person (adults or child)
Project: Cascina le Cave mountain refuge is situated in Cantagallo municipality, into the Natural Reserve in the area of the town of Prato in Tuscany. The wonderful landscape is that one typical of the central Italy mountains, from 300 till 1100 mt high. The area is covered by forests of chestnut-trees and beech-trees. The Reserve hosts an important fauna including even wolves and wild cats, disappeared in the most part of the Italian forests. The camp site is reachable only by an easy walk of about 40 minutes from Cantagallo.
Work: Volunteers will helps to maintain some of the paths leaving the hut and will help for several other tasks for the conservation of the forest.
Accommodation: mountain shelter, one room for children, other rooms to be shared among parents.
Location: Prato-Florence district in Tuscany, Central Italy

Terminal: closest airports in Pisa or Bologna; international trains in Florence

SENIOR CAMPS

 


LegSen01             Eboli (Sa) Campania          10/6 - 20/6             ENVI      3
LegSen02             Eboli (Sa) Campania          20/6 - 30/6             ENVI      3
LegSen03             Eboli (Sa) Campania          13/7 - 28/7             ENVI      3
LegSen04             Eboli (Sa) Campania          1/8 - 15/8               ENVI      3
LegSen05             Eboli (Sa) Campania          16/8 - 31/8             ENVI      3
Extra fee: 80€
Project: the small city of Eboli is located few km from Paestum and the National Park Cilento e Vallo di Diano, close to interesting and very attractive tourist sites as Pompei and the Costiera Amalfitana. Volunteers will work in two different activities: the maintenance of a protected area with beach and pinewood along the coast, and the management of different gardens in the town. Volunteers will have tours and excursions to bathing villages on the coast and to the archaeological sites of the area
Work: Collecting wastes, creating fences, protecting flowers areas and dunes; working in urban fruit and vegetable gardens.
Accommodation: double room in an apartment in the centre of Eboli, to be shared with  young European volunteers
Location: Eboli is Campania, South of Italy, in the district of Salerno, 100 km south of Naples
Terminal: closest international airport, railways station and harbor are in Naples.
LegSen06   Paestum (Sa) Campania 22/06 - 01/07 ENVI/ARCH  3
LegSen07   Paestum (Sa) Campania 20/07 - 29/07 ENVI/ARCH  3
LegSen08   Paestum (Sa) Campania 21/08 - 31/08 ENVI/ARCH  3
LegSen09   Paestum (Sa) Campania 01/09 – 09/09 ENVI/ARCH  3
Extra fee: 60€
Project: Paestum is an archaeological site that lies in the district of Salerno (nearby Naples). Paestum was founded by Greeks during the VI century B.C with the name of Poseidonia. Its sandy beaches, the Mediterranean climate and the archaeological area with its monumental temples are attractive for many visitors and tourists. Volunteers will be involved in cleaning the north part of the ancient wall, covered by vegetation and weeds. Furthermore, volunteers will help in the maintenance of the protected beach and forest close to the beach (cleaning, patrolling, monitoring).
Work: cleaning ancient walls, cleaning the beach, reparation of fences, information to tourists..
Accommodation: double room in an apartment in front of the archeological site, to be shared with  young European volunteers
Location: Paestum, Salerno district, Campania region, South of Italy

Terminal: closest international airport, railways station and harbor are in Naples.

 

 

 

 

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