Italië | Restauratie en natuur

Samen met 9 andere vrijwilligers ga je voor 11 dagen naar een restauratie en natuurproject.
Het project duurt van 17 t/m 28 juli.

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The Workcamp will last from July 17th to July 28th. The activities of the pro-ject mainly involve: Gardening in the Historical Gardens of Palazzolo. The volunteers will clean the paths from foliage, mow the grass, trim the plants and trees to restore the gardens to their former beauty; Restoring the dungeons of the medieval castle, clearing them from rubble and rocks, spreading gravel on the floor to make them accessible from the public; Installing and painting new fences around the castle s moat and along the river.All the work will be done in cooperation with young people of the town, in order to develop a nice environment and close relations between volunteers and locals.
The volunteers will stay in a structure in the centre of the town which will be used as a dormitory. Shared rooms, warm showers and toilets are provided. The ac-commodation has also a big and cosy garden with a nice view of the town. The meals will be prepared together as they are part of the community life. It would be nice if you could bring typical recipes from home in order to share the preparation of food from all over the world. For this purpose, one night will be organized an intercultural dinner in which you can share with others a piece of your home.
Palazzolo sull Oglio is a town of about 20.000 inhabitants on the banks of the river Oglio, in the province of Brescia, Lombardy. It takes an hour to Milan, 2 hours to Ven-ice, 40 minutes to Lake Garda and 20 minutes to Lake Iseo and it is really close to Franciacorta , an area well-known for its high-quality wines. The territory of the city is full of history: in the town you can find ancient churches, frescoes, palaces, nineteenth-century villas and a medieval castle with the Torre del Popolo , the highest round-based tower in Italy, standing at 97 meters high. Palazzolo sull Oglio also offers large green areas: a big park along the river and the villas gardens, where the project is lo-cated. The town is close to the hills at the base of the Alps and near the big lakes of Northern Italy. Trains and buses are an easy way to discover the territory. All the facili-ties you need are available in the town: stores, banks, the municipal swimming pool and a great choice of pubs, restaurants and cafes.During the Workcamp there will be a couple of days of free time, when the volunteers will have the chance to visit some famous cities and places such as: Milan, Bergamo, Brescia, Verona, Lake Iseo and Monte Isola, Lake Garda and other beautiful locations.8195;Furthermore, there will be the possibility to take part in some organized activi-ties, both in Palazzolo and in neighbouring cities: Canoeing on the river Oglio with instructors of the local Kayak Canoa Club; A v
The project is the result of an important partnership between the town Council and the Ekoclub Association. The Council believes in the promotion of youth empow-erment projects and in the development of active citizenship.Ekoclub is an association founded in 1970 to revitalise a correct way of thinking and living nature. It is founded on a deep knowledge of the environment and its healthier traditions. Exclusively non-profit and confirmed between the NGO, includes among its members several tens of thousands of people, with a growing tendency. Ekoclub differs from other environmental groups in the centrality of the human relation to the environment and therefore its ability to reap the benefits of plants and animals of the earth with respect to the actual necessity. This capability enables a man to keep his ancestral customs and to have a key effect in maintaining the environmental bal-ance.The Ekoclub Association has many provincial branches distributed in different Italian regions. The section of Palazzolo, near Brescia, is very active and has worked to the creation of international workcamps for five years with the help of young people motivated by a strong sense of civic duty.The municipality of Palazzolo sull Oglio is undertaking a project of enhance-ment of the naturalistic and historical heritage of the town in which young people are actively involved. The aim of this work is to show the international participants the an-cient historical and naturalistic backgroun
A motivation letter is compulsory to show interest towards the project. You must bring the following items: Sleeping bag or personal sheets; Shoes and work clothes; Swimsuit and a blanket.





Soort werk






Aantal vrijwilligers

10 (5 mannen en 5 vrouwen)


18 t/m 30 jaar


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