The volunteers will be doing cleaning and maintenance work of one section of the ancient path. There is overlying vegetation and weed to be cut off, some garbage to be cleaned. The work will be done in cooperation with the local voluntary organisation and under the supervision of technical leader.
The volunteers will be accommodated in an apartment situated in front of the work site equipped with toilet and shower. You must bring your own sleeping bag and mat. During the week the lunch will be provided by the local school canteen. The dinner and the weekend s meals will be organised together with the hosting organisation. The volunteers will share the different collective tasks such as cooking and cleaning.
San Miniato offers a variety of things to see and to do. The city is enclosed within a well-preserved medieval precinct and has a vast network of museums and historical buildings (Tower of Frederick, duomo, churches and convents etc.). In the summertime there are different events and festivals taking place here such as the European School for the Art of the Actor and La luna e azzurra – festival of puppet theaters. On the free day you may also visit Florence or Pisa that are 40 minutes away. You can find more information about San Miniato in this brochure (in English):http://www.sanminiatopromozione.it/documents/22431/26709/ITA%20INGL%20SAN%20MINATO%20TERRITORIO%202
TERMINAL: Pisa or Florence airports, S. Miniato-Fucecchio train station
San Miniato is a small picturesque town in Tuscany with typical Tuscan landscape and beautiful ancient town centre, in the middle between Florence and Pisa. The town belongs to Cittaslow international network and promotes slowness and typicality as good way of living: visitors here can enjoy artistic and natural beauties, a quiet and natural hospitality. San Miniato is also a Town of Flavours : its wines, extra-vergin olive oil, norcineria (pork butchery), white truffle and several other products give access to a variety of tastes and flavours.Among the cultural and historical heritage of the town there are vicoli carbonari i medieval pedestrian paths that run along the ancient walls into the heart of the historic centre. Over the centuries these paths were frequently used as a connection between the centre and the countryside by coalmen, peasants and shepherds but after the 1950 s they were abandoned and disappeared under gardens and spontaneous vegetation. In the 2010 the active citizens founded the voluntary association Moti carbonari, ritrovare la strada aimed to recover and rediscover the beauty of these pathways and transform it into a touristic attraction. Since then several segments of the trail were cleaned up and several events take place on the site. This year the first international workcamp will be organized to help with cleaning and maintenance work of one of the paths.
YAP project-related motivation form is required. This workcamp is recommended for those who love nature, enjoy working outdoors, taking care of the environment. You must have a suitable mountain equipment: trekking shoes, backpack, windbreaker and raincoat, hat, flashlight (preferably frontal), water bottle
YAP project-related motivation form is required.