The work will be mainly in the morning and involving gardening, planting for renewing the big garden of the monastery. The volunteers will be divided into smaller groups in order to cover different roles and rotate during the whole week. In the afternoon there will be the possibility to participate in workshops to get to know the tradition of the region.
Volunteers will be host in a hostel equipped with kitchen, shower, bathroom. Volunteers will share a single big room, a sleeping bag is recommended. The hostel is closed to the monastery (where the work will be held), but it is independent of the monastery.
Montescaglioso offers a variety of historical places to visit and also naturalistic places where to hiking. Furthermore, the town is 20 km far from Matera (European Capital of Culture 2019) which offers a lot of cultural events.
Altra dimension is an organisation established by local young people which aims is to increase awareness of culture, history and tradition of their town Montescaglioso and the Basilicata region, and also to make volunteers discover the essence of living in the south of Italy.The activities they will carry out are meant for renovating and recover one of the most important gardens of the town. Moreover, some workshops to spread tradition and culture will be implemented by local people to get an insight into local traditions.
Suitable for people that like agriculture but also interested in get to know the tradition of an Italian southern town