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  • Path Maintenance at the Bay of Ieranto, Amalfi Coast, Italy

    Posted on March 23, 2019

    Dates: 29/07/2019-05/08/2019 & 05/08/2019-12/08/2019 & 12/08/2019-19/08/2019 (last date to be confirmed, please enquire)

    The working holiday (20-26 year olds): Join us in the beautiful Baia di Ieranto, famous for its mystical heritage and its clear blue water overlooking Capri. Help us to maintain the coastal path and visitor facilities Tasks can be varied : you may be greeting tourists at the FAI information desks at the start of the path or in the picnic area. You might also help the FAI Rangers in gardening, maintaining activities (for instance fixing fences, cleaning visitor facilities or clearing the beach). Other tasks could include helping to organise events and activities for guests. You will learn about the heritage and topography of the area, as well as have ample opportunity to enjoy the amazing views. At a good knowledge of the Italian language is required

    It is important that participants have a good aptitude for outdoor work, even at high temperatures and humidity levels.   A good level of fitness is required as the Bay can only be reached on foot, hiking on a trail of medium difficulty for around 45 minutes – there are steep gradients in places.

    Nearest transport hub: The nearest airport is Naples. You can take the bus from Naples to Sorrento, where you can transfer to the bus for Nerano.

    Accommodation: In Nerano, a small town close to the bay, in one of two apartments of 8 beds and 2 bathrooms overlooking a common patio with garden and direct access to the path to the bay. You will need to bring your own bedding and towels. Cost includes 6 lunches and 1 dinner. You will be able to cook in the apartment if you wish.

    Price: 300 €
    These holidays are organised by the Fondo Ambiente Italiano (FAI), the National Trust of Italy. It was established as a non-profit organisation in 1975 to protect those elements of Italy’s heritage which might otherwise be lost. FAI has organised working holidays for individuals aged 20-26 years of age since 2013 as a way of engaging young people in heritage conservation throughout Italy.

    To book please email: campoieranto@fondoambiente.it stating your contact details. For more information about the Bay of Ieranto, please visit https://www.fondoambiente.it/baia-di-ieranto-eng/
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