Cinque Terre - Volunteering in the Cinque Terre

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Volunteering in the Cinque Terre

Volunteering in the Cinque Terre

Share a once-in-a-lifetime experience in Vernazza with locals in the countryside, away from the crowds in the village streets below. Take a half-day excursion into the terraced hills with a young Vernazzan guide. Work alongside villagers in their vineyards and olive groves while enjoying breathtaking views of the Ligurian Sea. Vernazza’s farmers need your help to restore and preserve their beautiful, fragile territory. Participate in local traditions like building dry stonewalls, restoring land and harvesting grapes. Learn about Vernazza's culture and environment. At the end of the morning, enjoy a locally sourced picnic lunch with Cinque Terre wine with a smile on your face from knowing you made a difference in helping to preserve a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Vernazza was hit by a devastating storm in 2011 that caused flooding and landslides, burying the village in more than 13 feet of mud and debris, and causing extensive damage in the hillsides. Vernazza's town centre has been rebuilt following the tragedy, but its fragile territory continues to need help. Maintaining the territory is critical to avoid further erosion, to prevent additional landslides and to preserve a way of life that is centuries old.

  • Available twice a week from May 22 to October 23, please ask for the exact dates.
  • Meeting at Vernazza railway station, at 8:30AM, in August 7:30AM.
  • Duration: 4-5 hours.
  • Price: 29 EUR/person.
  • Minimum 5, maximum 15 participants.
  • In English and Italian.

Price includes: bilingual local guide, water, snacks, lunch, Cinque Terre DOC wine, necessary equipment, gloves and insurance.

You should bring: hiking shoes, sunglasses, hat, camera, t-shirt either with short or long sleeves, depending on the weather conditions, rain gear if necessary.

To participate in this program, a good fitness level is necessary.

The tour takes place in English with local Italian guides and farmers.