Can you imagine upping sticks and moving to a small rural village in Southern Italy? For the five volunteers selected to join the ‘Italian Sabbatical’ this idyllic scenario is about to become a reality. Airbnb is sponsoring a unique opportunity to move to the small village of Grottole and experience authentic rural life while working to revitalize the village’s historic center.
From early June to late August, five volunteers from all over the world will work side by side with members of the local community and with NGO Wonder Grottole to help put the sleepy village on the map and breathe new life into its picturesque streets. Let’s put ourselves in the volunteer’s shoes and discover what a typical day in Grottole will look like for them: