* Please note that not every expedition has couples’ or single's accommodations available. Please call or email Earthwatch to check for availability prior to reserving your space(s) on the team.
Teams 5 will stay at the Populonia Stazione and Teams 1–3 and 6 and 7 will stay at the apartments in the Populonia Castle
The accommodations feature modern furnishings, free Wi-Fi, television, single beds, and gas heat. Each apartment has a small kitchen with a stove, dishwasher and fridge. Here, teams will prepare breakfast and dinner. Apartments vary in size according to how big the teams are. People will share rooms with others of the same gender, but the apartments themselves will be mixed gender. A typical apartment will sleep a total of 5–6. The staff will make room assignments. This project can accommodate couples in their own rooms with prior notice. Single rooms can be guaranteed for the additional cost of €400 per week, payable to research staff upon arrival. Or, you can request a single room for free, which is subject to availability and will depend on numbers and the gender makeup of the team. If you would like a single room, please request one at the time of booking and note it on your volunteer forms.
Towels and bed linens are provided. If you are particularly susceptible to feeling chilly during the night, bring warm pajamas and/or a light sleeping bag.
* Earthwatch will honor each person’s assertion of gender identity, respectfully and without judgement. For both teen and adult teams, where logistics dictate single-sex accommodations or other facilities, participant placements will be made in accordance with the gender identity the participant specified on their Earthwatch Participant form and/or preferences indicated in discussions with Earthwatch.
The accommodations have hot showers, flush toilets. A maximum of 4–6 people of both genders will share a shower and a toilet.
You are welcome to bring electrical equipment. Electrical outlets are 220 Volts, 50 Hz, standard European plug.
Wireless Internet is available. Computers/tablets aren’t available, so you will have to bring your own electronic devices. If you wish to call home, a public telephone box is available, and if you inform the staff at the start of the project they can take you to purchase an international calling card.
FOOD AND WATER
You’ll enjoy typical Italian-style cuisine on this expedition. You’ll help yourself to breakfast in the morning from a selection of the foods listed below, which may vary slightly from day to day.
We’ll have lunch on-site each day. Volunteers will prepare their own sandwiches, and staff will shop for and help provide various food items for the packed lunches. At the Archaeological Park where we’ll be working, there is a bar and restaurant where you can have your break during the morning. There, you can get coffee, water, other beverages, ice cream, croissants, and sandwiches (at your own expense). Staff will prepare the evening meal, but you are more than welcome to help out and learn how to cook some delicious Italian recipes. Volunteers will take turns setting the table and washing up after meals.
There is drinking water available on site at the accommodations. There will also be juice, tea, and coffee at the accommodations.
Dinner is eaten later in the evening in Italy (between 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.); there will be biscuits and fruit available to snack on, but if you wish to have more snacks when you return from the field then you will need to bring some or purchase them from the small supermarket.
Below are examples of the foods you might expect in the field. Variety depends on availability. Please be flexible.
- Breakfast: Yogurt, fruit, cereals, bread, sweet snacks, biscuits, croissants, tea coffee, and juice
- Lunch: Rice or pasta dishes, sandwiches, and fruit
- Dinner: Varieties of meat, fish, pizza, pasta, with vegetables and salad accompaniments and dessert
- Snacks: Biscuits/cookies, fruit
- Beverages: Water, coffee, tea, juices
SPECIAL DIETARY REQUIREMENTS
Please alert Earthwatch to any special dietary requirements (e.g., diabetes, lactose intolerance, nut or other food allergies, vegetarian or vegan diets) as soon as possible, and note them in the space provided on your volunteer forms.
Accommodating special diets is not guaranteed and can be very difficult due to availability of food, location of field sites, and other local conditions.