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Italy Volunteer in Italy

"It was a truly unforgettable week – living on a boat in Italy and seeing Dolphins, whales and sea turtles everyday. This was no touristy whale watching activity – we had lessons, helped with research and learned about the different species of dolphins and whales. So thank you, to everyone, for this incredible experience."

Rachel Cheung, Hong Kong

With such an assortment of terrain, weather and vegetation, Italy takes you on an adventure; through windy roads across golden fields, charming cobbled streets, rocky coastlines dropping into azure water and deep-green forested mountains peaking at snowy heights.  There is incredible beauty held within the borders of this boot-shaped country that really uplifts all who travel within it.

Not to be outdone, biodiversity flourishes across the country, thriving from the white-tipped mountains deep into the corralled waters (and everywhere in between).  Unique species are especially prominent in Italy and ecological ‘hotspots’ are found throughout the differing landscapes.  In the Ligurian Sea, volunteers in Italy can experience sighting and researching the second largest whale in the world, the Fin Whale, amongst many other cetacean species.

Our Projects in Italy

  • Dolphin & Whale Volunteer Research Project, Italy

    • Duration 1 - 4 weeks
    • Prices from £740

    A sailing-boat based cetacean volunteer research and conservation programme in the Western Mediterranean located between Italy and France.

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Geography and Climate

A mix of mountains and plains, rivers and lakes and islands and seas, Italy displays some incredibly beautiful landscapes.  Weather changes depending on where you are, but mostly becomes considerably warmer (and drier) as you move from the North to the South of the country.

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History and Culture

Known for a considerably intriguing and haphazard history, Italy has seen some of the world’s most powerful empires dominate its land. It is also home to some of the world’s most recognisable artists, musicians, fashion and intellectual traditions.

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Wildlife and Biodiversity

Italian wildlife is incredibly diverse due to a favourable and varied climate and vegetation. In fact, it is the most diverse country in the Europe Union and has high rates of endemism. Volunteers in Italy on our Dolphin & Whale Research project can witness a wide variety of marine life.

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