How to travel to italy for free

Volunteer in Italy for free


It’s been a month since I packed my belongings in a backpack to travel as a volunteer. I started working in a hostel-villa in Tuscany and now I am heading to Naples to work in another hostel.

The hostel-villa I attended provided me with accommodation and also enough money to live well (see the calculations at the end of this post). Money? Yes, normally volunteers don’t, but this one didn’t have a restaurant to provide food and that’s why they give you the money to buy what you need and cook in one of the 3 kitchens on site.

“And how do you do for entertainment?” asked me Es (blog follower) last time, to which I answered that with these landscapes and people you don’t need much to have a good time. When everything is new, your mind is entertained by every detail and you learn constantly.

In Tuscany I worked between 5 and maximum 6 hours a day with one day off a week. The work shifts allowed me to have the afternoons free to talk to guests, read and write. On my days off I would go to other nearby towns and let myself be fascinated by the reddish and violet sunsets.

Visa for volunteer work in Italy

Volunteering in Italy will allow you to learn the language for free. Many organizations and their hosts offer Italian classes as one of the benefits of working with them.

You will learn about the Italian way of life and customs, specifically of the region where you are volunteering.  You will taste their gastronomy, enjoy their festivals, study their ways of working and much more.

We advise you to take advantage of all the time you spend volunteering in the country. Create a calendar and organize all the activities you want to do and places you are going to visit taking into account your work schedule.

The organizations in charge of managing volunteer trips provide their participants with a lot of benefits. These allow them to save money during their time participating in the program.

The first thing you should do is to start researching the different organizations that run and manage volunteer programs all over Italy. You can also find some that plan them in a specific region of the country.

Ong in italy

Going to other countries is a multicultural experience. Many people think that you always need a big budget, but it is not so. From Gestionista Italia we will give you several recommendations to travel to Italy with little money. Read on to learn more about how to have a great vacation without spending too much.

Before planning to go to Italy you should know a little about its laws and the requirements for entry into Europe. It is essential that you have the necessary documentation to avoid problems when entering the country.

It is important to know that the documentation you will require will vary according to your nationality. But also take into account the time you will be traveling in Italy and if you need a visa or any other procedure.

On the other hand, there are also countries that do not require a tourist visa to enter Italy. This only applies to those whose trips last less than 90 days. In addition, your entry to the country must be subject to the following reasons:

If you do not have an Italian departure and your country belongs to the list of those that do not require a visa, you will not have to process anything. However, you have to comply with a series of requirements to be able to enter Italy:


If the rich Italian food, the charm of the Mediterranean villages, the proximity to the always appetizing Naples (and less than two hours from Rome) and the Provencal life are not enough reasons to escape to this corner of the world, here is an irrefutable one: the New York Times has chosen Molise as one of the 52 places to go in 2020. We are late in sending the registration form, available through this website. By the way, if the initiative works, the Molise authorities could extend the proposal to other nearby villages.

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