If you’ve always dreamed of spending the summer in Italy, this could be your shot. Airbnb is sponsoring an Italian Sabbatical program that will send four lucky winners to the village of Grottole in southern Italy for three months this summer. During the all expenses paid getaway, winners will explore the area, which includes 10th-century castles, olive groves, and caves where locals make their own wine.
Each lucky participant will spend time volunteering with Wonder Grottole, a nonprofit working to revitalize Grottole’s historic center. They’ll also take Italian language lessons, learn how to run the local vegetable garden and then later use those ingredients to create authentic Italian meals. They’ll also co-host stays at Airbnb venues and Wonder Grottole’s Community Center and will stay in a rural home in the village’s center.
Airbnb will cover winners’ travel expenses to and from Italy and provide up to 900 euros a month for additional expenses. The company hopes the program will help restore Grottole’s historic center and bring visitors to its hundreds of empty homes. Sound like a fun way to spend a few months this summer? You can apply now through February 17th and find out more details on the Italian Sabbatical website.
Source: Travel and Leisure