La Via Dei Monti Lariani Landscape Survey 2018

Sorico, Lake Como, Italy

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Project Details:










May and June 2018; September 2018

Accommodation: Team members will be housed on a family run, friendly campsite in the town of Sorico located on the shore front at the north end of Lake Como. The accommodation is a gentle ten minute walk from the start of the survey. Shared caravans, which sleep 4, are provided in the fees. These are modest but comfortable. There is space to pitch tents if preferred. In the town there are 5 family run hotels which can be booked by team members at their own cost. The campsite has modern shower and toilet blocks and a facility to wash clothes. In the town there are 14 restaurants and bars.

1) General Costs: The fees amount to 650/person (UK pounds) for 14 days or 800/person (UK pounds) for one month. This will cover accommodation, meals and all training. Flights are not included. A non-refundable 50% deposit is required within 2 weeks of  start of the survey field school to secure a place on the team.

2) Meals: Meals are provided in the fees for 5 days of the week as it is assumed that team members would like to explore the area on days off, although there will be plenty of time to do this at days end. If you choose to have a lazy day at the campsite we wont let you go hungry. Como is some 60 km to the south and easily reached by public transport, A large number of charming towns and villages dot the lake side from Sorico to Como, and cycle hire is available locally. Milan is only 1 hour by train and a day or two day trip is advised. Lugano, in Switzerland, is also only 1 hour away from Como by train.

Meals consist of communal breakfast, lunch and dinner and will consist mainly of traditional Italian and Greek recipes. Any food allergies and food preferences (vegetarian, etc) should be informed.

Water and soft drinks are provided, any other drinks will be at team members expense.
3) Insurance: It is mandatory that all team members should arrange their own health and travel insurance before commencement of the Survey Field School.

1) Credits: We do not provide specific accreditation as we are not affiliated to any one university, however we will assess all team members individually and are happy to liaise with your university to enable credits.

2) Archaeological Skills Passport: For students and volunteers alike we would recommend the usage of the Archaeological Skills Passport as a record of practical training which is extremely useful during early steps towards a career as a field archaeologist as an undergraduate or volunteer.

This passport has been designed to document the main skills required to gain employment in the archaeology sector and see the individuals in good stead for membership of a professional organisation such as the Institute for Archaeology (IFA).