Living and Working in Italy
Information & guidance about seasonal jobs in Italy
Pasta, pizza, ice cream, museums, galleries, culture galore and high fashion… working in Italy will open your eyes to the incredible experiences that you won’t be able to stop raving about! You’ll leave Italy with a heart full of love for the expressive locals, a stomach full of incredible food and a head full of unique memories, having made a positive impact on the country you will no doubt have full in love with!
Seasonal jobs in Italy
Italy offers many jobs in it’s winter and summer tourist industries. Ski Resorts In Italy include Courmayeur, Livigno, Madonna di Campiglio, Val di Fassa, Val di Sole, Val Gardena, Bormio, Sestriere
Summer Resorts include Bardolino, Cefalu, Garda, Gardone Riviera, Giardini Naxos, Ischia, Letojanni, Lido di Jesolo, Limone, Malcesine, Mazzaro, Sant Agnello, Sorrento, Taormina and Torri del Benaco
Several British and European camping companies operate throughout Italy and jobs can be found in the summer working in campsites.
There are many jobs available to those with a TEFL qualification in language schools around Italy, mostly in city areas such as Milan, Rome, and Naples. During the summer there are many positions offered in Summer Camps teaching children.
Work strawberry picking can be found in the Emilia Romagna region in June and Apples in August/September in the regions of Valtellina and Alto Adige. The grape harvest takes place in the North West of Italy, in vineyards South East of Turin and Piemonte, West of Verona and in Alto Adige in September and October. Harvest job opportunities can be limited and difficult to find.
Au Pairs usually need some childcare experience but won’t always need to be able to speak fluent Italian. Au pairs live with host families, looking after the children and perform basic domestic duties such as cleaning. Wages are often low but food and accommodation is usually included.
Smaller Earth Offer Au Pair Programs In Italy.
If you intend to visit Italy, on holiday, a business trip, to study, work, volunteer or as an emigrant you should get up to date and accurate information from the official website of the Italian Ministry Of Foreign Affairs.
For up to date information on visa requirements, you can also check with the Embassy or Consulate of Italy before you travel.
Voluntary work in Italy
A city with one of the richest heritages in the world, Rome serves as the center point for the faithful around the world, and the start place of a multitude of historical tales that are woven into the fabric of endless cultures. Voluntary work in Italy’s capital means spending time in the city that starred in the great upheavals of Western art, taking in the sights of ancient icons such as the Colosseum, and Pantheon as you recall the city’s golden age as the capital of the world.
Another great destination for voluntary work in Italy is the city of canals; Venice is made up of over 100 small islands, with no streets! Gondola rides will transport you to your volunteering destinations as you sip on your infamous Italian morning coffee. Defy convention in the city of inspiration that has been setting trends for years past, and make a positive impact whilst you enjoy and indulge.
Travel down to volunteer in Italy’s southern gem – Naples is the perfect destination for volunteers with a love for history. Wandering Naples underground or absorbing information at the National Archaeological Museum takes you deep into the city of relics, as you come home armed with a wealth of knowledge about the city you have helped to improve.
Volunteering projects in Italy
Voluntary work in Italy means a wealth of options that help you explore your passions as well as the country that is admired worldwide. Teaching English is a popular way of volunteering in Italy, as you pass along your linguistic skills to adults and children alike and open doors for their future.
Archaeology is a great way for history buffs to gain some hands on voluntary work in Italy, that will not only be fun, but also look great on your CV. Explore the tombs of the past and unearth relics from times long past, whilst exploring one of the most historically rich cities the world has to offer.
If you are more interested in volunteering with the living, marine conservation means volunteering in Italy’s beautiful oceans to assist marine researchers in recording information about the incredible creatures you will find. Armed with this information, you will be able to help develop and implement projects to protect the fragile ecosystem. The picturesque streets, pretty piazzas and indulgent food and coffee will make for a volunteering experience you won’t forget.