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#MeTe Sicily Experience 2018: #MeTe Museum workcamp


A truly work-vacations experience in Sicily in sustain of the “MeTe” Museum, with cultural and artistic activities and historical and naturalistic itineraries, are offered to all type of people .
The ALT Association (Associazione Leisure and Tourisme) is active since 2009 on cultural and artistic activities, whose role is to manage “MeTe” Museum: the only “collective Museum” in the world, realized by hundreds of voluntaries coming from all over the World.

About us
The Association ALT established in 2009, deals with culture, art, tourism and the development of the territory. It has hosted about 300 voluntaries since 2011 coming from all over Europe, working in this Summer Camp have contributed to create the MeTe Museum (Memory and Territory Museum of Siculiana). Thanks to the work of the voluntaries and fundraising, in 2014 it was inaugurated the MeTe Museum. From 2015 the Museum has been working on urban regeneration, recovering the historical centre with artistic installation and the reclamation works. To date, the MeTe Museum has representing a collective museum, which has expanded along the territory, thus becoming a widespread museum. The Association ALT (Association Leisure and Tourisme) finances and manages the costs of maintaining the museum and the relative cultural and artistic activities, without receiving public funds. In fact, the Museum sustains itself thanks to the work and finances of the voluntaries.

Activities

The "#MeTe Sicily Experience" is an international workcamp. Participants will do many cultural and artistic activities.
  • Guided tour at the “MeTe” Museum and training of the same.
  • Co-managing activities to keep open the Museum.
  • Tourist and cultural info-point 
  • Urban regeneration: voluntaries will work with the staff MeTe Museum to arrange outdoor artistic installation and its maintenance; 
  • Trekking in WWF Natural Reserve of Torre Salsa (Siculiana AG); 
  • Guided visit to Palazzo Agnello – historic centre of Siculiana; 
  • Food-experience: local food tasting; 
  • Historic and cultural tour in the heart of Siculiana: Chiaramonte Castle, Sanctuary of “SS. Crucifix” and historic centre of the city; 
  • Opportunity for visiting our beautiful local beaches: Siculiana Marina, Spiaggetta, Scala dei Turchi. 
  •  Free time - There is also available a tour of the “Valle dei Templi” for an extra fee.
Location: Siculiana (Agrigento) - Sicily, Italy.

Period: 7 nights and 8 days

When:
  • 1st cycle: from 2 to 9 of august; 
  • 2nd cycle: from 9 to16 of august; 
  • 3rd cycle: from16 to 23 of august 
  • 4th cycle: from 23 to 30 of august
Availability: maximum of 8 persons for each cycle

Accomodation: voluntaries will be hosted in the historic baronial residence “Palazzo Agnello” in Siculiana. The House has kitchen, 3 full bathrooms, 1 female bedroom, 1 male bedroom, both with comfortable beds.

Food: the fee includes costs of self-managed lunches and dinners.

Fee: 280,00 €uro pp.
For confirmation it is necessary to pay 70,00 €uro in advance on bank transfer, the rest of the fee will be paid on arrival in Siculiana.

Fee includes: insurance and registration card at the ALT Association (Associazione Leisure and Tourisme), food and accomodation, museum and artistic activities, tours, excursions,, transfers for activities in places and beache. A part of the fee serves to finance the MeTe Museum, which doesn’t receive public funding.

The Fee doesn’t include: travel costs, transportation and tickets for “Valle dei Templi” of Agrigento.

What to bring: bed linens, towels, beachwear, comfortable tennis or trekking shoes.


CALENDARIO ATTIVITA'

1st Day - Thursday

- Arrival and accommodation at the lodgings (Palazzo Agnello)
- 6.00pm presentation of the project, training and guided tour of the #MeTe Museum
- Welcome dinner and guided tour of Palazzo Agnello, the historic baronial residence of Siculiana

2nd day - Friday
- 9.30 am training and historical-cultural tour: historical center (street art itinerary), Chiaramonte Castle and Sant Crocifisso Sanctuary.
- Self-managed lunch
- From 6,00 pm to 9.00 pm tourism and cultural information activity; co-management of the #MeTe Museum: opening and use of the exhibition rooms.
- 9.00 pm self-managed dinner

3rd Day - Saturday
- 9.00 am introduction to the Torre Salsa Nature Reserve, trekking in the Reserve territory;
- 12.00 am Pic-nic at the WWF Oasis
- 2.00 pm Transfer at the Rieserva Naturale Torre Salsa beach
- From 7 pm to 11 pm tourist-cultural information activities; co-management of the #MeTe Museum: opening and use of the exhibition rooms.
- 9.00 pm Barbecue experience at the Museum

4th Day - Sunday
- 9.30 am transfer to Siculiana Marina beach and tourist-cultural information activities;
- 12.30 pm Lunch ( Pranzo al Sacco) at Siculiana Marina
- 06.00pm-11.00pm tourist-cultural information activities; co-management of the #MeTe Museum: opening and use of the exhibition rooms.
- 9,00 pm Sicilian tasting at the Museum

5th Round - Monday
- 9.30 am transfer to the Spiaggetta, the natural mud beach.
- 12.30 pm Lunch self-managed by the participants
- 4.00pm-8.00pm Artistic activities of Urban Regeneration
- 8.30 pm self-managed dinner

6th day - Tuesday
- 9.30 am transfer to the Scala dei Turchi beach
- 12.30 pm Self-managed lunch
- 4.00pm-8.00pm Artistic activities of Urban Regeneration
- 8.30 pm Cultural dinner in the Siculiana's Arabian old streets

7th day - Wednesday
- Free time - transfer beaches
- self-managed lunch
- Possibility to visit at your own expense the Valley of the Temples of Agrigento, the Garden of Kolimbetra, the Farm Cultural Park of Favara, or the city of Sciacca.
- Self-managed dinner

8th Day - Thursday
- Departure

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