Vada Volaterrana Harbour Project

Location: Location 9C5X+GV Rosignano Marittimo, Provincia di Livorno

Season: July 8, 2024 to July 26, 2024

Application Deadline: June 3, 2024

Deadline Type: Contact for Details


Program Type:
Field School

RPA Certified:

Università di Pisa

Project Director:
Prof. Simonetta Menchelli

Project Description:

The field school excavations focus on the roman harbor quarter of Vada Volaterrana, built in the Augustan age and abandoned during the seventh century. During their three weeks at the Summer School, students will experience all the different activities of an archaeologist. Practical, hands-on experience in the field will be complemented by laboratory activities and lectures with a strong focus on the history and archaeology of the harbor of Vada Volaterrana and its surroundings.

Period(s) of Occupation: Roman empirial, late antiquity

Tuition: € 2150. Tuition covers full cost of instruction, room & board and transportation from accomodation to site and back.

Project Size: 1-24 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: Whole period

Minimum Age: 18

Experience Required: No experience required

Room and Board Arrangements:
Participants will share rooms with private bathroom (3/4 people per room) in an agritourism, located in the countryside of the town of Rosignano Solvay (municipality of Rosignano Marittimo, Leghorn), close to the railway station, the city center and the beach. The food will be provided by a local restaurant specialized in Italian cuisine. The breakfast, consisting of coffee or cappuccino and pastries, will be consumed at the accommodation, while for lunch, students and staff will be provided with lunch-boxes on the excavation. Dinner, consisting of typical Italian courses, will be held at the restaurant.

Academic Credit:

Contact Information:

Silvia Marini



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