(per italiano)

Join us and help to promote and preserve the knowledge of archaeology, local history and cultural heritage in Campobello di Licata!

Work alongside our two experienced archaeologists. Together, you will:

  1. Verify the condition, extent, degree of dispersion, and dating 184 prehistoric, archaic, classical, Hellenistic, Roman-imperial, Byzantine and Arab archaeological sites, already identified in the territory.
  2. Analyze the ceramic and lytic findings in the sites
  3. Conduct graphic and photographic surveys of the sites and mapping the dispersion marks to map the archaeological potential of the municipal territory.
  4. Develop recovery interventions at the bronze and Byzantine necropolis at Iachino Filippo Park.


Field activities will take place between 9 am and 1 pm and 2 pm and 6 pm. The camp begins on Friday afternoon and ends on Sunday evening for weekend volunteers, and ends on Wednesday afternoon for everyone else. On Friday afternoon, there will be team building activities and lessons about research techniques. This includes illustrating the ceramic and stone types present in the territory via quizzes and tests. In addition, all volunteers will enjoy educational activities about the archaeology of Sicily, board game sessions from our game library, and a photo contest with prizes. 


    Our program is perfect for curious and flexible archaeology enthusiasts who want to learn more by helping out in fieldwork. The full-week program is best suited for archaeologists, workers, students, and other travelers who want a deeper volunteer experience. Tourists and simple enthusiasts can decide to participate in the shorter weekend program to get a taste of archaeology and living in this region.

    To ensure that you have a great time, we will keep the group size small with only 6 to 14 participants each session. 

  • Optional Activities

    For an additional small fee (15€), take part in guided tours and excursions to the main touristic areas in the region. Explore the FARM Culture park in Favara, medieval old town of Naro, as well as trips to the beach in Licata.

  • Meals and Accomodation

    Volunteers will be staying in two spacious shared dormitories with clean bunk beds at the KISS Center. There are also two bathrooms separated by gender (one for each dormitory with three showers each).

    Meal preparation is a shared activity -- food will be provided and the staff and volunteers will take turns to prepare packed lunches and dinners.

  • Location

    We are located in the small town of Campobello di Licata, in the Province of Agrigento, in Sicily, Italy:

    Progetto Kalat – Via Tevere 10
    Campobello di Licata 92023

    Most flights to Sicily arrive in Catania or Palermo airport, and you can easily take a bus to Argigento, which has a number of famous tourist attractions. Canicatti is the closest big city with public buses going to the rest of Sicily. You can find more information about the bus routes here.



Weekend program (Friday to Sunday): 60€ per person

Full week (Friday to Wednesday): 100€ per person

with a 25% discount for each successive week (€150 for 2 weeks; €225 for 3 weeks; €300 for 4 weeks)



Session 1: Full: 21 to 26 September 2018, Weekend: 21 to 23 September 2018

Session 2: Full: 28 to 3 September 2018, Weekend: 28 to 30 September 2018

Session 3: Full: 5 to 10 October 2018, Weekend: 5 to 7 October 2018

Session 4: Full: 12 to 17 October 2018, Weekend: 12 to 14 October 2018

Session 5: Full: 19 to 24 October 2018, Weekend: 19 to 21 October 2018


Download the application form and send it to us at info@kalat.org.

You can also view a short flyer and poster for more information.


  1. What should I bring with me?

    For fieldwork, you need a small backpack for personal belongings, a cap, water bottle, and work shoes. Participants must also bring along sheets or sleeping bag, tablecloths, flip-flops for the toilet and their own health insurance card.

  2. How do I get to the pickup point? And where will I be dropped off?

    We will pick you up in Canicatti at 16:00 on the first day, and will give you the exact location closer to the date, but it will likely be at cafe/bar close to the bus station (and we may have another pickup point near the train station). If you are in Catania or Palermo, you should have enough time to take the morning bus to Cannicatti. We can drop you off at Canicatti or Agrigento. Agrigento has many famous attractions, so we encourage you extend your stay to visit the area (the temples are definitely worth checking out if you can!)

  3. What is there to do in Campobello di Licata?

    Campobello is a typical Sicilian town, so if you are interested in the Sicilian atmosphere, this is the right place for you! Interesting places to visit in Campobello are: the Valle della Divina Commedia, the Piazza XX Settembre with the Town Hall & the Main Church, the Parco Antico di Iachinu Filì, the Piazza Aldo Moro, the Piazza Tian An Men, etc. More info here.

  4. Where does my money go?

    Your money will help support our local partners, who are mostly small family businesses in Campobello and the surroundings. The balance of your contribution will go to the upkeep of the center, which includes creating jobs for local staff, as well as funding youth training courses and activities to promote archaeology and international exchange.

  5. How can I pay?

    We accept bank transfers to:

    Archeoclub di Campobello di Licata Banca Popolare Siciliano,
    filiale di Campobello di Licata,
    Via Umberto 107/109 Campobello di Licata (AG)
    Bank account IBAN: IT55 -J-05034-82870-000000112646 BIC/SWIFT Code: BAPP-IT-21P16

    We also accept paypal – contact us at happening.kalat@gmail.com for more information.

  6. What is KALAT?

    The KALAT project is a tourism, research and discovery project in Sicily. From 1995, the project has involved over 1000 young people over 20 International Summer Camps under the scientific advice of Prof. Oscar Belvedere of the University of Palermo and the Soprintendenza ai Beni Culturali di Agrigento. This year, we are supported by the Dipartimento della Gioventù e del Servizio Civile della Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri.

  7. What and where is the KISS Center?

    The KISS center was previously a derelict school building in Campobello which has been recently restored to host cultural and educational activities. You can read more about KALAT and the KISS Center here and find out more details about the location and public transport options here.