Team Members' Frequently Asked Questions:
|Here are answers to frequently asked questions. Enrolled Team Members will receive detailed instructions about a month before departure. If you still need more information, Email Pompeii Food and Drink.org.|
|1. When will the field work in
Pompeii take place?
June 22, 2014 to July 12, 2014.
It is preferable for new team members to come for at least 2 weeks in order to get to know Pompeii and the work of the project within the ancient city. A non-refundable down payment of $500.00 is required to obtain a project slot. Without a down payment, which should accompany one’s registration information, one does not have an assured slot or room assignment.
Half of the total costs must be paid by Feb. 1 and all of the costs paid by April 1. A bill will be sent to each volunteer 2 weeks prior to the payment deadline.
If you wish to register and there is still space available after Feb. 1, a non-refundable down payment of $500.00 is required to obtain a project slot and room assignment. Half of the total costs must be paid within a month of one’s registration, and all of the costs paid by April l. No refunds will be made after May 15, 2014.
Usually everyone shares a room with one other person. If, however, one requests a single room, an effort will be made to honor single room requests which would include a single supplement payment. However, a single room is not guaranteed nor will one be assigned before a late spring date. By late spring we should know what the room requirements will be for all team members/volunteers.
17. What kind of clothes and equipment are
The Pompeii Food and Drink Project reserves the right to reject any applicant we believe will not be able to make a positive contribution to the work of the project.
20. What is a typical day?
How to Get from Naples or Rome to Pompeii
All costs associated with getting to the motel will be covered by Team Members; so do have some available Euros.
From the Naples airport to Pompeii
A taxi from the Naples airport directly to the hotel costs about 60-80 Euros. There is also a bus once a day for about 10-15 Euros.
From the Naples Train Station to PompeiiYou can also take the subway from the airport to the Naples train station (Stazione Centrale in Piazza Garibaldi), and get the Circumvesuviana line which in on the lower level of the train station, and costs 3 Euros to Pompei, but these costs may be a bit out-of-date.
Be sure to take the Sorrento train, which stops at the Pompeii Villa dei Misteri train station. Go out of the train station, turn left, and walk up the hill. The Motel Villa dei Misteri is 5 to10 minutes away, past the camping ground, on the left side of the road which is narrow and may have heavy traffic.
From Rome's Roma Termini (Rome's train station) to Napoli Centrali (Naples Train Station)
Take the train to Naples, a journey time 2 to 2.5 hours; a one-way ticket is 20 to 25 Euros. From Naples, take the Circumvesuviana train, as described above.
From Rome direct to Pompei by Train (check on availability as this train may no longer be in service)From Rome you may take a train which stops at the train station in modern Pompei (this is not the Villa dei Misteri train station stop). You need to get off the train quickly. You should then take a cab to our hotel. You can walk, but the distance is about a mile, some of it up-hill.
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