I am Serena, with my husband Alessandro we run a farm Holiday in Toscana ( Italy)
We are in Chianti Rufina land, famous for the wine, here you find the "way of the wine" and the omonimum Museum. The farm position is wonderful because is on the hill with panoramic view on olive growe and wine yards.....
We are just 23 km from Firenze and 3 km from the nearest station train, so in few time you can arrive in the historical centre of Firenze by train too. 15/20 km near us , in the opposit direction respect Firenze you have Casentino and Mugello land. we are 10 km from Fiesole and 1 hour by car from Siena and Arezzo.
We produce wine, extra vergin olive oil and we have a kitchen garden, everything with organic method certificated CCPB.Everything is run by us : me, my husband , we have a son ( 18 year old , Vittorio and he is a very good student of liceum )Our farm is composed in just 4 apartaments mall size , 1 big apartment and 2 double rooms.
The farm is completely surrounded with private parking in the farm holiday there are animals :
GEPPETTO a suite donkey
ZIZU’ a Vietnam pig
NUTELLA a Shetland pony to play with childrens
DANTE a big boar grop up in the house so he thinks to be a dog!!!
ARNO our Jack Russel
FLO a suite dog
CHIANTI our red cat
Chickens, duck, etc etc
4 hourse riding hourse : OTRANTO, ERIKA, TOSCA and NERITA!!!
Usually our client came here because it is a really truly good farm Holiday and because they find here a good food and a warm welcome !! we work hard because we have to run the land , to ride our 4 horses and cook the tuscan dinner and breakfast for the clients. our tuscan meals are very good you can read some review about us on tripadvisor.
we make horse riding for our guests, if you love country life in TOSCANA, love animals ,specially who know to train and manage horses , and loves to live in a beautiful farm, and you are interesting to know the secrets of a real tuscan food, and how is possible manage a family farm and live by this ,you are for this experience !!!
we have 2 emploier to help us full time , so in the farm we are 4 persons who work hard ( me , Alessandro my husband, Luana and David our emploier) but during high season we need somebody who is a part of family help us in cleaning the rooms/ apartments thoroughly during the guest's turnover (on Saturday) daily ,looking and riding the horses, serving the breakfast for the guests, to help professional cooks for the dinners. We prefer helpers to be part of the family and we ask to share food preparation and cleaning of common areas, this is not part of the working hours but essential for good relationship. Long term stays and people with rural, food, and specially horse experience are more than welcome. you can help Alessandro to train his loved horses and me with the guests farm holiday. We would like to have your help 6 hours per day for 6 days per week.We offer you in Exchange of that : accommodation/meals .you should live in our house composed in 1 kitchen ( half private use for us half to prepare guest meal), 1 big dining room where just our family can stay to relax and to eat all together ( me, my husband, our son and you) and upstair 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, you have your own bedroom with its bathroom inside ( bathroom with sower small but complete of everything), in the bedroom you find a double bed and a little table, microowe, 1 window with magical view on the valley of Chianti Rufina , cable TV, wi-fi internet and little fridge.the Others 2 bedrooms are for me and my husband and 1 for Vittorio our son. double bedroom with inside its own bathroom with shower for our family workereaway.
during your stay here you can learn italian, our son learn English, you can have relaxed time in the farm pool in your free time, you can walk and discover the surroundings and get the train and in 30 minutes visit Firenze ( wonderful).
ciao from this sunny day of Toscana
serena, Alessandro and Vittorio and all the pets!!!
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
here you could learn how is a real farm holiday in Toscana,and how is possible to manage a family farm ( we chaged life 20 years ago, before we had others jobs and we decide to change life so to do this is possible and to understand this could be a great opportunity for the travellers ), live the contry life and visit the best tuscan cities of arts . Also , living in a special place , you have access to our tourist activities : horse riding and swimming pool ( on your free time and of courses like part of our family). And we can make an living exchange of language we can learn better english and you italian!!!
cleaning the house thoroughly during the guest's turnover (on Saturday) daily ,swimming pool maintenance, grass cutting , set the vegetable and fruit garden, looking and riding the horses, preparing the breakfast for the guests, to help professional cooks for the dinner
This host offers accommodation and payment.
inside our house 1 doubleroom 12 square metres with its own bathroom with sower ( small bathroom but with everythingh)inside , cable Tv, wi-fi internet, microowe, little fridge
you can go to visit Firenze and all the most important cities of arts we are 0,6 km from the bus station and 2,5 km from RUFINA train station ( 50 minutes by walk and 7 minutes by bus and car from us ). from RUFINA train station in 30 minutes you are in FIRENZE centre train station ( FIRENZE SMN)
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4/5 hours per day , 5 days a week