Enjoy an unforgettable time at our non-profit riding centre in the Etna national park in Sicily, Italy

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  • Letzte Aktivität: 22 Apr. 2024



 Geforderte Mindest-Aufenthaltsdauer:  mindestens 1 Monat



  • Beschreibung


    Benvenuti! Welcome! Willkommen! Bienvenue!
    We are an open-minded German/Italian family (67, 56 , 27 and 24 years old). We live in the Etna Nature Reserve (since 2013 World Cultural Heritage of the U.N.E.S.C.O.), enjoying the beautiful view on the the largest active volcano in Europe.
    Actually, our farm is on 900 meter above sea level, and nature is proving us pure, nice and fresh air.

    We are running a small riding center which, amongst other things, offers you horseback riding, trail rides, vaulting tuition and guided walks around the volcano. Furthermore we can help you to organize trips on Etna, to the ocean and to different ancient cities like Catania, Syracuse, Taormina and Palermo.

    As we live in our own center, we are available all the yearlong and we try to help Workawayers and guests in realizing one's artistic or professional inclinations,such as wood-processing, painting and various hobby and art craft courses.
    For our family needs we produce jams, marmalades, with our own organic products and handmade gift items and utensils.
    We organize family celebrations, birthday parties, adventures and summer programs for kids "around the horse", carriage rides, barbecue, music sitting around a pit fire,table football competitions and so on.
    Our riders and guests are mostly Italians, Germans and Americans, but also from other nations. That's why we are looking for people with at least are quite fluent in English.

    On the property you will find our two cottages and a small log cabin surrounded by chestnut-, olive- and fruit trees. From up a private hill you enjoy a magnificent view over Catania plain and the Ionian Sea. Looking north you can see the volcano Etna and it's main craters.
    About our animals fiends, we currently have eight safe horses/ponies, a drolly sheep and a small zoo with chickens, guinea pigs and turtles. Our family friendly dog and a fluffy cat are always around. They all need a lot of care.

    During the four seasons of the year we harvest mulberries, and figs, apples, nuts, almonds, chestnuts, olives and turn it to oil, jam, canned goods, cakes and cookies, for our family and guests needs.
    In wintertime our houses are heated by fire place and stoves, so during the year a lot of fire wood has to be cut and chopped.
    From February to March we need to trim the olive and fruit trees. There is to cut grass, to weed the flowerbeds and to take all the dry leaves away, which we use mostly for the stables.

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Betreuung von Tieren
    Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
    Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
    Hilfe mit Computer /Internet
  • UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    Keine Armut
    Kein Hunger
    Gesundheit und Wohlergehen
    Hochwertige Bildung
    Sauberes Wasser und Sanitärversorgung
    Bezahlbare und saubere Energie
    Menschenwürdige Arbeit und Wirtschaftswachstum
    Industrie, Innovation und Infrastruktur
    Weniger Ungleichheiten
    Nachhaltige Städte und Gemeinden
    Nachhaltige Konsum- und Produktionsmuster sicherstellen
    Maßnahmen zum Klimaschutz
    Leben unter Wasser
    Leben an Land
    Frieden, Gerechtigkeit und starke Institutionen
    Partnerschaften zur Erreichung der Ziele
  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    We offer food (mediterranean cuisine) and lodgings, horse riding lessons, trail rides, hiking and mountain and sea excursions. We tell you about Sicilian culture, and we can also show you some of important monuments and the colorful, Sicilian market of Catania. Of course you can practice and improve your Italian, but you are free to talk in German or English as well.

  • Arbeit


    We are looking for open-minded and dynamic people who would like to help us in the garden ing and structure maintenance and, the most important task to help with our 8 horses ( to clean, to feed them and to keep clean the stables and paddocks). We have even a lot of children coming for horse riding or for vaulting lessons. For adults we organize different trail rides. We have Italian, English an German people and kids, so basic knowledge of that languages would be for advantage.
    We also need some help on the ground and with the trees (cutting branches and making fire wood).
    Cooking and dish washing is welcome .

    Other tasks may include activities like painting iron gates and wooden tables, chairs and so on. If you feel like bring in your own ideas and projects.

    We prefer non-smokers.

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    Deutsch: Fließend
    Englisch: Fließend
    Italienisch: Fließend
    Französisch: Gute Kenntnisse

  • Unterkunft


    Our nice wooden log cabin and a cosy caravan with bathroom with shower are available for you.
    During working days you share the main meal (lunch) with our family. Breakfast and dinner: During the working days it's up to you cooking in the Clubhouse kitchen.
    On you days off food is not on the house, and you are supposed visiting Sicily. But if you want to rest and spend your time at the farm you are free to buy everything you need and cook by yourself in the kitchen.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    Most of the time one or two of our family members are at on the farm.
    So you can ask for help anytime. We can give you a lift to the next supermarket or village or to the next bus stop (4 km). From there the bus will take you to Catania or other main towns of Sicily.
    In summertime sometimes we organize event parties you can join.

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Dieser Gastgeber bietet Platz für Wohnmobile.

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

  • ...


    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Gastgeber Ref-Nr.: 385425381912

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