We are Francesco and Hilary at San Ottaviano. We are located in the center of Tuscany, close to the coast and in front of Elba island. On our farm, we have an agriturismo, a restaurant and microbrewery. The property consists of about 350 hectares of land including a river, hills, an olive orchard, 25 apartments, and two swimming pools.
Us and our staff are an intimate group. We are a hard working team, and we know how to get along and enjoy our special place and our work, always with a smile on our faces! We are composed of different cultural backgrounds, which gives us the opportunity learn about different places around the world.
We have pets of all shapes and sizes, including Silvio the pig, Serafino and Sara the horses, Petra the border collie and Uma and Tino our donkeys.
Betreuung von Tieren
Hilfe mit Touristen
Hilfe mit Computer / Internet
Helping at our place can be a great opportunity to learn about tourism, gardening, animal care and, even brewing beer. You will experience the real Tuscan countryside, far from touristy places and chaos. You will have the opportunity to interact with our staff and clients from all over the world, and learn the intricacies of running a large scale farm and agriturismo.
We are a group of open-minded young people who love to exchange experiences and learn from different cultures around the world. We, Hilary and Francesco, are a good example of this, coming from two countries 7,000 km away.
We are happy to teach you some Italian, or English, and we even speak some french too. We are always interested in learning new languages, so it can be a great way to learn from each other.
Our guests come from all over Europe (and even the world), so you will be immersed in an international bubble in the midst of beautiful Tuscany!
As there is always something to do on a farm, we are looking for those extra hands during our open season. Work will vary from gardening, taking care of the animals, helping in the restaurant, helping in the brewery, and other various jobs around the property.
We prefer workwayers more than 20 years old, and we would love to have a minimum stay of 3-4 weeks.
We put a lot of effort into sharing our experiences with our workawayers and imparting our knowledge in our fields of expertise, and are always looking to learn something in return.
For other information don't hesitate to contact us, we will answer you as soon as we can!
Italiano, English, French
Rooms in a large house in the agriturismo. You will typically have your own room, unless we are hosting extra volunteers.
This area is perfect to go hiking, biking, swimming or just relaxing at the sun. Please know that it is not very easy to travel away from the property.
There is a bus a few km away which can take you to the beach, the train station, or the nearby towns, but be aware that your will need some time for these trips, as the routes are not direct. We run lots of errands, however, and if possible, are happy to give you a ride on your days off.
With an hour of ferry you can even reach the Elba Island.
Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang
Wir besitzen Tiere
Wir sind Raucher
Variable depending on the day (+/- 20 hours per week)