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Join me and my son in an ancient Venetian Villa next to Rovigo, Italy

  • Italy
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  • Last activity: 27/01/2023



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    Hello, my name is Luigina! I am a single mom, and I live together with my 19-year-old son Simone in an ancient Venetian Villa next to Rovigo, in Northern Italy. Unfortunately, Simone is physically handicapped, so he needs a lot of help. We make our living by selling products from our naturally-kept animals, which are chicken, pigs, bees and Tyrolean cows, who give delicious milk which we mainly transform into yoghurt and ice cream.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I would be happy if travellers could help in and around the house and farm, and I can offer them to stay in beautiful surrounding, immersed in a truly Italian family. We can practise your Italian or/and our English. We are happy to share our lives and laughters with you!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    There are always many things to do inside and outside the house in our garden and on the farm with the animals; you can help with cooking, housekeeping, animal care, gardening and building. Also, Simone enjoys to have some company.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Italian: Intermediate
    English: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    I can provide rooms with flexible style of accomodation, as our Villa is quite big. We have single rooms, but you can sleep also in more if you come as a couple or friends.

    We usually do have family meals for lunch and dinner and we are happy to cook together and share food, however volunteers can also cook their own food and use kitchen and fridge freely.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In your time off you can visit the beautiful surroundings: the cities of Ferrara, Padova and Veneyia are close-by, so is the seaside with beaches and a nice botanical garden with sand dunes. You can go and ride the bike around along the small waterways as it is a quite rural area, and you can go to the charming small town of Rovigo to enjoy Italian tourist-free life sipping your Cappuccino on the main square.

    Rovigo is easily reachable by train, Venezia is the next airport. I can come to pick you up in Rovigo train station, from there it is a 15-minutes drive to our Villa.

    From here, you can catch a bus to Rovigo or to the seaside. In Rovigo, you can take the train going to Ferrara or Verona, Padova, Venezia. Venezia is 1h 15 by train.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 198899563446

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