We are a family living on a small organic farm close to Montalcino ( Unesco heritage site, famous for wines). The place is very beautiful and in a breathtaking position. We have a huge garden and a natural swimming pool. We are a couple in our early 50-ties with two children aged 16 and 10. Alexandra is a professional sommelier, Michelangelo is a businessman and he is an excellent cook. We live in an old Tuscan farmhouse.
Ideally, we look for people able to do different things according to the season and the needs of the moment and curious to experience life on a Tuscan farm. We can host you for two weeks to 2 months. For the summertime period (July and August) we prefer people who can speak some Italian.
Types of help and learning opportunitiesLanguage practiceGardeningFarmstay helpHelp around the houseGeneral Maintenance
UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
We offer you a full immersion in an Italian style life on a little farm situated in the heart of Tuscany, walking distance from Montalcino, one of the biggest tourist attractions in Tuscany. You can learn from us about wine, cooking, and Italian language. Please check previous feedbacks. Thanks!
Projects involving children
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At this moment we would like to invite people who can give us a hand both inside and outside a house, especially in our huge garden and natural pool. Nice and kind people, speaking some Italian, interested to explore family life in Tuscany.
Only NON-SMOKING people.
IMPORTANT: If you have some FOOD INTOLERANCE that requires special food or avoiding some foods typical for the Italian diet ( wheat, milk, etc), please do clearly say it in your message. We can cope with some while, not with others. Saying things from the beginning is in the interest of both.
This host offers a language exchange
This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
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We offer accomodation in a cosy wooden hut with bathroom and heating, we share food in the main house.
What else ...
There is fairly good internet access. We both like cooking and we hope you will be happy with our food ( please check feedbacks from our previous workawayers:)) If you are interested we can help you improve your Italian, we can share the traditional cooking and some bases of wine tasting (Alexandra is a professional sommelier and she organizes different wine tasting events). We look for energetic and kind people who enjoy a company but are able to stay and work on their own as well. We expect our volunteers to participate in domestic chores like any other member of our family ( eg. settle a table, clean the kitchen, etc)
In your free time, you can enjoy a really breathtaking nature around or walk to Montalcino for a sip of good wine, it is 20 min walk through the vine and olive groves. We also have a natural pool and some fitness facilities that you can use every day. Interesting cities are a short distance away.
Look forward to hearing from you!
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Can host digital nomads
This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.
How many Workawayers can stay?
5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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She is a very smart young lady, generous with her time and help and just amazing with anything that involves water and swimming. She gave me and my friends a lot of tips on how to improve our swimming skills and she was truly amazing teaching our 8 yrs old who had no courage to… read more
Alex, Michaelangelo, Esmeralda and Annabelle were all so welcoming and fun, I really enjoyed getting to know each of them
It really never felt like working when I was here, I enjoyed all my tasks which were usually… read more
He has very quickly become the member of the family, having a great relationship with each and every member… read more
This is after few days without you that i realize how lucky i was, specially when i remember the beginning of my tuscany stay in an other family which was my baddest… read more
It was a great pleasure for me try to do my best to help you all
I ve learnt a lot from your knowledge and felt very confortable in your house , I shared with you very nice moments enjoyed a lot and chating interested topics in a deep way
Tasks done were so varied and never got worried , sorrunded for beautiful… read more
Thank you so much for all your help!
Marcelo is a great person to have around, to talk to and to work with. He has helped us with thousands of chores outside and inside the house, including the kitchen. But also he is a holistic doctor with years of experience and so much knowledge. He was able to prepare the diet and fitness… read more
I spent such a fantastic month with Alexandra, Mikki and their two young girls.
The location, house and grounds are truly beautiful and I really felt like I became part of the family. I left with a very heavy heart when my stay came to an end.
The work was varied, interesting and often educational. I was… read more
Eventhough we volunteered in their projects for a short period of time it felt like being part of the family. They answer our last minute request and made everything to make us feel like home.
Their place is located in an incredibly beautiful area of… read more
We enjoy helping you with internet marketing and helping cleaning the natural pool.
Michelangelo's food is delightful!! and we had the best italian teachers!: Esmeralda and Annabel.
The next time we hope to learn how to make… read more
Alexandra and Michelangelo are both very kind, sweet and interesting people. Together with their two sweet daughters they make for a beautiful family. The area around Montalcino is incredibly beautiful and waking up every… read more
Tony and I were lucky enough to help out with various projects from IT, housework and construction. Michelangelo, Alexandra and their girls are adjusted to having volunteers around and are able to find the perfect balance between providing a (beautiful) family experience and… read more
We spent 3 weeks with Alexandra, Michelangelo and their two lovely daughters and we really enjoyed this time.
We had opportunity to pick up olives (it was our first time and we found it really interesting, but obviously hard job!), renovate wall from 11th century (it took quite a long… read more
Super nice family - Alessandra & Michelangelo, while having different backgrounds and [perhaps] personalities as well, they have a lot in common: very intelligent and… read more
I spent two lovely weeks at your home in May, working to make the amazing garden even more beautiful. Many things to do but always with the view on the tuscan hills and the smell of roses and aromatic plants :)
Nice private accommodation, delicious tuscan food.
I learned many thinks about… read more
i forgot… read more
First of all, the house and the view is fantastic and it's really nice to… read more
I had a fantastic experience with this nice family that make you feel welcome right away. Alexandra and Michelangelo are truly lovely people and I was lucky to spend about 3 weeks with them. The job's was different every day, and that was nice. Also the… read more