I'm Carla a fun and happy lady living in a lovely country house in the middle of the green at the bottom of the hills, half an hour drive from Padua (the city of Giotto) and Vicenza (with its Palladio architectures), and about an hour from Venice.
The property is surrounded by a large garden with many flowers, plants and fruit trees and out of that there is only cultivated countryside.
The house is beautiful and welcoming, with wood everywhere, fireplaces, a oven to cook pizza, large windows that allows too watch the nature around with its plants and animals ...even wild as hares, herons and much more.
At the moment we do not have pets here, because after our two friends with the tale passed away much suffering came through and probably it's not the time yet to have others ...but never know in the future.
Everybody say I am a great cook and all my life I have had the passion of cooking, following the great Italian tradition and what i learned from my mom and grandma, which I will be happy to share with those who will have the will and the passion to learn.
I'm Luca, former architect and designer now managing couple companies... a real estate one and the other working with touristic rentals and accommodations, both located in Venice city center (island) where i live, when not relaxing at the Carla's country side house, mainly during the weekend.
I'm a vegetarian, I love animals, buddhist philosophy and meditation. I'm trying to cultivate all of these interests and develop it when not busy at work (unluckily almost all the time). My will is to be able to reduce my work load in the future and have the chance to establish a nice and quite place in which i can meditate and rescue abandoned animals of all sorts.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
Carla, the art of creativity!!
I am a very creative and always busy woman. Throughout my life I have been delighting in creative works such as fashion items, furnitures and anything else that would allow me to use my hands creatively ...without ever throwing anything away and with great attention to the use of recycled materials.
Here you can learn how make a lamp, hearings, sweater and lot more with new and recycled stuff... but also you can learn how to cook according to the most ancient traditions of Italian cuisine. You can also learn our beautiful Italian language, with sayings and proverbs. We can talk about the local history and visit all the beautiful cities very close to us like Venice with its wonders, Padua with Giotto and Verona with the house and castle of Romeo and Juliet. Sometimes you will have the opportunity to sleep over and spend time in Venice always as our guest.
Luca, meditation, buddhist philosophy and much more.
I have always been a very active and sporty person, curious about everything, positive and with a great love for life.
Now the work takes up a lot of my time but I do not give up my passions for reading, meditation and the Dharma study.
I have traveled a lot and when I have the chance (time) I do it, even if the time is limited. I love all animals and my target is to found a refuge for abandoned animals.
Help with Carla... above all is about the garden and the house. In the garden there is always something to do with plants, flowers, wood and grass. At home, even if there is already a lady helping a few days a week, some more help will be required in the kitchen and in general to keep clean and in a good order the room where will be given accommodation + some other small cleaning work.
Help with Luca... it's mostly in Venice city center where you could help at his home and generally with touristic rentals management and accommodations, which consist mostly in check-in and out, help with tourists and guests from all over the world.
Carla just Italian, Luca also english
Your own bedroom with private bathroom inside the house.
When you are in the country side you will be quite isolated from everything, even if there is a bus one mile away from the property, with which you can reach the city of Padua during the day.
So when you will be living in the country side life will take place just in the house and in the garden, with no chance of going out and no any kind of night or social life.
When in Venice, then you'll have the chance to enjoy life and all of that the historic center of Venice (the island) has to offer.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week