Hi there! We are a family of 5, Antonio (58), Carmen (46), Serena (24), Eva (21), Emanuele (15). We live in the countryside, 30 km from Verona - the city of Romeo and Juliet! -, in one of the most famous Italian wine areas!
Antonio is in the business of wine-making while Carmen takes care of the house. Serena is mainly abroad or away for studies but will be with our family until the end of September for some help! Eva is also staying until the end of September and then will be back to study. Same for Emanuele, who will soon start highschool.
We also have 2 dogs, Lord and Dante, who are definitely going to love you (beware of Dante, he won't let you leave anymore!) and we just got 3 small chickens :D
You can learn about wine, vineyards, orchards, pizza and pasta! Carmen is a great cook, she can make any Italian, Rumenian, German or Hungarian dish and all kinds of cakes. She would be happy to teach you but also to let you cook any traditional dish from your country or your favourite food! Antonio and Emanuele are the "pizza men" :)) Also, we are all creative people who love to draw, paint and create.
Right now we need some help with our small house in the garden, where we built a stone oven for pizza. We still need to fix the roof, the windows and the floor, so we are looking for somebody with building skills. Creative skills are also appreciated as we have some art projects in mind :)
People with gardening skills are also welcome as the garden might need some renovation and general maintenance!
Italian, English (just Serena and sometimes Eva and Emanuele, they're a bit shy), French (just Serena), Rumenian, little German (Carmen and Antonio), little Spanish (Serena), little Polish (Antonio)
We have 2 spare bedrooms for helpers. We also provide lunch and (usually) dinner, we all eat together. If Carmen doesn't make any dinner we usually have the leftovers or make ourselves something, while for breakfast everybody makes their own meal.
We eat meat and lots of pasta so it might be difficult for vegan or gluten-intolerant people to be with us but we can make it work for vegetarians!
You are required to help around 5 hours per day, 5 days per week. In your free time you can hike (with our dog too, he loves it), ride one of our bikes around, take the bus to Verona, take the train to Venice, Milan, Florence and if you're a lover of the mountains you can easily get to the Dolomites and the Alps. We also might go to Austria or Germany from time to time or to our house in Lessinia and you're welcome to join!
In our small town there are bars, pizzerias, groceries stores and pharmacies.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week