Help and live on a farm in the Emilian Apennines - Italy!



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    Hi, I'm Alfonsina, an italian business woman and owner of a 33 hectare farm located in the Emilian Apennines, within the Park of "Sassi di Rocca Malatina", in the little paese of Samone - 3KM from Zocca (province of Modena, Emilia-Romagna).

    I'm looking for a person who loves nature and animals, wants to improve the italian language, and is willing to help in the habitual work of gardening, cultivation of vegetables and fruits, care of horses and Berto, my donkey (the only types of animals present in the farm other than the family dog).

    Ideal for those who love peace and want to experience something different from the usual, in contact with nature, learning the italian language (the only language spoken at the farm).
    We are foodies. Here we cook every day with the fresh products from our own horto. You can have tasty italian food every day and learn how to cook the food you eat - I can teach you all the tradicional recipes!

    Ideally we want people who can stay for at least 4 weeks to learn the routines which change with the seasons.

    I'm sure that you are going to have an amazing experience here.

    Everyone that we have hosted over the years have had a chance to take days off to visit Italian cities.

    Nearest airport and railway station: Bologna.

    Preferably send me email in Italian.
    Horse riding is not available in our farm.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    My farm is located near many hiking trails that you can enjoy the nature, the mountains and the bosche! Also, you can visit the bigger towns locally.

  • Help


    Work in the farm
    - with animals (horses, donkey)
    - gardening
    - cultivation and picking vegetables and fruits
    - chopping and stacking wood for the stoves in the house
    - if you are interested, helping in the kitchen to prepare the food each day: Alfonsina is disponible to teach all the tradicional recipes of the Emilia-Romagnia kitchen.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    A room in my house, with private bathroom, hot water and Wi-Fi.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The nearest railway stations are Bologna and Modena.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    25 hours per week

Douglas (from Brasile) picking strawberries!
A busy day of baking!
My donkey Berto
Me with two hosts of summer 2016: Anneleen from Belgium and Marco from NYC.
Me (in the center) with Jennifer, my first host from Scotland (on the right) and Irene, my second host from China (on the left)!
my dog Atena
panoramica dell'azienda agricola

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