We are a family with two boys, (9 and 12 years.) Living in a very rural part of Tuscany. My husband makes furniture and I teach martial arts.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
We are currently looking for a single person or a couple. We would like to offer accommodation and utility bills paid in exchange for 12 hours work a week. This will mainly be cleaning, cooking and/or child care duties with some additional stuff occasionally such as whitewashing walls. The apartment is fully equipped and cosy, but we are some distance from the local town, so you would ideally have your own form of transport.
English & Italian
You will have your own independent apartment.
Arcidosso is a comune in the Province of Grosseto in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 100 kilometres south of Florence and about 35 kilometres northeast of Grosseto and near the town of Montalcino.
Things to see locally:
The construction of the first nucleus of the castle, around which the town would develop, dates from about the year 1000. From the 12th to the 14th centuries it was a stronghold of the Aldobrandeschi and a bulwark against invasion of the Amiata territory by Siena. The north side of the complex is characterized by a tower that rises beyond the roof of the highest building in the compound.
The historic centre of Arcidosso, one of the most striking in Amiata, develops in a long pyramid shape along the plateau dominated by the castle. Only three gates of the old medieval walls remain, of which two are original – the Porta di Castello, and the Porta Talassese which faces towards the sea. From here, going down towards Codaccio, is the Porta dell’Orologio, built in 1851 to replace the Porta di Mezzo.
Arcidosso has several medieval churches, most notably the church of the Madonna dell'Incoronata, where pilgrims journeyed to pray for the end of the great plague; the church of San Niccolò, patron saint of Arcidosso, and the church of San Leonardo. These churches contain medieval frescoes, paintings and icons. Local legend has it that Merlin, the enchanter associated with the Arthurian cycle, lived in a cave in San Lorenzo, a village between Arcidosso and neighbouring Castel del Piano.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
2 hours a day, 6 days a week