We are a bi-national Italian/Portuguese family with two daughters aged 10 and 14. We live on a farm in the hills between Firenzuola and Castel del Rio at the border between Tuscany and Emilia Romagna in Italy. In our free time, we grow our own vegetables, fruits and a small vineyard, take care of the woods and land belonging to our farm. We are almost finished with rebuilding our farmhouse. We have three cats.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Travellers may benefit from practicing Italian and Portuguese languages, experience living in an old Italian farm, enjoy and visit central/northern Italy.
We need some help with the refurbishing of our home, so we would appreciate some building experience. We also have old furniture and doors that need to be cleaned or painted. We would like to host an English speaking volunteer so that our daughters could practise English. Some help on the farm would also be appreciated, gardening, cutting wood, cutting the grass...
Italian, Portuguese, English, German, French
The farm is a historical building made of stones surrounded by woods and fields. The traveller will have its own room and toilet. Meals will be prepared by the family or by the traveller and shared.
The farm is located in the Santerno Valley. It is possible to bathe in the Santerno river, which is only 2 km away. The farm is in the Apennines and it is possible to enjoy walks in the woods. Mountain bike tracks are also available in the area. Castel del Rio is located 6 km away from the farm. Buses to Imola are available with a frequency of 1 bus per hour to the Imola Train Station. Bologna, Florence, Venice, Padova, Ravenna, Verona, and other cities are easily accessible from Imola. Bologna Airport is one hour distance from the farm by car.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week