Join our orchard in Friuli, Italy

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  • Last activity: 31/01/2023



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    Our family consists of two parents, Chiara 58, a piano teacher, Alberto 60, a former researcher agronomist and four kids, Francesco 27, Fabio 25, Gabriele 21 and Lorenzo 15.
    Founded in 1962, this is a family farm mainly focused on fruit production. Given the great variety of fruits, harvesting takes about five months, from July to early December. The farm is located 70 km east of the beatiful Venice and 12 km from Lignano, a lively summer resorts of the Adriatic Riviera, renowned for its fine sand full of beach volley fields. Just outside the farm runs Tagliamento, a beatiful river and a perfect opportunity for those who love bathing and diving in fresh waters during hot summer days.
    If interested in orchards, you will have the chance to learn every aspect of running and maintaining an innovative orchard from planting to harvest depending on which season you come. If not, just join a mix of rural life in the morning and the beautiful surrounding for the rest of the day.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    If you like it, you have the chance to learn every aspect of running and maintaining an innovative orchard from planting to harvest depending on which season you come. We do not need you to be a farm expert anyway. If you prefer just helping with harvesting and experience the beatiful landscape of Friuli, from water sports to biking and hiking, you have a perfect location to do it.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    Workawayers can share the experience of running a fruit farm, that requires daily monitoring of tree health and planning all operations. In the last 10 years we introduced new pedestrian orchards based on the latest multi leader tree training forms and the mechanical pruning tested at the Agrarian Institute of S. Michele all’Adige (TN) in Trento. In such orchards (at present 30% of the farm) all operations, from pruning to harvest, can be performed from the ground without using platforms or ladders.
    From March to October: training of young trees, from May to July: fruit removal (thinning), summer hand pruning and mechanical pruning, tree training, irrigation and nutrition management of fruit trees.
    From mid July to mid December: fruit harvest, post-harvest pruning and mechanical pruning, tree training, hail net opening.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    German: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    We have plenty of room in our country house with private bedroom and common bathroom. We will provide all meals and a bike for transportation and for exploring the area. There are plenty of buses that will take you to Lignano in 20 minutes or trains to Venice or Trieste (1 hour). Our boys will also share the beach and sports if you like.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Every year many researchers, advisors and growers visit our farm to see innovative techniques in the flesh. Several students of the Istituto Agrario of S. Michele, now Fondazione E. Mach, have spent one month of practice at the farm to complete their formation.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 639188383991

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