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We own a small olive and vineyard in Italy about 45 kms north east of Rome. We bought the property 6 years ago and have since renovated it along with the olive groves, approximately 150 trees, and the vineyard, approximately 600 plus vines, and 2 vegetables gardens along with 30 fruit and nut trees. The farm is all organic and now in a manageable state. Along with the two of us we have two beautiful patterdale dogs that enjoy watching and helping with the work on the farm. Where we are locate their is a small village and then with in 5 kms a larger town with a variety of shops, cafes, bars, and restaurants along with a variety of activities throughout the year. The train also runs from this town to Rome every day and in 50 to 70 minutes you can be in East through to West Rome. Rome speaks for itself! Where we are in the country there is a great deal of history and country to see and explore. A few years back we had the opportunity to visit and walk around a 2000 year old Rome villa. Not many people can say that they had the privilege to walk on 2000 year old mosaic floors!
You will have the opportunity to learn Italian as my wife provides English lessons to the local community and she can develop your Italian. You will have an opportunity to better understand how wine and olive oil is made along with the process of developing very good wines and olive oil.
As we are in central Italy there is the opportunity to see Rome, Pompeii, Florence, Naples and more within a few hours of travelling by train or car. The local area is rich in Etruscan and Roman history. Need I say more....
We are looking for workawayers to assist with our annual vineyard and olive grove preparation in 2022. In January we start the process of rejuvenating the vineyard followed by the bottling of the 2021 Vendemmia harvest of the vineyard, then in late February through to April we start the process of preparing the olive groves for 2022. In mid March we start to plant our vegetable gardens, orti, and enjoy the results May. In April, hopefully with no frost in 2022, we start to work on the vineyard as the vines come to bud and blossom.grapes and fruit for our own consumption, along with the annual pruning and general help on our farm.
This host offers a language exchange
We are interested in learning Italian and providing English in exchange.
You will be staying with us in the house but have your own side of the upper part of the house, it use to be be two houses, now pulled together. One bedroom is a large double bed room, whilst the other is also a double bedroom but much smaller but very comfortable, with internet and a bathroom across the landing from the rooms. The rooms have amazing views over the valley below to the hills across from us to Mount Sorrate. We have our main meal of the day normally at lunch and a light dinner in the evening all of which is included.
In the warmer months there is use of the pool and the grounds.
1.5 hours from the airports in Rome
2.5 hours by train to Florence/Naples
Local bus service
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host can provide space for campervans.
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week