hello, my name is Francesco (keko for friends) live in Viagrande, a village on the slopes of Etna, 15 km from Catania (Sicily, Italy) with two dogs - Honey and Alma -. I live in a rustic house, with the availability to take care of the surrounding countryside and particularly about 2 hectares of olive grove (400 trees).
Who wants to come and pick olives?
I'm definitely committed itself until 25 November .... and then there anyway to prune, hoe, trimming of lawn, etc .... You can sleep on a sofa in the living room and spend with those who come to help me free time between trips, and sharing of my friends.
Who visit this site will guess the availability of adaptation needed and the right spirit.
I do not ask much, if education and mutual respect, goodwill and sympathy!
sofa in the winter...in the summer the garden is an open home, may be is sufficient a tent :-)
Some of the best feature of Catania's area
•The Baroque architecture, mainly in the centre
•Every morning, except Sundays, two fascinating markets are held:
- a large fish market in a beautiful setting off Piazza del Duomo
- a bustling food and clothes market off Via Etnea
•Mount Etna, which has reshaped the city several times
•The kiosks which act as social area for the locals by selling refreshments, such as coffee, Lemoncello or popular unique drinks such as "seltz al limone" (soda water with fresh-squeezed lemon juice) or "mandarino al limone" (soda water with tangerine syrup AND fresh-squeezed lemon juice).
•The Elephant Fountain, from the 17th century, in Piazza Duomo
•La Plaja, sandy beaches south of the city along the bay.
•The Riviera dei Ciclopi, a rocky, volcano coast north of the city, stretching almost to Taormina
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
4/5 hours is sufficient ...sometimes less... or more(free choice) :-)