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Hello, I am sicilian, I was born in Switzerland. I use to travel around Italy and I lived in Catania, Rome, Brescia, Trento. I have studied as archaeologist. I love travelling, people, several cultures, nature and I hope I can mix and share all my different experiences by meeting new people in my house in Sicily. I live here with my patner and 2 dogs.
Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
Cocinar para toda la familia
We offer a place where sharing, enjoying, learning, in change of help for working at the house and the garden.
I travelled and met many persons. as archaeologist, i can suggest you many places to visit, sometimes we can also plan some trip together. I can teach you italian, we can sing traditional songs, experience pottery hand making (sometimes I organize workshops with children) and sometimes you could enjoy some live music with my friends.
Starting march many trees are already in flowers in Sicily, landscapes are beautyful, sunny days can be warm and food is one of things that people never forget after their visit in our beautyful island.
We can also cook together and I can also teach you too cook some typical sicilian receipt.
I need to take care of the house after several years it has been closed and there will be some works to do as:
- taking care of garden.
- change something in the house, taking care of walls from humidity,
- cleaning the house, cleaning the terrace.
- fixe some broken things Skills with builduing will be appreciate and I will give priority to people that own them and can organize their own work because I would love to:
- Some of external wall need maintanance works.
- build a barbecue and a natural (wood) cover for cars
- put away the wall paper and maybe paint the wall of some room.
- Raise some border limits using a vegetal henge.
- Build a kennel for dog
I will appreciate also creative skills and ability for:
- build a oven/kiln
- murales on grey walls
- garden projects
People with experience in architecture or interior desing would be helpful to suggest some ideas for restoring the house.
NOVEMBER: HELP WITH OLIVES HARVEST!
We would welcome a single or couple if you come with skills, willingness to help. Suggestion to renew the house are welcome!
I will be flexible.
PLEASE WRITE IN YOUR MESSAGE HOW YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP.
My real mission is to bring that house to life again!
I have 2 dogs. I still don't know but I could probably be busy in prepararing an exam. In this case I would love some help to clean and cook while I am studying or I am away. Partecipation in cleaning common used parts of the house daily is always welcome.
In July and august could be very hot. The town is at 560 m on sea level so at night is cooler then in other town like Catania.
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Private or shared rooms. A have a single room with 1 bed and a double room. 2 wc and 1 shower.
No smoke in the house and no abuse of alcohol.
Since we are not in the centre I would prefer people not come late at night. House cannot be considered as a B&B.
PLEASE share with me how you would love to plan the rest of the day.
PLEASE don't send me request about moving your RESIDENCE on my address because I can't accept them.
Having or renting a car is suggested because the house is not in the historical centre. There are bus station well connected with Catania. A close small train stop is available (it makes a typical tour of the Vulcano - littorina). (circumetnea - FCE).
When possible we can also make some trips by sharing fees for the car and for the gas.
Etna hiking are suggested. Beaches are in Catania (Plaia).
Adrano. River: Simeto, Ponte dei Saraceni (just by car).
Volcano Etna: excursions to old and new craters (Nicolosi, Linguaglossa).
Sea: closer beach are in Catania (sand or rocks) 37,7 Km; 40 minutes by car.
Siracusa, 90 Km. 1h 10' by car.
Capo d'Orlando, 87, 6 Km. Panoramic roads through the Nebrodi mountains. about 2 h.
Mountains: Etna, Nebrodi, Madonie.
Some of typical feast and celebration.
February: 3-5 Febbraio. Celebration of Sant'Agata in Catania. Acireale Carnival. Festa del mandorlo in fiore in Agrigento.
March/April: Easter in Sicily is very typical for religious ceremonies full of pathos.
August: Celebration of Patron Saint.
September: Pistachos festival of Bronte.
October: Chestnut Festival of Zafferana Etnea
November: olives harvest
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