Login Form

Login Form

×

ATTENTION: In this list you see the hosts that reflect your research and you can get an idea of the hosts present in WWOOF Italia. Their name and contacts are only visible to members. By joining WWOOF Italy and paying the membership fee of € 35 you can get in touch with your chosen farm and organize your trip and your stay with them.

Bologna

Summer List
On the hills overlooking the city of Bologna (Colli Bolognesi) at an altitude of 200 meters above sea level, in an uncontaminated environment and within an ancient wine-growing area, our farm has been producing high quality wines for almost 50 years on ten hectares of vineyard on our property and also on some rented land. We have been working in biodynamic since 2006 and we vinify without the aid of modern oenology. Today the main activity is flanked by over one hectare of vegetable garden, a few hectares of arable land and a small free range herd of Mora Romagnola pigs from which we obtain mortadella, salami, cotechino and meat in general. We bring our products to the Mercato Ritrovato in Bologna. Now we have a farmhouse with 5 rooms where we offer our products. During the harvest, the farm comes alive and the WWOOFers will be in the company of a team of young people as well as employees who work there all year round.
Summer List
Situated in the hills overlooking the city of Bologna at an altitude of 200 meters above sea level, in an unspoiled environment and within an ancient wine-growing area, our farm has produced high quality wines for nearly 50 years - we have 10 hectares of vineyard and rent another 6. Today the main activity - wine production - is flanked by half a hectare of orchards, a few hectares of arable land and the small herd of free range Mora Romagnola pigs from which we get mortadella and sausage. We sell our products at the Mercato della Terra in Bologna. Our food is homemade and mainly uses our vegetables. During the harvest, the farm is alive and WWOOFers will be in the company of a team of young people as well as the employees who work here all year.
Summer List
The farm is located in the Bolognese plain: we have 30 hectares which are cultivated and certified organic, with biodynamic practices, mainly in grass crops: ancient soft wheats, durum wheat, spelt, barley, oats, corn, millet, buckwheat, hemp, broad bean, chickpeas, peas, beans, quinoa, teff. Some old fruit trees. All the products are also processed into flour using the stone mill on the farm and then sold to customers. There is a small semi-wild multi-species breeding (cattle, pigs, sheep and chickens) that gives the meat necessary for the farm restaurant, open on weekends. There is also a 2500 m2 educational garden. We are an educational farm where classes of school children visit us in the spring. We collaborate with the Department of the Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Bologna in research and experimentation projects on ancient grains, hemp, millet, sorghum, etc. We have a beautiful catalogued field with 300 ancient varieties of wheat, durum, spelt. The farm is 3 km from a bus stop. WWOOFERS will be accommodated at the farmhouse in a room with an independent bathroom. The house is inhabited for 4-5 days a week by the owner. There are 2 agricultural workers with whom you can work alongside the owner on working days. We host all year. We speak English and Spanish at a basic level. We are await you !!

We are a couple in our sixties who have moved to the country after having been a veterinary surgeon and a herbalist. We have always kept bees and we have also written extensively on the subject in the past. Now semi-retired, we have recuperated the farm and the mill, which had been abandoned for 50 years and which is situated in the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines on the border between the two regions, one km from the exit on the A1 Roncobilaccio. We carry out beekeeping, grow medicinal plants, preserve, renovate the house, we have a hen house, the river, the road needs to be restored, we can teach you to do the stone walling, we must build a hut for our donkey, we sometimes need to empty the mud from the vaulted rooms under the mill. Everything is done in moderation. No one runs behind and by the way we like to talk more about bioethics, Leopardi of European policy by the fireplace or under a tree to fresco.Abbiamo many books, all beds, we love music and art. We eat "Mediterranean" and we try to eat less meat. Our food culture is Tuscan-Emilian-Marche with foreign incursions. We are very close to Florence and speak French, a bit 'of Spanish and little English: we'd like to learn it better. We are installing the satellite dish to receive Internet

Ours is a small family run farm where we have reproduced, in an area of intensive cultivation, an ecological niche where agricultural and the park coexist in perfect harmony, thereby preserving the environmental balance. For over 25 years we have not used any type of herbicide or chemicals and we strive towards natural farming as much as possible trying to follow the teachings of Masanobu Fukuoka. For this reason, we welcome anyone who is willing to help us in achieving this goal, to share our ideas and methods and to learn about our activities: beekeeping, cultivation of lavender for essential oil, in the synergistic gardens, grape harvest, maintenance of the forest and wetlands, pruning and taking cuttings, harvesting wild and aromatic herb and everything else needed to take part in our daily life. This is also a teaching farm. Cooking is shared and we use our own produce, can cater for vegans and vegetarians. The minimum period of stay is one week, maximum three, and we host from February to the end of October because, in winter, there is little to do. We are half an hour away from Bologna which is easily reached by train or bus. We understand a little French, English, Spanish and German.
Ciao! We are Stefano (28) and Michele (34), and for a couple of years we have run this three-hectare farm that runs along the banks of the river Dardagna. We are located in the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines on the borders of the Corno alle Scale Regional Park. We grow vegetables, berries, medicinal plants, herbs and produce organic seeds, following them directly from planting to harvest. Since last year we have also started a small production of honey. We sell at markets and to local buyers groups. Since last year we have joined the association "Campi Aperti " and "Genuino Clandestino", and we participate at their meetings every Thursday at the XM24 market in Bologna. During the season (March-November), we live mainly in the fields, where we have a caravan, tents and a small tree house. Our house is situated in the small village of Rocca Corneta, ten minutes walk from our land. Our desire is to continue the setting up of an agricultural and human project based on exchange, self-production and selling directly to customers, to generate practices that go beyond the mere specification of cultivating organically. Projects in which we can develop collaborative networks with other farms, and not just live together in this beautiful valley. The jobs to be done are many and varied: sowing, hoeing, transplanting, fertilizing, management of greenhouses, irrigation, construction and repairs of small structures, harvesting wild plants, preparing for markets, and many others ... each according to your ability and taste! You can also go walking, swimming in the river, dance and spend evenings under the stars! PS, we can speak Italian, Spanish, French and a little English.
Summer List
We are an organic farm and farmhouse with restaurant and some rooms and apartments. The farm is family run, converted entirely to organic production (certified since 1993), and is about 155 hectares of which 85 are oak coppice while 70 hectares are cultivated with barley, wheat, field beans and alfalfa. The main activity is the breeding of dairy cattle. To feed them we use fodder and cereals of our production. We raise beef cattle that we sell directly to private individuals or specialized butchers. In addition to the cows we also have 2 horses and 1 donkey, some chickens and cats. The farm is managed by Luca, with the help of his father, while the agritourism and educational farm are followed by his sister Elisabetta and her family. Luca and Elisabetta, who initially took different paths from agriculture, have returned to agriculture and breeding with enthusiasm and commitment and with the aim of transmitting to the future generations the passion for the craft and the territory. WWOOFers will be able to take part in these activities: milking, help in the cultivation of the fields, harvesting wood, they will also learn how to make cheese, to cook and to make preserves based on fruit and tomato, to help out in the agritourism (in spring / summer) and maintenance work. All this according to the needs and the agreements that we will take together. We speak Italian and English. The meals are cooked at the farm and eaten together, we consume a varied diet, seasonal and typically Mediterranean, all the products used are produced by us or purchased from producers or certified organic production. The accommodation is on the farm, where there is an apartment with 2 double bedrooms and a bathroom
Summer List
The nearest public transport is 5 km from house, and it is better to get a lift from us as it is a fair distance. We cultivate medicinal plants and we have a herb garden. I live with my son and I follow the farming and teaching. We are able to accommodate all the year, both at home and in 3 small wooden houses, including one in a large mulberry tree and the other two in the woods near the house. For organizational reasons, we are not able to accommodate more than 3 people. Periods when help needed: the spring is the most challenging time and when we need the most help: basically in the garden for weeding, with the schools that come to visit for Sunday seminars to help generally with the activities; In summer and autumn help is needed harvesting and cleaning the herb. We are very flexible with free time and work time. What counts most for us is a participation of ideals and values and a sincere spirit for mutual exchange. We prefer if you can help at the weekends and take time off in the week. We have difficulty to have people for short stays as you do not have time to learn the routine. For those who want to stay longer we have a 2 week trial period. Our passion is the generous world of herbs and sharing of experience in the field of self and herbal cosmetics. Our seminars concern these topics and we to let you take part in these seminars in exchange for help in the preparation and clearing up after. I am happy to give more information.
Summer List
We manage a farm of 4 1/2 ha adjacent our home, Bruno works full-time on the farm, Elena has a job elsewhere and therefore is only on the farm part- time. We have 2 children aged 6 and 12. The two other people engaged in the farm are Luca & Beatrice. Being a Social Farm, during certain periods there are also interns and others sent by the Social Services of the area. Our activities focus mainly during the morning and consist of the harvesting, sorting, cleaning and packaging vegetables. The afternoon is generally dedicated to transplanting, sowing, weeding and other works. The most intense period is from April to October and during the months of January and February we have a quieter period. We welcome help with meal preparation and tidying the kitchen. We eat mainly organic and vegetarian food. Some of us speak school English, Elena also speaks French and Spanish. We do not have TV, but an internet connection is available. Other chances to help are: June/July/Septembers we have small groups of babies (care&cooking is needed). In case you would like to join us, few recommendations before writing us: - We do not have a separate room in the house so we can offer only the sofa-bed in the living room or camping in the fields if weather allows. - We may accept only one person per time (no couples/families) - We ask you to write us ONLY if you really intend to join us and if our profile really fits to what you are looking for. We receive so many requests but 99% turns to nothing, so I am sorry to say ..no time-wasters!

This farm is situated near Monteveglio next to the Parco Storico dell'Abbazia di Monteveglio and covers approximately 6 hectares with vineyards, olive grove and woodland. In the vineyard we grow the main local grape varieties: Oignoletto, Barbera and Negrettino. The farm's cantina turns these grapes into wine to be sold directly to the consumer: some of the oil and wine is used in the agritourism, open all year (except between 15/12 and 31/10), in which we cook Bolognese meals with carefully chosen raw materials. In the summer WWOOFers can  also eat on the terrace, from which you can see the stunning view between the Valle del Marzatore to the Valle dell'Invenata. The farm also has a swimming pool, open from April to September. There are also various food and wine-tasting events, the fruit on the farm is turned into produce such as jams and preserves. WWOOFers take part in all the farm activities. We speak English.