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In the Tuscan hills on the border with Lazio, between the sea, thermal springs at Saturnia, Lake Bolsena and the Etruscan cities lies our 37 ha farm. We are; myself Marilena (63) who is responsible for receiving guests and running the agritourism, the kitchen and the garden, and my brother Roberto (49) who runs the farm and carries out the general maintenance. We cultivate everything needed for the agritourism; vegetables, fruit, saffron, lavender, olives, vines, rose hips, artichokes and cereal crops which we also use to feed the animals. We also have chickens, turkeys, geese, ducks, goats, rabbits, a horse, 2 dogs and 6 cats, and a wood from which we obtain our firewood. We have a Mediterranean diet mainly using our produce and usually eat meals together. We prefer to host versatile, creative and dynamic people, who happily collaborate with us in the varied jobs and who are ready to learn and dedicate themselves to the jobs in hand, and who speak some English. We are very keen on recycling as can be seen clearly all around the farm. The nearest village is 17 km away, there are no buses and the train station is 20 Km away. Accommodation is in an apartment in the agritourism, but when it is full in a tent with outside toilet. Minimum stays 2 weeks and prefer people to stay longer depending on the needs on the farm.
The family consists of myself, my partner ('74 and '69), and our two children (2005 and 2008). Our farm is located at the edge of the village, a small medieval town of about 200 inhabitants and is in a panoramic position overlooking the sea. The farm is made up of several plots of land making a total of 2 has with 80 olive and some fruit trees. We have a vegetable garden, chickens and cultivate saffron. We are making a small campsite which can accommodate up to 12 people. I am a carpenter and my partner teaches yoga. We have a family school with our children. Whoever comes to visit us shares our lives according to the seasons: management of vegetable garden and chicken coop, making bread, preserves, stacking and filling the woodshed, pruning the trees and harvesting olives, harvesting and drying the saffron, cooking Our house is a small detached house a few tens of meters from the land; the accommodation that we can offer is a separate room on the ground floor, adjacent to the boiler room and pantry/laundry room. In the room there is a sink whilst the bathroom is on the first floor (you have to go outdoors to reach it). We can accommodate all year by prior arrangement. Family also speak English, French and Spanish. The sea is about 30 km, the lake dell'Accesa 20 km, Petriolo 45.
This farm is situated in the commune of Seggiano, an area famous for its olive oil, in the foothills of Monte Amiata. The farm, abandoned in the 50s has been reclaimed in the past years and covers an area of 6 ha of woodland and olive grove. I work the land using the principles of permaculture and synergic agriculture. The buildings have been restored using green techniques and the farm is self sufficient in energy from photovoltaic solar panels. Hospitality: I love travelling and visiting new places: as I have often been a guest myself I have a certain flexibility based on kindness and hope to apply these principles to my guests here. We naturally all eat and cook together. Accommodation is in the house, in a room with bathroom, in a tent or in a caravan by the river (which you can also swim in) depending on availability. I need help (I hope to work alongside you as much as possible) in the vegetable garden, fruit orchard, with harvesting fruit and making jams and collecting firewood. There are always plenty of projects; building a compost toilet, a tree house, putting an irrigation system in the garden, etc. There are nearby hot springs so if you like bathing in hot water bring your swimming costume! I speak English, French and Spanish,