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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.

Arezzo

Our vineyard is located in Terranuova Bracciolini with our land situated in Loro Ciuffenna (AR, Valdarno). The farm has been owned by the Cannonii family for three generations. From the beginning the land was fertilized using only natural fertilizers and no one has ever used herbicides. Marco, the current owner, is adamant that it is his duty to continue to grow in respect for the land that is now in the family tradition. The wines of our farm enjoy the soil and the sun of Tuscany, you do not need any other ingredient, no selected yeast, no enzymes and no chemicals. What is the secret of the high quality of our wine? There are no secrets except the preservation of the earth where he, Marco, was born, gratitude for the work of his ancestors and a deep passion for his work. The Earth is not ours and was not of our parents, but it is the future of our children. In addition to producing wine there are also 180 olive trees that produce an excellent oil. In a large vegetable garden in front of house, are seeded legumes such as pink chickpea of ​​Pratomagno, zolfino beans, cowpea and various other vegetables for sale and their own consumption and to make preserves. Onkar Singh, Indian citizen of the Punjab region, has worked on the farm for 7 years. Elisabeth Roth, Swiss, and Pietro Baroni of Loro Ciuffenna also collaborate on the farm. WWOOFers can learn here that we respect the cycles of nature and that it already has all the ingredients to bring to your table produce of the highest quality. We love eating fruit and vegetables, but we are not vegetarians.

This farm is in the mountainous area between Arezzo and Florence, where R. and A. (Germans) have a farm with their family. It is also an agritourism and a cultural association and this reality implies a diversity of possible tasks for everyone. You can participate in all the work required for the maintenance of the farm, but also can welcome the guests and participate in tasks related to the preparation of the spaces for cultural (especially musical) activities. The type of work done by WWOOFers will depend above all on the season. While in winter activities are related to property maintenance and care of the animals (cows, goats, sheep, horses), in spring and summer we also tend to the vegetables, fruit trees and crops as well as activities connected with rural tourism. The general atmosphere changes - with the serenity of winter and spring, when there are only the family and helpers on the farm, and the liveliness of the summer and autumn the other hand, when there are a lot of people around.

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Our farm is an agricultural cooperative founded in 2013, which carries out agritourism and zootechnical activities, we practice organic farming and we are inside a nature reserve. The place is rather isolated and difficult to reach by public transport, for this reason we are available for any transfers to and from the nearest town, as long as they are compatible with work commitments. We raise donkeys for the production of milk and meat, we raise horses for trekking, and goats for the production of cheese and meat, we are starting to cultivate soft fruit, a vegetable garden and an orchard, we have a workshop for the processing of agricultural produce. The cooperative is made up of eight young people who perform various tasks on the farm according to their skills, working life often leads us to spend most of the day together but not everyone lives on the farm. The experience we offer is diversified as the work is diversified. We all do the jobs driven by great passion and we are happy to share our skills and knowledge to those we host, confident that it is an excellent stimulus to socio-economic change. In spring and summer work on the farm increases in volume and intensity we do not have a work times but we continue the day on objectives to be achieved and it is possible that the schedules are quite flexible. In winter the work focuses mainly on the care of the animals and the maintenance of the days are shorter, but it is not, since we are in the mountains, less intense. We offer an independent accommodation with two beds, it is therefore possible that you may be sharing accommodation, we willingly cook vegetables and dishes without meat but it is not a constant, I think it is difficult from the nature of the farm to be a choice for vegans.
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My name is Marco, I am 26 years old and I live in the Tuscan countryside near the city of Arezzo. A few km from a national park, one of the most important in Europe where nature reigns uncontaminated. On my farm we have olive trees, vines, bees, poultry and wildlife in the chestnut and oak woods. The farm centre is an ancient castle from which the lords of the past controlled their possessions. Now it is a farm where guests spend quiet days surrounded by nature tasting our products. The works take up all the seasons, in spring all the agricultural work begins, the bees awaken from hibernation and start producing honey, the plants are planted out in the fields and the fruit trees, olive trees and vines must be pruned. In the summer we keep the surroundings of the farm in order, we water and care for the plants and animals. The garden requires daily care and when the fruits are ripe we make jams and preserves that are sold or eaten by us and the guests on the farm. With the arrival of autumn there is the grape harvest, the harvest of olives, walnuts, apples, pumpkins and potatoes. The bees are prepared for winter and the tools used during the year must be checked and stored for the following season. The collection of firewood begins that lasts all winter, while the winter vegetables that we planted at the end of the summer will be ready for harvesting.  The work never fails and I would be very happy to share the beauty of nature, the flavours of our land that we got working, the freshness of spring water and streams where we go for a swim on hot summer days. The heat of a fire in the winter evenings sharing together some warm soup with a glass of wine to warm us up.
This is an certified organic farm with 5 hectares of olives groves on a hillside near Cortona, where 3 horses graze happily under the trees. The nearest shop and bar are a 10 minute walk from the house. Work includes; animal care, pruning trees, keeping the fields tidy, fencing, making fire wood, working in the vegetable garden and picking olives in October and November, making jams in September. Most of the work is done by hand. WWOOFers eat with the family and sleep inside the 18th century farmhouse. People who love Art and Archaeology will particularly enjoy it here. Minimum stay a week, excluding August and July. We speak English, French and German.

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Farm with a workshop where we make seitan, miso, creams, sauces, wine and grape juice which we sell at local markets. Sometimes we make bread, sweets, tofu and natto. We eat good food and are creative in the kitchen using many cereals and vegetables, but we are not vegetarian. There are 5 hectares of olives, a vineyard, barley, millet and legumes. Help needed all year round: often in the workshop but also in the vineyard, olive grove and fields. Surrounded by woodland, we are 1.5 km from the nearest bus stop, 12 km from Monte San Savino, 35 km from Siena and 30 km from Arezzo. Meals with me and sometimes my three children (22, 20 & 17 ). Minimum stay two weeks. The house is surrounded by woodland and we are 1,5 kms from the bus stop (3-4 a day). Accommodation in caravan or tent near the workshop. I prefer to host 2-3 WWOOFers at a time, and during the harvest even more are welcome! English and Spanish spoken.

The house where I live (with my son, when he returns from university) is located in a small village of about 15 houses that were completely abandoned and then purchased by a group of people with the intenzione to create an eco village. We are 7km from the small town of Anghiari and is home to 12 families, some of the houses are holiday homes. I have a ha of land with olive trees, an orchard and a small vegetable garden, there is always something to do, work in the vegetable garden, grass cutting, maintenance of dry stone walls, maintenance of the house. We also organize courses and meetings about Ecological Communication, when a there is meeting I also need help organizing the hospitality. Accommodation for WWOOFers is in a tent or caravan (when it is free), and there is the possibility to get in touch with the world of eco-villages, as we are active members of the Italian Network of Ecological Villages (RIVE). English and German spoken,

I am a little over 60 years old and run this 9 ha farm on my own. It consists of 9 hectares of which 3 are olive grove (550 trees), a small vineyard, chestnut wood, 2 has of pasture and the rest is woodland. The farm has been organic since 1982, when I started. The main agricultural work is from September to April, starting with the grape harvest, then the chestnut, wild mushroom and olives harvests (until Christmas). In January there is wood to be cut in the woodland and then the vines and until the end of April the olives need to be pruned. In the summer I offer rural hospitality and there is a small room available for WWOOFers. In the summer months there is work in the vegetable garden, kitchen and with hay-making. I have one Monte Amiata donkey, a Marremana horse, 4 goats, chickens and some beehives. German, English, French and a little Dutch spoken. Accommodation in room with bathroom. The farm is situated in a small mediaeval hamlet in the hills between Castiglion Fiorentino and Cortona. I am not vegetarian, but I like to offer vegetarian meals. Vegan instead might create me some troubles
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Ciao I am Dino (1953) and I live on my own on 4 hectares of land consisting of 2 ha of olive grove (470 trees), a vineyard, woodland and pasture. I live in a house of 8 rooms and give hospitality, particularly to artists (actors, dancers, musicians etc) who sometimes give their art to the house. The land and house is in the process of being reclaimed after being neglected for some time. Help needed with the olive harvest (October, November) and pruning (March, April), clearing the land, excavation, clearing waterways, collecting firewood(winter), in the vegetable garden and also in cooking house keeping and organizing festas and shows (mainly in the summer). Most of the work is done using hand tools. WWOOFers with artistic and practical skills are particularly welcome. Accommodation in shared room. I have a pony, donkey and cat. No television, no smoking in the house. Restricted use of water and energy (cold water only). No chemicals are allowed for house and personal hygiene. All waste is recycled. Prefer to speak Italian but a little Spanish, French and English spoken. Prefer not to have dogs. For longer stays we have a trial period of a week to get to know each other.

Our small olive farm is situated on a spectacular Tuscan hillside, approximately 2km from the historical town of Cortona. We started working the farm in 2010 after many years living abroad. We cultivate 500 heritage olive trees for organic olive oil, produce saffron and have fruit trees growing sporadically around the land, wild herbs, vegetable garden and many other natural wonders. We run an ecolabel agriturismo, have two kids, swimming pool, a fresh water stream with a natural swimming pond to refresh during the warmer months and two delightful little dogs. We welcome help from willing workers of all cultures and nationalities with the following jobs: olive picking mid October to the end of November, olive pruning February to April, cutting back introduced plants and weeds, maintaining old terraced dry stone walls, preparing firewood for winter, planting and help with odd farm jobs is welcome all year round. We also welcome help from people with building skills, all guests ready to pull their sleeves up and help with the necessary farm jobs as they arise. We speak Italian and English fluently. Length of stay is organized by arrangement, preferably two weeks or more. Days off can be spent exploring the hills of Tuscany and the many beautiful historical places nearby. We do not host during Christmas, Easter or August. We love food, we are not vegetarian, though we can cater for gluten-free WWOOFers.