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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.

Emilia Romagna

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Our small farm, surrounded by greenery, was born in 93 on the Modenese hills at about 450 meters above sea level, with the desire to dedicate myself to a life in the nature that surrounds us and at a pace more in keeping with my human nature. Since then I have been cultivating and producing small quantities of aromatic plants, vegetables and fruit in an organic way and we harvest wild fruits and herbs. After many farming and breeding experiences, today I dedicate myself to the cultivation of the vegetable garden for family use and for the preserves etc that I sell in the organic markets in the area. In collaboration with other nearby farms I grow cereals that I then mill on the farm to produce the flour that I use for our products which I sell in markets. There is always so much to do, from the vegetable garden, to looking after the small chicken coop, to collecting and cutting firewood, and preparing the bakery products and selling in the markets. Today the family has grown over time, is composed not only of me, but also of my children now adults and my grandchildren of 4 1/2 and 1 year. Currently we can accommodate up to two people in tents (which we provide), but during this year we want to finish the renovation of a space that can be dedicated to home hospitality. We speak some English and Spanish and we prefer to host non-smokers.
Ciao, my name is Lucrezia, I am 57 years old and for nearly 20 years have been farming organically, in the past I grew vegetables, since 2010 I have produced sheeps cheese. I live 40 kms from Bologna at an altitude of 670 m s.l.m. amongst meadows and woods. What I love most about it is the direct contact with nature, firsthand, through my 20 sheep and through the wood that I cut to keep warm. Then there are the continuous miracles: that grass turns into something seemingly so different as cheese, lambs are born and find their mother's nipple, the moon appears and disappears, after the winter spring comes back, etc. etc. A typical day goes like this: from February to October we start milking the sheep and (every 3 days) make cheese. We also move the electric fences, put the sheep out to pasture and clean the stalls. Other jobs vary depending on the season: in spring the sheep are sheared, hooves clipped, the grass cut where it is needed; in summer we collect the stones from the fields, saw firewood and store it in the woodshed; autumn we sow barley, clear drainage ditches; in winter we cut the wood, mend the fences, shovel snow. In addition to the kitchen preparation of daily meals we make bread, pasta, dishes made with ricotta cheese, lamb, preserves. I have a permaculture vegetable garden which is mulched with straw. Finally in the evening the sheep are bought in to the barn and at the end of July there is a second milking. For more information I will be happy to be contacted by phone because I can not always connect to the Internet.
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We are Barbara and Leonardo, a couple with a desire for a life closer to nature, the goal is to live our talents and, over time, become self-sufficient with eco-sustainable measures. Rediscover the relationship between man and nature, spreading gestures and philosophies useful for the well-being of man while safeguarding the environment. We are in the territory of Sogliano Al Rubicone, crossed by 180km of marked trails along gullies, river Rubicone and Uso; 25 km from the Adriatic Riviera and 20 km from the Parco delle Foreste Casentinesi (UNESCO protected heritage). In May 2018, in the Natura2000 Oasis "Montetiffi, Alto Uso", on Monte Meleto, at 500 meters above sea level, we bought 2 hectares of land and houses abandoned for 10 years. Surrounded by woods and orchards of ancient plants, some olive trees and vines that enjoy a unique panorama: from the Adriatic coast to the Tuscan-Romagnan Apennines! The farm was born here: through the principles of permaculture, convert the current land into an edible garden "food forest"; at the same time being an educational / natural park accessible to those with disabilities. We are ready to share but also ready to learn the knowledge needed to create sensory paths, areas for birdwatching and watching the stars, vegetable gardens and educational beds, dry stone walls, terraces, ponds, therapeutic gardens with low-impact "gardening" techniques. environmental and areas designed to accommodate wild animals, clay oven (there is both clay and a lot of stones). Musical events and workshops are organized from May to August. Bathroom and kitchen are shared within our home. In summer we eat together outdoors, the cuisine is mainly vegetarian and gluten-free but sometimes we make a barbecue of meat with friends. We speak English, Spanish and Italian.
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We come from a family of hotel owners, our grandparents moved from the countryside to the sea in the 1960s and built a small agritourism, my grandmother in the kitchen, my grandfather in the dining room, and from there began the story of our family. Me and my cousin, more than half a century later, we make the opposite voyage, from the sea we are back in the country, looking for roots, typical products, customs and traditions of rural Romagna. Our passion for horses, probably inherited from our grandfather, has given rise to a new adventure: agritourism and horses, combining our skills and our passions. I, Katia, manage the farm, my cousin Cristian deals with the horse trekking industry and collaborates from September to April, in summer when my daughter Erika is there, in addition to the cook and some help. We are 1 km from the center of Civitella di Romagna on the first hills of the Romagna Apennines, easily accessible by public transport as well. We have 9 hectares of land with a good amount of wood, arable land, orchard, vineyard and garden. Work to do on the farm is in the garden (planting, transplanting, treading, harvesting) or with the horses (cleaning paddocks, animal shelter, fixing the fences, feeding them hay), or varied jobs such as like packing Christmas baskets with our products or clearing the paths in the woods. I speak English (intermediate level) and French (basic) and I understand Spanish, my cousin is bilingual, German/Italian. We have a single or double room with shower and sink in the room and outside toilet. We eat predominantly the products we grow and we get our meat from neighboring producers. We can host from April to November.
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.
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.
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We are Claudia and Filippo, and have chosen to be peasant farmers. We are guardians of ancient varieties of seeds and plants. We grow old varieties of cereals such as Farro Dicocco, Senatore Cappelli hard wheat and other wheat varieties including Gentilrosso and legumes, especially chickpeas and lentils, vegetables and olive trees. We believe in the solidarity economy, we sell our produce via buyers groups and we have chosen to be supported by MAG6's ethical finance cooperative, rather than by traditional banks. The heart of the farm is in Forlì (Magliano) in a farmhouse from the early 1900s surrounded by 10ha of land. Filippo lives here and he takes care of the land, there are some guest rooms as well as a room with twin beds and a private bathroom for WWOOFers. Filippo's kitchen is the communal space for sharing vegan meals. Claudia, who takes care of the guest rooms, lives a few kms away, where there are are also 2 ha of land cultivated mainly with vegetables. We need help in the vegetable garden and in the fields, with keeping the garden and ditches in order and in maintaining the cleanliness of the kitchen and the communal areas of the farm. We could also do with a hand and good ideas in organizing events! Filippo, who was a wwoofer and is a vegan cook, is the father of two beautiful girls born in 2010 and 2012. He speaks Italian, English and French. Claudia, former software programmer, is married and has no children. She speaks Italian, English and some words of German (and would like to learn more!). We do not have TV in the farmhouse, but there are many books and good wifi internet. We are well connected to the centre of Forlì (San Domenico museums), Forlimpopoli (Artusiana town) and Fratta Terme, which you can enjoy visiting in your free time.
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We are 2 English artists who 30 years ago moved to this old farmhouse with 10 hectares of land. Our 2 children are grown up though live nearby. We paint, make mosaics and do decorating work. We have 2 rooms we rent to summer travelers. We work our land not for commercial ends but to be as self sufficient as is possible but mainly for the pleasure this brings with the possibility to able to eat a wonderful variety of good healthy food. We have some sheep, goats, rabbits, chickens, make olive oil, wine, and grow many vegetables. We also have dogs, cats and 2 gentle workable donkeys. We need help with many farm activities, in the vegetable gardens, with pruning, animal care, wood chopping etc. Mondaino the nearest small town is a 15 minute walk away. We are 25kms from the Adriatic coast and from Urbino. We welcome enthusiastic, energetic people with a certain sense of independence and who are able to appreciate the incredible beauty and peace of our place and share with us all the delicious food we enjoy preparing. We are not vegetarians. We speak English and Italian. Accommodation in a room or fully equipped camping van in our woods.

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

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Ours is a young farm in the Apennines of Modena, 350 meters above sea level, between Polinago and Serramazzoni, about an hour from Modena and Reggio Emilia. We have about 5,000 square meters of bio-intensive vegetable garden with two greenhouses, 50 laying hens on rolling pastures and about ten bee hives, for the production of honey and to help us with pollination. We are also planning a mixed orchard (pears, apples, plums), which we will plant this fall. We designed the entire farm inspired by the principles of organic-regenerative agriculture and permaculture. We are surrounded by woods, with some paths where you can go walking, and by a stream where you can swim when it's hot. We will need help especially in the garden, with all the related activities (sowing, transplanting, weeding, harvesting, etc.), but there will also be a way to contribute to the daily life of the farm with the management of the hens, and participating in beekeeping activities if interested. We also participate in two farmers' markets every week. We are looking for people who are willing to learn and willing to engage. We request periods of stay of at least 30 days, after a few days of testing for both parties. The accommodation for wwoofers will be in a yurt (two beds) in the woods, not far from the fields and from our house, with adjoining solar shower and compost toilet. We will take care of the preparation of meals, usually vegetarian and mainly using what we produce or products from local farms. We make bread, yogurt and various fermented products at home. We also have a clay oven, which we use at least a couple of times a month to make pizza with friends. We host from May to September, we speak Italian, English and Spanish. We have no television, but we have an internet connection.