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Velletri (Rome)
All Year: 1-2 weeks at time
Area (ha): 1.5
Persons: 1-2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 2085
Country: Italy

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Last Updated: August 4, 2019

SORRY WE DON'T NEED HELPERS AT THE MOMENT
Our place is a family-run B&B in a country villa near the town of Velletri in the Castelli Romani hills. The villa is 25km from Ciampino airport and 45km from Rome, which can be reached with a direct train. You can see us on our website.
We are an Italo-Scottish couple, our children have left home and are studying/working in the UK, they visit during holidays. We have 1 dog, and a few cats living in the house, so we cannot accomodate people with pets allergies.
Paul works in Rome, so I look after and take care of the property, and I would appreciate helpers who can work at least 4 hours a day, so you have to be fit and strong enough to work in the garden (for a total of 20 hours a week), I get up at 6 o'clock in the morning, so if you want to help with most of the chores you need to get up early in the morning. (you could also say work 4 days and have the rest of the week off).It is essential to be able to judge what needs to be done. We would prefer people with their own means of transportation, if not you have to be aware that the bus service here is very poor and the town is not very attractive, so if you wanted to explore the area I could give lifts to the main station, but the timing would depend on my very busy schedule.
The helper(s) should be ready to do whatever is required in any busy household (even the boring job of ironing, washing up, helping in the kitchen, tiding up), it is essential that if eating with the family helps with preparation of dinner and cleaning up after. However, we also often have ongoing projects for which we would be happy to hear from people with specific skills (e.g. building/carpentry).
English, French and a little Spanish is spoken.

reviews (33)
Helper: Adam Sipos Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Hungary Date: May 1, 2016
I spent 10 very nice days with this family. Guys I can not find the words to ... view complete review

Helper: Parker Summers Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: April 12, 2016
After a week spent with Paola and her family, Iím not sure if Iíll ever HelpX... view complete review

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Helper: Ellie and Anthony Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: November 8, 2014
we spent two weeks here, and had a great time. for the first few days we were... view complete review

Helper: Stephanie Noel Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: April 7, 2014
I spent 8 days in March here. Paul and the kids are absent all day during the... view complete review

Helper: Moshe wulfsohn Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Israel Date: February 22, 2014
I stayed with Paul and Paula for a few days. The food was great. the room was... view complete review

Helper: Jonathan and Chris Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: October 21, 2013
Sorry for the extremely late review! We stayed with Paola, Paul, Duncan, K... view complete review

Helper: Jack and Robyn Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Ireland Date: July 16, 2012
Paola and her family are the nicest, interesting and welcoming family we have... view complete review

Helper: Ashley and Crosby Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: December 17, 2011
Our 2 weeks here with Paola and her family standout as one of the best experi... view complete review

Helper: David and Maria Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Canada Date: November 10, 2011
simply put, our time was much better then we had expected. Picking olives was... view complete review

Helper: Stephen and Sarah Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: July 3, 2011
Our stay with Paola and Paul was a memorable time which started as a two week... view complete review

Helper: Simon and Denise Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: New Zealand Date: May 10, 2011
We stayed with Paola and her family for about a week in April. We enjoyed hel... view complete review

Helper: Elizabeth and Matthew Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: April 18, 2011
We had an incredible time while staying here. Paola cooked delicious meals, a... view complete review

Helper: Katrine Kaarsemaker Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Canada Date: February 18, 2011
After reading 20 fabulous reviews of this host, it's hard to believe anyone m... view complete review

Helper: Kenny and Sofi Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Malaysia Date: December 22, 2010
As our first help exchange, we feel very lucky to have a wonderful 2 weeks wi... view complete review

Helper: Nancy and Edward Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: October 16, 2010
Paola was a wonderful host. She, and another host, saved us when we were in a... view complete review

Helper: Lillian and Jason Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: United States Date: March 12, 2010
We were away from home for two years and staying with Paul, Paola, and their ... view complete review

Helper: Dave and Kendall Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: United States Date: October 10, 2009
This was a wonderful help exchange. We had a great time in beautiful Vellitri... view complete review

Helper: Mark and Alan Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: United Kingdom Date: February 26, 2009
We had a great 2 and a half weeks staying with the family. They are very welc... view complete review

Helper: Caroline and Leon Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: United Kingdom Date: December 15, 2008
What can we say that has not already been said? We have just come to the end ... view complete review

Helper: Danielle and Ryan Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: Australia Date: November 13, 2008
Our two weeks with the Racionzer family has been one of the highlights of our... view complete review

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Helper: Chanda and Charles Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: United States Date: October 26, 2008
We spent three weeks with the wonderful, amazing Paul, Paola and their fabulo... view complete review

Helper: Holly and Nick Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: Australia Date: August 8, 2008
We're another couple of helpers who can't thank Paola and Paul enough for wel... view complete review

Helper: Julia Roth Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: United States Date: July 11, 2008
I had such a wonderful stay with this welcoming family. From the second i ar... view complete review

Helper: Natasha and Hugh Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: United Kingdom Date: July 2, 2008
We stayed with Paula, Paul and the kids for nearly three weeks and had the mo... view complete review

Helper: Aaron Fishman Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: United States Date: May 25, 2008
Calling this famıly amazing would not be enough. I stayed with Paola, Pa... view complete review

Helper: Jesse Guasco Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: United States Date: May 13, 2008
I had the pleasure of staying with this family for about two weeks in the spr... view complete review

Helper: Eleisia Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: United States Date: April 29, 2008
i stayed with this amazing family for almost two weeks and was very sad when ... view complete review

Helper: Amanda and Stefan Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: Australia Date: March 12, 2008
Our two weeks with Paola and Paul and their wonderful family, dogs, donkeys a... view complete review

Helper: Steven Lomax Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: Australia Date: November 15, 2007
Paul and Paola are sincere and open people with an amazing ability to juggle.... view complete review

Helper: David Rueger Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: Canada Date: July 28, 2007
A truly lovely place to stay! I'd never wwoofed on my own before and was quit... view complete review

Helper: Gwen and Dave Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: United States Date: July 16, 2007
We stayed with the Paola, Paul and the fam for 2 1/2 weeks in June 2007. The... view complete review

Helper: eric p Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: United States Date: May 31, 2007
Alycia and I have stayed with Paola and Paul for about a month in total, spre... view complete review

Helper: Dale Calder Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: Canada Date: May 14, 2007
I stayed with this Family for a little over three weeks in March of 2007. Pau... view complete review

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