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PETROIO (SIENA)
All Year: March to December
Area (ha): 18
Persons: 2 - 5
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 287
Country: Italy

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Last Updated: October 16, 2018

PS. we've sold the farm Trove and are now living in nearby Montisi. Early days still but we're considering continuing with helpers in the new place. We'll let you know details in 2019. Please don't write till we post details OK. PREVIOUS INFO WAS:Buon giorno everyone and a happy 2016. We're actually booked for this year but would like to wish you happy travels. Please don't write till December 2016 for 2017.
Our farm is in beautiful southern Tuscany, province of Siena, producing wine, olive oil,and vegies for the kitchen. There are cats at home, lots of wildlife in our woods and friendly neighbours roundabout. We also operate an in-bound Tour company. The site of the farmhouse dates from the 1400s. Work is in the vineyard, olive groves and gardens plus wood gathering. The farm lies between 2 pretty villages and has a number of scenic walks. Sinalunga (your pick-up point on arrival) links trains to the main North-South lines which get you everywhere you want to go in Italy & Europe. A local bus connects us to Sinalunga which has an Internet/phone centre. We have WiFi on the farm. Helpers have been coming for 16 years now and many return or send their friends.
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE'RE USUALLY LOOKING FOR LONGER-TERM HELPERS (2 MONTHS OR LONGER) WHO WANT TO GET TO KNOW THE AREA WELL. A more detailed info page is available on request. PS - the food and wine are good. NB - when emailing us don't forget the 'e' in the middle of the address.
PHOTOS 1 "Trove" 2 Helpers' area 3 the harvest 4 a walk with Billy 5 Helpers 6 Barbara & Ugo

reviews (48)
Helper: Manuel and Jennifer Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Luxembourg Date: February 1, 2016
Hello everyone :) We was at TROVE for two beautiful month. We never imagin... view complete review

Helper: Roméo Mognon Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: November 19, 2015
Hello everybody, and Hello Ugo & Barbara, I stayed at Ugo and Barbara's pl... view complete review

Helper: Yvette and Phillip Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: August 30, 2014
As many before us have said - this really is a special place. The surroun... view complete review

Helper: Jesse Hays Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: June 28, 2014
Getting the opportunity to work and stay in such a paradise for three weeks w... view complete review

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Helper: Natalie and Josua Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Ireland Date: May 17, 2014
What can we say? Staying with Barbara and Ugo has been the highlight of our t... view complete review

Helper: Nicolas Gellon Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Argentina Date: April 15, 2014
I recently stayed with Ugo and Barbara at the Marioti Podere. I had a fantast... view complete review

Helper: Jarno Huuskonen Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Finland Date: December 14, 2013
I had a chance to help Mariotti family for almost three weeks in November. Th... view complete review

Helper: Jesse and Kelsie Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: September 27, 2013
Getting the opportunity to work and stay in such a paradise for three weeks w... view complete review

Helper: James Molyneux Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: September 22, 2013
This summer I went back to Tuscany and stayed with Barbra and Ugo after being... view complete review

Helper: Janis and Robert Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: July 15, 2013
We spent 3 weeks living at Trove, definitely the Italian dream. We were ther... view complete review

Helper: Michael and Alex Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: May 19, 2013
We have been in trove for about 4 weeks and the time has flown by , the envir... view complete review

Helper: Daniel Akselrod Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Canada Date: May 4, 2013
I worked on Barbara and Ugo's farm for just about 3 weeks in April. I was the... view complete review

Helper: Jonathan and Nicole Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: February 22, 2013
I'm trying to figure out how to express how much we loved staying with Barbar... view complete review

Helper: Brianna Kackstetter Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: January 31, 2013
First of all, this review is severely over due sorry! I can honestly say th... view complete review

Helper: Stuart and Janessa Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: November 28, 2012
Ciao Ugo e Barbara, sorry for the late review. We stayed at Trove for five w... view complete review

Helper: Joel Bond Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: November 8, 2012
I couldn't have asked for a better experience during my month with Barbara an... view complete review

Helper: Eden and Katherine Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: November 1, 2012
We stayed with Barbara and Ugo for a month in October. We had an amazing time... view complete review

Helper: Gustavo and Amy Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Brazil Date: October 3, 2012
We spent most of the month of August at Trove. We enjoyed our experience with... view complete review

Helper: Matthew Altieri Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: April 13, 2012
Your HelpX experience can be shaped by many things, but with Ugo & Barbara it... view complete review

Helper: Daniel and Elizabeth Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: December 14, 2011
oh goodness. What a beautiful autumn. This place made our trip to Italy the ... view complete review

Helper: Lida Meyer Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: South Africa Date: September 29, 2011
I stayed here for almost 4 weeks and had a wonderful experience! For a while ... view complete review

Helper: Sasha and Tim Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: August 22, 2011
We had the pleasure of spending 3 weeks here this summer, working on a variet... view complete review

Helper: Jared and Krista Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: July 19, 2011
We stayed with Barbara and Ugo earlier this year...a bit delayed in writing t... view complete review

Helper: Veronica and Ray Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: February 25, 2011
Barbara and Ugo are such warm and fun people. We enjoyed their fun banter and... view complete review

Helper: Pete Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: New Zealand Date: January 24, 2011
Here you are reading through the reviews just like I did a year or so ago. I... view complete review

Helper: Dominick and Wendy Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: January 23, 2011
Our time spent here with the hospitable Marriotti’s lives on as one of the mo... view complete review

Helper: James Molyneux Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: January 15, 2011
I had a great time staying with Barbara and Ugo. I had been travelling Italy ... view complete review

Helper: Larry and Stephanie Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: November 29, 2010
We enjoyed a wonderful stay with Ugo and Barbara for three weeks in September... view complete review

Helper: Elizabeth and Kristen Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: July 15, 2010
We had the pleasure of spending 3 weeks with Barbara & Ugo in May/June this y... view complete review

Helper: Nicole and Matthew Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: Australia Date: December 14, 2009
We stayed at Trove for just over a month in August/September and it was an in... view complete review

Helper: Jennifer and Dominic Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: Malaysia Date: November 27, 2009
We are missing this place so much as we type. Having spent 5 weeks from 20th ... view complete review

Helper: Samantha and Steve Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: Canada Date: November 1, 2009
We were fortunate enough to arrive at the beginning of September before the g... view complete review

Helper: Renee and Andrew Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: Australia Date: August 19, 2009
We stayed with Barbara and Ugo for just under 3 weeks in August and knew we w... view complete review

Helper: Lyndsie and Simon Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: Canada Date: August 7, 2009
We spent close to three weeks here in May and June 2009. This is a beauti... view complete review

Helper: Shane and Milli Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: Australia Date: May 5, 2009
We stayed with the Marriotti’s for the month of April, 2009, and we were welc... view complete review

Helper: Mara and Keith Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: Germany Date: April 7, 2009
We have stayed twice this year with Barbara and Ugo. Work was always rewar... view complete review

Helper: Martine and Paul Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: Australia Date: March 15, 2009
We stayed here for 3 weeks in the Summer of 2008. We could not have asked for... view complete review

Helper: Robert Dudgeon Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: Australia Date: February 6, 2009
In late summer last year (2008) I spent ashort time with Barbara and Ugo. I w... view complete review

Helper: Amanda and James Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: United States Date: October 24, 2008
We came for three weeks and stayed almost three months. We fell in love with ... view complete review

Helper: Nele blaton Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: Belgium Date: July 14, 2008
İ stayed with Barbara & Ugo for 3 weeks late April early May and İ ... view complete review

Helper: meaghan c Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: United States Date: September 21, 2007
after one year on the road, four help exchanges and loads of other temporary ... view complete review

Helper: Sara campbell Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: Australia Date: August 19, 2007
i stayed for 3 weeks with barbara and ugo and had a great time. they are two ... view complete review

Helper: Jennifer and Jonathan Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: United Kingdom Date: July 23, 2007
If you are looking for a true Tuscan experience, then this is a place you mus... view complete review

Helper: Graham and Renee Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: Australia Date: July 22, 2007
We arrived here in Autumn 2006, planning a three week stay before heading off... view complete review

Helper: Don and Anne Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: United States Date: July 12, 2007
In the spring of 2004 we discovered this place, a jewel set on a steep hillsi... view complete review

Helper: Colleen Gorman & Fabio Bonomo Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: United States Date: October 16, 2006
Just finished up a 15 day work exchange with Barbara and Ugo, and must say...... view complete review

Helper: Autumn and Steven Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: United States Date: September 14, 2006
We stayed with Barbara and Ugo for five weeks this summer (summer 2006) and h... view complete review

Helper: Timothy Burkhart Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: Canada Date: July 19, 2006
I had planned a two week stay here a few months in advance, but they cancelle... view complete review

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