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Persons: never more than one
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 7115
Country: Italy

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Last Updated: June 16, 2019

This Guesthouse was founded in 2010, it is a work in progress. We have hosted many guests by now but there is still a lot of work. The place is located in a small village in the Italian countryside. Many of the houses next to it are abandoned. The B&B consists of several rooms in different buildings that belong together.
At the moment we are restoring the old houses, therefore work is mainly construction work, such as cleaning old wooden doors, cleaning rusty railings, taking off old plaster, and helping with dinner every night. Work might be hard, but it is rewarding because you can see right away that you created, improved something.There will be help needed also with the guests, taking care of breakfast. I offer dinner, lunch and breakfast is self catering. I only request 3 hours of work per day. In this area grocery shopping is not so expensive. There is also a discount supermarket in Sora where you can buy 1 kilo (2,2 pounds) of Pasta for 0,70 euro cents. Also at the local food market on Thursdays you can buy very cheap fresh and local food. I need somebody to stay long term over the season and help me cleaning the rooms. So I will prefer long term stays. In high season it is more cleaning and kitchen help and less renovation work.

Minimum stay is two weeks, but long term stays preferred. Also I prefer to host individual travelers. It just works out better for this project so we decided not to host couples or friends that come together. so if you want to come with a friend, please don't contact me. At the moment I only host one person at a time. So if you contact me, be sure that it is not a problem for you to be alone at times. Can you entertain yourself, or do you need fellow volunteers?



Accommodation is in a private room. So far there is no heating in the rooms, so people who suffer a lot from the cold should only come from end of April to the end of September.You should bring your own towel, because I cannot provide you with towels.
The bathroom is small but very functional. It is a shared bathroom.

In late October it starts to become cold here and we don't have heating in the rooms. However many people didn't mind since it can get warmer during the day if the sun comes out. I can provide you with lot's of blankets.

It becomes warm again in April.

The closest town is Sora (35,000 inhabitants) which is easily reachable from both Naples and Rome (two hour bus ride). There are some 5 buses per day that take you from Sora to here, it just takes five minutes. No bbuses on Sundays. It takes 1 hour to walk to town. The place is located next to the Abruzzi National Park, which is a great place for beautiful hikes to waterfalls tracing down bears and wolves. If we arrange Activities for the guests such as horseback riding or the visit to the cheese-making shepherd to see how cheese has been made since the invention of cheese, volunteers are welcome to join in without being charged.

So far I am the only person that steadily lives here but sometimes people come to help or visit from the close by places.
We are looking forward to meeting you and working with you.

reviews (11)
Helper: Jevita Baheriy Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: April 11, 2012
From the beginning Anna was a great host! She picked me up from the train sta... view complete review

Helper: André Kristoffersen Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Norway Date: January 30, 2012
I stayed at Anna´s place from October to November 2011. And it was a great st... view complete review

Helper: Brian Manley Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Canada Date: December 7, 2011
I stayed at Via Piana for 2 weeks this past summer and had a fantastic time. ... view complete review

Helper: John Squicciarino Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: November 18, 2011
I loved it here! Anna is a wonderful host and an extremely kind, hard-workin... view complete review

Helper: Darragh Kelly Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Ireland Date: September 15, 2011
I have only good things to say about my recent stay at Via Piana. At the very... view complete review

Helper: Maria Carolina Mesquita Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Portugal Date: August 7, 2011
3000 characters are not enough to describe the memorable experience it was to... view complete review

Helper: Charles Iulo Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: March 20, 2011
Anna and Via Piana are very nice. Situated about 30 minutes from Sora by foot... view complete review

Helper: Christopher Roche Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Japan Date: December 31, 2010
Having arrived at a hectic time (Christmas), at the start my stay at Via Pian... view complete review

Helper: Nicole Fielding Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: September 25, 2010
What a beautiful quiet place to get away and be useful at the same time. Ann... view complete review

Helper: N Marie Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: United Kingdom Date: February 15, 2010
I stayed at the farm down the road and spent some days with Anna helping to r... view complete review

Helper: Rosie Trachtman Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: Israel Date: February 15, 2010
This is a great place. It is in a small village right next to the Beautiful A... view complete review

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