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Category: Homestay
Host ID: 86385
Country: Italy

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Last Updated: June 27, 2018

We are Simona and Sandro, an Italian couple that has been living all over the world for the last few years. Simona works in education and Sandro is a science journalist. We decided to settle down in Apulia, that is also the region we come from. Simona`s family has an old manor farm down there and we`re planning to renovate it and to make a cozy and friendly place both to live, work and co-work with interesting people who want to spend some time here and exchange their know-how with us or with the local community. At the moment we`re still planning the reconstruction and unfortunately utilities are very basic and the access to the building is only partial. However, we would love to host some nice people anyway here with us to get some help with gardening and with our two cats, especially those days or weeks we have to be away for work.

About the town, Manduria - where we`re staying - it gets busier in the summer and you would have plenty of opportunities to enjoy local festivals, the marvellous sea, concerts and events around here and in the major cities in the nearby (Lecce is only 40 km away and it`s one of the pearls of Barocco in Italy. A place you can`t miss!). Having a car would be easier for you. However,if you don`t have it and you need mine from time to time, we could share it once we get to know each other - refilling the fuel and driving safe are the only requirements!

You would have a private room in my apartment or, if you prefer, you could stay in the apartment next to mine, that is empty at the moment but also a little bit more rough and ready.
We would love to meet simple and curious people with a true love for any form of knowledge, art or science and who care about themselves and the environment. We really like the vibrant atmosphere we get from the citites - where we often have to be back for work - but in the end we love spending our nights chatting about music, films, literature or planning new activities with a glass of the local red wine, some good local food and nice friends around.
If you are an artist of any kind, it would be also nice for us to organize some small events in Manduria where you can exhibit/perform or maybe just some occasions to exchange your skills with local people and local artists. Or, it would be great if you`d like to make something for us here in order to make our place special :)

If you find yourself having a similar profile, please do not hesitate to contact us for more info!

Looking forward to meeting you,

Simona, Sandro and the cats!

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