Sicilian Agriturismo (Rural Tourism and Farm Stay)

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Sicilian Agriturismo (Rural Tourism and Farm Stay)

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  • DescriptionCoupled wanted to help at stunning Sicilian agriturismo.

    OVERVIEW

    We run a small, picturesque agriturismo in the beautiful platani valley - 20 mins north of Agrigento and the famous valley of the Temples. We are looking for a friendly, honest and hardworking couple to help us during our 2020 busy tourist season (April to end of October).

    Work will include: meeting, greeting and hosting guests; cleaning; kitchen help and food preparation; teaching us english and occasional work on the farm.

    We need someone who:

    - is native or fluent in English (to help us communicate with our guests)
    - speaks Italian to a sufficient level (as we don't speak English).
    - is cheery and likes meeting people
    - is reliable and not afraid of hard work, (especially during the busier summer months).
    - Hospitality and catering experience is a bonus.

    We will provide you with your own beautiful en-suite bedroom and all meals (Full Board). During your time off you will have an opportunity to explore the beautiful countryside or simply relax by our pool, visit the Valley of the Temples/Agrigento (20 minutes drive away) or one of the nearby beautiful beaches or hilltop towns (within an hours' drive). And true to Sicilian tradition we will welcome you into our family!

    WHAT TYPE OF HELP WE REQUIRE?

    Feudo Muxarello is a busy place, but also a happy place. There is always work to do (especially during the busier tourist season), but everyone works with a smile and we always make time to talk, laugh and enjoy meals together (welcoming both staff and guests into our family).

    For this reason we are looking for a couple who are: friendly (sociable people who like meeting people); hardworking (people who are happy to help when it is busy); and honest (people we can entrust to run the agriturismo when we are busy on the farm). Most importantly, we need a couple who speak English fluently, and who also speak Italian to a sufficient level (because we speak little English and will find it difficult to communicate otherwise). If you have hospitality or catering experience this will be a bonus!

    Although no two days are ever the same, and we will try and match you to tasks that suit your experience and preferences and make sure you have time to relax/sightsee, generally we will need help with the following tasks:
    - running the breakfast buffet
    - cleaning the rooms; kitchen and dining room
    - food preparation/cooking
    - greeting and checking-in guests
    - hosting the communal dinners
    - grounds and garden maintenance
    - occasional farm help
    - teaching us English

    A flexible, happy approach is therefore appreciated!

    HOW TO FIND US:

    Having your own car is the easiest way to reach us, and also enables you to sightsee more easily. However, it is possible to easily get to us by public transport from Palermo International Airport.
    From Palermo airport you can take the train to Aragona Caldare train-station (via Palermo Centrale). From here we will pick you up. Alternatively, if you fly to Catania Airport you can take the bus to Agrigento Centrale Bus station and we will pick you up from here.
  • LocationItaly, Sicilia, Provincia di Agrigento

  • Work
  • Type of work Cooking / Shopping
    Farmstay
    General maintenance
    Help in the house
    Helping with tourists
    Language practice
  • Hours per day About 6 hours a day (this may be in the morning, day or evening).
  • Work requirements: We need someone who:

    - is native or fluent in English (to help us communicate with our guests)
    - speaks Italian to a sufficient level (as we don't speak English).
    - is cheery and likes meeting people
    - is reliable and not afraid of hard work, (especially during the busier summer months).
    - Hospitality and catering experience is a bonus.
  • Host's preferences
  • Availability: Send a message to inquire.
  • Duration of stay: 6 months minimum
  • Maximum number of helpers: 2
  • Last minute requests: Okay
  • Host
  • Languages:Italian
  • Has pets? We have dogs. There are also horses, goats, chickens and pigs on our farm but these are far from the agriturismo itself.
  • Smokes at home? No
  • Accommodation: You will stay in one of our beautiful double rooms with en-suite bathroom. It has Air-conditioning/heating, a TV and fridge. We will also provide you with breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Additional info
  • If you are interested in this position please can you send us a message in Italian.
    Valid tourist visa/permits are the responsibility of the helper and we cannot assist you with this. We will therefore only accept couples who have the right to legally reside in Italy for the 6 month minimum stay we require.