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Farm Petralia Sottana, Italy

8 reviews8

We welcome you in our small mountain farm in the Madonie Park

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This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with nature
4 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Connect with the locals
3 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
Needs help immediately
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
Animal Care
Help look after and take care of animals.
Plant crops, sow seeds and help in outside tasks.
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Get free drinks or beverages.
Drink up! Get free and tasty drinks for yourself.
Language lessons
Take free language classes at our place.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

the help required is in the care of the animals, some small work in the garden and the maintenance of the house and the hut in the nearby town. The work is always carried out quietly taking into account the individual skills

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  • Beginner English or Intermediate Portuguese
  • Between 30 and 50 years old
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
2 weeks
Stay up to
4 weeks

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How this experience will transform you

4 Get in touch with nature

3 Immersing in the local culture

3 Meeting locals

2 Learning about sustainability

2 Meeting international travelers

2 Developing environmental awareness



Lamentablemente tuve que abandonar la casa de Ros antes de lo previsto a causa del lockdown. Pero los dias que estuve allí fueron muy buenos, Ros es una muy buena persona, amable y servicial. Es un ambiente muy tranquilo y los animales son todos un amor.
Ojalá pueda volver pronto, grazie Ros per tutto, tornerò a presto :)

3 months ago



Un caballo, 12 cabras, 5 perros, 2 conejos y muchas gallinas💚🌱... Mi experiencia fue increíble... exactamente lo que esperaba, pues mi principal interés era tener un real contacto con la naturaleza y con animales y así fue! El lugar es espectacular, muy tranquilo y acogedor!... el trabajo que debes realizar, es muy simple y Rosario el anfitrión muy amable siempre!
En los días que estuve, aprendí a ordeñar cabras (a las cuales Rosario les deja sus bebés para que crezcan al lado de sus mamás!), aprendí a hacer queso y me enamoré profundamente de cada uno de los animales. Súper recomendado!

4 months ago



Maravillosa experiencia he vivido en casa de Ros, He aprendido un poco de Italiano, me quede enamorada de todos los animales que tiene Ros: Maya, Zimus, Blondelle, Chaka, Otis, Biunno, la cabra loca, Rosa, etc. A Ros solo puedo darte las gracias por esas maravillosas semanas, aprendi muchisimo... Ordeñe cabras, hice queso y ricotta con Emi, aprendi de Sicilia, comi platos tipicos Sicilianos, me llevo un buen recuerdo, el año que viene nos vemos Ros, eres un excelente anfitrión. GRAZIE MILLE, UN BACIO

7 months ago

rosario replied

Cara Veronica sarai sempre benvenuta quì, ritorna quando vuoi.
.Querida Verónica, siempre serás bienvenida aquí, vuelve cuando quieras.



Tive uma ótima experiência! O trabalho é tranquilo, os animais são muito amigáveis ( já sinto saudades de Maia, Giulia, Rosa, Otis, Biuno, Ciaca e todos os outros ♥️) e o lugar é incrível, em meio à natureza e à vida nas montanhas da Sicília. Rosário foi um ótimo anfitrião, sempre preocupado em nos fazer sentir em casa, ainda nos apresentou a cidade e todos os amigos locais! Recomendo à todos esta experiência :)

over 1 year ago



Minha experiência neste local foi assustadora. Fiquei sozinha no local e o projeto condiz com trabalho voluntário ou seja "ajuda" e com mais pessoas, uma forma de experiência colaborativa, não foi respeitada a carga horária e os dias combinados. Passei por situações constrangedoras que me deixou exposta a riscos e a exploração, a minha sorte foi ter conhecido uma brasileira maravilhosa na Villa que me ajudou, pois corri até risco de vida no local. Espero que outros participantes não passem pelo que passei, foi horrível.

over 1 year ago

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