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Home Away From Home – WWOOFing Vetriceto, Italy

Peichi and I deeply enjoy getting our hands dirty with WWOOF.

That’s, Weekend Workers on Organic Farms, for those that don’t know. In short, it’s a wonderful opportunity to share culture, language, skills, experience and simply yourselves with other like minded, let’s embrace and live life people.

One of our favorite places to get away from it it all when WWOOFing is with Cristina, Pier Angelo and Dato in their two building villa called Vetriceto, Italy. It’s 50 kilometers to the northeast of Florence. A world away from hectic life and technology.

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This year, we spent over 2 weeks in Vetriceto labeling jars, canning and jarring fruits and vegetables, raking leaves, preparing for the Tuscany Rural Exposition in Florence and more. It’s always a good time for hard work, at an easy pace, with wonderful people while   eating well and getting a good night’s sleep.

When it comes time to leave, it’s hard and we can’t wait to go back.

Thank you Cristina, Pier Angelo and Dato for making us part of the family.

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Michael Cannon

Hello, I'm Michael Cannon, Peichi's smiling man, Drusus' baba, an adventurous water-rat, Axelerant's chief operating officer, photographer, poet, road cyclist, WWOOF'er, and world traveler. My resume.

  • Carolyn

    Enjoyed seeing your pictures. Thank you.

  • Carolyn

    I would have liked Peichi’s job of smelling and tasting the olive oil. I really like the Italian and Spanish olive oils that I have bought. I bought a California olive oil that does not come near being the quality of the Italian or Spanish olive oils.
    The official welcoming committee looks like a very sweet dog.

    • The 50 or so olive oils we were able to sniff and sample were all produced in Tuscanny. It’s a really wonderful experience as you start to differentiate between the tastes and applications. We tend to like strong and peppery olive oils which other tend to pass on.