Last minute call, since committed house sitters cancelled at the very last moment...
Do you fancy to visit Italy in wintertime, when it is most authentic? Seventh heaven in Umbria, Italy's green heart, needs two house sitters.
We are looking for two reliable persons (not necessarily a couple) to keep an eye on our property and to di some (maintenance)chores. Unfortunately the the queen of Umbria, our cat Noor, died in September 2016 on the age of 19. Untill now we felt that she is irreplacable. So no pets to take care for.
We expect you to keep our home and garden well maintained and tidy and to warn us, when things are going wrong.
We welcome especcially keen gardeners; although the garden is in rest during the winter, there are always some jobs that can be done. Some technical skills are in favour, as also having your own car.
Our property really is a paradise in Italy's green heart. It will offer you rest, peacefulness and inspiration to write, compose or practise other forms of art. It is in the midst of Etruscan
civilisation, near to Orvieto with its famous Gothic Cathedral. Besides you will find many interesting signs of later history and art as well, e.g. from the Roman period and Renaissance.
This part of the south of Umbria borders with Tuscany and Lazio. You will find loads of interesting tiny cities and villages in the nearness. Rome as well as Florence are at reach by train (1 resp. 1,5 hrs).
We regularly need house sitters. Every winter for a longer period of appr. 3 months, from late November up to mid February.
Also during the year we feel the need to hug our (grand)children abroad every now and then. We don't want to leave our property uninhabited. Therefore we invite you, preferably real Italy lovers and -apart from wintertime- keen gardeners, to take over our role.
Please let us know, if you are interested in this position, although it might be short notice.
Thanks in advance!
cordiali saluti, Edith.