Bologna, Italy

2 reviews2

Volontario a lungo termine

Connect with nature
2 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Expand your environmental consciousness
2 travelers felt they returned from this experience with a greater environmental consciousness
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Building & Repairing
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Plant crops, sow seeds and help in outside tasks.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
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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.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Get free drinks or beverages.
Drink up! Get free and tasty drinks for yourself.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
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.
Verified Host
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Stay at least
4 weeks

The Experience

Nova Arbora è un'azienda agricola situata in collina, in mezzo ai boschi in una riserva naturale a 20 chilometri da Bologna. È circondato da un giardino botanico ed è un B&B per gli escursionisti che percorrono la Via degli Dei da Bologna a Firenze. Abbiamo un orto, piante aromatiche per cucinare, per la preparazione di sali aromatici, qualche frutta che trasformiamo in marmellata ed erbe selvatiche che i volontari imparano a riconoscere e ad ass

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  • Intermediate Italian or Intermediate English
  • Between 21 and 40 years old
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or partners)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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2 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks


Botanical Garden And Bed And Breakfast


Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

  • 2 Get in touch with nature
  • 2 Developing environmental awareness
  • 2 Meeting international travelers
  • 2 Meeting locals
  • 2 Learning about sustainability
  • 1 Immersing in the local culture



The host is definitely a beautiful place. Ideal to relax and be in contact with nature. Dona is a very gentle and hard-working woman, always willing to provide what is necessary to make the stay of guests and volunteers better. I'm really very grateful for welcoming me as if I were family, for teaching me about plants and for feeding me so well! Experience more than recommended! Thank you Dona, Andrea and Giorgio for everything! We will see you again soon!

3 months ago

United Kingdom


The host has been a great experience and stay. From the location, the hosts and how to do work; it truly has been a pleasure. Donatella, Andrea and family have been exceptionally welcoming to a point where I felt this was a home from home. I couldn't have asked for better people to be around. With a sense of humour, fair expectations and very open to discussion. Not a day here has felt like a chore, indeed the opposite. So if you're looking for a great stay, with fair work, friendly people whilst being close to Bologna. Look no further, Grazie mille, Elliott.

7 months ago

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Hosted by Nova

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