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animal encounter

The landscape in a cashmere bow

animal encounter

The landscape in a cashmere bow

Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Food
Hosted in
English, French, German, Italian
animal encounter

The landscape in a cashmere bow

animal encounter

The landscape in a cashmere bow

Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Food
Hosted in
English, French, German, Italian

What you'll do

Upon arrival, guests will immediately grasp the serenity of the place and the beauty of the landscape. They will be accompanied to learn about the flock that, to date is composed of 19 goats, of which 3 are small of about 1 month. We will illustrate the biological cycle of goats, from fertilization to gestation, birth and the first months of life. The typical day of the adults will then be illustrated from housing to feeding and grazing life. Next we will explain and demonstrate how the fiber is collected by combing. Once the raw fiber has been collected, proceed to illustrate the processes required to get to the yarn, which are: carding, de-scaling, alignment and spinning. We will then see and touch the products of our collection, knobs and caps for newborns, neck warmers and knitwear, all handmade or machine-made. Will follow the reception of guests at home offering them a snack based on a typical dessert (ciambella), upon request we will serve vegan desserts, accompanied by hot or cold drinks, according to taste. We will conclude the experience with a demonstration of sheepdog performed by our faithful Border Collie named Brando, trained and taken to a specialized center, which will guide the flock from grazing on our lands to the stable.

Your host

Learn more about Luigi

Luigi

I am an agricultural expert, I graduated in Agriculture, I focused my business on raising cashmere fiber goats. I identified this type of goat because it is the one that best fits the morphology and characteristics of our hilly area, thanks to their rusticity and adaptability. Once we have identified the business model, we have drawn up a three-year business plan with our consultant, which shows sustainability in the medium to long term. We were encouraged by the results of the first two years of activity that highlighted the reliability of the business plan. Our activity aims at sustainability and the possibility of doing business in disadvantaged areas from an agricultural point of view, in order to avoid abandoning these areas.

What's included

Food
Typical Romagna dessert, called ciambella, chocolate or lemon dessert for vegan diets, local honey, elderflower syrup (in the…

Where you'll be

The workshop will take place in the area of our property, which includes 3 hectares of grassland, a stable for adult animals and a nursery. Also adjacent to our home is a laboratory where we carry out our fiber processing business and where we will serve the snack.

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests of all ages can attend.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

As you arrive, you immediately feel the peace and harmony of the place, just let yourself be carried away by these feelings to fully enjoy the pleasure of caressing the soft fleece of our animals and admiring the beauty of the landscape.

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

  • Local experts

    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

  • High standards

    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

Luigi
The landscape in a cashmere bow
New experience
From $27/person
New experience
From $27/person