Guardian Couple Job

Guardianship Couple Role on a Tuscan Hillside 20 km South of Florence. April 2024 Start date. 

A wonderful American couple who own a 16 century Tuscan farm house which they have renovated to a high standard are seeking a domestic guardianship couple to manage this exquisite property.

The Principals have owned the property for 19 years and would like to offer the position on a live in basis. The accommodation offered to staff is of a very good standard, large with beautiful views and comes at no additional cost. The family also employ a range of third-party contractors, and therefore it is essential in this rural area of Italy that at least one candidate speak fluent Italian. This is a guardianship role for an experienced couple, who like the outdoors and are energetic and proactive with their day to day tasks. Initiative takers who understand that if issues come up they need to be dealt with efficiently and quickly. Technical hands-on skills and enthusiastic outgoing personalities will be highly valued by the employers.

The Principals spend about 4/5 months of each year at this property which is also sometimes rented out during the summer months. No additional services (apart from check in and check out) are required from the couple.

A good level of spoken Italian is essential for this role. 

Duties include but are not limited to;

  • Daily housekeeping - interiors

  • Daily maintenance – exteriors

  • Garden and soft landscaping

  • Complete ownership of the upkeep of the property

  • Some light cooking required (experience advantageous)

  • Driving and errand running

  • Maintaining the vehicles and taking them to the garage

  • Managing exterior contractors – gardeners, pool technician


  • Beautiful live in accommodation

  • Downtime in winters and not overly demanding work schedules

  • Scenic views and access to surrounding countryside and nature

  • Salary: Up to €4,500 NET Per month

  • Approachable and respectful employers

Only EU citizens or candidates with European Passports with good Italian language skills will be considered for this role. Previous experience in Domestic service (preferably in a hospitality or property guardianship capacity) is a must. This role will also suit a dynamic Seasonal Ski or Yacht couple looking for permanent work in a private household.

Annual Paid vacation of 4 weeks should usually be taken in the Winter months between November and March while the Principals do not visit the property  

Greycoat Lumleys successfully placed the existing couple and know this client well. The current couple are returning to their country of origin and both parties leave in very good faith.

Please send your application to Archie McClintock –