Help teach Spanish / German or improve English to a child in Montichiari, on Lake Garda, in Italy

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    Dear Guest,

    We are a family of three and we have had beautiful experiences with others volunteers in the recent years that allowed us to introduce our son to different cultures. We all like to learn about new cultures, languages and habits. We are looking for a proactive girls or women able to improve English or teach Spanish or German to our son Alessio.

    I am Michela, I am 46 years old. My partner Antonio is 43 years old and speaks English at an intermediate level. Our son Alessio is 6 years old. Alessio speaks both Italian and English, mainly thanks to these experiences.
    Antonio and I work in a factory that produces biscuits and bakery products.
    We work on three shifts (including the night shift) and have different working hours. Depending on parents' work shifts, there may be minor babysitting needed, included in the 5 hours volunteer requirement.
    We live in Montichiari, an Italian town with over 25,000 inhabitants situated in Lombardy.
    Near Montichiari there is Brescia (18 km far away) and Desenzano del Garda (14 km far away) located on Lake Garda, the largest lake in Italy.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    Language practice
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We have hosted girls and women who speak English in our home to join our family and share our culture and Italian food. 
    Italy has so much to offer and from our city you can easily reach Lake Garda and a lot of cities: Verona, Brescia, Venice, Milan, Bergamo, Padova, Treviso, Florence, Bologna, Rome.

    Please note: We love this website because it's a form of cultural interchange, and we want to have guests who are really interested in a human and cultural interchange. For this reason we won't be available to host volunteers whose aim is to apply for citizenship or people who are interested in a salary for the time passed together.

    Warning notice: 
    By Italian law, we are required to inform the local authorities of the presence of any guest staying with us, regardless of length of stay. If you choose to spend some time with us, we will need a copy of your id to include in the declaration of hospitality. Non-EU citizens can only spend 90 days in the Schengen area (of which Italy is a member state). If they intend to spend more than 90 days in Italy (or any other Schengen country), they will need a visa. The visa can only be obtained from an Italian consulate located in their country of origin prior to departure and it is essential to apply for a permit to stay in Italy.

  • Help

    Help

    We need your help from 4 pm to 9 pm weekdays to play actively with Alessio and speak in English/Spanish/German (we provide his meals). 
    Timetables may change according to Alessio's extra school activities.
    The engagement with the child is during the week from Monday to Friday, Saturday and Sunday are free days.

    From March 2019, we are introducing Spanish and German languages and we are looking for teaching material that can help us and facilitate us in this new path. In this case, workawayer must speak both Spanish and English or German and English.
    If you want to help us, we will be happy.

    Teaching new laguages to our child is something we consider important and deeply believe in.

    We may also host native english, spanish and german students who will live as part of our family.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Italian, with a little bit of english

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    The volunteer will share the room with Alessio. There are 2 bunk beds.
    We’ll all share the bathroom. 

    Unlimited wifi is available only for responsible people who wouldn't use it when in charge of the child and wouldn't be connected all night long (to prevent being overtired the following day).
    It is forbidden to use the smartphone / PC during the hours dedicated to Alessio. 


    We provide breakfast, lunch and dinner. Other individual items must be paid for by the guest. 
    The guest will cook for herself and keep her own space clean and tidy. 

    We would expect your help during the week to set, cook and tidy up the table because you are part of the family
    We would expect any volunteer just to be as we are: polite and respectful, friendly, helpful without having to be asked, flexible and reasonable.
    We would like to host volunteers for at least one month and, if the match is good, they are welcome to stay longer.
    Volunteers must be female and non smokers.

    We will do everything to make you feel part of the family.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live in Montichiari, near Brescia and Lake Garda. The train station, not far from the centre of Desenzano, represents an excellent connection with the near cities of Venice and Milan. The journey to Milan lasts for example around an hour and a half. The volunteer must spend five hours a day (Mon-Fri) with Alessio. The rest of the time the guest will be free to relax, to cultivate her own hobbies and to explore. There are many places that are easy to reach by train: Verona, Venice, Padua, Milan, Turin, Genoa ... By ferry from Desenzano it is possible to reach villages like Limone, Riva, Salo, Sirmione.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4/5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Territory – history and description Montichiari: the gateway to Lake Garda Montichiari , picturesque town of around 25,000 people in the district of Brescia in Northern Italy, represents the gateway to lake Garda thanks to its strategic location and its airport “Gabriele D’Annunzio”. It lies among six sweet hills and on the highest one, Saint Pancrace Hill, a stunning view from Lake Garda to the Apennines can be enjoyed. Montichiari is strategically located 12 km from lake Garda, 20 km from Brescia, 45 km from Mantua and Verona, 60 km from Bergamo, 100 km from Milan, and 140 km from Venice. The river Chiese flows through the town and along the beautiful countryside making it possible for tourists to ride around and enjoy the stunning scenery. Stunning monuments and buildings can be visited in town all throughout the year, among which the Bonoris Castle built over the ancient Rock at the end of the 1800 by the count Gaetano Bonoris. The small, magnificent Bonoris Theatre is located right below the Castle: it was inaugurated on October 18th 1890 with the opera “Traviata” written by the famous Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi and it offers a variety of excellent shows of different genres (opera, plays, concerts). The most significant monument is Saint Pancrace Abbey which is located on the Hill in the southern part of the historical centre. The building with three naves was built in stones and dates back to 1100. It is one of the best preserved Romanesque Abbeys in Northern Italy. Another important monument is the Duomo dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. It was built in different stages and finished in the 1700. During a solemn celebration the Duomo became a Basilica in 1900. Inside the church a very important painting representing “The Last Supper” can be appreciated. It was painted by Girolamo di Romano, the so called Romanino. We must also mention the thirty churches existing on the territory : Saint Peter’s Church in front of the Basilica, Saint Mary Church , Saint Marguerite and Saint Cristina Churches in the countryside. A fantastic, first quality system of stunning museums must be mentioned: from the Pasinetti Art Gallery, to the Lechi Museum, from the Bergomi Museum to the archaeological Museum and the History and War Museum. Montichiari offers his inhabitants an tourists from all over the world: culture, a warm sense of hospitality, stunning monuments and buildings of amazing beauty.
Day Trips From Montichiari, thanks to its perfect geographical location, you can reach all of our main art cities in Northern Italy in about 50 minutes. Brescia, our province, is located 20 km from Montichiari and it is the so called Lioness of Italy for its great culture and tradition: it is the Longobard capital and it is immensely rich in treasures such as the museum of Santa Giulia and the Temple of Vespasianus. Mantova is located streets, squares and arcades and to its precious treasures such as : the Duke Palace and the Te Palace , is a true gem of art. Verona, province of the Veneto region of unique beauty, is crossed by the splendid Adige river, lies 60 km away and can’t be missed . Don’t forget Juliet’s Balcony! Bergamo, 75 km away, magnificent town with a stunning old part called Bergamo Alta, also has an international airport very well connected to all major European cities, especially by Ryanair. Lago di Garda, the stunning and largest lake in Italy, the richest lake in history and culture. Art, food, wine boat rides, visit of wineries and oil factories are waiting for you. We are very proud to announce that Montichiari s now part of the great” Consorzio del Garda” “ Garda Consortium”. Milan, the capital of Lombardy, heart of its economy and finance, rich in history and magnificent monuments, can be easily reached by train from Brescia railway station in 40 minutes. Venezia, the art city of the entire peninsula and of the Veneto region, can be easily reached by train from Desenzano del Garda railway station in one and a half hour. While in Montichiari, you can’t miss a day walking through the most romantic city in the world among streets, little squares, larger squares and awesome monuments and buildings. Each one of these days dedicated to one of these precious art gems together with one or more days along Lake Garda will make your stay in Montichiari totally unforgettable and you will dream about coming back as soon as possible.
Bonoris Castle Piazza Santa Maria, 36 Built at the end of the 19th century. Opening hours: Saturday from 3 pm to 7 pm, Sunday from 10 am to 12pm and from 3 pm to 7 pm from may 2nd to October. Last entrance: 40 minutes before closure. Entrance : only guided tours with a fee. In other days, guided tours upon request (min 10 people). Christina: Xavier, oh my God…is this a castle? A real castle! Xavier: it’s one of Montichiari symbols. The count Gaetano Bonoris had it built at the end of the 19th century , he wanted it exactly on the ancient medieval Rock. Christina: it’s a pure beauty of neo-gothic architecture and it overlooks the whole town… did Bonoris make it his private residence? Xavier: exactly! He wanted it surrounded by a magnificent and huge park and not only he took extreme care of its appearance but took care of each detail, inside and outside, in terms of materials, decorations, and inside frescoes. Christina: the pieces of furniture are spectacular! This place is a continuous discovery… Xavier: Exactly! One of these was the stunning discovery of the count’s secret safe. A treasure needs to be hidden in a castle! Christina. Does the Castle belong to the City Hall now, doesn’t it? Xavier: Definitely yes, since 1995. Now the goal is to make it an attraction for events and tourists from all over the world.
Saint Pancrace Abbey Via Matteotti, Saint Pancrace Hill 12th century Opening hours: On Sunday and on Holidays from April to September 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm Free entrance In other days guided tours upon request. Xavier: here we are, up on Saint Pancrace hill, at last! What’s that building, at the end of the park? Christina: this is Saint Pancrace Abbey. You must think that the existence of this Church has been recorded since the 12th century. Xavier: Amazing! It is beautifully maintained! A masterpiece of Romanesque style. Christina: Come on, let’s have a walk around the Church. Can you see that terrace? From there, we can enjoy the whole view over Borgosotto , the most ancient neighborhood, and the stunning countryside stretching out for kilometers…. Isn’t this sunset awesome? Xavier: absolutely…yes, but, is it possible to see it inside? I have heard that some ceremonies and events are held here. Christina: yes, in the three spacious naves among cruciform pylons and columns, there is still much life and its atmosphere is severe and welcoming at the same time. Xavier: are these capitals paleo-christian capitals? Christina: you know lots of things, well done, Xavier! Walls, on the other hand, are from Botticino caves, and I am sure you will be fascinated by the frescoes… Xavier: they are very ancient masterpieces, dating back to 14th and 16th centuries. Is that…a painting by Romanino? Christina: excellent! Yes, the great painter paid a tribute to Saint Pancrace around 1520 and painted him on a horse.
Lechi Museum Palazzo Tabarino ( former city Hall) 2009 From Wednesday to Saturday 10 am to 1 pm, from 2:30 pm to 6 pm Sunday: 3 pm to 7 pm. Xavier: I adore art! This museum is a little gem! Christina: did you know that there are 185 masterpieces among paintings, drawings and prints? And its Library contains 1500 books on History and Art. Xavier: Of course! They were all donated by the Count and notary Luigi Lechi to the Montichiari City Hall in May 2005. He worked as a Notary in Montichiari from 1957 to 1999 and for sure this had to do with his decision to leave this heritage to the community in Montichiari. Christina: an amazing gesture! And this collection is extraordinary and precious. The Lechi Family has got a long lasting tradition of collections of masterpieces. Luigi Lechi took this tradition since 1961, always searching for masterpieces, especially belonging to the Lombard school of 1600 and 1700. Xavier: these fourteen rooms are so stunning that they are the perfect location for such an artistic treasure. Christina: I feel in love with this museum, I appreciate each detail which makes a visit of the Museum an unforgettable experience. Xavier: on the ground floor the various rooms welcome temporary events and exhibits thus improving the value of this magical place.
Workawayer Malese Siti
Workawayer New Zeland (mother and son)
Workawaier New zealand (mother and son) Dominic and Alessio (both three years)
A small example of the beautiful works done by our Rosa workawayer (beautiful girl)
Workawayer UK Rosa Alessio and Rosa
Workawayers UK Rosa Reading and writing lesson
Workawayers Germany Lea
Workawayer California Autumn
Workawayer Spanish mother, Miriam and New Zealand daughter , Venus. (Venus and Alessio 3 years)
Dear workawayers, this is me and Alessio. We can not wait to be with you!







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