Are you passionate about the Italian culture, food and tradition? Are you a English or Spanish native speaker? Come and stay with us for an authentic Italian experience. We are an Italian young family living in Brisighella, a gorgeous town of Emilia-Romagna. We live on a hilltop agriturismo as we are the managers of it. We have lived in Australia 5 years and therefore, speak English fluently, however, with being busy in the business, we need help with maintaining our daughter's English. Aurora is 10 years old and is a lovely, fun and lively girl, she loves socialisation, board games and outdoor activities. Tracks for hikes are available as well in our area. We are a very easy-going family and we wish to welcome you in our Villa, however, only if you are committed and responsible. At your disposal a bedroom, food, outdoor swimming pool in our facility and nearby we have the city of Faenza and Bologna. Florence not too far, just 2 and a half hours by train.
Babysitting / child care
I come from a very big family of 5 brothers and sisters and you will be spending a bit of time with them so that you will be able to practise your Italian and experience first-hand the Italian culture. Also, we like to hang out with friends when possible or go somewhere together, you will be immerse in the Italian culture in this way! Around here we have Faenza which is a very vibrant city, not too big, yet some much to do. We live just over an hour away from "la riviera Romagnola" our beach which is always full of life during the spring and summer months. You could easily catch a train from Faenza to get there. Also Bologna an hour away from Faenza and many activites, cafes around. Emilia Romagna is well known for its food and festivals which are spread all around the region. To sum it up, a real Italian experience awaits for you.
This help is only for English and Spanish native speaker!!! Your only task would be to spend time with my daughter, converse with her, get her to play board games, outdoor games and English lessons would be a plus (I have some material as well if you're new to this). We have lots of room outside to play and even an outdoor swimming pool which will be at your disposal, however, we do need to keep quiet around when guests are here. Sometimes we will drive you and Aurora to my mum's place in the country side where Aurora likes to play with the animals (horses, dog, cats and goats) and my sisters and brothers. No cleaning nor cooking required as we have a cleaning lady and my husband is the chef of the Relais we live in.
If you have a sunny personality, you are passionate about languages and are a reliable person, this is the opportunity for you. Aurora is already 10 years old and doesn't require much babysitting as she is a very grown up girl and it's very easy to get along with her.
You will be staying in our Agriturismo with us, however you will have your room. Bathroom might be shared with us if all rooms are full, despite that, we'll make sure you are as comfortable as possible. Our agriturismo is more like an upper-class resort, so places, included bathrooms, will be spotless thanks to our cleaning lady!!
You will have have an outdoor swimming pool available for you, however, we do need to keep quiet as our agriturismo's philosophy is relax.
The agriturismo is surrounded by a Regional Park and therefore has tracks for hikes with breathtaking landscapes. One leads all the way down to Brisighella, our town. Brisighella has been rated one of the prettiest medieval villages of Italy and its authenticity will leave you speechless. There caves to discover, monuments to check out (a fortress, a clock tower and a cathedral all three on hilltops) and typical Italian food! No point in spoiling you the trip though, take my words for it and come and check it out for yourself!!
In Brisighella there's a train station that connects with Faenza, but when possible, we do not mind driving you somewhere. From the Faenza train station you could get to the beach in an hour, to Bologna and the all the towns and cities around us. With your time off, you are more than welcome to hang sarong the agriturismo, go to the beach, enjoy the Regional Park we are located in with trails to walk, an outdoor museum and a beautiful biodiversity.
Brisighella and Faenza have so much to offer, not to mention, we festivals that we hosted all around us during the warm months. Believe me, you won't get board, this is a very lively area.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week