I have to organize things in the house in view of an upcoming move. My house is a loft created in the courtyard of the kitchens of the Oblate 1290. Located behind the Duomo, with two glass floors. A beautiful location. I am a 72 year old female architect, quite active. I also offer excellent accommodation and meals for a couple, internet, and private bathroom. My home is in the core of Florence. I love music, I have no television but it is possible to see everything via the internet and I have a fantastic projector with which films and more are projected onto a large wall. I have a 17 year old nephew who lives in Florence and plays the violin, the piano but also the bass, unfortunately a few times at my house. There is a magnificent piano in the house. My house won the Most Beautiful House in Florence Award for Discovery channel.
My daughters live one in England, one in Spain. The youngest will probably be in Florence in September. My life is simple and I love living with others.
I can teach the language and I put my knowledge in art, architecture, history and philosophy at your disposal to enter the Italian and Tuscan culture, but also to understand its slang, humor and concept of life. Languages are the most important key to enter philosophy, the structure of human cultures and therefore to communicate with others. The only way to establish a relationship is reciprocity. This is especially true for the curiosity about the language. The first meeting, to then be able to share music, cuisine, knowledge, needs.
I put my knowledge in art, architecture, history and philosophy at your disposal to enter the Italian and Tuscan culture, but also to understand its slang, humor and concept of life. I can teach you how to make pizza, bread, biscuits, and Italian cuisine. I am curious and ready to learn as much about the culture of my guests.
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
Total immersion in Renaissance but also contemporary culture. Art, cooking, architecture, language, life....
I need help organizing the move, packing but also understanding how to put things on the web that I want to sell or give away, throw away things that don't work or sell them so that the components can be recycled. Half of the day is perfect, so I have time to do other things and organize things. I need someone with the ability to order and method, qualities that I don't have.
This host offers a language exchange
Languages are the most important key to enter in the philosophy, structure of human cultures and therefore to communicate with others. The only way to establish a relationship is reciprocity. This is especially true for the curiosity about the language. The first meeting, to then be able to share music, cuisine, knowledge, needs.
There are one or two bright and spacious rooms with private bathroom.
The living room is very large and articulated and is available to guests. The kitchen is also large well equipped..
I offer board and lodging. Cooking and food are part of common life. Normally I shop and cook. Ican teach how to make bread, pizza, brioche, biscuits and in general how to cook Italian dishes, and not only Tuscan but Venetian, Sicilian, and from Abruzzo, and learn dishes of the culture of my guests,.
I can teach Italian culture starting from the language
I like to cook and eat with fuests. I would love to have one or two guests who love sharing life in living, eat together, but also enjoy a good movie, or go to the local market (Sant'Ambrogio) together to do the shopping. Of course I can share also my professional skills, based on my studies and my working life as an architect and socioeconomist (UN-Africa), always in continuity with my personal, family life.
I will be happy to accompany the experience of the discovery or rediscovery of Tuscany, with my knowledge of art, history, philosophy, but also humor, slang and common life.
In short, in general, combining empathy with sharing what I know or what I can learn, from cultural and generational differences, etc. between culture and technology. I would hope to encounter curiosity in my guests.
For meals it will be possible to eat together, or, if habits are different, separately. I cook simple Italian foods but I also love learning new solutions. There is tea and coffee and everything that can be used for breakfast, which everyone will do when and how they want.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
I ha ve a good connection and wi fi in all the house
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week