My name is Beatrice, I am 44 and I run a translation agency. I mainly work from home. My partner Marco works in another city so leaves home at 8 am and gets back around 7.30 pm. My daughter will be 5 in July. She is calm and sociable.
We live in a semi-detached house in Ravenna (Italy) on the eastern coast. Our neighbours are mainly elderly people, calm and friendly. They love talking if you need to practise your Italian!
We like travelling, cooking (and eating) and going out with friends. We have a cat.
Babysitting / child care
I love hosting foreign travellers from around the world. I love foreing languages and cultures. I like to share experiences. I am also a good cook and I would love cooking for you and learning from you to prepare one of your local dishes. We can visit our city together or spend time at the beach. I can also teach you Italian. I am used to it.
I have a 5 year old girl who needs a friend to play with for some hours during the morning. She is calm and sociable. She likes playing with dolls or lego, reading books, singing and riding her bike. We have a garden where she can spend some time and there is a nice park near where we live.
We have had 5 au pair girls and I could give you their contact details so you can ask them any question you wish to ask.
Italian, English, French, little Spanish
We can offer a single room. You will have access to our kitchen and fridge. I will be cooking for you as part of my family but you can decide to cook for yourself.
Ravenna is a small, safe and quiet city. You can walk to the city center (20 min) or we can give you a bike to go round the city (10 minutes to the city center and 45 to the beach) or you can use the buses (15 minute to the beach). Take the train and you can visit Venezia (3 hours), Florence (2 hours) or Milan (3 hours) but also nice spots like Cesenatico (20 min), Faenza (40 min) or Ferrara (1 hour).
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week