We are a family from lake Iseo, in the north of Italy . Husband, wife, daughter, Francesca (23) and son, David (21). Giuliano has a small print shop and me, Laura, take care of my house and rent our apartments to tourists during the summer. We are travelers and we are looking for a native English native boy or girl who can share the day with us improving our English by speaking and teaching and at the same time having fun and doing sports and meeting new friends. At the same time, you can help us in the kitchen and in some domestic or home-related work. We work in Costa Volpino and live in the village. Lake Iseo is surrounded by mountains for walks or for skiing in free time. There are buses to reach every city or town, like Bergamo, Milan or Brescia. We enjoy positive, upbeat people. We would like to host self motivated, energetic, positive, respectful and interesting travelers and hear of their travels, tales and experiences.
Francesca plays the piano and the guitar, I played the violin when I was young and the guitar, David tried the clarinet. So you can try these musical instruments at our home.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We can teaching you Italian language, cooking with you Italian dish, like pizzoccheri or spaghetti alla carbonara, ext., Lovere is only 5 minutes by bus and there you can find gym, swimming pool, pub, you can skating on ice in winter or practice rowing (David was athlete at the Canottieri Sebino).
We are looking for a native English speaker preferably from 18 to 25 years of age who can find well with the guys. The thing that interests us most is to practice in English but there is always something to do here, and any help is always welcome. From one to weeks
You can choose to live in the apartment we usually rent to the tourists or in the studio near the shop.
You can have lunch and dinner with us in the family to share the Italian style.
There are many interesting places to visit in the surrounding area; we can take you on the lake, such as Monte Isola, Iseo, Pisogne, Lovere, Piramidi of Zone, Riva di Solto, to enjoy beautiful panorama on the lake, because we like to visit and see interesting places and here there are many! Very interesting to see are also the drawing rocks park of Valle Camonica UNESCO site and many historic towns and museums, in Cividate, Bienno, Lovere.
Lovere since 2003 is included in the prestigious club of "The Most Beautiful Villages of Italy" for its remarkable and well-preserved artistic and architectural heritage. Among the must-see of the town, called "the most romantic place I have ever seen in my life" by the romantic English writer Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, there is the 15th century Basilica of St. Mary in Valvendra, the rich Gallery of the Tadini Academy with the Stele Tadini and Religion by Antonio Canova, the impressive Torre Civica with the suggestive inner lane, the Santuario delle Sante Loveresi Gerosa and Capitanio and the Port of Turismo, among the largest and modern port facilities on the European lakes.
For those who love sports holidays, Lake Iseo offers opportunities that simply cannot be missed. The variety of landscapes, the geological conformation and tourism services create a variety of sports activities that everyone will love.
Iseo Lake: Sport and nature
Parks and nature reserves
Cycle routes and paths
Trekking and walking
Climbing and cliffs
Guides and instructors
Sports rentals and centers
Art and culture
Churches and religious places
The Floating Piers
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week