Help a family with their kids and live in the Italian capital of Culture, Palermo, Italy

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  • Last activity: 27 Nov 2023



 Min stay requested: at least 1 month



  • Description


    We are a young couple (38yo) with a 8yo son and a 4yo daughter.
    We are from Catania, Sicily, and we live in Palermo, Sicily.
    We are very easy-going and open-minded, we love to travel and meet new people.
    We have lived in the UK, US, and Canada, and we are very curious about this new experience; what we ask you is some babysitting/child care help during the weekdays, Monday to Friday.
    If you want to learn Italian, we will be happy to help you, and you could also help our son practice his English.
    They go to the international school, and they will enjoy speaking in English with you!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Babysitting and creative play
    Help around the house
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Being the Italian capital of culture 2018, Palermo is an exciting and vibrant city with many things to do and see. We live in the city center where you could enjoy a real Sicilian experience.

    During your free time, you could explore the wonderful city of Palermo.
    Close to the apartment, there is a free shuttle that goes all around the city center. However, it's delightful to have a walk and explore the city. It's plenty of bars, bakeries, restaurants, and little shops. We stay in the old city center (Kalsa-Tribunali-Cassaro), just a few steps from the touristic Piazza Marina and the touristic harbor "Cala" (in the summer you could enjoy a drink at sunset right on a small beach), Porta Felice and the old "Cassaro." We are 10 minutes by walk from the oldest and biggest Botanical Garden in Europe.
    You can go to via Vittorio Emanuele, Quattro Canti, Piazza Pretoria, and Palazzo delle Aquile, Via Maqueda, Massimo theater, Cathedral of Palermo, and the Royal Palace. You are close to everything!!!
    Moreover, the city center is closed to vehicles, so you can enjoy walking or riding a bike to explore Palermo's very best.

    Our accommodation is 10 minutes by walk from the train and bus station (link to the airport).
    A streetcar from the train station goes directly to a nice and quite big shopping center (Forum).
    During your free time you could catch a train or bus to go to the surroundings: going east, about 30 min away from Palermo, there is Cefalù, going west, you could go to Mondello beach, Parco della Favorita. You can take a bus, and in about 1 hr you reach Trapani, explore the city or take a ferry to enjoy the wonderful Egadi islands (Favignana, Levanzo, Marettimo).

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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  • Help


    Our children go to school Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 3:45/4:30. We will need some help during the weekdays with the homework/reading/creative playing.
    The weekends you will be free.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate
    French: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    We live in the city center. Our apartment offers free unlimited wifi. You will have your own room with a double bed, small wardrobe and drawers. The bedroom also has a small balcony. You will have your own bathroom as well. The apartment is spacious and comfortable. There is Leonardo's bedroom, the living room with a table and TV, the kitchen with a table for lunch/dinner, another bathroom, and our bedroom.
    Our house is pet and smoke-free. There is also a small place where you can keep your bike safe (if you would like to have one!)

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 686226518666

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