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We are a young couple (36yo) with a 6 yo son and a 2 yo 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.
He goes to the international school, and he will enjoy speaking in English with you!
Babysitting and creative play
Help around the house
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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).
Our son goes to school Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 3:45/4:30. My wife will need some help during the weekdays with the babies. The weekends you will be free.
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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!)
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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