Come and join our typical Italian family in Modena, Italy



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    Hi! My name is Erika and I teach in a primary school. My husband is a surgeon and Giulia our daughter is 9. She can speak English fluently. Giulia likes gymnastics and playing the piano, I have a part time job.
    We live in a beautiful green place 10 kms from Modena (bus available) a very nice town in the heart of the food and motors valley. Modena is well known all over the world for Bottura considered the best chef in the world, Pavarotti the tenor, the Ferrari and Maserati factory, the balsamic vinegar, Parma ham and parmesan cheese production. The medieval architecture in the town and in the surroundings is amazing and the cathedral is a stunning UNESCO site. In the area it is possible to visit small medieval villages. The train and the buses work very well. There are lovely towns like Bologna, Parma, Reggio Emilia, Mantova, Verona which are very close and can be considered an interesting day trip. The region is well known for the delicious food and wine as well, like tortellini and tortelloni, Parma ham, Parmigiano cheese, balsamic vinegar, gnocco e tigelle, tagliatelle, fresh pasta, Lambrusco and many many more. The food is simply delightful and I like cooking! We live in a stunning green area good for jogging, cycling, walking, playing golf, outdoor activities.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Modena is definitely a beautiful place to visit, with an ancient history and great food tradition. People are nice and the place offers the possibility to get in touch with the real life of typical small towns in the north of Italy. Tourism is increasing in the last few years and Modena is generally considered a safe place. In Modena there are several schools to learn cooking and Italian, nice restaurants and pubs.

  • Help


    We have a cleaner who helps us every day we just need a baby sitter really interested in playing and spend a good quality time with our 9 yo daughter We appreciate a creative, outgoing person interested in sharing her experiences and hobbies speaking English with us and helping the family with the language, the kitchen or shopping. We would like to have a tidy and clean girl, independent and organized, English native speaker.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We offer a lovely, cosy, well furnished, clean room with bathroom and shower in our basement. We’d appreciate if you joined us for the meals.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are flexible about time, we can make plans together about it. In general we consider Saturdays and Sundays off.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

Carving pumpkins!
All I want for Christmas!
Homemade pizza! I love cooking!
Spritz in Milan
Bologna, lovely!
garden in the rain!
The cathedral in Modena, UNESCO site
Dinner in Modena
Assisi, S. Francesco Basilica
Our medieval church in the countryside from 1200AC

Host ref number: 759833141311