Come enjoy the rich culture and help with some gardening and babysitting in Salento, Southern Italy

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Italy

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello! My name is Giovanni and I am a 66 year old man living in scorrano, lecce. lecce is located in bari, which is the capital of the region of apulia/apuglia Italy. My days consist visiting my two wonderful grandchildren (ettore and eva luna) and working in my large garden.

    I grew up in Salento, so i know this region like the back of my hand and I am more than willing to open up my house and home to you if you maintain a genuine interest in salentinan lifestyle, culture and/or the Italian language.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Babysitting / child care
    Elderly Companion
    General Maintenance
    Other
    Help in the house
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travellers can "Live like locals" and experience day to day life alongside us in this stunning region, bordering the adriatic and ionian sea. Learn about traditional salentinan dishes (like rusticos, pastisciutta and frisella with arugula), italian language, and get to know not only local art, but world art, as we have travelled many places and love to share that too!

  • Help

    Help

    The kind of assistance I am looking for is help in the garden, occasionally babysitting for my 14 month old grandson (you will never be left alone for more than an hour,) help in the house (such as with dishes and a daily vacumn of the main living space) and just general house maintenance. I am almost always around to help guide you and work alongside you. The main reason I would like to participate in workaway is to better my English or French skills. I know a bit of English and French, so any workawayers that can speak those are preferred!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Italian, A little English, and French

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    -A private room with a twin bed and private exit in our home in scorrano (a town located about 33 kilometers from lecce and 18 km from otranto) We live in a two story villa where me and my 29 year old son (pierangelo) live on the first story and on the second, live my other son (Fulvio, 35), his wife (Monica) and their 13 month old child (Ettore)
    -daily meals with me made of fresh ingredients grown all around here. We have arguably the best food in the world! And I have been told I am not such a bad cook myself!
    - we live with two large dogs (tibet and taiga)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    there is SO MUCH to do here! from spending days at different beaches and seas to bicycling the countryside, to festivals in nearby towns (almost everyday in the summer!), there is never a dull moment here in salento. I invite you to write to me if you think we would be a good match, don't be shy!

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week (very flexible)

With workawayers Sierra and Savanna!
My adorable grandchildren!
Tibet, one of our dogs.
At the beach with workawayer Judi!
My son Pierangelo with my granddaughter at the mall
Teaching Eva Luna to swim
Cooking is lots of fun!
Jazz festival on the train with workawayer Judi and friends
With my oldest son's family!

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