Become part of our family, stay in the baroque city of Catania, Sicily



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This listing is a Last minute host. They have let us know that they are looking for help immediately as well as at other times of the year.

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    We are a young family with 2 children ...
    Mattia (4 years) and Andrea (2 years). We live in the center of Catania ( Sicily)
    We are a very sociable family, we love talking with people and learning about new cultures ..
    We are looking for an energetic, dynamic and laughing person that wants to know Italian culture and share everyday life!
    Maybe are you?
    We live in the center of the baroque city of Catania (eastern Sicily), a cosmopolitan city always on the move .. a great metropolis full of history, art and monuments, where we eat very well, cheaply, and very sunny
    A few steps from the center ... where there are shops for shopping, supermarkets, clubs, restaurants, pubs, bookstores, squares and parks and many Italian language courses...
    we love being creative and spending quality time together ... both at home and away ...

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    we would like to teach our Italian language, our culture and our traditions..I love cooking so we will teach a lot of typical Italian cuisine ... my husband is a tourist bus driver so we will be happy to take you on some city tours to learn about history , the most beautiful monuments and landscapes ...
    We are looking for a member of our family, to become a big sister for our children, cheerful, creative and fun ... and having fun with them, ... they take care of them like a sister ... we cook together, we dance, we do creative things, we play outside the home.
    WeWould like an active, energetic, fun, smiling, cheerful
    person with children .. I would like them to have fun and have a good memory of the people who come to our family for a few months..I would not like to see them bored ...

  • Help


    mornings are free !!! the afternoon you have to spend time with the children doing fun activities and games, teaching some English IT'S VERY IMPORT!!!
    walks in the park or in the center near the house . from Monday to Friday The weekend is always free

  • Languages spoken

    Italian: Fluent
    English: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    Our house is very welcoming and equipped with many comforts ... dryer, washing machine .. robot vacuum cleaner .. very large kitchen with many appliances ... the children's room is well organized

    The Workawayer's room is very large and has an independent entrance from our house ... it has beautiful frescoes on the very high ceilings ... a private balcony.. matrimonial beds (if you want to host a friend every now and then) desk, television , air conditioning, and heating ...

    Helper will help us 5 days a week (the weekend is free) for 5 hours a day

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    we live in the city center which is well connected by all public transport (bus, subway)
    Located at the foot of the suggestive Mount Etna which with its eruptions often gives it a particular charm, Catania, overlooking the Ionian Sea, is a splendid city of art, an undisputed example of the Sicilian Baroque and for this Unesco heritage together with the other cities of the Val of Noto.

    Visiting Catania is a continuous surprise: you can walk among the great eighteenth-century avenues and relax in one of the places along the beautiful Via Etnea, the beating heart of Catania's social life and ideal place for shopping.
    For those who love the sea, the Catania coast, characterized by the alternation of sandy beaches and rocky coasts of a lava nature, does not leave you spoiled for choice.
    An itinerary full of suggestions is then the one dedicated to the nearby Etna park, among pine forests, black lava surfaces and smoking craters.
    Catania is therefore a city with a thousand faces and the cultural life of the city that revolves around the university is also remarkable, one of the oldest in Italy (1434).Catania cuisine is among the tastiest in Sicily. Do not miss the traditional fish dishes. Typical is then the pasta "Norma", but the cuttlefish ink and the "mascolini" are also famous.
    You should taste both the fine Etna DOC wine and, at the end of the meal, a typical dessert such as cannoli with ricotta, Sant’Agata nougat and marzipan.

  • 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 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 844137975695