Hello! We are a bicultural and bilingual Italian-American family living in Faenza, Italy. I, Monica, grew up mostly in the US with an Italian mother and American father. We spent all summers in Italy and I moved here permanently in 2008. My husband Michele is from northern Italy at the base of the Alps. We met working for my parents' bike touring company and have since taken it over. We have two children, almost 10 year old Lidia and 5 year old Thomas. We speak English primarily in the house and would like to have somebody live with us who speaks fluent English so the children continue to get exposure to English. During school year (mid-September to early June), both kids are in pre-school or school until about 4. During the day, Workawayer has free time or helps with shopping, cooking of light cleaning.
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
We live a bicultural and bilingual life! Anybody interested in the tourism business can also learn about adventure travel!
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
The main purpose to have a volunteer is to have English spoken around the children and some assistance in caring for them (morning taking to school, pick up from school and a few hours before dinner time). Other hours are for shopping, light cleaning / tidying up or cooking.
Volunteers have their own room with bathroom in a separate wing of the house.
We are in the heart of Emilia Romagna, a vibrant region with lots to offer visitors and those who live here. The town of Faenza is famous for its ceramics (indeed, the French word for ceramics, "faience", comes from this town!). The town is very livable, full of events for young people like concerts, bars, cultural events. The famous art towns in the region like Bologna, Ravenna (famous for its mosaics), Rimini, Parma, Modena, Ferrara are easily accessible by train (all less than an hour away with easy train connections). Additionally, access to the larger Italian art cities like Florence (2 hours away by train over the mountains as we are just 100 km from Florence), Venice (3 hours away by train), Rome (3 hours away by fast train). The beach is nearby with easy access as well.
Workawayer will have the use of a bicycle.
Since we work in the tourism business, our busy season starts in late April and ends in mid-October. We may occasionally travel and Workawayer can stay in the house caring for one year dog.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
We have space in the house and at our office for working with broadband Internet.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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