We are an active family of four: me Elisa, Paolo my husband, Vittoria 10 years old and Greta 8 years old.
We love cinema, meeting friends, music and obviously sport and food! We really love travelling and we do it as much as possible!
We have lots of friends and we like to through little parties for the kids or to have friends around for dinner. We are both around 40 and we like to go out and enjoy life when we are not too tired from work!!
Paolo, works as a tecnician for automatic machines and often he travels around the world.
I am the owner of a study of property administrators.
Vittoria is apparently sweet and shy but even if she is fashion addicted, she is such a tomboy.
She loves any kind of sports like swimming, climbing walls, roller skating and horse riding, skiing ... Any Kind outdoor activities. She also likes painting and anything creative!
Greta, 8 years old, is a very funny and smart girl! She loves very much animals. They are two joyful, lovely girls used to stay with different people, who love very much to listen to stories, cut and paste, play and sing or playing at the park.
Babysitting and creative play
We live in a nice suburb of Bologna 20 minutes by bus from city centre, in the north of Italy! Probably not very known abroad like Milano or Rome but it’s a wonderful city full of history.
Bologna, main city of Emilia Romagna, is increasingly the Italian excellence; with its food has conquered the most demanding palates .. ;-)
Probably you have heard of “tortellini” and “ragù” (what tourists call it spaghetti bolognese ;-) ..). if not.. we will be very happy to ship to taste it.
Bologna has one of the most famous and oldest university and is equally famous for “portici” (the city centre is full of arcades so you can always walk also if raining.. ).
Moreover any other italian cities (Rome, Florence, Venice etc), are just one hour train away, while main European cities (London, Paris, Madrid, etc.) are just 2 hours flight away with many low cost airlines companies.
Our neighbourhood is very quiet and there are plenty of parks! In 20 minutes you can get by bus or a sort of little train to the city centre, which is full of young students and there is lots to do!
We live in a quite big new design flat, where you will have your own room and two shared bathrooms. We have a wi-fi internet connection 24hrs/24.
SO IF YOU ARE AN ENTUSIASTIC SMILING GIRL (English, French or German mother tongue) WHO LOVES KIDS ... WE ARE READY TO HOST YOU!
We have been hosting girls since may 2012 and we are enjoing this experience as an international and multicultural window in our family..
For this reason we are looking for a responsible, sweet, smiling, patient and creative girl to take care of the girls in the afternoon (almost 3 X week) until dinner time, teaching and playing or talking or singing. But the most important thing we do expect is to really focus on girls during these few hours a day you will be SPENDING with them.
In general we need about 15/20 hours a week but we are really flexible about that.
During the day you will be free to go out. There are free Italian courses in the city centre for foreign people!
We need a solar girl with a smiling character, but also responsible and with enterprising spirit. We really need to have great trust in the people we live with. We are waiting for a girl who doesn't just watch the children, but finds a fun and efficient way to catch their attention and using her initiative to teach a new language while having fun.
We are looking for a gentle and polite girl that knows how to have fun and is open to new cultures, who enjoy the experience of living and knowing italian culture, being as much integrated as possible in our life style, respecting our home rules, like we'll try to respect her needs.
If you recognize yourself in everything, great! We are waiting for you to share this wonderful experience!
Best wishes Elisa, Paolo, Vittoria, Greta!
A private room With two shared bathroom
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
4/5 Hours a day , 3/4 days