Hi, this is Francesco and Laura. We are software developers that live in Genova. We are open to trying anything once and like keeping a positive outlook on life. We are very passionate while learning about other cultures and about travelling. Our life has opened our eyes and provided a deeper understanding and interest of others. We have made lifelong friends around the world and love hosting them and others when they are in our city. We believe that the people that you are with make the memories that last a lifetime. We also have two beautiful dogs, our furry kids.
The room available is a single room (2.55 x 3.75 m, 8 x 12 ft) The room is equipped with new furniture a wardrobe, a desk, a chair and a bright window for the volunteer. There is a private bathroom for Volunteer, is equipped with all sanitary and shower. The entrance is a large room where guests can enjoy breakfast and meals with family and surf the internet. At home, you will find linens, blankets, pillows, towels, slippers, hairdryer, comb, soap, toilet tissue, paper handkerchiefs, all meals and drinks, wifi internet, air conditioning all you need to stay with us). A wardrobe only for you. What we would like to share: Friendship, experiences. If you like, we can teach Italian. (Laura speaks a little of French) If you want, you will be able to participate in all of our activities because you will be part of our family. Every week we organise trips or walks in nearby towns or in Genoa, go to the beach, dine with friends.
My stay with Francesco and Laura was wonderful, they are extremely kind, it is not a joke, but from the first moment in the house you become and feel like a member of their family. I have no point of complaint, quite the contrary, I can only thank you for the days I spent volunteering with them. They have a calendar where we can write our days of work and time of day off, and this is very important, because we were always aligned and everyone helped each other.
They have an incredible knowledge of life, and many stories to tell. I certainly hope to return one day to volunteer with them.
10 months ago
Laura and Francesco are an amazing couple! They will take care of you like family and do everything they can to make you feel comfortable. Plus, Laura is exceptional in the kitchen! 🍕
Togo and Balto are the most obedient dogs I've ever met! They're very human (I mean it) and lovely and take care of them is a real pleasure.
If you go to this house you'll feel a part of the family. Also you'll have the possibility to know beautiful places in Genova and in the small cities around!
over 1 year ago
I have not enough words to describe my experience with Laura, Francesco, Togo e Balto. They became my family since the beginning. Francesco and Laura were always polite, kind and worried to make my experience a great one. The dogs almost speak (It's true!). We had been at some wonderful places, they helped me a lot with personal things. I also ate A LOT (great food)!!! Laura is a magician in the kitchen. The tasks are simple and the 'work hours' are respected. I can't wait to come back!
over 1 year ago
My experience with Francesco & Laura was absolutely amazing. I can’t recommend it enough. From the moment I met them, they greeted me with open arms and invited me to be apart of their family. They are the warmest, loving, funny, generous and kind people; I feel so incredibly fortunate that I got to spend three weeks with them and their gorgeous dogs because I learned so much and made so many beautiful memories.
Thank you SO much for having me, Laura and Francesco. It’s only been a few days but I’m already missing being with my Italian family in Genova!
over 1 year ago
Francesco and Laura are the most amazing people, who make you feel like family since the 1st day. I'm so lucky to have found them on my way! <3
They have their rules, of course, but nothing out of the ordinary, and the tasks are simple (just care and maintenance of the house + english speaking). The dogs are such cuties and easy to deal with. The apartment is perfect, very clean and well equipped - it's not in city center, but only 30 min by bus/metro. If you're able to connect to them as a family and share experiences, you'll definitely have a great time. I sure did! <3
almost 2 years ago
Thamiris is one of the most impressive people we have ever met. We are happy we had the luck to get to know you, and we can only recommend to everyone: invite her. You will love her. She is such a power girl! Always positive! Always friendly! Always helpful! And such healthy self-esteem. She is the person she wants to be and lives the life she wants to live, and I have great respect for her. I remember you almost every day while I take care of the "miniMe" you gift me, and all Togo, Balto, Laura and I miss you a lot.