Our Centre is located in the heart of world famous Taormina, the most beautiful town in Sicily. Taormina, from atop Mount Tauro, looks over the Bay of Naxos, the first Greek colony in Sicily, founded in 735 b.C. The magnificent Mediterranean-blue bay with active volcano Mount Etna in the background offer a spectacular view from almost everywhere in town. Taormina is famous for its beauty, its incredible heritage, history, archaeology and architecture, as well as for its reputation in welcoming travellers. Taormina is perfectly situated to offer students easy access to the beautiful and historically important treasures of Sicily. Since 1992, we, the Centre for Italian Studies “BABILONIA” in Taormina, Sicily have passionately dedicated ourselves to promoting our Italian and Sicilian heritage and culture along with the study of the Italian language. We strive to not only offer an opportunity to learn the Italian language and to directly experience Italian culture and Italian life. Our courses and programs are held at “Casa Silva”, an historic villa, built in 1817 just 200 metres away from the Greek Theatre: an architectural, natural and historical treasure that Taormina has miraculously managed to conserve. The villa still today boasts a luxurious botanical garden filled with citrus trees, Mediterranean plants, centuries-old palms, monkey puzzle trees and magnolias, as well as many other exotic trees and plants. Babilonia is not just a language school, but truly a Cultural Centre, open both to the local community and to our international students who gain a wider cultural experience and have the chance to easily interact and integrate with the local community A language is the result of a culture and its traditions, its history, its lifestyle and its places. With this in mind, if you want a fuller cultural experience in Sicily, and not just to be a simple tourist but be a real traveller, you can combine a group Italian language course or private Italian lessons with our Italian plus programs: · Italian plus Sicilian Cooking (more info here ) · Italian plus Wine & food of Sicily (more info here ) · Italian plus Sicilian pottery & ceramic decoration (more info here ) · Italian plus Hiking & trekking in Sicily (more info here ) · Italian plus Diving in Sicily (more info here ) · Italian plus Golf in Sicily (more info here ) · Italian plus Literature (more info here ) · Italian plus Art History (more info here ) · Italian plus History (more info here ) and, for those who wish a more exclusive and intensive package with 50+ fellows, a special invitation to join our “Golden Sicily” program. We hope to welcome you soon to Taormina, Sicily and offer the opportunity to discover our island so full of history, so full of culture, so full of inspiration!
Of u nu een student, zakenman of reiziger bent, er is een taalcursus in Taormina wat bij u past. Er zijn talencursussen beschikbaar voor alle spreekvaardigheid niveaus, leeftijden en duur. Kies een cursustype uit onderstaande lijst om te beginnen.
Algemene cursussen Italiaans zijn voor volwassenen die hun spreek-, luister-, lees- en schrijfvaardigheid in het Italiaans willen verbeteren. Meeste taalcursussen zijn voor volwassenen van 16 jaar en ouder. 2 - 48 week taalcursussen verkrijgbaar. Meeste intensieve cursussen in Taormina hebben gemiddeld 30 lessen per week.