Centre For Italian Studies - Taormina, Sicily

Location: Italy: Taormina

Term: Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter, Academic Year, Throughout the year

Dates: Year Round

BABILONIA - Center for Italian Language and Culture


Via Scalinata Timoleone, 10 Taormina, 98039 Italy

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Phone: +39-0942 23441

Fax: +39-0942 23441


Founded in 1992, the Babilonia Italian Language School is wholly committed to promoting the culture and heritage of Italy, while studying the country's famous language. Whether the participant is a local or international student, Babilonia is open to all those who wish to fully immerse in the culture and gain a broader perspective of the Italian way of life. The school is located in a historic and culturally active town sitting atop a mountain overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, Taormina in Sicily, which is world-renowned for its undeniable beauty, amazing heritage, incredible architecture and archaeology.

Babilonia offers participants and students a wide array of courses in Language and Culture to an international student population. Intensive language courses are open in group sessions or one-on-one lessons. The unique "Italian language plus fun" program is geared towards giving students the opportunity to learn the Italian language while enjoying the vibrant life and culture of Sicily. In this program, not only do participants study the language, they also acquire experience in local acts such as cooking, pottery, and ceramic decoration. Other courses include Art, History, and Italian Literature. Courses can take from one week to one year.


1. Study at Casa Silva, a historic protected villa built in 1817 which is one of Sicily's architectural treasures

2. Learn from highly-skilled teachers who are certified to teach Italian and can speak at least one or two foreign languages

3. Participate in social and cultural extra-curricular activities throughout the year such as concerts, operas, plays, ballets, cinemafest in Teatro Greco, towns churches and Public Gardens

4. Enjoy an intimate classroom size (maximum 12) for a true language immersion experience

5. Live with a local host family, serving breakfast and dinner 7 days a week

Travel Types
  • Canoeing
  • Climbing
  • Cooking
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Cycling
  • Deep-Sea Fishing
  • Downhill Skiing
  • Eco Tours
  • Ecology
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Homestay
  • Mountaineering
  • Nature Tours
  • Paragliding
  • Sailing
  • Scuba
  • Snorkeling
  • Snowboarding
  • Caving & Spelunking
  • Student Tours
  • Surfing
  • Tours
  • Trekking
  • Water Skiing
  • Windsurfing
Degree Level


  • Italian

Languages Used as a Medium of Teaching
  • Italian

Cost in US$:

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Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

The course price includes: free internet access, student card for discounts, free extra curricular activities, student insurance, educational material, oral and written entrance test, final certificate. Minimum course length: 1 week, maximum number of students: 10 (ten), lesson hour: 55 minutes, classes take place: from Monday to Friday, each of the 6 levels lasts: 4 weeks.

Credit Available


This Program is open to

Worldwide Participant.

Participants Travel to Italy

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves
  • Written Application
Typically The Application Process Time is
24/48 hours
Post Services Include
  • Alumni Network
BABILONIA - Center for Italian Language and Culture's Mission Statement

The main goal of our "Italian plus fun" programs is giving you the chance to study Italian and to enjoy a life and cultural experience in Sicily, fully immersed in its culture, in its history, in its traditions, in its territory.

Year Founded