Language course Italian in Taormina

Babilonia

Learn Italian in Taormina at our partner school Babilonia. Babilonia just recently opened up their school in a fantastic new location, which is via the Timoleone 10, the beautiful staircase which is leading up to the Greek theatre, in a stunning patrician 19th Century villa surrounded by botanical gardens thus making it an ideal location to learn Italian in. The language school also is a cultural centre which organises presentations with writers, paining and art exhibitions, jazz and classical musical concerts and has a cafeteria and restaurant open all day long serving tasty traditional Sicilian dishes. This is not only a great place to learn Italian but also meet both students and local Italians in Taormina!

Important features of our partner Italian school in Taormina:

 
• School accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education
• 10 air-conditioned classrooms
• Intensive courses start each Monday with fixed start dates for beginners and open course commencement for all other levels
• Computer room with free WIFI access
• Student room with terrace
• Library with audiovisual material
• Drinks machines
• Individual attention for each student
• 1000 square meters of botanical gardens surrounding the school
• Restaurant and cafeteria

Minimum age: 17 years

Social Programme

Taormina is not only an attractive destination with respect to culture, but it is also the 'place to be' for lovers of sports. The school organises a variety of extra-curricular activities which fit in perfectly well with these attractions making a language course in Sicily an unforgettable experience! Example activities include:

  • Italian and Sicilian culture seminars
  • Walks
  • Films
  • Excursions around Sicily
  • Guided tours
  • Concerts
  • Exhibitions

Intensive

The intensive course is designed for those who want a complete language experience. You can choose the intensity of your course by choosing 10, 20 or 30 lessons per week. The course is available for all levels and the minimum duration is one week.

Minimum age is 17 years .

Prices 2021

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 10 per class
Number of lessons per week:
10
20
30
Starting dates:  

beginner : 01/03, 15/03, 29/03, 12/04, 26/04, 03/05, 17/05, 31/05, 14/06, 28/06, 05/07, 19/07, 02/08, 16/08, 30/08, 06/09, 20/09, 04/10, 18/10, 01/11
from beginner : 01/03, 08/03, 15/03, 22/03, 29/03, 05/04, 12/04, 19/04, 26/04, 03/05, 10/05, 17/05, 24/05, 31/05, 07/06, 14/06, 21/06, 28/06, 05/07, 12/07, 19/07, 26/07, 02/08, 09/08, 16/08, 23/08, 30/08, 06/09, 13/09, 20/09, 27/09, 04/10, 11/10, 18/10, 25/10, 01/11, 08/11

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Info shared apartment:  

A double room can only be booked by 2 people who travel together.

Info host family:  

A double room can only be booked by 2 people who travel together.

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €70 per week
bed & breakfast → full board : €140 per week
Transfer:   transfer upon arrival at Catania Fontanarossa airport: € 90
transfer upon arrival and departure at/from Catania Fontanarossa airport: € 180

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching material
  • certificate of attendance
  • student discount card

From mid May to mid October, the maximum number of students is 12. During the rest of the year the maximum is 10.
From January 11th 2021 until February 26th 2021, the school only opens for private lessons. GROUP LESSONS will be offered from the 01/03/2021 until the 16/12/2021.
The school is closed on: 04/04/2021, 25/04/2021, 01/05/2021, 02/06/2021, 15/08/2021, 01/11/2021, 8/12/2021, 17/12/2021 - 17/01/2021

The school closes on December 17th, 2021 (last school day) and re-opens on Monday, Jan, 17th, 2022 for PRIVATE Courses and Monday 14/02/2022 for GROUP course.

Since there are no lessons on these holidays, the following refunds will be given for 1 day (except during the Christmas holidays):

  • intensive, 20 lessons pw € 30
  • intensive, 30 lessons pw € 70
  • combined, 25 lessons pw € 65

Combined

The combined course is designed for those who, beyond the advantages of the intensive group course, want to have an extra individual hour (one-to-one) especially devoted to their individual language needs.

It is possible to attend an extra course (diving, cookery, etc.) instead of having one-to-one lessons. Prices on request. Moreover, the extra course can be booked for a shorter period of time than the language course.

Minimum age is 17 years .

Prices 2021

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 10/1 per class
Number of lessons per week:
25
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks  
Combined without accommodation 475 900 1250 1600 1950 2300 2650 3000
Combined with shared apartment, double room, no meals 604 1180 1680 2181 2681 3182 3682 4183
Combined with shared apartment, single room, no meals 649 1277 1830 2383 2936 3489 4042 4595
Combined with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 631 1238 1770 2302 2834 3366 3898 4430
Combined with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 679 1342 1930 2518 3106 3694 4282 4870
Combined with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 799 1602 2330 3058 3786 4514 5242 5970
Starting dates:  

beginner : 11/01, 18/01, 25/01, 01/02, 08/02, 15/11, 22/11, 29/11, 06/12

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Info shared apartment:  

A double room can only be booked by 2 people who travel together.

Info host family:  

A double room can only be booked by 2 people who travel together.

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €70 per week
bed & breakfast → full board : €140 per week
Transfer:   transfer upon arrival at Catania Fontanarossa airport: € 90
transfer upon arrival and departure at/from Catania Fontanarossa airport: € 180

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching material
  • certificate of attendance
  • student discount card

From mid May to mid October, the maximum number of students is 12. During the rest of the year the maximum is 10.
From January 11th 2021 until February 26th 2021, the school only opens for private lessons. GROUP LESSONS will be offered from the 01/03/2021 until the 16/12/2021.
The school is closed on: 04/04/2021, 25/04/2021, 01/05/2021, 02/06/2021, 15/08/2021, 01/11/2021, 8/12/2021, 17/12/2021 - 17/01/2021

The school closes on December 17th, 2021 (last school day) and re-opens on Monday, Jan, 17th, 2022 for PRIVATE Courses and Monday 14/02/2022 for GROUP course.

Since there are no lessons on these holidays, the following refunds will be given for 1 day (except during the Christmas holidays):

  • intensive, 20 lessons pw € 30
  • intensive, 30 lessons pw € 70
  • combined, 25 lessons pw € 65

Golden Age

Young at heart? The golden age course is specifically geared towards students over 50 who want to study a language and at the same time learn more about Sicily; not only the history, culture and society of Sicily, but also the cooking, food and wine. It's the perfect way to enjoy your leisure time whilst socialising with others of a similar age. Language classes take place in the morning, with a whole range of cultural activities and excursions following on in the afternoons and evenings. A typical programme may include trips to a museum or show, extra classes of cooking or pottery or golf, and visits to nearby cities, beaches or countryside.

Minimum age is 50 years .

Prices 2021

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 10 per class
Number of lessons per week:
10
20
Number of weeks:
  2 weeks  
Golden Age without accommodation 1030
Golden Age with shared apartment, double room, no meals 1310
Golden Age with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1407
Golden Age with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 1368
Golden Age with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 1472
Golden Age with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 1732
Number of weeks:
  2 weeks  
Golden Age without accommodation 1180
Golden Age with shared apartment, double room, no meals 1460
Golden Age with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1557
Golden Age with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 1518
Golden Age with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 1622
Golden Age with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 1882
Starting dates:  

15/03, 12/04, 03/05, 31/05, 06/09, 04/10

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

The Golden Age course includes an activity and excursion programme.

50+ students can have language classes on their own (50+ students only) for false beginner/elementary/intermediate level, given that the school has at least 3 50+ students per level, otherwise they guarantee the level in the regular classes
The Golden Age program is open to absolute beginners too, but then you will have your classes with the regular absolute beginners students.
The social, cultural, leisure program will be run mostly in Italian, some English might be used only to summarize the content of the activities or guided tours.

Info shared apartment:  

A double room can only be booked by 2 people who travel together.

Info host family:  

A double room can only be booked by 2 people who travel together.

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €70 per week
bed & breakfast → full board : €140 per week
Transfer:   transfer upon arrival at Catania Fontanarossa airport: € 90
transfer upon arrival and departure at/from Catania Fontanarossa airport: € 180

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching material
  • certificate of attendance
  • student discount card

From mid May to mid October, the maximum number of students is 12. During the rest of the year the maximum is 10.
From January 11th 2021 until February 26th 2021, the school only opens for private lessons. GROUP LESSONS will be offered from the 01/03/2021 until the 16/12/2021.
The school is closed on: 04/04/2021, 25/04/2021, 01/05/2021, 02/06/2021, 15/08/2021, 01/11/2021, 8/12/2021, 17/12/2021 - 17/01/2021

The school closes on December 17th, 2021 (last school day) and re-opens on Monday, Jan, 17th, 2022 for PRIVATE Courses and Monday 14/02/2022 for GROUP course.

Since there are no lessons on these holidays, the following refunds will be given for 1 day (except during the Christmas holidays):

  • intensive, 20 lessons pw € 30
  • intensive, 30 lessons pw € 70
  • combined, 25 lessons pw € 65

CELI Exam

The CELI exam course consists of the intensive course (20 lessons per week) plus one hour of individual exam preparation per day. Course length is 4, 6 or 8 weeks. Exam fee is included in the price. CELI exam dates vary each year, please contact StudyTravel for 2021 dates.

To read more about the CELI examination course please click here

Minimum age is 17 years .

Prices 2021

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 10/1 per class
Number of lessons per week:
25
Number of weeks:
  4 weeks 6 weeks 8 weeks  
CELI Exam without accommodation 2350 3100 3850
CELI Exam with shared apartment, double room, no meals 2931 3982 5033
CELI Exam with shared apartment, single room, no meals 3133 4289 5445
CELI Exam with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 3052 4166 5280
CELI Exam with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 3268 4494 5720
CELI Exam with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 3808 5314 6820
Starting dates:  

elementary : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Info shared apartment:  

A double room can only be booked by 2 people who travel together.

Info host family:  

A double room can only be booked by 2 people who travel together.

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €70 per week
bed & breakfast → full board : €140 per week
Transfer:   transfer upon arrival at Catania Fontanarossa airport: € 90
transfer upon arrival and departure at/from Catania Fontanarossa airport: € 180

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching material
  • certificate of attendance
  • student discount card

From mid May to mid October, the maximum number of students is 12. During the rest of the year the maximum is 10.
From January 11th 2021 until February 26th 2021, the school only opens for private lessons. GROUP LESSONS will be offered from the 01/03/2021 until the 16/12/2021.
The school is closed on: 04/04/2021, 25/04/2021, 01/05/2021, 02/06/2021, 15/08/2021, 01/11/2021, 8/12/2021, 17/12/2021 - 17/01/2021

The school closes on December 17th, 2021 (last school day) and re-opens on Monday, Jan, 17th, 2022 for PRIVATE Courses and Monday 14/02/2022 for GROUP course.

Since there are no lessons on these holidays, the following refunds will be given for 1 day (except during the Christmas holidays):

  • intensive, 20 lessons pw € 30
  • intensive, 30 lessons pw € 70
  • combined, 25 lessons pw € 65

Italian & Ceramics

In combination with your intensive course of 10 or 20 lessons a week, the school organises a practial apprenticeship on pottery. There are 3 workshops of 1.5 hours per week tutored by professional craftsmen. Minimum level of Italian required: Intermediate.

Minimum age is 17 years .

Prices 2021

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 10/10 per class
Number of lessons per week:
13
23
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks  
Italian & Ceramics without accommodation 435 820
Italian & Ceramics with shared apartment, double room, no meals 564 1100
Italian & Ceramics with shared apartment, single room, no meals 609 1197
Italian & Ceramics with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 591 1158
Italian & Ceramics with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 639 1262
Italian & Ceramics with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 759 1522
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks  
Italian & Ceramics without accommodation 510 970
Italian & Ceramics with shared apartment, double room, no meals 639 1250
Italian & Ceramics with shared apartment, single room, no meals 684 1347
Italian & Ceramics with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 666 1308
Italian & Ceramics with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 714 1412
Italian & Ceramics with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 834 1672
Starting dates:  

elementary : 01/03, 08/03, 15/03, 22/03, 29/03, 05/04, 12/04, 19/04, 26/04, 03/05, 10/05, 17/05, 24/05, 31/05, 07/06, 14/06, 21/06, 28/06, 05/07, 12/07, 19/07, 26/07, 02/08, 09/08, 16/08, 23/08, 30/08, 06/09, 13/09, 20/09, 27/09, 04/10, 11/10, 18/10, 25/10, 01/11, 08/11

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Info shared apartment:  

A double room can only be booked by 2 people who travel together.

Info host family:  

A double room can only be booked by 2 people who travel together.

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €70 per week
bed & breakfast → full board : €140 per week
Transfer:   transfer upon arrival at Catania Fontanarossa airport: € 90
transfer upon arrival and departure at/from Catania Fontanarossa airport: € 180

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching material
  • certificate of attendance
  • student discount card

From mid May to mid October, the maximum number of students is 12. During the rest of the year the maximum is 10.
From January 11th 2021 until February 26th 2021, the school only opens for private lessons. GROUP LESSONS will be offered from the 01/03/2021 until the 16/12/2021.
The school is closed on: 04/04/2021, 25/04/2021, 01/05/2021, 02/06/2021, 15/08/2021, 01/11/2021, 8/12/2021, 17/12/2021 - 17/01/2021

The school closes on December 17th, 2021 (last school day) and re-opens on Monday, Jan, 17th, 2022 for PRIVATE Courses and Monday 14/02/2022 for GROUP course.

Since there are no lessons on these holidays, the following refunds will be given for 1 day (except during the Christmas holidays):

  • intensive, 20 lessons pw € 30
  • intensive, 30 lessons pw € 70
  • combined, 25 lessons pw € 65

Italian & Diving

This course combines an intensive Italian course with 10 or 20 lessons per week with 2 SCUBA diving afternoon sessions per week. Each afternoon diving sessions consists of 2 dives of each 40 minutes. The diving program is designed for those who know how to dive and want to experience the beauty of diving in Taormina. This course is available from June to September. Price is for 1 week. All courses are extendable for as many weeks as you wish. All courses are given in Italian. Knowledge of the language is required

More about Italian and sports courses

Minimum age is 17 years .

Prices 2021

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 10 per class
Number of lessons per week:
12
22
Number of weeks:
  1 week  
Italian & Diving without accommodation 430
Italian & Diving with shared apartment, double room, no meals 559
Italian & Diving with shared apartment, single room, no meals 604
Italian & Diving with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 586
Italian & Diving with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 634
Italian & Diving with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 754
Number of weeks:
  1 week  
Italian & Diving without accommodation 505
Italian & Diving with shared apartment, double room, no meals 634
Italian & Diving with shared apartment, single room, no meals 679
Italian & Diving with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 661
Italian & Diving with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 709
Italian & Diving with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 829
Starting dates:  

elementary : 31/05, 07/06, 14/06, 21/06, 28/06, 05/07, 12/07, 19/07, 26/07, 02/08, 09/08, 16/08, 23/08, 30/08, 06/09, 13/09, 20/09, 27/09

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Info shared apartment:  

A double room can only be booked by 2 people who travel together.

Info host family:  

A double room can only be booked by 2 people who travel together.

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €70 per week
bed & breakfast → full board : €140 per week
Transfer:   transfer upon arrival at Catania Fontanarossa airport: € 90
transfer upon arrival and departure at/from Catania Fontanarossa airport: € 180

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching material
  • certificate of attendance
  • student discount card

From mid May to mid October, the maximum number of students is 12. During the rest of the year the maximum is 10.
From January 11th 2021 until February 26th 2021, the school only opens for private lessons. GROUP LESSONS will be offered from the 01/03/2021 until the 16/12/2021.
The school is closed on: 04/04/2021, 25/04/2021, 01/05/2021, 02/06/2021, 15/08/2021, 01/11/2021, 8/12/2021, 17/12/2021 - 17/01/2021

The school closes on December 17th, 2021 (last school day) and re-opens on Monday, Jan, 17th, 2022 for PRIVATE Courses and Monday 14/02/2022 for GROUP course.

Since there are no lessons on these holidays, the following refunds will be given for 1 day (except during the Christmas holidays):

  • intensive, 20 lessons pw € 30
  • intensive, 30 lessons pw € 70
  • combined, 25 lessons pw € 65

Italian & Gastronomy

This course combines an intensive course with 10 or 20 lessons per week with a gastronomy course. Sicily has an extraordinary production of excellent wines, oils and cheeses. Come and get to know more about them with a personal experience. The gastronomy course includes tasting and explications about origins, production, and recepies! 3 lessons of 1 hour and a half per week included. Intermediate level required.

Minimum age is 18 years .

Prices 2021

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 10/10 per class
Number of lessons per week:
13
23
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks  
Italian & Gastronomy without accommodation 400 750 1050 1350
Italian & Gastronomy with shared apartment, double room, no meals 529 1030 1480 1931
Italian & Gastronomy with shared apartment, single room, no meals 574 1127 1630 2133
Italian & Gastronomy with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 556 1088 1570 2052
Italian & Gastronomy with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 604 1192 1730 2268
Italian & Gastronomy with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 724 1452 2130 2808
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks  
Italian & Gastronomy without accommodation 475 900 1250 1600
Italian & Gastronomy with shared apartment, double room, no meals 604 1180 1680 2181
Italian & Gastronomy with shared apartment, single room, no meals 649 1277 1830 2383
Italian & Gastronomy with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 631 1238 1770 2302
Italian & Gastronomy with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 679 1342 1930 2518
Italian & Gastronomy with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 799 1602 2330 3058
Starting dates:  

elementary : 01/03, 08/03, 15/03, 22/03, 29/03, 05/04, 12/04, 19/04, 26/04, 03/05, 10/05, 17/05, 24/05, 31/05, 07/06, 14/06, 21/06, 28/06, 05/07, 12/07, 19/07, 26/07, 02/08, 09/08, 16/08, 23/08, 30/08, 06/09, 13/09, 20/09, 27/09, 04/10, 11/10, 18/10, 25/10, 01/11, 08/11

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Info shared apartment:  

A double room can only be booked by 2 people who travel together.

Info host family:  

A double room can only be booked by 2 people who travel together.

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €70 per week
bed & breakfast → full board : €140 per week
Transfer:   transfer upon arrival at Catania Fontanarossa airport: € 90
transfer upon arrival and departure at/from Catania Fontanarossa airport: € 180

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching material
  • certificate of attendance
  • student discount card

From mid May to mid October, the maximum number of students is 12. During the rest of the year the maximum is 10.
From January 11th 2021 until February 26th 2021, the school only opens for private lessons. GROUP LESSONS will be offered from the 01/03/2021 until the 16/12/2021.
The school is closed on: 04/04/2021, 25/04/2021, 01/05/2021, 02/06/2021, 15/08/2021, 01/11/2021, 8/12/2021, 17/12/2021 - 17/01/2021

The school closes on December 17th, 2021 (last school day) and re-opens on Monday, Jan, 17th, 2022 for PRIVATE Courses and Monday 14/02/2022 for GROUP course.

Since there are no lessons on these holidays, the following refunds will be given for 1 day (except during the Christmas holidays):

  • intensive, 20 lessons pw € 30
  • intensive, 30 lessons pw € 70
  • combined, 25 lessons pw € 65

Italian & History of Art

This course combines an intensive course with 10 or 20 lessons per week with a history of art course. The history of art course consists of 20 hours over two weeks. You will learn about sculpture, painting and architecture in Italy from the prehistoric to the present day. Minimum level of Italian required: Intermediate.

Minimum age is 17 years .

Prices 2021

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 10/10 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
30
Number of weeks:
  2 weeks  
Italian & History of Art without accommodation 1250
Italian & History of Art with shared apartment, double room, no meals 1530
Italian & History of Art with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1627
Italian & History of Art with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 1588
Italian & History of Art with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 1692
Italian & History of Art with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 1952
Number of weeks:
  2 weeks  
Italian & History of Art without accommodation 1400
Italian & History of Art with shared apartment, double room, no meals 1680
Italian & History of Art with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1777
Italian & History of Art with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 1738
Italian & History of Art with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 1842
Italian & History of Art with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 2102
Starting dates:  

elementary : 01/03, 08/03, 15/03, 22/03, 29/03, 05/04, 12/04, 19/04, 26/04, 03/05, 10/05, 17/05, 24/05, 31/05, 07/06, 14/06, 21/06, 28/06, 05/07, 12/07, 19/07, 26/07, 02/08, 09/08, 16/08, 23/08, 30/08, 06/09, 13/09, 20/09, 27/09, 04/10, 11/10, 18/10, 25/10, 01/11, 08/11

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Info shared apartment:  

A double room can only be booked by 2 people who travel together.

Info host family:  

A double room can only be booked by 2 people who travel together.

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €70 per week
bed & breakfast → full board : €140 per week
Transfer:   transfer upon arrival at Catania Fontanarossa airport: € 90
transfer upon arrival and departure at/from Catania Fontanarossa airport: € 180

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching material
  • certificate of attendance
  • student discount card

From mid May to mid October, the maximum number of students is 12. During the rest of the year the maximum is 10.
From January 11th 2021 until February 26th 2021, the school only opens for private lessons. GROUP LESSONS will be offered from the 01/03/2021 until the 16/12/2021.
The school is closed on: 04/04/2021, 25/04/2021, 01/05/2021, 02/06/2021, 15/08/2021, 01/11/2021, 8/12/2021, 17/12/2021 - 17/01/2021

The school closes on December 17th, 2021 (last school day) and re-opens on Monday, Jan, 17th, 2022 for PRIVATE Courses and Monday 14/02/2022 for GROUP course.

Since there are no lessons on these holidays, the following refunds will be given for 1 day (except during the Christmas holidays):

  • intensive, 20 lessons pw € 30
  • intensive, 30 lessons pw € 70
  • combined, 25 lessons pw € 65

Italian & Cookery

This course combines an intensive course with 10 or 20 lessons per week with a cookery course. The Italian cookery course is being thought at the school´s kitchen and consists of 3 afternoons a week. You will learn how to prepare typical Italian and Sicilian dishes. Each lesson is 3 and half hour.

An intermediate level is required.

Minimum age is 17 years .

Prices 2021

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 10/3 per class
Number of lessons per week:
13
23
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks  
Italian & Cookery without accommodation 435 820 1155 1490
Italian & Cookery with shared apartment, double room, no meals 564 1100 1585 2071
Italian & Cookery with shared apartment, single room, no meals 609 1197 1735 2273
Italian & Cookery with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 591 1158 1675 2192
Italian & Cookery with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 639 1262 1835 2408
Italian & Cookery with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 759 1522 2235 2948
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks  
Italian & Cookery without accommodation 510 970 1355 1740
Italian & Cookery with shared apartment, double room, no meals 639 1250 1785 2321
Italian & Cookery with shared apartment, single room, no meals 684 1347 1935 2523
Italian & Cookery with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 666 1308 1875 2442
Italian & Cookery with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 714 1412 2035 2658
Italian & Cookery with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 834 1672 2435 3198
Starting dates:  

elementary : 01/03, 08/03, 15/03, 22/03, 29/03, 05/04, 12/04, 19/04, 26/04, 03/05, 10/05, 17/05, 24/05, 31/05, 07/06, 14/06, 21/06, 28/06, 05/07, 12/07, 19/07, 26/07, 02/08, 09/08, 16/08, 23/08, 30/08, 06/09, 13/09, 20/09, 27/09, 04/10, 11/10, 18/10, 25/10, 01/11, 08/11

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Info shared apartment:  

A double room can only be booked by 2 people who travel together.

Info host family:  

A double room can only be booked by 2 people who travel together.

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €70 per week
bed & breakfast → full board : €140 per week
Transfer:   transfer upon arrival at Catania Fontanarossa airport: € 90
transfer upon arrival and departure at/from Catania Fontanarossa airport: € 180

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching material
  • certificate of attendance
  • student discount card

From mid May to mid October, the maximum number of students is 12. During the rest of the year the maximum is 10.
From January 11th 2021 until February 26th 2021, the school only opens for private lessons. GROUP LESSONS will be offered from the 01/03/2021 until the 16/12/2021.
The school is closed on: 04/04/2021, 25/04/2021, 01/05/2021, 02/06/2021, 15/08/2021, 01/11/2021, 8/12/2021, 17/12/2021 - 17/01/2021

The school closes on December 17th, 2021 (last school day) and re-opens on Monday, Jan, 17th, 2022 for PRIVATE Courses and Monday 14/02/2022 for GROUP course.

Since there are no lessons on these holidays, the following refunds will be given for 1 day (except during the Christmas holidays):

  • intensive, 20 lessons pw € 30
  • intensive, 30 lessons pw € 70
  • combined, 25 lessons pw € 65

Italian & History

This course combines an intensive course with 10 or 20 lessons per week with a history course of 10 hours per week for 2 weeks. You will learn all about Italian history, from the prehistory to the present day. Intermediate level required.

Minimum age is 17 years .

Prices 2021

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 10/10 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
30
Number of weeks:
  2 weeks  
Italian & History without accommodation 1250
Italian & History with shared apartment, double room, no meals 1530
Italian & History with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1627
Italian & History with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 1588
Italian & History with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 1692
Italian & History with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 1952
Number of weeks:
  2 weeks  
Italian & History without accommodation 1400
Italian & History with shared apartment, double room, no meals 1680
Italian & History with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1777
Italian & History with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 1738
Italian & History with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 1842
Italian & History with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 2102
Starting dates:  

elementary : 01/03, 08/03, 15/03, 22/03, 29/03, 05/04, 12/04, 19/04, 26/04, 03/05, 10/05, 17/05, 24/05, 31/05, 07/06, 14/06, 21/06, 28/06, 05/07, 12/07, 19/07, 26/07, 02/08, 09/08, 16/08, 23/08, 30/08, 06/09, 13/09, 20/09, 27/09, 04/10, 11/10, 18/10, 25/10, 01/11, 08/11

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Info shared apartment:  

A double room can only be booked by 2 people who travel together.

Info host family:  

A double room can only be booked by 2 people who travel together.

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €70 per week
bed & breakfast → full board : €140 per week
Transfer:   transfer upon arrival at Catania Fontanarossa airport: € 90
transfer upon arrival and departure at/from Catania Fontanarossa airport: € 180

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching material
  • certificate of attendance
  • student discount card

From mid May to mid October, the maximum number of students is 12. During the rest of the year the maximum is 10.
From January 11th 2021 until February 26th 2021, the school only opens for private lessons. GROUP LESSONS will be offered from the 01/03/2021 until the 16/12/2021.
The school is closed on: 04/04/2021, 25/04/2021, 01/05/2021, 02/06/2021, 15/08/2021, 01/11/2021, 8/12/2021, 17/12/2021 - 17/01/2021

The school closes on December 17th, 2021 (last school day) and re-opens on Monday, Jan, 17th, 2022 for PRIVATE Courses and Monday 14/02/2022 for GROUP course.

Since there are no lessons on these holidays, the following refunds will be given for 1 day (except during the Christmas holidays):

  • intensive, 20 lessons pw € 30
  • intensive, 30 lessons pw € 70
  • combined, 25 lessons pw € 65

Italian & Literature

This course combines an intensive course with 10 or 20 lessons per week with a literature course of 20 hours spread over two weeks. You will learn about Italian literature form its origin to the present day. Intermediate level required.

Minimum age is 17 years .

Prices 2021

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 10/10 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
30
Number of weeks:
  2 weeks  
Italian & Literature without accommodation 1250
Italian & Literature with shared apartment, double room, no meals 1530
Italian & Literature with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1627
Italian & Literature with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 1588
Italian & Literature with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 1692
Italian & Literature with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 1952
Number of weeks:
  2 weeks  
Italian & Literature without accommodation 1400
Italian & Literature with shared apartment, double room, no meals 1680
Italian & Literature with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1777
Italian & Literature with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 1738
Italian & Literature with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 1842
Italian & Literature with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 2102
Starting dates:  

elementary : 01/03, 08/03, 15/03, 22/03, 29/03, 05/04, 12/04, 19/04, 26/04, 03/05, 10/05, 17/05, 24/05, 31/05, 07/06, 14/06, 21/06, 28/06, 05/07, 12/07, 19/07, 26/07, 02/08, 09/08, 16/08, 23/08, 30/08, 06/09, 13/09, 20/09, 27/09, 04/10, 11/10, 18/10, 25/10, 01/11, 08/11

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Info shared apartment:  

A double room can only be booked by 2 people who travel together.

Info host family:  

A double room can only be booked by 2 people who travel together.

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €70 per week
bed & breakfast → full board : €140 per week
Transfer:   transfer upon arrival at Catania Fontanarossa airport: € 90
transfer upon arrival and departure at/from Catania Fontanarossa airport: € 180

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching material
  • certificate of attendance
  • student discount card

From mid May to mid October, the maximum number of students is 12. During the rest of the year the maximum is 10.
From January 11th 2021 until February 26th 2021, the school only opens for private lessons. GROUP LESSONS will be offered from the 01/03/2021 until the 16/12/2021.
The school is closed on: 04/04/2021, 25/04/2021, 01/05/2021, 02/06/2021, 15/08/2021, 01/11/2021, 8/12/2021, 17/12/2021 - 17/01/2021

The school closes on December 17th, 2021 (last school day) and re-opens on Monday, Jan, 17th, 2022 for PRIVATE Courses and Monday 14/02/2022 for GROUP course.

Since there are no lessons on these holidays, the following refunds will be given for 1 day (except during the Christmas holidays):

  • intensive, 20 lessons pw € 30
  • intensive, 30 lessons pw € 70
  • combined, 25 lessons pw € 65

Duo course

The objective of the duo course is to create a programme adapted to the student's level and learning pace. You can choose between 15 and 20 lessons per week.

The duo course is a course for two students. This course can only be booked by two people who travel together and have the same level of Italian.

Minimum age is 17 years .

Prices 2021

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 2 per class
Number of lessons per week:
15
20
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks  
Duo course without accommodation 390 780
Duo course with shared apartment, double room, no meals 519 1060
Duo course with shared apartment, single room, no meals 564 1157
Duo course with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 546 1118
Duo course with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 594 1222
Duo course with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 714 1482
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks  
Duo course without accommodation 520 1040
Duo course with shared apartment, double room, no meals 649 1320
Duo course with shared apartment, single room, no meals 694 1417
Duo course with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 676 1378
Duo course with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 724 1482
Duo course with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 844 1742
Starting dates:  

11/01, 18/01, 25/01, 01/02, 08/02, 15/11, 22/11, 29/11, 06/12

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Info shared apartment:  

A double room can only be booked by 2 people who travel together.

Info host family:  

A double room can only be booked by 2 people who travel together.

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €70 per week
bed & breakfast → full board : €140 per week
Transfer:   transfer upon arrival at Catania Fontanarossa airport: € 90
transfer upon arrival and departure at/from Catania Fontanarossa airport: € 180

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching material
  • certificate of attendance
  • student discount card

From mid May to mid October, the maximum number of students is 12. During the rest of the year the maximum is 10.
From January 11th 2021 until February 26th 2021, the school only opens for private lessons. GROUP LESSONS will be offered from the 01/03/2021 until the 16/12/2021.
The school is closed on: 04/04/2021, 25/04/2021, 01/05/2021, 02/06/2021, 15/08/2021, 01/11/2021, 8/12/2021, 17/12/2021 - 17/01/2021

The school closes on December 17th, 2021 (last school day) and re-opens on Monday, Jan, 17th, 2022 for PRIVATE Courses and Monday 14/02/2022 for GROUP course.

Since there are no lessons on these holidays, the following refunds will be given for 1 day (except during the Christmas holidays):

  • intensive, 20 lessons pw € 30
  • intensive, 30 lessons pw € 70
  • combined, 25 lessons pw € 65

One-to-One

The one-to-one course is designed and arranged on a individual basis to meet your needs. The prefect choice for people who donĀ“t have much time, but want to learn as much as possible. 15 or 20 lessons per week.

Minimum age is 17 years .

Prices 2021

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 1 per class
Number of lessons per week:
15
20
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks  
One-to-One without accommodation 570 1140
One-to-One with shared apartment, double room, no meals 699 1420
One-to-One with shared apartment, single room, no meals 744 1517
One-to-One with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 726 1478
One-to-One with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 774 1582
One-to-One with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 894 1842
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks  
One-to-One without accommodation 760 1520
One-to-One with shared apartment, double room, no meals 889 1800
One-to-One with shared apartment, single room, no meals 934 1897
One-to-One with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 916 1858
One-to-One with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 964 1962
One-to-One with single-use apartment, single room, no meals 1084 2222
Starting dates:  

11/01, 18/01, 25/01, 01/02, 08/02, 15/11, 22/11, 29/11, 06/12

Note:  

1 lesson = 55 minutes

Info shared apartment:  

A double room can only be booked by 2 people who travel together.

Info host family:  

A double room can only be booked by 2 people who travel together.

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €70 per week
bed & breakfast → full board : €140 per week
Transfer:   transfer upon arrival at Catania Fontanarossa airport: € 90
transfer upon arrival and departure at/from Catania Fontanarossa airport: € 180

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching material
  • certificate of attendance
  • student discount card

From mid May to mid October, the maximum number of students is 12. During the rest of the year the maximum is 10.
From January 11th 2021 until February 26th 2021, the school only opens for private lessons. GROUP LESSONS will be offered from the 01/03/2021 until the 16/12/2021.
The school is closed on: 04/04/2021, 25/04/2021, 01/05/2021, 02/06/2021, 15/08/2021, 01/11/2021, 8/12/2021, 17/12/2021 - 17/01/2021

The school closes on December 17th, 2021 (last school day) and re-opens on Monday, Jan, 17th, 2022 for PRIVATE Courses and Monday 14/02/2022 for GROUP course.

Since there are no lessons on these holidays, the following refunds will be given for 1 day (except during the Christmas holidays):

  • intensive, 20 lessons pw € 30
  • intensive, 30 lessons pw € 70
  • combined, 25 lessons pw € 65

Shared Apartment

The school offers shared apartments throughout Taormina with single and double rooms. Shared apartments have a communal kitchen and bathroom(s). We recommend shared apartments as a great way to facilitate social / personal interactions with fellow students.

Host Family

Available with single or double rooms, we have a limited number of families, couples and single adults who make available rooms in their residence. Many are available with boarding options (meals), which include breakfast only, half board (breakfast & lunch or dinner) or full board (breakfast & lunch & dinner). Obviously this accommodation option requires a greater commitment not only on the part of the property owner, but also on the part of the student. It is well suited to those who want a more intensive learning esperience and additional daily practice speaking Italian.

Single-use Apartment

In a single use apartment you don't have to share the facilities with other students. This is the perfect option for those students who want privacy and complete independence.

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4.3 / 5.0
I am very glad I attended Babilonia.
Susan
68 years
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I am very glad I attended Babilonia. I learned a lot. It is great that they use Italian the entire day, so it really forces the student to learn. In retrospect, I think I was in too advanced a level as I did experience some feelings of frustration and discouragement. Babilonia has a fairly strict approach to embracing their technique and it can be a bit intimidating. One distinct disadvantage while I was there was the half of every class was taught by a new apprentice teacher. That may not always apply to every enrollee. Babilonia is very well organized and in a lovely location. The staff is all very nice and welcoming.


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The city is lovely.
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The city is lovely. The apartments are big. There are lots of opportunities for practising oral and listening but less focus on grammar. Stay at least two weeks is a must.


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Weather in Taormina

Month Max
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sun
June 28 19 10
July 31 22 10
Aug 31 23 9
Sept 28 20 8
Oct 23 16 6
Nov 19 13 6
Dec 16 9 4
Jan 14 8 4
Feb 15 8 5
Mar 17 9 6
Apr 19 12 7
May 23 15 8
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Cathy, Valencia

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