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 2023

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Prices in  €/EUR  £/GBP  $/USD

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

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

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 : EUR 100

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 16th 2023 until March 6th 2023, the school only opens for private lessons.
GROUP LESSONS will be offered from the 06/03/2023 until the 18/11/2023.

The school is closed on: 0/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 01/05/2023, 02/06/2023, 15/08/2023, 01/11/2023, 08/12/2023 & 16/12/2023 - 14/01/2024

The school closes on December 16th, 2023 (last school day) and re-opens on Monday, Jan, 15th, 2024 for PRIVATE Courses and Monday 04/03/2024 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 2023

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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 505 1010 1385 1760 2110 2460 2810 3160
Combined with shared apartment, double room , no meals 716 1465 2086 2705 3300 3895 4490 5085
Combined with shared apartment, single room , no meals 776 1595 2286 2975 3640 4305 4970 5635
Combined with host family, double room , bed & breakfast 786 1570 2226 2880 3510 4140 4770 5400
Combined with host family, single room , bed & breakfast 856 1710 2436 3160 3860 4560 5260 5960
Combined with studio apartment, single room , no meals 956 1985 2886 3785 4660 5535 6410 7285
Starting dates:  

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

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 : EUR 100

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 16th 2023 until March 6th 2023, the school only opens for private lessons.
GROUP LESSONS will be offered from the 06/03/2023 until the 18/11/2023.

The school is closed on: 0/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 01/05/2023, 02/06/2023, 15/08/2023, 01/11/2023, 08/12/2023 & 16/12/2023 - 14/01/2024

The school closes on December 16th, 2023 (last school day) and re-opens on Monday, Jan, 15th, 2024 for PRIVATE Courses and Monday 04/03/2024 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. 

Golden age program details in 2022

Monday:

lunch together + presentation of the program + Taormina guided tour

Tuesday: lecture on History of Sicily

Wednesday: hike on volcano Etna: "Between Geology and Mithology"
Thurday: cooking lesson on a tipycal Sicilian recipe
Friday: free day to explore
Saturday: free day to explore
Sunday: trip to Siracuse, Neapolis and OPrtigia
Monday: free day to explore
Tuesday: lecture on The Sicilian Writers in the Italian Literature
Wednesday: trip to Savoca e Forza d'Agrò: "Visiting 'The Godfather' movie sites"
Thursday: cheese and wines of Sicily tasting
Friday: free day
Saturday: day of return

  • Monday: lunch together + presentation of the program + Taormina guided tour
  • Tuesday: lecture on History of Sicily
  • Wednesday: hike on volcano Etna: "Between Geology and Mithology"
  • Thurday: cooking lesson on a tipycal Sicilian recipe
  • Friday: free day to explore
  • Saturday: free day to explore
  • Sunday: trip to Siracuse, Neapolis and Ortigia
  • Monday: free day to explore
  • Tuesday: lecture on The Sicilian Writers in the Italian Literature
  • Wednesday: trip to Savoca e Forza d'Agrò: "Visiting 'The Godfather' movie sites"
  • Thursday: cheese and wines of Sicily tasting
  • Friday: free day
  • Saturday: day of return

 

Minimum age is 17 years.

Prices 2023

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Prices in  €/EUR  £/GBP  $/USD

Max. 10/10 per class
Number of lessons per week:
14
24
Number of weeks:
  2 weeks  
Intensive + Golden Age without accommodation 1160
Intensive + Golden Age with shared apartment, double room , no meals 1615
Intensive + Golden Age with shared apartment, single room , no meals 1745
Intensive + Golden Age with host family, double room , bed & breakfast 1720
Intensive + Golden Age with host family, single room , bed & breakfast 1860
Intensive + Golden Age with studio apartment, single room , no meals 2135
Number of weeks:
  2 weeks  
Intensive + Golden Age without accommodation 1320
Intensive + Golden Age with shared apartment, double room , no meals 1775
Intensive + Golden Age with shared apartment, single room , no meals 1905
Intensive + Golden Age with host family, double room , bed & breakfast 1880
Intensive + Golden Age with host family, single room , bed & breakfast 2020
Intensive + Golden Age with studio apartment, single room , no meals 2295
Starting dates:  

20/03, 17/04, 15/05, 04/09, 02/10

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 : EUR 100

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 16th 2023 until March 6th 2023, the school only opens for private lessons.
GROUP LESSONS will be offered from the 06/03/2023 until the 18/11/2023.

The school is closed on: 0/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 01/05/2023, 02/06/2023, 15/08/2023, 01/11/2023, 08/12/2023 & 16/12/2023 - 14/01/2024

The school closes on December 16th, 2023 (last school day) and re-opens on Monday, Jan, 15th, 2024 for PRIVATE Courses and Monday 04/03/2024 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 2023

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Prices in  €/EUR  £/GBP  $/USD

Max. 10/1 per class
Number of lessons per week:
25
Number of weeks:
  2 weeks 4 weeks 8 weeks  
CELI Exam preparation without accommodation 1300 2600 5200
CELI Exam preparation with shared apartment, double room , no meals 1755 3545 7125
CELI Exam preparation with shared apartment, single room , no meals 1885 3815 7675
CELI Exam preparation with host family, double room , bed & breakfast 1860 3720 7440
CELI Exam preparation with host family, single room , bed & breakfast 2000 4000 8000
CELI Exam preparation with studio apartment, single room , no meals 2275 4625 9325
Starting dates:  

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

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 : EUR 100

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 16th 2023 until March 6th 2023, the school only opens for private lessons.
GROUP LESSONS will be offered from the 06/03/2023 until the 18/11/2023.

The school is closed on: 0/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 01/05/2023, 02/06/2023, 15/08/2023, 01/11/2023, 08/12/2023 & 16/12/2023 - 14/01/2024

The school closes on December 16th, 2023 (last school day) and re-opens on Monday, Jan, 15th, 2024 for PRIVATE Courses and Monday 04/03/2024 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 2023

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:
  2 weeks  
Intensive + Ceramics without accommodation 785
Intensive + Ceramics with shared apartment, double room , no meals 1240
Intensive + Ceramics with shared apartment, single room , no meals 1370
Intensive + Ceramics with host family, double room , bed & breakfast 1345
Intensive + Ceramics with host family, single room , bed & breakfast 1485
Intensive + Ceramics with studio apartment, single room , no meals 1760
Number of weeks:
  2 weeks  
Intensive + Ceramics without accommodation 945
Intensive + Ceramics with shared apartment, double room , no meals 1400
Intensive + Ceramics with shared apartment, single room , no meals 1530
Intensive + Ceramics with host family, double room , bed & breakfast 1505
Intensive + Ceramics with host family, single room , bed & breakfast 1645
Intensive + Ceramics with studio apartment, single room , no meals 1920
Starting dates:  

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

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 : EUR 100

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 16th 2023 until March 6th 2023, the school only opens for private lessons.
GROUP LESSONS will be offered from the 06/03/2023 until the 18/11/2023.

The school is closed on: 0/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 01/05/2023, 02/06/2023, 15/08/2023, 01/11/2023, 08/12/2023 & 16/12/2023 - 14/01/2024

The school closes on December 16th, 2023 (last school day) and re-opens on Monday, Jan, 15th, 2024 for PRIVATE Courses and Monday 04/03/2024 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 2023

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Prices in  €/EUR  £/GBP  $/USD

Max. 10/ per class
Number of lessons per week:
11
21
Number of weeks:
  1 week  
Intensive + Diving without accommodation 395
Intensive + Diving with shared apartment, double room , no meals 605
Intensive + Diving with shared apartment, single room , no meals 665
Intensive + Diving with host family, double room , bed & breakfast 675
Intensive + Diving with host family, single room , bed & breakfast 745
Intensive + Diving with studio apartment, single room , no meals 845
Number of weeks:
  1 week  
Intensive + Diving without accommodation 475
Intensive + Diving with shared apartment, double room , no meals 685
Intensive + Diving with shared apartment, single room , no meals 745
Intensive + Diving with host family, double room , bed & breakfast 755
Intensive + Diving with host family, single room , bed & breakfast 825
Intensive + Diving with studio apartment, single room , no meals 925
Starting dates:  

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

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 : EUR 100

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 16th 2023 until March 6th 2023, the school only opens for private lessons.
GROUP LESSONS will be offered from the 06/03/2023 until the 18/11/2023.

The school is closed on: 0/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 01/05/2023, 02/06/2023, 15/08/2023, 01/11/2023, 08/12/2023 & 16/12/2023 - 14/01/2024

The school closes on December 16th, 2023 (last school day) and re-opens on Monday, Jan, 15th, 2024 for PRIVATE Courses and Monday 04/03/2024 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 17 years.

Prices 2023

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:
12
22
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks  
Intensive + Wine tasting without accommodation 430 860 1240 1620
Intensive + Wine tasting with shared apartment, double room , no meals 640 1315 1940 2565
Intensive + Wine tasting with shared apartment, single room , no meals 700 1445 2140 2835
Intensive + Wine tasting with host family, double room , bed & breakfast 710 1420 2080 2740
Intensive + Wine tasting with host family, single room , bed & breakfast 780 1560 2290 3020
Intensive + Wine tasting with studio apartment, single room , no meals 880 1835 2740 3645
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks  
Intensive + Wine tasting without accommodation 510 1020 1400 1780
Intensive + Wine tasting with shared apartment, double room , no meals 720 1475 2100 2725
Intensive + Wine tasting with shared apartment, single room , no meals 780 1605 2300 2995
Intensive + Wine tasting with host family, double room , bed & breakfast 790 1580 2240 2900
Intensive + Wine tasting with host family, single room , bed & breakfast 860 1720 2450 3180
Intensive + Wine tasting with studio apartment, single room , no meals 960 1995 2900 3805
Starting dates:  

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

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 : EUR 100

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 16th 2023 until March 6th 2023, the school only opens for private lessons.
GROUP LESSONS will be offered from the 06/03/2023 until the 18/11/2023.

The school is closed on: 0/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 01/05/2023, 02/06/2023, 15/08/2023, 01/11/2023, 08/12/2023 & 16/12/2023 - 14/01/2024

The school closes on December 16th, 2023 (last school day) and re-opens on Monday, Jan, 15th, 2024 for PRIVATE Courses and Monday 04/03/2024 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 2023

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  
Intensive + Art without accommodation 1450
Intensive + Art with shared apartment, double room , no meals 1905
Intensive + Art with shared apartment, single room , no meals 2035
Intensive + Art with host family, double room , bed & breakfast 2010
Intensive + Art with host family, single room , bed & breakfast 2150
Intensive + Art with studio apartment, single room , no meals 2425
Number of weeks:
  2 weeks  
Intensive + Art without accommodation 1610
Intensive + Art with shared apartment, double room , no meals 2065
Intensive + Art with shared apartment, single room , no meals 2195
Intensive + Art with host family, double room , bed & breakfast 2170
Intensive + Art with host family, single room , bed & breakfast 2310
Intensive + Art with studio apartment, single room , no meals 2585
Starting dates:  

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

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 : EUR 100

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 16th 2023 until March 6th 2023, the school only opens for private lessons.
GROUP LESSONS will be offered from the 06/03/2023 until the 18/11/2023.

The school is closed on: 0/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 01/05/2023, 02/06/2023, 15/08/2023, 01/11/2023, 08/12/2023 & 16/12/2023 - 14/01/2024

The school closes on December 16th, 2023 (last school day) and re-opens on Monday, Jan, 15th, 2024 for PRIVATE Courses and Monday 04/03/2024 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 2 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 2023

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Prices in  €/EUR  £/GBP  $/USD

Max. 10/ per class
Number of lessons per week:
12
22
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks  
Intensive + Cookery Course without accommodation 430 860 1240 1620
Intensive + Cookery Course with shared apartment, double room , no meals 640 1315 1940 2565
Intensive + Cookery Course with shared apartment, single room , no meals 700 1445 2140 2835
Intensive + Cookery Course with host family, double room , bed & breakfast 710 1420 2080 2740
Intensive + Cookery Course with host family, single room , bed & breakfast 780 1560 2290 3020
Intensive + Cookery Course with studio apartment, single room , no meals 880 1835 2740 3645
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks  
Intensive + Cookery Course without accommodation 510 1020 1400 1780
Intensive + Cookery Course with shared apartment, double room , no meals 720 1475 2100 2725
Intensive + Cookery Course with shared apartment, single room , no meals 780 1605 2300 2995
Intensive + Cookery Course with host family, double room , bed & breakfast 790 1580 2240 2900
Intensive + Cookery Course with host family, single room , bed & breakfast 860 1720 2450 3180
Intensive + Cookery Course with studio apartment, single room , no meals 960 1995 2900 3805
Starting dates:  

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

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 : EUR 100

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 16th 2023 until March 6th 2023, the school only opens for private lessons.
GROUP LESSONS will be offered from the 06/03/2023 until the 18/11/2023.

The school is closed on: 0/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 01/05/2023, 02/06/2023, 15/08/2023, 01/11/2023, 08/12/2023 & 16/12/2023 - 14/01/2024

The school closes on December 16th, 2023 (last school day) and re-opens on Monday, Jan, 15th, 2024 for PRIVATE Courses and Monday 04/03/2024 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 2023

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  
Intensive + History without accommodation 1450
Intensive + History with shared apartment, double room , no meals 1905
Intensive + History with shared apartment, single room , no meals 2035
Intensive + History with host family, double room , bed & breakfast 2010
Intensive + History with host family, single room , bed & breakfast 2150
Intensive + History with studio apartment, single room , no meals 2425
Number of weeks:
  2 weeks  
Intensive + History without accommodation 1610
Intensive + History with shared apartment, double room , no meals 2065
Intensive + History with shared apartment, single room , no meals 2195
Intensive + History with host family, double room , bed & breakfast 2170
Intensive + History with host family, single room , bed & breakfast 2310
Intensive + History with studio apartment, single room , no meals 2585
Starting dates:  

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

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 : EUR 100

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 16th 2023 until March 6th 2023, the school only opens for private lessons.
GROUP LESSONS will be offered from the 06/03/2023 until the 18/11/2023.

The school is closed on: 0/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 01/05/2023, 02/06/2023, 15/08/2023, 01/11/2023, 08/12/2023 & 16/12/2023 - 14/01/2024

The school closes on December 16th, 2023 (last school day) and re-opens on Monday, Jan, 15th, 2024 for PRIVATE Courses and Monday 04/03/2024 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 2023

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  
Intensive + Literature without accommodation 1450
Intensive + Literature with shared apartment, double room , no meals 1905
Intensive + Literature with shared apartment, single room , no meals 2035
Intensive + Literature with host family, double room , bed & breakfast 2010
Intensive + Literature with host family, single room , bed & breakfast 2150
Intensive + Literature with studio apartment, single room , no meals 2425
Number of weeks:
  2 weeks  
Intensive + Literature without accommodation 1610
Intensive + Literature with shared apartment, double room , no meals 2065
Intensive + Literature with shared apartment, single room , no meals 2195
Intensive + Literature with host family, double room , bed & breakfast 2170
Intensive + Literature with host family, single room , bed & breakfast 2310
Intensive + Literature with studio apartment, single room , no meals 2585
Starting dates:  

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 : EUR 100

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 16th 2023 until March 6th 2023, the school only opens for private lessons.
GROUP LESSONS will be offered from the 06/03/2023 until the 18/11/2023.

The school is closed on: 0/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 01/05/2023, 02/06/2023, 15/08/2023, 01/11/2023, 08/12/2023 & 16/12/2023 - 14/01/2024

The school closes on December 16th, 2023 (last school day) and re-opens on Monday, Jan, 15th, 2024 for PRIVATE Courses and Monday 04/03/2024 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 2023

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 600 1235
Duo Course with shared apartment, single room , no meals 660 1365
Duo Course with host family, double room , bed & breakfast 670 1340
Duo Course with host family, single room , bed & breakfast 740 1480
Duo Course with studio apartment, single room , no meals 840 1755
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks  
Duo Course without accommodation 520 1040
Duo Course with shared apartment, double room , no meals 730 1495
Duo Course with shared apartment, single room , no meals 790 1625
Duo Course with host family, double room , bed & breakfast 800 1600
Duo Course with host family, single room , bed & breakfast 870 1740
Duo Course with studio apartment, single room , no meals 970 2015
Starting dates:  

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

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 : EUR 100

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 16th 2023 until March 6th 2023, the school only opens for private lessons.
GROUP LESSONS will be offered from the 06/03/2023 until the 18/11/2023.

The school is closed on: 0/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 01/05/2023, 02/06/2023, 15/08/2023, 01/11/2023, 08/12/2023 & 16/12/2023 - 14/01/2024

The school closes on December 16th, 2023 (last school day) and re-opens on Monday, Jan, 15th, 2024 for PRIVATE Courses and Monday 04/03/2024 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 2023

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 780 1595
One-to-One with shared apartment, single room , no meals 840 1725
One-to-One with host family, double room , bed & breakfast 850 1700
One-to-One with host family, single room , bed & breakfast 920 1840
One-to-One with studio apartment, single room , no meals 1020 2115
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks  
One-to-One without accommodation 760 1520
One-to-One with shared apartment, double room , no meals 970 1975
One-to-One with shared apartment, single room , no meals 1030 2105
One-to-One with host family, double room , bed & breakfast 1040 2080
One-to-One with host family, single room , bed & breakfast 1110 2220
One-to-One with studio apartment, single room , no meals 1210 2495
Starting dates:  

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

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 : EUR 100

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 16th 2023 until March 6th 2023, the school only opens for private lessons.
GROUP LESSONS will be offered from the 06/03/2023 until the 18/11/2023.

The school is closed on: 0/04/2023, 25/04/2023, 01/05/2023, 02/06/2023, 15/08/2023, 01/11/2023, 08/12/2023 & 16/12/2023 - 14/01/2024

The school closes on December 16th, 2023 (last school day) and re-opens on Monday, Jan, 15th, 2024 for PRIVATE Courses and Monday 04/03/2024 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
north american
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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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Mar 17 9 6
Apr 19 12 7
May 23 15 8
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
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