Babilonia - Centro di Lingua e Cultura Italiana

Via Timoleone 10 - Taormina

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Founded in 1992, the Italian language school Babilonia in Taormina, sunny Sicily, is the oldest center for Italian language south of Rome. Courses take place in a historical villa (the ancient Casa Silva), just a few steps from the famous Greek Theatre. The school garden is an archeological site with colorful plants and trees where cultural events take place.
The school organizes Italian group courses for all levels as well as individual lessons and various special programs, covering topics such as food and wine, history, art, hiking, golf, ceramic decoration or cinema.
During breaks or after lessons students can enjoy Sicilian delights in our cafè and restaurant, chat with friends in the garden or connect connect with the virtual world using our free wi-fi our school PCs; or they just explore the city and surrounding areas together with our school team during the various excursions and cultural trips.

Babilonia offers a wide range of Italian language and cultural courses for all levels:
• Italian group courses;
• Italian private courses;
• Study abroad programs;
• Italian plus cooking;
• Italian plus pottery;
• Italian plus diving;
• Italian plus hiking;
• Italian plus biking;
• Italian plus golf;
• Italian course 50+;
• Italian in Florence and Taormina;
• Italian literature;
• Art history courses;
• Italian history courses;
• CELI preparation courses;
• Executive courses;
• Commercial writing.

For further information please take a look at the school's website http://www.babilonia.it or contact the school team.

  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Diving
  • Water sports
  • Airport/Station transfer
  • Student counselling
  • Visa support
  • Host family accommodation
  • Host family accommodation without students of same native language
  • Own apartment
  • In hotel/guesthouse
  • Shared Apartment
  • Literature
  • Art history
  • Cooking
  • Hiking
  • Historical sightseeing
  • History
  • Oenology / Enotourism
  • Volunteering
  • University student social events
  • Local cultural events (festivals, etc.)

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Babilonia - Centro di Lingua e Cultura Italiana

United States   

studied Italian Teacher Training

BABILONIA: A Dream School in a Dream Location!

BABILONIA is truly a dream. From the staff and management who are absolute angels to the wonderful, simply amazing teachers, all in a fabulous place like Taormina ... what more could you ask for? I had the great fortune to spend two weeks here for teacher training course (through AATI) and it was the best professional development I have ever had in my career as a teacher. I also made the wise decision to stay with a host family. This was one of the things that made Taormina and Babilonia unforgettable. “Mamma Angela” provided me with everything I needed and more. During my stay, she hosted other Babilonia students from Japan, Russia, Spain, Turkey, and the United States and she treated us all as family, with home cooked Sicilian food and wonderful conversations, always in Italian, of course! ❤ If you have a chance to come here, do it – everything about this place is NUMERO UNO!

posted 5 months ago

Babilonia - Centro di Lingua e Cultura Italiana

United States   

studied Tailor made Italian courses

An Experience Unlike Any Other

I had the absolute pleasure of attending Babilonia Language School for four months during the fall of 2016. My program started on August 5th, and continued until November 16th, when I left for a backpacking trip around Europe.

Throughout my stay here the focus was on immersion, and Babilonia provided that 100%. Throughout all your classes, administrative questions, restaurants, events, and excursions, they speak only in Italian. Fear not, the wonderful teachers do not speak to you as if you already know what they are saying! The teachers help you the entire time, and take the time to sit with you and walk through everything you are having issues with.

The classes are structured around grammar and conversation. You have each of this for an hour and a half a day, and a small 'pausa' in the middle, allowing you to meet all your friends!

During this break you can enjoy a coffee from the little kitchen and some other treat. After classes, if you would like, you can also order a meal from the kitchen, where you are provided a discount as a student. My favorite meal was a pasta dish sprinkled with pistachio and bacon.

When I went, I was the only person from my program, and I knew nobody. However, this did not last for long! Throughout my time at Babilonia I had the pleasure of meeting so many different people from diverse walks of life. To today, I still remain in contact with these wonderful people.

Of course, Taormina is magical. The small town of Taormina is always bustling with life and activity, and every vista is breathtaking. My friends and I would catch a bus down to Isola Bella or Letojanni for a short beach trip, or we walked up to the overlooking city of Castelmola for an incredible view of Sicily. Mount Etna, Sicily's resident volcano dominates the skyline as well from Taormina. Every resident of Taormina is amicable, and by the time that I left, I had made friends with many different store owners. Every time I walked down the street, I dropped in to say Ciao! Taormina is also a relatively short bus trip to Catania, one of the major cities of Sicily.

I also had the fortune of staying in a host family. This was one of the things that made Taormina and Babilonia unforgettable. Lucio and Olga provided me with everything I needed, and more. They treated me to home cooked food, Sicilian delicacies, and wonderful stories.

I know I will return to Sicily, and I am sure I will be welcomed back with open arms.

posted 9 months ago

Babilonia - Centro di Lingua e Cultura Italiana

Netherlands   

studied General Italian

Ricordi bellissimi

Frequentavo alcuni corsi in Italia per imparare questa lingua. Babilonia e il mio preferito. Lezioni variati , di alti livelli ma chiari spiegazioni. Insegnanti molte appassionati!!

posted 1 year ago

This course is for students aged: 16-70
Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate
Class Sizes: Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students
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Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate
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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate
Class Sizes: Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students
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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate
Class Sizes: Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students
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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate
Class Sizes: Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students
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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate
Class Sizes: Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students
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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate
Class Sizes: Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students
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