Italian Courses in Taormina, Italy
Italian Courses in Taormina, Italy

About Babilonia

The Center for Italian language and culture “BABILONIA” in Taormina, Sicily is the oldest Italian language center south of Rome, founded in 1992. Our Italian courses and programs take place at “Casa Silva” a beautiful historical Villa only 200 meters away from the Greek Theatre. Our school garden is part of an archeological area!

In our beautiful garden, among citrus trees, palms, and jasmine plants our Center organizes cultural events such as book presentation with authors, painting and photo exhibitions, jazz concerts open both to our International students and the local community. On top of that, the school offers a weekly program of social and cultural events for our students only.

Our full immersion Italian language courses can be in groups or individual, more or less intensive in terms of lesson hours per day. We also offer a full range of “Italian plus” programs: cooking, food & wine, ceramic decoration, diving, hiking, golf as well as culture courses as literature, art history, cinema and history.

The school also offers a service of cafeteria and restaurant as well as wifi connection and PCs availability.


Students at our Italian language courses in Taormina, Sicily come for full immersion Italian language programs from all over the world!

Students in our Italian language courses range from 18 to 80 years and represent many different cultures and backgrounds. We welcome this diversity and encourage cross-cultural exchanges and learning whenever possible. We believe this makes for a more interesting and enjoyable experience for everyone.


    The courses and programs are held at Casa Silva, an historic villa, built in 1817 just 200 meters away from the Greek Theatre: an architectural, natural and historical treasure that Taormina has miraculously managed to conserve.

    At “Casa Silva”, BABILONIA hosts Book Presentations by authors, a Cine-Forum and in summertime, Painting and Sculpture exhibitions in its 1,000 square metres of botanical garden. Additionally, Live Theatre Performances and Live Concerts (jazz and classical music) are offered. In the [email protected]é located in the WI-FI garden students can enjoy their leisure time under the lush green trees to study, relax and meet their classmates.

    A kitchen hosts our cooking courses and students can buy coffee, cappuccino, fruit salad, croissants, cakes and typical Sicilian dishes in our cafeteria.


    During your full immersion Italian language courses, we will also offer you a scheduled program of free social and cultural extra-curricular activities which are included in the price of the course of Italian. These activities may include, but are not limited to lectures, walks, films, games, seminars.

    In addition to free social and cultural extra-curricular activities, our Italian language school also offers paid excursions, guided tours, field trips and trips in Sicily, usually every weekend or occasionally in the afternoons.
    Visa Information
    The school assists students in obtaining a visa for their language course in Sicily.

    How to get there

    The nearest airport is Catania Fontanarossa (about 45 kilometres away from Taormina). There are weekly scheduled flights from many European cities.

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      by Wight C.
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      Hi, if you're looking for a good Italian language school in Italy, then I strongly recommend Babilonia at Taormina, Sicily. In the past ten years I've been to three language schools in Italy. The last was Babilonia, and it remains number one on my list. I had never heard of Taormina before last year, so I had some hesitation about going there. I decided to take a chance, and took a B-level course in September and October of 2008. It was a wonderful experience that I'll never forget, and I will return. Taormina is beautiful. It's also remarkably safe. The Babilonia staff is extremely helpful and friendly. They will go the extra mile to make you comfortable. In general I find Sicilians are tougher on the outside, but softer on the inside than most Italians. They are warm people. In Taormina there are gorgeous panoramas, nice beaches, and an active volcano. What more can you ask for? Of course nothing is perfect. Here are my negative impressions. Taormina can be expensive, although there are ways around this if you're staying long-term. It's a tourist town, so expect to pay high euro for nice clothes, etc. Taormina is an extra flight from Rome to Catania, if you're coming from outside Europe. It's hard to say anything bad about the place. The people, the culture, the food, the local wine, the history, it's all in Taormina. Check out Babilonia! Feel free to contact me with any questions. Chris Wight [email protected]
      Friday, 10 July 2009


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