Italian language school in Taormina – Sicily

Tired of attending courses where the only goal is to passively collect grammar rules without then being able to dialogue or understand what the TV is saying or to enjoy a book or a newspaper article? Frustrated with studying without being able to communicate?

Well then, BABILONIA is the school for you! For us, communicativism is serious stuff and we have been practicing it for 30 years now!

If your goal is not to collect grammar rules but to be able to talk to people or enjoy a movie or a newspaper or a book in Italian, then you have finally found the right school for you!

Where we are

What if your school were located in the wonderful setting of Taormina, Sicily, combining study and vacation, learning Italian and exploring Sicily, enjoying art and culture? Anything else you could you ask for?!

Since 1992, Italian language, culture and territory have been inseparable elements for us. In fact, our motto has always been “”Study Italian and discover Sicily””. Always.

Our school is located in a historic 18th century villa, immersed in the greenery of a beautiful Mediterranean garden, in the heart of the Archaeological Park, just 200 meters from the Greek Theater, where cinema, music, ballet, opera, festivals are held every year.
Do you know what Sigmund Freud said about Sicily (and he knew about happy life and pleasures… )? Sicily is “”The most beautiful region of Italy: an unprecedented orgy of colors, scents, lights, great pleasure!””

Your study-stay in Taormina can truly be the base for exploring the Island of the Sun!


  • Students per class: Maximum 10
  • Accreditations: Bildungsurlaub,  CSN, Eduitalia, IALC
  • Duration of lessons: 55 minutes

Our Italian language school

Our courses are recognized by the Ministry of Education (with Presa d’Atto). The school is an accredited center for CELI and DILS exams for the University for Foreigners of Perugia and an ITALS Master’s Internship Center for the University of Venice Ca Foscari.

We are member of ASILS, EDUITALIA and IALC – International Association of Language Centers.

In Germany our courses are recognized for Bildungsurlaub and in Sweden by the CSN.

The school has been also awarded the Star Award by Study Abroad Magazine and the Culture Award by the City of Taormina.

Any recognition or accreditation is a tangible sign of the absolute quality of the teaching, structure and services offered by our school.

You can combine courses (from A0 to C2 level) with a “plus” program (cooking, tasting, diving, hiking, ceramics, etc.) or a culture course (literature, history, etc.) or a preparation course for the Certification of Italian or our 50+ program “The Island of the Sun” that allows you to learn about Sicilian history, culture and traditions and to visit the main UNESCO sites in Sicily in just 2 weeks!

Courses also include a weekly social program.


Via Timoleone 10
98039 Taormina (ME)
Tel./Fax +39 0942 23441


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