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In a heritage-protected villa, surrounded by sumptuous gardens and only 200m from a Greco-Roman theatre, our good friend Alessandro Adorno's amazing Italian language school provides the very best that Sicily has to offer to students from all over the world year after year.

Here you can not only take classic language classes, but classes combined with options that will make your mouth water; Italian and cooking (with mama!), Italian and hiking, Italian and wine tasting etc etc. If that's not enough the school is also very proudly an officially recognised cultural centre that has film clubs, guest speakers and prides itself in steeping you in all things Italian.

For the studious, the intensive language classes and examination preparation courses will help you make the maximum of progress in the minimum of time in order to achieve your goals. 

The school's large number of official accreditations and affiliations are its mark of quality. Alessandro's passion for his school is a mark of his desire to help you improve both your Italian and your understanding of Italian culture.

  • What's great here !

    The range of courses, Alessandro's passion for his school and his students, and the incredible location in one of the most beautiful towns in Italy.

  • Why do we like this school ?

    TOUS les professeurs y travaillant sont hautement qualifiés (DILS2) et bien sûr passionnés!
    Car c'est en même temps un centre culturel et que vous y croiserez donc plein d'italiens locaux!

  • Who is this school for ?

    Two types of students in particular do well here. Students wanting to improve their Italian in a relaxed island setting. Then, it's great for those wishing to dive into Italian completely as a language and culture as well as wanting to discover a beautiful part of Sicily  - all in an environment best described as family-like. 

  • Outside of School

    As Alessandro's wonderful school is also an cultural centre, you'll find that outside of the classroom situation there is much on offer to enrich your experience both culturally and linguistically.
    The schools has a well-developed social programme of activities most of which come included in the course price; films, games, readings, guided walks and tours. There are even weekly seminars covering subjects as varied as Italian literature, pottery, history and even politics. Moreover, extra activities are organised like dinner evenings and sporting events for the fit!

    The programme is based around whatever is happening at the time in Taormina, basically so that you can make the most of the events and your time there.
    Staff are also available to help you organise your own explorations of the island and all that the surrounding area has to offer.

Testimonies

En effet, me voilà de retour! J’ai passé un mois merveilleux, le séjour a été magnifique!
Taormina m’a beaucoup plu, l’école était géniale et je suis très contente de cette nouvelle expérience! Les professeurs étaient vraiment très très gentils et ils étaient très compétents pour expliquer! A présent, je me sens beaucoup plus confiante avec la langue et l’examen de Celi s’est bien passé, j’ai été vraiment bien préparée! Le seul point négatif était l’humidité qu’il y avait dans l’appartement… j’ai très mal dormi durant tout le séjour à cause de cela. Les murs se fissuraient tous seuls, et il y avait des champignons partout.
A part cela, je pense que des trois séjours que j’ai fais, (Milan, Malte et Taormina), celui-ci est mon préféré! J’ai eu des bons contacts avec les autres étudiants et ai énormément apprécié les liens créés avec les professeurs! Je vous remercie de m’avoir guidée dans une aussi belle bulle de découvertes, et n’hésiterai pas à repasser un de ces quatre à l’agence!

Cécile F.