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Babilonia Taormina (Sicily)

Learn Italian by taking a course at Babilonia, the well-known school located in the heart of Taormina. This school has been awarded for the quality Italian classes they provide for their students and is a member of IALC (International Association of Language Centers). 

Babilonia is located in the longstanding "Casa Silva", a historical mansion located just 200 meters from the city's ancient Greek theater. Apart from being the home of the school, the building serves as a cultural center and café for the local community. Babilonia has bright and welcoming classrooms, all equipped with wifi which students can use during their study here to make the best of their learning experience. The grounds form part of a large botanic garden, which invites students to relax between classes and share a delicious coffee or Sicilian dessert beneath the trees with their classmates. As well as Italian classes, the school also uses their vast gardens to host book presentations, theater productions, and concerts as well as art exhibitions, in which students can participate in without additional cost, or at an affordable price. By participating in these events, students will have the fantastic opportunity to share a moment with the Sicilian locals and learn a little more about their culture.

The school offers not only general courses but also courses to prepare for the CELI exam, courses for over 50s and a large offering of courses paired with activities, such as diving, gastronomy, and art. All professors at Babilonia have a university diploma and have been trained in teaching Italian as a foreign language.

The team at Babilonia prepares a weekly activities program of social and cultural events including guided city tours, cinema visits, conversation club, opportunities to sample local cuisine and trips to sites of interest in Sicily, amongst others. 

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School Facts

School size:

small

Classrooms:

8

High season:

June - September

Germany
16%
Switzerland
13%
United States of America
12%
Netherlands
8%
France
5%
Spain
5%
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
4%
Norway
4%
Sweden
4%
Worldwide
30%

10 - 17 years old:

1%

18 - 25 years old:

17%

26 - 35 years old:

24%

36 - 45 years old:

17%

46 - 60 years old:

25%

60 - 80 years old:

11%

Location

Babilonia, via Timoleone 10, 98039 Taormina ME, Italy

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Courses

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Price From
Variable
Schedule: Variable
1 - 24
Weeks: 1 - 24
675 EUR (4 weeks)
  • 10 standard lessons per week
  • Class length in minutes: 45
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: max. 12
  • Minimum age: 17
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
  • Beginner starting dates: 2019-01-14 | 2019-01-21 | 2019-02-04 | 2019-02-18 | 2019-03-04 | 2019-03-18 | 2019-04-01 | 2019-04-15 | 2019-04-29 | 2019-05-06 | 2019-05-20 | 2019-06-03 | 2019-06-17 | 2019-07-01 | 2019-07-15 | 2019-07-29 | 2019-08-05 | 2019-08-19 | 2019-09-02 | 2019-09-16 | 2019-09-30 | 2019-10-14 | 2019-10-28 | 2019-11-04 | 2019-11-18 | 2019-12-02
Variable
Schedule: Variable
1 - 24
Weeks: 1 - 24
925 EUR (4 weeks)
  • 20 standard lessons per week
  • Class length in minutes: 45
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: max. 12
  • Minimum age: 17
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
  • Beginner starting dates: 2019-01-14 | 2019-01-21 | 2019-02-04 | 2019-02-18 | 2019-03-04 | 2019-03-18 | 2019-04-01 | 2019-04-15 | 2019-04-29 | 2019-05-06 | 2019-05-20 | 2019-06-03 | 2019-06-17 | 2019-07-01 | 2019-07-15 | 2019-07-29 | 2019-08-05 | 2019-08-19 | 2019-09-02 | 2019-09-16 | 2019-09-30 | 2019-10-14 | 2019-10-28 | 2019-11-04 | 2019-11-18 | 2019-12-02
Variable
Schedule: Variable
1 - 24
Weeks: 1 - 24
1,625 EUR (4 weeks)
  • 20 standard group lessons per week
  • 5 private lessons per week
  • Class length in minutes: 45
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: max. 12 / 1
  • Minimum age: 17
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
  • Beginner starting dates: 2019-01-14 | 2019-01-21 | 2019-02-04 | 2019-02-18 | 2019-03-04 | 2019-03-18 | 2019-04-01 | 2019-04-15 | 2019-04-29 | 2019-05-06 | 2019-05-20 | 2019-06-03 | 2019-06-17 | 2019-07-01 | 2019-07-15 | 2019-07-29 | 2019-08-05 | 2019-08-19 | 2019-09-02 | 2019-09-16 | 2019-09-30 | 2019-10-14 | 2019-10-28 | 2019-11-04 | 2019-11-18 | 2019-12-02
Full days
Schedule: Full days
1 - 24
Weeks: 1 - 24
1,605 EUR (4 weeks)
  • 30 standard lessons per week
  • Class length in minutes: 45
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: max. 12
  • Minimum age: 17
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
  • Beginner starting dates: 2019-01-14 | 2019-01-21 | 2019-02-04 | 2019-02-18 | 2019-03-04 | 2019-03-18 | 2019-04-01 | 2019-04-15 | 2019-04-29 | 2019-05-06 | 2019-05-20 | 2019-06-03 | 2019-06-17 | 2019-07-01 | 2019-07-15 | 2019-07-29 | 2019-08-05 | 2019-08-19 | 2019-09-02 | 2019-09-16 | 2019-09-30 | 2019-10-14 | 2019-10-28 | 2019-11-04 | 2019-11-18 | 2019-12-02
Variable
Schedule: Variable
1 - 48
Weeks: 1 - 48
3,115 EUR (4 weeks)
  • 20 standard private lessons per week
  • Class length in minutes: 55
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: A1 - C2
  • Students per course: 1
  • Minimum age: 17
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
Schedule
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Price From
Full days
Schedule: Full days
1 - 12
Weeks: 1 - 12
1,765 EUR (4 weeks)
  • 20 standard group lessons per week
  • 10.5 hours of Italian/Sicilian cooking per week (divided into sessions of 3.5 hours each, three times a week)
  • Class length in minutes: 45
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: A2 - C2
  • Students per course: max. 12
  • Minimum age: 17
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
Full days
Schedule: Full days
1 - 12
Weeks: 1 - 12
1,465 EUR (4 weeks)
  • 20 standard group lessons per week
  • 3 lessons of 1.5 hours each (once a week) about the history and tradition of wine, oil, cheese etc. including wine tasting
  • Class length in minutes: 45
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: A2 - C2
  • Students per course: max. 12
  • Minimum age: 17
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
Full days
Schedule: Full days
2
Weeks: 2
-
  • 20 standard group lessons per week
  • 5 diving lessons of 1.5 hours each, including theory lessons and five dives with an oxygen tank of 40 minutes each
  • This course is designed as a preparation course for those wanting to obtain their international PADI Open Water license
  • Class length in minutes: 45
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: A2 - C2
  • Students per course: max. 12
  • Minimum age: 17
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
Full days
Schedule: Full days
1 - 12
Weeks: 1 - 12
1,737 EUR (4 weeks)
  • 20 standard group lessons per week
  • Two afternoons of two dives of 40 minutes each
  • Class length in minutes: 45
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: A2 - C2
  • Students per course: max. 12
  • Minimum age: 17
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
Full days
Schedule: Full days
2
Weeks: 2
-
  • 20 standard group lessons per week
  • 20 culture lessons of 55 minutes each including topics such as: sculpture, painting, archaeology and Sicilian architecture from prehistory to the present day
  • Class length in minutes: 45
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: A2 - C2
  • Students per course: max. 12
  • Minimum age: 17
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
Full days
Schedule: Full days
1 - 12
Weeks: 1 - 12
1,745 EUR (4 weeks)
  • 20 standard group lessons per week
  • Three lessons of 1.5 hours each about pottery, ceramic, restoration and crafts per week
  • Class length in minutes: 45
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: A2 - C2
  • Students per course: max. 12
  • Minimum age: 17
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
Full days
Schedule: Full days
1 - 12
Weeks: 1 - 12
2,725 EUR (4 weeks)
  • 20 standard group lessons per week
  • Two half-day and one full day of hiking in national parks led by eco-tour guides
  • Transport to the national parks is included
  • Class length in minutes: 45
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: A2 - C2
  • Students per course: max. 12
  • Minimum age: 17
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
Full days
Schedule: Full days
2
Weeks: 2
-
  • 20 standard group lessons per week
  • 20 film lessons per week
  • Class length in minutes: 45
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: A2 - C2
  • Students per course: max. 12
  • Minimum age: 17
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
Schedule
Weeks
Price From
Mornings
Schedule: Mornings
4 - 8
Weeks: 4 - 8
2,425 EUR (4 weeks)
  • 20 CELI exam preparation lessons per week
  • 1 private CELI exam preparation lesson per week
  • Class length in minutes: 45
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: A1 - C2
  • Students per course: 1/max. 12
  • Minimum age: 17
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
Schedule
Weeks
Price From
Mornings
Schedule: Mornings
2
Weeks: 2
1,390 EUR (2 weeks)
  • 20 standard group lessons per week
  • 10 private business Italian lessons per week
  • Class length in minutes: 45
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: A1 - C2
  • Students per course: 1/max. 12
  • Minimum age: 17
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
Schedule
Weeks
Price From
Variable
Schedule: Variable
2
Weeks: 2
1,020 EUR (2 weeks)
  • 10 standard group lessons per week
  • Activities including visits to sites of interest in Sicily, Sicilian history and culture lessons, wine and cheese tasting.
  • Class length in minutes: 45
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: A1 - C2
  • Students per course: 3-10
  • Minimum age: 50
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
  • Starting dates: 2019-03-18 | 2019-04-08 | 2019-05-06 | 2019-09-16 | 2019-10-14
Variable
Schedule: Variable
2
Weeks: 2
1,170 EUR (2 weeks)
  • 20 standard group lessons per week
  • Activities including visits to sites of interest in Sicily, Sicilian history and culture lessons, wine and cheese tasting.
  • Class length in minutes: 45
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: A1 - C2
  • Students per course: 3-10
  • Minimum age: 50
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
  • Starting dates: 2019-03-18 | 2019-04-08 | 2019-05-06 | 2019-09-16 | 2019-10-14

Accommodation

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Breakfast
Breakfast
Shared
Shared
891 EUR (4 weeks)
    Accommodation
  • Travel Time (on foot): 15 minutes
  • Accommodation facilities include: TV
    Accommodation room
  • Minimum age: 17
  • Room facilities include: Bedding | Towels
Half board
Half board
Shared
Shared
1,161 EUR (4 weeks)
    Accommodation
  • Travel Time (on foot): 15 minutes
  • Accommodation facilities include: TV
    Accommodation room
  • Minimum age: 17
  • Room facilities include: Bedding | Towels
Full board
Full board
Shared
Shared
1,431 EUR (4 weeks)
    Accommodation
  • Travel Time (on foot): 15 minutes
  • Accommodation facilities include: TV
    Accommodation room
  • Minimum age: 17
  • Room facilities include: TV | Bedding | Towels
Meals
Bathroom
Price From
Self catering
Self catering
Shared
Shared
756 EUR (4 weeks)
    Accommodation
  • Travel Time (on foot): 15-20 minutes
  • Accommodation facilities include: Communal area/shared living room | Fully equipped communal kitchen
    Accommodation room
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Room facilities include: Bedding | Towels
Self catering
Self catering
Shared
Shared
553.50 EUR (4 weeks)
    Accommodation
  • Travel Time (on foot): 15-20 minutes
  • Accommodation facilities include: Communal area/shared living room | Fully equipped communal kitchen
    Accommodation room
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Room facilities include: Bedding | Towels
  • Only available for two people travelling together
Meals
Bathroom
Price From
Self catering
Self catering
Private
Private
1,431 EUR (4 weeks)
    Accommodation
  • Travel Time (on foot): 20 minutes
  • Accommodation facilities include: Kitchen | Communal area/shared living room | Fully equipped communal kitchen
    Accommodation room
  • Room facilities include: Bedding | Towels
Self catering
Self catering
Private
Private
891 EUR (4 weeks)
    Accommodation
  • Travel Time (on foot): 20 minutes
  • Accommodation facilities include: Kitchen | Communal area/shared living room | Fully equipped communal kitchen
    Accommodation room
  • Room facilities include: Bedding | Towels
  • Only available for two people travelling together
Meals
Bathroom
Price From
Breakfast
Breakfast
Private
Private
945 EUR (4 weeks)
    Accommodation
  • Travel Time (on foot): 15-20 minutes
    Accommodation room
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Internet
  • Room facilities include: Bedding | Towels | Telephone
Breakfast
Breakfast
Private
Private
823.50 EUR (4 weeks)
    Accommodation
  • Travel Time (on foot): 15-20 minutes
    Accommodation room
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Internet
  • Room facilities include: Bedding | Towels | Telephone

Transfer

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Operating Hours
Price
One Way
Direction: One Way
24 hrs
Operating Hours: 24 hrs
88 EUR
Price: 88 EUR

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2019-04-22 | 2019-04-25 | 2019-05-01 | 2019-06-02 | 2019-08-15 | 2019-11-01 | 2019-12-08 | 2019-12-13 - 2020-01-12

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