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Italiensk språkskola Italien, Sicilien
Italiensk språkskola Italien, Sicilien
Italiensk språkskola Italien, Sicilien
Italiensk språkskola Italien, Sicilien
Italiensk språkskola Italien, Sicilien
Italiensk språkskola Italien, Sicilien
Italiensk språkskola Italien, Sicilien
Italiensk språkskola Italien, Sicilien
Italiensk språkskola Italien, Sicilien
Italiensk språkskola Italien, Sicilien
Italiensk språkskola Italien, Sicilien
Italiensk språkskola Italien, Sicilien
Italiensk språkskola Italien, Sicilien
Italiensk språkskola Italien, Sicilien
Italiensk språkskola Italien, Sicilien
Italiensk språkskola Italien, Sicilien
Italiensk språkskola Italien, Sicilien
Italiensk språkskola Italien, Sicilien
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Among the possible destinations for learning Italian and taking Italian courses in one of the Italian language schools in Italy, our school in Taormina, Sicily, represents one of the very few possibilità in the South of Italy.

Our school is located in the beautiful town of Taormina, an old hilltop town full of history and culture and by the sea. (Map of Taormina PDF - 301Kb). Taormina is famous for its beauty, its incredible storia and architettura, as  well as for its reputation in welcoming travellers. Taormina is perfectly situated to offer students easy access to the beautiful and historically important treasures of Sicily.

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The città of Taormina plays a fundamental role as one of the most important archaeological locations in Italy. In fact, the Greeks, fathers of Italian and European culture, settled their first colony in Italy exactly here in the Bay of Naxos, in 735 bc.. Taormina is also home to one of the most famosi Greek Theatres in the world. Here, in summertime the main events of the International Film, Music, Dance and Theatre Festival of “Taormina Arte” take place. 

Along with the different dominations that conquered Sicily, many important monuments and buildings were built in Taormina by The Greeks, the Romans, the Byzantines, the Arabs, the Swebians, the Normans, the Spanish, the French, and the entire XIX European aristocracy have all left their “footprints”, in Taormina in the form of beautiful buildings, monuments, churches, villas, parks and castles.

Italiensk språkskola Italien, Sicilien

The town is like a treasure chest of history: walking along its main street, Corso Umberto, and the maze of narrow staircased streets and small beautiful squares, you find Theatres and Gymnasium from the Greek Age, Odeon and Baths from the Roman Age, beautiful buildings in which the Arab and the Norman cultures melt together in a memorable sense of bellezza, traces of the Byzantine domination and beautiful villas which belonged to the European aristocracy in the XVIII and XIX centuries, all in the context of a small town on top of the hill of Monte Tauro, overlooking the coastline of the Ionian Sea, 2 minutes away from the beach by cable car.

Take a virtual tour of Taormina visiting. And learn more about the history, the monuments and the views of our town. Or have a look at the foto.

For walkers, the surroundings of Taormina are also a beautiful paradiso. There are several trails leading down to the sea and up to the picturesque village of Castelmola, and to the top of the highest mountain in the area, Monte Venere, where one of the three Greek temples of Venus is rumoured to have existed.

In addition to our Italian courses, culture courses and extra courses, Taormina offers many opportunità in the way of hotels, restaurants, bars, discos, entertainment and sports: windsurfing, diving, snorkelling, mountain-biking, hill-climbing, rafting, tennis and golf. And during summertime there are concerts and ballets, cinema and theatre during the  “International Festival of Taormina Arte”.

Italiensk språkskola Italien, Sicilien

And Taormina can be the base for a more expansive tour of Sicily. Most people do not seem to realize how much Sicily has to offer. With its sun, its beige pebble and sandy beaches, its warm aqua blue water, its snow-topped volcano Mount Etna, its forests and  rolling golden hills, Sicily has always been at the centre of the Mediterranean Sea, and therefore, it has always been at the centre of Mediterranean history.

Every major European royal dynasty that wanted to have power in Europe and over the Mediterranean Sea “had” to own Sicily. And down through the last almost 3,000 years of history, every major Mediterranean power has left its mark on Sicily! Important artistic, architectural, and cultural remains are visible in virtually every town at virtually every corner of this island in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea.

Take a virtual tour of Sicily  and learn more about the history, the monuments and the views of our region.

In, 1786, J.W. Goethe, in his “Italienische Reise” (Flight to Italy), wrote „Without Sicily, Italy cannot be fully understood. It is here one finds the key to all things"

A quick look into the history of Sicily will help us understand why. Syracuse ruled over the Mediterranean Sea and over Italy up to Tuscany, influencing first the Etruscans  and  then the Roman culture. It was so powerful in the Mediterranean Sea that Athens was obliged to defend its supremacy in the Greek world in many different wars. Many of the legende described in Homer’s Odyssey  take place in Sicily, between the Aeolian Islands and the volcano, Mount Etna. Agrigento, with its magnificent temples, was described by Pyndar as “The most beautiful town for mortals”. From among many cities: Catania gave birth to Caronda, the first man in the world who understood the importance of having law in a written form to guarantee democracy; Palermo, where the Arabs left beautiful traces of their vast knowledge in science and architecture and where the Arab culture mixed with the German culture of the court of Frederick II of Swabia leaving beautiful palaces, churches and chapels with breathtaking mosaics and columns.

In the Fine Arts Sicily’s contribution has been enormous. Since the Middle Ages, when the language and the poesia of the court of Federico II was about to become the national language, before Dante and his magnificent Comedy put an end to the controversy. Sicily has contributed 2 Nobel prizes in literature: Quasimodo and Pirandello. Most of the school of  literary realism was Sicilian: Verga, Capuana, Rosso di San Secondo. And still in the contemporary scenario Sciascia, Bufalino, Consolo, and Camilleri are best sellers.

In music, from the old cantastorie travelling around the island singing the stories of French paladins to XIX century when Vincenzo Bellini delighted European royal courts with his Norma. And in pop music nowadays with Franco Battiato and Carmen Consoli, Mario Venuti and Denovo.

In paintings and sculpture, from Antonello di Messina to Renato Guttuso.  

In fashion, from Mariella Ferrera to Dolce & Gabbana.

And in cooking & wine: from pasta alle sarde to caponatina, from cannoli to pasta reale, from Marsala to Malvasia.

Of course, the entire region is also known worldwide for its traditional food and its wine.

Taormina is perfectly situated to offer Italian language students easy access to the beautiful and historically important treasures of Sicily: the right place for combining study and holidays.

We would love to welcome you soon and help you have an unforgettable personal, cultural and educational experience with us in Taormina, in Sicily!

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