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Learn Italian in Syracuse

Do you want to learn Italian on the beautiful island of Sicily, in a city steeped in history and culture? Then take an Italian course with us at our school in Syracuse! Located on the Ionian coast of Sicily, Syracuse is home to some of Italy’s greatest archaeological treasures, and is even listed as a UNESCO world heritage site.

Visit the Archaeological Park Neapolis or the Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi, where you can browse an interesting array of artefacts which tell tales of ancient civilizations. Or, take a wander through the historical centre and feel as though you have been transported back in time, where medieval buildings and winding streets will give you a unique insight into the city’s rich history. Each street is scattered with street markets, cafés and shops, as well as a wide variety of restaurants offering local gastronomic delicacies that you won’t be able to resist. What’s more, Sirasuca finds itself within easy reach of many other Italian cities and landmarks, making it the perfect base for exploring Sicily!

Syracuse really is a must-see for anyone with a passion for Italian language, history and culture, and what better way to delve into it than by taking an Italian course with us in this spectacular city?

Our school in Syracuse

7 classrooms
Resource centre with multi-media learning materials
Student computers
Private, 2-acre garden
Course materials included
Wi-Fi throughout the building
Registered CILS/DITALS examination centre
Member of Eduitalia
Approved for Erasmus+ and Bildungsurlaub programmes

Our school in Syracuse is conveniently located in the heart of the city, just a stone-throw away from the famous archaeological park and archaeological museum.

It is situated within modern premises, and is comprised of 7 fully-equipped classrooms, a media centre and computer lab, an outdoor terrace with a café, Wi-Fi throughout the building and 24/7 student support.

Location: central Syracuse
Nearest convenience store: 450 m
Nearest café: 450 m
Nearest metro stop: N/A
Distance from train station: 1.6 km
Nearest bus stop: 800 m (Teocrito Sud 2)
Distance from airport: 63.6 km (Catania Fontanarossa/Vincenzo Bellini International Airport)

Courses in Syracuse

Available courses

    Take an Intensive course at our school in Syracuse and receive 20 Italian lessons each week. This course is a great option for those who wish to practise Italian in the mornings and spend the afternoons exploring the city and its surroundings.

    If you would like a more Intensive language-learning experience, you can take a combined course, consisting of both group lessons (20 per week) and private lessons (5 per week). This option offers students the best of both worlds - the chance to learn Italian in the company of like-minded classmates and the opportunity to tailor part of your course to fit your individual needs.

    For a completely personalised programme, you can choose to take a course of private lessons only. We usually offer 10 lessons per week, however if you would like more teaching hours than this then don’t hesitate to contact us. Private lessons are an ideal option for those who want full flexibility with their language-learning in terms of both structure and content.

    In addition to our Intensive Italian courses, we also offer more specialised courses, including Italian + Cookery and Italian + Culture. Such courses will ensure that you have a fully-immersive experience during your time in Syracuse, and allow you to combine your passion for languages with your love for all things Italian!

    Teaching is conducted in Italian, by experienced and fully-qualified professionals.


    Available accommodation

    • Host Family
    • Studio Apartment

    Stay with a local host family for an authentic experience of life in Syracuse! Accommodation is offered in single rooms, with the choice between bed and breakfast or half-board (two meals per day).

    For more independence during your stay in Syracuse, opt for a private apartment. Apartments are located in the city centre, just a short walk from the school itself. They include a bedroom, fully-equipped kitchen and bathroom, a garden with a patio, washing facilities, parking facilities and Wi-Fi access.


    Our partner school in Syracuse arrange an exciting array of activities and excursions that provide all students with the perfect opportunity to experience local culture and practice their Italian skills outside of the classroom. Activities vary depending upon the season, but may include:

    • Cooking classes
    • Wine-tasting
    • Eco-tours
    • Adventure trails
    • Cultural excursions to nearby points of interest

    How to get there

    Optional airport transfers upon arrival / departure can be arranged from / to Catania Airport or Comiso Airport. Please note that this service is not included in the price and will incur an additional fee.

    Location of our school in Syracuse


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    School Staff

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    School statistics

    Nationality (%)

    Australia (5)
    Canada (5)
    France (7)
    Germany (9)
    Netherlands (3)
    Other (18)
    Spain (7)
    Switzerland (4)
    Uk (15)
    Usa (27)

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    Average ages (June - Aug)

    * Statistics considered correct at the time of publishing

    Student stories on our blog

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    Prices for Syracuse

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    NOTE: The start dates marked (b) are suitable for all levels, including complete beginners.

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