Studying Italian in Sicily: a declaration of love!

The first time I went to Sicily was in 2017. I immediately fell in love with everything. The breathtaking nature: The Mediterranean Sea. The flowers popping up everywhere, already in March, a wonder for a Norwegian after a long winter. The palm trees are always an immense pleasure to see. And Mount Etna, which I…

Studying Italian in Sicily Beyond any Stereotype!

by Grant Rocco, student at Centro BABILONIA in Taormina, Sicily My time in Taormina, at the Italian language school Babilonia, was unique for a few reasons: it was my second time studying Italian at Babilonia, it was during COVID epidemic, and I was there to prepare for the CELI exam.  Most Babilonia students have not…

Best time to visit italy

If you’ve ever wondered this, then this is the article for you. In this article, you will discover all the secrets to how you can choose the best time for your trip as we explore each season’s advantages and disadvantages.Whilst Italy’s stunning coastlines make summer perfect for sun worshippers and beach lovers, its snow-capped mountains,…

How long does it take to get to the next level of Italian?

The levels of knowledge of a foreign language are defined internationally by the CEFR – Common European Framework of Reference for the Knowledge of Foreign Languages. Within this framework, there are six Italian language levels: from level A1 (absolute beginner) to level C2 (mastery).Before discussing how to move from one level to another, we must…

Italian gestures

Our guide to Italian gestures Learning a language is not just learning grammar rules. A language is so much more then grammar rules. Every language is the mirror of a culture. Learning Italian is also learning how to use our hands to add meanings to what we say, to visualize what we mean.Here you will…

What to do in your free time in Taormina

by Steven Jacobs Let’s face it. You aren’t coming to Sicily just to study. The pristine beaches, tropical climate, breathtaking landscapes, and cannoli galore play an important and fundamental role in your decision to haul your portly luggage over to this strange, triangular island. Although small, Taormina and the surrounding area offer a plethora of…