Sicily has an extraordinary production of excellent wines, oils and cheeses. Come and learn more about them with a personal experience.
You can combine Italian languge course with The Tastes and/or with Cooking. The Tastes of Sicily is offered for 2 weeks. The course includes tasting and explanations about origin and production. Sicilian Cooking is offered for 2 weeks. You will learn how to prepare a full meal with first course (pasta, risotto or soup), a second course (vegetarian, meat or fish), side dish (salad or vegetables) and, during the week, one sweet or cake.
Taormina is perfectly situated to offer students easy access to the beautiful and historically important treasures of Sicily. With a strong vocation for tourism, Taormina offers many hotels, restaurants, bars, discos, entertainment and sports (windsurfing, scuba diving, mountain-biking, mountain-climbing, rafting, tennis and golf). For walkers, the surroundings of Taormina are a beautiful paradise. There are several trails leading down to the sea and up to the picturesque village of Castelmola. You can also climb to the top of the highest mountain in the area, Monte Venere, where one of the three Greek Venus temples is rumored to have been. Of course, the entire region is also known worldwide for its traditional food and the very particular type of rich red wine made from the grapes grown on Mount Etna, which is the largest active volcano in Europe.
Known for its diverse regions, rich culture, and fabulous food, boot-shaped Italy possesses perhaps the most instantly identifiable physical shape of any country in the world. You can visit Roman ruins, gawk at Renaissance art, stay in tiny hill towns, ski the Alps, explore the canals of Venice, and see more churches than you can imagine. Naturally, you can indulge in the elementary pleasures of good food, improving your wardrobe, and seeking out "la dolce vita." From its beaches to its Alpine mountains, Italy vibrates with a special soul that is reflected in its people, music, and art.
International mix of students and professionals, most are Europeans with some US and Canadian students.
Argentina Brazil Canada Chile China Colombia Costa Rica Dominican Republic Ecuador France Germany Greece Guatemala India Italy Japan Jordan Korea Mexico Panama Peru Poland Portugal Puerto Rico Russia Spain Switzerland Uruguay