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Babilonia - Center for Italian Language and Culture in Taormina

Center for Italian Studies - Babilonia school, Taormina - Sicily

Babilonia - Center for Italian Language and Culture

Babilonia - Center for Italian Language and Culture is truly a Cultural Center open to both our International Students and the local community. The Cultural Events which take place at the Center represent a unique opportunity for our International students to genuinely feel part of the Italian community, to experience cultural exchanges with Italian artists and musicians, to meet Italian literary authors during our book presentations, to enjoy art exhibitions during our painting and photography openings, to relax in the Babilonia botannical gardens during the jazz, contemporary and classical concerts hosted in our school garden. The school is the original "Casa Silva" estate, an historical property located in the heart of Taormina only 200 meters from the ancient Greek Theater.

 

 

The school is the original "Casa Silva" estate, an historical property located in the heart of Taormina only 200 meters from the ancient Greek Theater. The villa is hidden from view by an impressive stone wall that separates it from the steps of Via Timoleone. Built in 1811, in the park that at the time included the current public gardens, the property was owned by Professor Salvatore Cacciola, mayor of Taormina for many years during the 19th century and husband to Lady Florence Trevelyan, a cousin to the English royal family. The villa still boasts a luxurious botanical garden filled with citrus trees, Mediterranean plants, centuries-old palms, monkey puzzle trees and magnolias, as well as many other exotic trees and plants.Both the Villa and its botanical garden are protected by the Sovrintendenza alle Belle Arti (the national Agency for the preservation of Art and Monuments).

The villa is hidden from view by an impressive stone wall that separates it from the steps of Via Timoleone. Built in 1811, in the park that at the time included the current public gardens, the property was owned by Professor Salvatore Cacciola, mayor of Taormina for many years during the 19th century and husband to Lady Florence Trevelyan, a cousin to the English royal family. The villa still today boasts a luxurious botanical garden filled with citrus trees, Mediterranean plants, centuries-old palms, monkey puzzle trees and magnolias, as well as many other exotic trees and plants.

Babilonia - Center for Italian Language and Culture is truly a Cultural Center open to both our International Students and the local community. The Cultural Events which take place at the Center represent a unique opportunity for our International students to genuinely feel part of the Italian community, to experience cultural exchanges with Italian artists and musicians, to meet Italian literary authors during our book presentations, to enjoy art exhibitions during our painting and photography openings, to relax in the Babilonia botannical gardens during the jazz, contemporary and classical concerts hosted in our school garden.

Students enjoy their leisure time under the Mediterranean trees and study, relax, and share a coffee or lunch from the school cafeteria with their international classmates.


Babilonia serves as an Italian Cultural Center for the local Taormina community

Students have the opportunity to mingle with the local residents at activities such as jazz, contemporary and classical musical concerts, culinary demonstrations, book lectures and political discussions. Students from around the world enroll in courses at Babilonia enhancing the academic and social environment. The study abroad experience is enriched by students making both local and international friends. To view recent events scheduled at the cultural center visit:

http://blog.babilonia.it/index.php/italian-language-school/category/babilonia/

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Syllabi for programs are available for faculty members to review prior to approval of academic credits for study abroad in Sicily courses.
Students may directly transfer credits into their home university or earn US university credits through Auburn University.

 

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For more specific details on study abroad programs, please contact:

Donnamarie Kelly Pignone

Donnamarie
Kelly Pignone

U.S. Academic Advisor

tel/fax: (+1) 603-894-5552
Cell (+1) 978-828-3228

studyabroad@studiareitaliano.com

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