The Italian Academy

We are an Italian language school in Siracusa, Sicily, Italy.

The Italian Academy, established in 1984 is specialized in language teaching and is fully recognised by the Italian Ministry of Education. It is situated in the city centre close to the archeological park and archeological museum, within easy reach of the main shopping streets of the city, the old town on the island of Ortigia and the outdoor solariums.


The School

  • 30 years experience. Accredited by the MIUR, Italian Ministry of Education.
  • Highly qualified teachers.
  • Centrally located, modern premises
  • WIFI and air-conditioning throughout, media centre and computer lab
  • Rich program of excursions and cultural activities
  • 24/7 student support
  • Optional Tandem language exchange program with local students
  • CILS  and DITALS (University of Siena Certification of Italian for students and teachers) preparation and examination centre 


Our courses

We have a unique range of courses: general Italian, cooking and wine tasting, history and exciting eco-tours. 30 years experience. Highly qualified teaching team. All year round general Italian courses, structured in line with the Common European Framework. All levels from A1 to C2. Unique range of focused Italian+ courses: “Food and Wine”, “History, Myths and Culture” and “The Sicilian Adventure”.


Our teaching method

Based on the communicative approach. Classes focus on developing the 4 language skills, with emphasis placed on interactive communication and an attentive analysis of each student’s needs. Topics covered in class are closely related to the rich program of activities.


Start Dates

Every Monday (year round)

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