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Babilonia , Taormina, Italy

Average student rating for this school was the best or in the top 20% among all schools in Italy
5.0

Rating: 5.0/5.0

What we like about the school

  • Easy access to the beach and the historical heritage and natural beauties of Sicily
  • Excellent rating of teaching quality
  • Excellent rating of homestay accommodation
  • Excellent rating of student apartments
  • Top rated social activities
  • Top rated school facilities

Babilonia

  • The Centre is located in the heart of world famous town of Taormina, the most beautiful town in Sicily. Courses and programs are held at “Casa Silva”, an historic villa, built in 1817 just 200 metres away from the Greek Theatre: an architectural, natural and historical treasure that Taormina has miraculously managed to conserve. 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.
  • The language school Babilonia was founded in Taormina, Italy in 1992.
  • Address: via Timoleone 10, Taormina, 98039, Italy, 98039 - Taormina, Italy (see on map)
  • Legal name / parent company: Babilonia SRL
  • Tax registration ID: IT04041230873
  • Covid-19 Status: School currently open

Covid-19 related security measures that are taken by Babilonia

OUR SCHOOL ADOPTS AND COMPLIES WITH ALL COVID PREVENTION MEASURES PROVIDED BY NATIONAL GUIDELINES AND ANTI-COVID PROTOCOLS.
The safety of our students and of all those who work in our school is our priority.
In addition to compliance with all the prevention measures provided for by law, all Personal Safety Devices (DPI) will be made available to all our students and to those who work at school in great abundance. Health Safety First!
Sicily has a contagious rate equal to zero.
Sicily is therefore a safe destination for traveling! To guarantee health security and a zero infection rate in our region, Sicily Health Authorithies require anyone traveling to Sicily to register in the "SiciliaSiCura" website.

Accreditations and Quality seals

ASILSIALC EDUITALIAPreferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalUniversity for Foreigners of Perugia

Facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Restaurant

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Movie room

  • Garden

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • TV in all classrooms

  • Electronic whiteboard in all classrooms

  • Air conditioning in all classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

9

Number of public PC workstations:

3

Facilities for disabled students

  • Adapted for students with learning difficulty

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
  • INCLUDED Free consultation about suitable college/university programs by a qualified consultant
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in applying to college/university programs by a qualified consultant
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students

Course material:

Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 7
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 7

Minimum age of students

  • 17 years

Italian teacher qualifications

  • 100% hold a university degree
  • 100% hold a recognised language teaching qualification

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

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7
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16
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19

Days without class

In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2020, 06 Jan. 2020, 13 Apr. 2020, 25 Apr. 2020, 01 May 2020, 02 Jun. 2020, 15 Aug. 2020, 01 Nov. 2020, 08 Dec. 2020, 25 Dec. 2020, 26 Dec. 2020.
In 2021 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2021, 06 Jan. 2021, 05 Apr. 2021, 25 Apr. 2021, 01 May 2021, 02 Jun. 2021, 15 Aug. 2021, 01 Nov. 2021, 08 Dec. 2021, 25 Dec. 2021, 26 Dec. 2021.
School policy regarding bank holidays:Full corresponding tuition fees are reimbursed

Italian Courses

General Language
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The Intensive Italian course is designed for those who want to have a more intensive group course to strengthen their abilities in a shorter time.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 15:50
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Course Brochure
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The Standard course (45 minutes each) is for those who want a complete language experience, studying 4 lessons per day, in group, focusing on the language analysis activities and the communicative tasks.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 11:00
Afternoon: 11:30  - 13:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Course Brochure
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The Semi-Standard course is for those who want to have a shorter learning experience with only 2 lessons a day (of 45 minutes each), in group, focusing on the language analysis activities OR on the communicative tasks.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
General course schedule
2 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 11:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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The Standard Plus course is 4 group lessons a day (45 minutes each) plus 1 hour of one-to-one (55 minutes) a day especially devoted to the student's learning needs.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
General course schedule
5 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 13:00
Afternoon: 14:00  - 14:55
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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This program is specifically geared to travellers over 50 who want to study Italian and, at the same time, learn more about the history, the culture, the traditions and the society of Sicily including cooking, food and wines of Sicily! Language classes take place in the morning, and cultural activities and excursions following in the afternoons and evenings.
Starting dates
2020: 02 Mar. 2020, 30 Mar. 2020, 04 May 2020, 14 Sep. 2020, 05 Oct. 2020.
2021: 15 Mar. 2021, 12 Apr. 2021, 03 May 2021, 31 May 2021, 06 Sep. 2021, 04 Oct. 2021.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Course price includes accommodation
Teacher's home, Double room (only for 2 people travelling together), Breakfast & 1 meal
This course includes dinner and 2 private hour lessons a day (Monday to Friday). Students will be hosted in an independent studio cottage in the garden with a bathroom and a kitchen for 7 nights.Extra private lesson is EU 30 per hour. This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
Contrada Candelora 7, 98030, Gaggi (ME)
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Course price includes accommodation
Teacher's home, Single room
This course includes dinner and 2 private hour lessons a day (Monday to Friday). Students will be hosted in an independent studio cottage in the garden with a bathroom and a kitchen for 7 nights.Extra private lesson is EU 30 per hour. This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
Contrada Candelora 7, 98030, Gaggi (ME)
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Free cancellation up to 7 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
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Course price includes accommodation
Teacher's home, Double room (only for 2 people travelling together)
This course includes lunch, dinner and 2 private hour lessons a day (Monday to Friday). Students will be hosted in an independent studio cottage in the garden with a bathroom and a kitchen for 7 nights.Extra private lesson is EU 30 per hour. This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
Contrada Candelora 7, 98030, Gaggi (ME)
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 7 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
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Course price includes accommodation
Teacher's home, Single room
This course includes lunch, dinner and 2 private hour lessons a day (Monday to Friday). Students will be hosted in an independent studio cottage in the garden with a bathroom and a kitchen for 7 nights.Extra private lesson is EU 30 per hour. This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
Contrada Candelora 7, 98030, Gaggi (ME)
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Free cancellation up to 7 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
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Course price includes accommodation
Teacher's home, Double room (only for 2 people travelling together)
This course includes dinner and 2 private hour lessons a day (Monday to Friday). Students will be hosted in an independent studio cottage in the garden with a bathroom and a kitchen for 3 nights (Thursday to Sunday).Extra private lesson is EU 30 per hour. This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
Contrada Candelora 7, 98030, Gaggi (ME)
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 7 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
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Course price includes accommodation
Teacher's home, Single room
This course includes dinner and 2 private hour lessons a day (Monday to Friday). Students will be hosted in an independent studio cottage in the garden with a bathroom and a kitchen for 3 nights (Thursday to Sunday).Extra private lesson is EU 30 per hour. This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
Contrada Candelora 7, 98030, Gaggi (ME)
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 7 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
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Course price includes accommodation
Teacher's home, Double room (only for 2 people travelling together)
This course includes lunch and dinner and 2 private hour lessons a day (Monday to Friday). Students will be hosted in an independent studio cottage in the garden with a bathroom and a kitchen for 3 nights (Thursday to Sunday).Extra private lesson is EU 30 per hour. This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
Contrada Candelora 7, 98030, Gaggi (ME)
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 7 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
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Course price includes accommodation
Teacher's home, Single room, Breakfast & 1 meal
This course includes lunch and dinner and 2 private hour lessons a day (Monday to Friday). Students will be hosted in an independent studio cottage in the garden with a bathroom and a kitchen for 3 nights (Thursday to Sunday).Extra private lesson is EU 30 per hour. This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
Contrada Candelora 7, 98030, Gaggi (ME)
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Private
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These Italian courses are designed and arranged on an individual basis to meet the student's needs with the frequency that the student requests.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
2 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 9:25
Afternoon: 14:00  - 15:50
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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These Italian courses are designed for 2 students who have the same language level, that want to share the same language course with the frequency they request.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
2 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 9:25
Afternoon: 14:00  - 15:50
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Business
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This course is ideal if you are a businessman, a lawyer, an architect or a doctor, and you want to meet with an Italian colleague in the same field to discuss professional issues. It includes the Standard course plus 2 days per week of your chosen specialised course.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
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Learn how to write, compose or reply to commercial letters in Italian. It includes the Standard course plus 2 hour lesson per day of Commercial Correspondence.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
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Exam Preparation
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This course is centred solely on the student passing the CELI Exam. There are a number of levels of CELI Exam that correspond with the level of the student. This course consists of the following daily schedule; 4 lessons of standard group lessons of Italian and one private lesson specific to focusing on the CELI Exam. Included in the price is an assessment test, fees for the CELI Exam, Italian lessons and the exam session. The exams are twice a year in either June or November.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Exam dates
09 Mar. 2020, 12 May 2020, 23 Jun. 2020, 22 Sep. 2020, 23 Nov. 2020
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Language Plus Activity
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Professional cooking class with a chef is designed for those who wish to learn more professional and sophisticated cookery. 3 lessons a week, 2.5-hour lesson per day.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4-5 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 13:00
Afternoon: 15:00  - 17:30
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Sicilian cooking classes with mamma are given by a real Sicilian mamma in her home. It is for those who wish to learn "la cucina casalinga". 3 lessons a week, 3.5-hour per day (including dinner).
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4-5 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 13:00
Afternoon: 7:00  - 10:30
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Sicily has an extraordinary production of excellent wines, oils, cheeses, conserves, pastries, jams etc. This course is for students who want to learn about the history and the traditions of the different products with a personal tasting experience. The course includes tasting and explanations about the origin, production, recipes. Standard course plus 3 lessons of food and wine per week.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
Course Brochure
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The course includes 2 weeks of standard Italian course and a diving course. The diving course includes: 5 theory lessons (1.5 hours each) to learn the technique of diving and 5 times diving with gas tank (40 minutes each dive). Course runs from June to September only.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
5 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 13:00
Afternoon: 15:00  - 16:30
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
Course Brochure
Babilonia  Brochure (PDF)
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The Scuba Diving in Sicily is designed for those who know how to dive and want to experience the beauty of diving in Taormina. 2 afternoons with 2 dives (40 minutes each dive). Course runs from June to September only.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4-5 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 13:00
Afternoon: 15:00  - 16:20
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
Course Brochure
Babilonia  Brochure (PDF)
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Learn how to make Sicilian ceramics or wood and furniture restoration, or other forms of art crafts on request. Students will be tutored by professional craftsmen at the atelier. In includes the Standard course plus 3 days a week, 1 and a half hours per lesson.
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Lesson duration: 45 minutes
School's administrative fee: 75.00 €
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 38 €. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Comments about courses:All the accommodation options are available from weekend to weekend, with arrival on Saturday or Sunday before the course starts and departure also on Saturday or Sunday after the course ends.

Accommodation

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Price in € 196 392 588 784 980 1176 1372 1568 1960 2352 196
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Price per person
In shared apartments, students have their own private room (single or double)and will share a common kitchen and bathroom.
Price extra night:
28 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 99
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Price in US$ 367 733 1099 1466 1832 2198 2565 2931 3664 4396 367
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This kind of accommodation is well suited for those who desire a more immersive learning experience and additional daily practice speaking Italian. Although it requires a greater commitment not only on the part of the property owner but also on the part of the student.
Price extra night:
43 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 99
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Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Double room.
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 0
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Price in € 371 742 1113 1484 1855 2226 2597 2968 3710 4452 371
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Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Independent apartments are for those who request a private accommodation. For the double occupancy, a supplement of EUR 13 per night is requested.
Most of them offer air conditioning with an extra fee of EUR 50 per week to be paid directly to the landlord.
Price extra night:
53 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 99
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Price in € 441 882 1323 1764 2205 2646 3087 3528 4410 5292 441
Price in US$ 537 1074 1611 2147 2684 3221 3757 4294 5367 6441 537
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Price in € 448 896 1344 1792 2240 2688 3136 3584 4480 5376 448
Price in US$ 546 1091 1636 2181 2727 3272 3817 4362 5453 6543 546
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
The school has negotiated special rates with a few 2 star hotels. Please be advised that given the cyclical nature of the tourist industry, availability is highly unpredictable and we recommend making reservations well in advance.
Price extra night:
63 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Phone, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast, Private bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 99

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    FAQ about Babilonia , Taormina

  • Italian courses at Babilonia start at 167 € for Semi-Standard Course course with 10 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Shared Apartment is the most popular among all our clients of Babilonia
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Babilonia varies from 0 students (CELI Exam Preparation Course ) to 12 students (Intensive Course)
  • 100% of teachers at Babilonia hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Babilonia comes from USA with a 19% representation, followed by students from Germany (16%) and Switzerland (16%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Babilonia offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 35 during the summer and 35 for the rest of the year.
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