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The Italian Academy, Siracusa, Italy


Rating: 4.4/5.0

Piazzale San Marziano, 1 - 96100 Siracusa - see on map

What we like about the school

  • Walking distance from the beach
  • Top rated school facilities (4.4/5.0)
  • Excellent nationality mix. No student nationality makes up more than 15% of students.
  • Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students.
  • Optional language workshops.

Location: Siracusa is a wonderful location to study in with its unique history, beautiful nature and warm-welcoming Sicilian atmosphere. The school is set in a historic villa with an exclusive Mediterranean botanical garden in the city centre. The main entrance is next to the world-famous Basilica and Catacombs of St. John, a few meters from the archaeological park and archaeological museum, within walking distance of the main shopping streets, the island of Ortygia and its beautiful beaches. A perfect starting point to explore Sicily and its culture. All courses are taught by highly qualified and experienced Italian language teachers.
  • The language school The Italian Academy was founded in Siracusa, Italy in 1984.
  • Legal name / parent company: The Academy SRL
  • Tax registration ID: IT00731730891
  • The school is an official exam center
    The following language examinations can be taken directly at the school:

Italian Courses

General Language
Exam Preparation
Information for all courses offered by The Italian Academy
Lesson duration
45 minutes
School's administrative fee
60.00 €
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place before the start of the course via an online form.
Individual classes
Single individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 36 €. 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.
Days without class
In 2022 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan. 2022, 01 Jun. 2022, 05 Jan. 2022, 06 Feb. 2022, 11 Jan. 2022, 12 Aug. 2022.
School policy regarding bank holidays:Full number of lost classes are made up
Please note that this school reserves the right to reduce the number of lessons if the minimum number of students is not reached.
Course material
Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Free airport pickup for all junior courses (both ways)
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test before arrival
  • 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 finding flats for long-term students
  • INCLUDED Free assistance for finding jobs
  • INCLUDED Optional language workshops
Note: All courses offered by The Italian Academy, Siracusa can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.

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The Italian Academy

Accreditations and Quality seals
ISO 9000/9001Italian in ItalyNAFSAEDUITALIALICETPreferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal
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)
First day of course
Students should arrive at 8:30
Student gender mix:
50% male / 50% female
School Size
Recommended type of transportation to city centre and name of most convenient stop for the school: Bus: * Central bus station.
Walking distance from the school to recommended public transport stop: 5 minutes
Travelling time from recommended stop to city centre by public transport: 5 minutes
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at The Italian Academy and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
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General school facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Microwave for student use

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Movie rental

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Movie room

  • Lounge

  • Garden

  • Rooftop terrace

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Free parking

  • Smoking zones (outdoors)

  • Tourist information

  • Assistance with entrance ticket purchases

  • Assistance with reservations for restaurants, bars, clubs

  • Assistance with organizing transportation

  • Dry cleaning (paid)

  • Classroom equipment

    • TV in all classrooms

    • Electronic whiteboard in some classrooms

    • Air conditioning in all classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 14
    Number of public PC workstations: 15

    Facilities for disabled students

    • Disabled car park

    • Wheelchair access to classroom

    • Accessible Toilet

    • Wheelchair access to reception

    • Wheelchair access to cafeteria

    • Adapted for students with learning difficulty

Additional comment about facilities of school

Students enjoy 2 acres of lush Mediterranean gardens with outdoor study areas, a close walk to the sea and the archaeological sites

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
Adult courses - In summer:30
Adult courses - Throughout the year: 20
Junior courses - In summer: 10
Junior courses - Throughout the year: 5
Minimum age of students
18 years
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 5
Adult courses Throughout the year: 5
Junior courses In summer: 2
Junior courses Throughout the year: 1

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Visa Documents

Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 90 days.
Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Nationals from countries that require a visa will receive documents from the school, related to booking confirmation, which is required for the visa application.
Full payment of all fees required before school dispatches documents required for visa application
Express shipment fee (via courier)
25 €
Preferential cancellation terms in case of visa refusal
School agreed that students booking online on this site will benefit from preferential cancellation fees in case of visa refusal, and in this case will never exceed EUR 180.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Basketball0.5 km
Dancing1 km
Diving1 km
Football (soccer)0.5 km
Golf15 km
Horse riding10 km
Mountainbiking1 km
Music1 km
Sailing2 km
Skiing70 km
Squash0.5 km
Swimming0.5 km
Tennis0.5 km
Volleyball0.5 km
Windsurfing10 km
Yoga0.5 km

Examples of leisure activities organized by the school

Adults - Free activities
Movie Nights and exchange cultural aperitfs
Adults - Paid activities
Field trips to 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites: - Mt Etna - Pantalica - Baroque town of Noto with Wine tasting - Cooking class with Sicilian Recipes - Boat tour of Ortigia island with snorkelling in marine reserve (€70 each)




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What students liked about The Italian Academy, Siracusa
The friendly and helpful staff and the great location with a park.
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The school garden is very nice.
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FAQ about The Italian Academy, Siracusa

  • The Italian Academy in Siracusa can offer a general Italian course with 20 lessons per week from Monday to Friday. They offer weekly activities like cooking classes and excursions to nearby areas, but they don't have a fixed activity schedule, as these activities may be subject to change due to weather, students' interests etc.
    Melania Notarrigo, Customer Care coordinator from The Italian Academy, Siracusa - May 19, 2022
  • The accommodation Private apartment in Villa is the most popular among all our clients of Italian Academy
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Italian Academy varies from 1 students (Individual Italian) to 8 students (General Italian)
  • 100% of teachers at The Italian Academy hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at The Italian Academy comes from USA with a 12% representation, followed by students from France (12%) and Germany (11%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
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