Solemar Sicilia - Italian language courses and holiday lettings in sicily Italy


We offer Italian language courses, holiday lettings in stunning villas overlooking the sea, and an exciting range of guided tours of Sicily. Solemar Sicilia was founded in 1986 and is renowned for its well-run language courses, held in its two educational centres based in Aspra and Cefalu.

Modern Sicilian culture is a truly unique blend of cultures which intrigues and astonishes visitors. In its past Sicily was repeatedly conquered by Europeans, Africans and Asians. They made their mark on every aspect of Sicily, from the racial variety you will see in the features and colouring of the locals, to the mouth-watering range of dishes handed down over centuries; and from the magnificent historical architecture spanning the last three thousand years to the wealth of legends and folklore passed down through the generations. Nowhere in Europe will you find a more multicultural society.


Sicily is a land where you can visit a cathedral that looks like a mosque, where you can order a slice of pizza followed by Arabic-style almond cakes, where you can stand in the warm Scirocco wind blowing red sand up from the Sahara Desert, and where you can pick an Indian prickly pear from a giant cactus plant or a juicy orange from a tree growing by the roadside. From our holiday villas you can walk down the garden and jump into the warm sea at midnight, and you can sleep on the balcony where the blue sea will be the first thing you see when you open your eyes.


Sicily is the land where Archimedes taught and Saint Paul preached, a land which has been a Greek colony, a Roman province, an Arab emirate and a Norman kingdom. The Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Swabians, Angevins and Aragonese made Sicily their own. We look forward to welcoming you as we welcome all the visitors to our little island paradise.