our school in Santa Flavia since 30 years

Learn Italian in the fishervillage of Santa Flavia or in Aspra, overlooking the sea

If you sign up to our Santa Flavia school you can have your Italian lessons in your own villa in Aspra Mongerbino, overlooking possibly the most spectacular panorama of the sea you have ever seen in your life. We also have a school in the heart of the village in the nearby fishervillage Santa Flavia in case this proves to be too much of a challenge to your skills of concentration or simply - if the weather is not so fine!

Our language class participants stay in holiday houses in Aspra/Mongerbino or Santa Flavia, two coastal towns, approximately 15km east of Sicily's capital Palermo. All these houses overlook the sea and their back gardens lead down stone steps to our own private beach where you can sunbathe or swim in an incredibly clean sea. Video Mongerbino

The nearby fishermen village Aspra offers tempting fish restaurants and a wide range of bars, ice-cream parlours, open air cinemas and much more, all which can be reached on foot. We hire out cars and bicycles to our guests and we also offer, at a very affordable rate, a personal chauffeur. Our holiday houses not only offer the possibility to meet Italians, but also give you the opportunity to see the amazing cultural sites that Palermo and Sicily have to offer.

If you're looking for plenty of things to do, you have come to the right place! You can either take advantage of our holiday packages or, if you prefer, we can help you organize a personal programme. The actual course programm

Click here to see a film about the cuisine, markets and the Mafia of Palermo.


Aspra is the port of the town Bagheria, known as The Town of Villas, only 10 minutes from Palermo. Bagheria has recently become well known as it is featured in the film Baaria by Giuseppe Tornatore, the producer of Cinema Paradiso. The film Baaria recounts the family story and childhood in Bagheria of Oscar-winner Giuseppe Tornatore, one of the top artists in Italy.

Here you can see the trailer to the movie.