Trapani, an ideal location to learn Italian in Sicily by the seaside

Trapani, Sicily is a town of art on a human scale with beautiful beaches and great food

Do you want to come for a study stay in Italy and enjoy a typical Italian context? And possibly attend an Italian language course by the seaside? Here is the first good reason for an Italian language vacation in Sicily in Trapani, the town between the two seas where you can swim in the Mediterranean from April until November (but some do swim the whole year round!).

"Sicily" means: the ideal climate of the southern Mediterranean Sea, delicious gastronomy, a world-unique cultural mix and a special atmosphere, typically Italian but also rich in Mediterranean influences: Spanish, Greek, Arab...

In Sicily there are famous places, such as Ragusa, Agrigento, Noto... so, why Trapani?

Trapani, like Cefalù, has beaches in the very old town but it's got the infrastructures of a city; it's similar to Siracusa, but Trapani can boast its own airport and the wonderful Egadi Islands.

Trapani is smaller than Palermo or Catania, safer and more liveable in the summer. Compared to Taormina, Trapani is cheaper and more authentic...

Moreover, Trapani lies at the feet of Erice, the most beautiful medieval town in Sicily!

Trapani is three towns in one:

the modern town, at the feet of mount Erice: it houses the University, the Fine Arts Museum, sports infrastructures and beaches stretching for over one mile;

the old town, a one-mile long peninsula you can walk or cycle through, full of historical monuments; to the south there's the port, more beaches to the north; Scuola Virgilio is located just between the old and new town.

on the tip of the peninsula lies the most picturesque area... like a fishing village with the fishing port and the marina: few cars, many boats, rocky beaches and a 360° view on Trapani, Erice and the Egadi archipelago.

Scuola Virgilio's students spend most of their time in the town centre because it is where they attend their Italian classes in the morning and where nightlife unfolds.

In the afternoon, after the Italian language courses they often go to the modern town to visit the fine arts museum, to catch a bus or a train and most of all for the beach.

Finally, and following their own inspiration, they reach the very tip of the town to relax and daydream...

Those who study Italian by the sea in Trapani can visit many other places with the excursions arranged by Scuola Virgilio or by the public transport or by car: towns of art such as Erice and Mazara del Vallo, archaeological sites such as Segesta and Mozia, nature reserves such as the Zingaro, beaches such as San Vito Lo Capo and much more... While Palermo is just one hour far from Trapani. The weekend is the best time to visit the rest of Sicily!

In sum, by spending your Italian study stay by the sea in Trapani, you'll be in a friendly town with beautiful beaches on a crystal-clear sea surrounded by plenty of natural wonders and a sumptuous historical and artistic heritage.

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Dicono di noi...

I’ve been back home in Toronto for just over a week and do miss the stunning and ever-changing view of the sea that you could glimpse in the morning from the sidewalk in front of Scuola Virgilio. My experience of Trapani and environs was absolutely delightful and certainly enhanced by attending the Italian language classes at the Scuola.
Mary, Toronto, Canada