The city of Tropea clings on to the cliffs overlooking the sea with an incredible view of the Stromboli volcano. Tropea is a charming, beautiful and very safe medieval town in Calabria. The “Corso Vittorio Emanuele”, with its numerous cafes, ice-cream parlours and bars invites you to hang around and soak up the Mediterranean atmosphere.
The rich vegetation and bright flowers provide a nice contrast to the crystal clear waters and the fine sandy beaches! The surroundings of Tropea are breathtaking, unspoiled and ideal for students who want to combine a language course with a holiday, or with countless options for watersports, hiking or mountain biking! Check out our special language plus courses below!
Our school is open from March to November and situated in a wonderfully restored, historic building, in the heart of the old town. The romantic alleyways of Tropea will charm you, with buildings full of history dating back to the 17th, 18th and 19th Centuries. The group courses have a maximum of just 6 students per class and each lesson at the school is 55 minutes in duration. The teachers are all native Italian speakers and have years of teaching experience. There is WiFi access throughout the school building, as well as air-conditioning.
With a variety of Italian programmes available in Tropea, you are sure to find the language course that you are looking for!
You can choose between a Semi-intensive (10 classes per week), Intensive (20 classes per week) or Combined Italian course (20 general language lessons, plus 6 private classes per week). Of course we also offer a course of Private tuition, if you have specific needs or requirements and perhaps topics that you wish to cover in detail. Please let us know the full details at the time of booking so the private lessons can be planned carefully.
Whether you are interested in scuba diving, hiking, mountain biking, windsurfing, sailing, or painting, our school has a ‘plus’ course to entice it out of you! Our ‘Italian language plus’ courses in Tropea mean that you can combine your course with a wide selection of activities or sports! Simply decide how many Italian lessons you would like each week (10 or 20) and choose one of our ‘plus’ courses, for example:
Italian Art & Culture Course
Are you interested in Italian literature, art, history, music history, art history, music or maybe Italian opera? Then try this Italian ‘plus’ course! These programmes, where students can participate in or learn artistic activities, are offered in partnership with reliable and professional service partners in the area.
Scuba Diving Course
This course is suitable for beginners or professionals of diving alike and a perfect addition to your language holiday! Most of the diving areas are located 10 minutes from the diving centre by boat, near the “Capo Vaticano”. The diving classes are led by experienced instructors and divided into practise and theory, including several trips to the sea. The cost of the course includes rental of the equipment, diving handbook, Brevet-equipment, the boat trips out to Capo Vaticano and towels!
Catamaran Sailing Course
The sailing schools in Tropea have a fleet of various Hobie Cat Catamarans which are the most comfortable boats in their category. You will learn sailing at one of the most professional sailing schools in the south of Italy. The lessons contain: basic manoeuvring, sailing close to the wind, tagging and jibing. Discover the natural power of the sea and learn to navigate in Italian! Practical lessons are organised according to weather conditions.
The windsurfing lessons are for a maximum of 4 people per group and are led by experienced instructors and divided into practise and theory, including several turns at sea. The windsurfing school contains excellent training material by HIFLY. Sailing suits and life jackets are of course included in the cost. There are beginner courses/trial lessons, advanced windsurfing courses and complete courses available. The minimum length of this course is 2 weeks, as class times might be changed, depending on weather conditions!
Mountain Biking Course
Cycling in southern Italy is simply fascinating! Combine your Italian course with mountain biking in beautiful Calabria! There are many cycling routes to choose from and you will experience the wonderful views, the friendly people, authentic Italian cuisine, lakes, parks and magnificent hilltop villages.
The school offers accommodation in shared apartments, or in private studio apartments, all located within a few minutes walking distance of the school. Many of the apartments have balconies and a view to the mountains or to the sea! In the shared apartments you will share the common areas with other international students and you can choose a single or a shared room. The private apartments are also available for single use, or for 2 people who are travelling together. Bed linen and towels are included in all of the apartments.
The surroundings of Tropea speaks for itself and it is not a particularly difficult job for the staff at our school to offer students an exciting and interesting cultural programme, filled with activities, sports and excursions! Get to know your teachers and fellow students during afternoons on the beach, on boat trips, or practise your Italian and meet the locals in the many cafes and restaurants in the heart of Tropea. There is also a lot on offer for sports enthusiasts, from waterspouts to bike hire, as well as Tennis and golf! You can go walking or hiking in the nearby countryside, or you can take part in the regular excursions organised by the school, for example: to Siciily, Pompei, to the hillside town of Gerace or to the Aspromonte National Park!