About us

Athena school was established in 2012 and since then is offering high quality Italian language and culture courses for non-native speakers.

The school is located in a historical mansion right in the heart of Catania, amid his picturesque baroque palaces and his colorful alleys full of life and charm, and just a few steps from the Ionian sea.

Why choose Athena

Studying Italian while full immersing yourself in the unique atmosphere of Athena will provide you with a closer look at the fascinating world that revolves around Italy, his history and heritage, his art and his tasteful cuisine. Studying Italian with us will give you access to all of this and a lot more. Now then, what are you waiting for? Let’s explore Italy together!

Our teaching method

We people of Athena firmly believe in communication, and that’s why our Italian courses use the ‘communicative approach’, a unique method in language teaching, which emphasises interaction as both the means and the ultimate goal of study.

Studying Italian with our qualified teachers will provide you with a solid training in grammar combined with a strong focus on effective interaction patterns, specifically studied to improve your communication skills.

Our courses

Our courses are suitable for every kind of learner, from beginners to advanced. Take a look at our wide offer of courses and find the the best solution for you.

  • Group classes
  • Private tutoring (1 to 1 & 2 to 1)
  • CILS (Certificazione dell’Italiano come Lingua Seconda) preparatory courses
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Centro Didattico Athena – Italian Langage & Culture Courses 2017-2018



The province of Catania offers a scenario that has attracted tourists and travelers for centuries. Here, the fire of mount Etna, the crystal water of the Ionian coast, and the light of our ever shining sun, mingle and intertwine to give the visitor a unique spectacle.


Our Italian courses are available all year round. Come to Athena during wintertime, Catania is warm and lovely in this period and you’d love to sip an original hot cappuccino during your daily class routine. Otherwise, you can participate in our summer classes, enjoying the sun and the sea breeze in our lovely terrace during lesson breaks, while tasting a real Sicilian lemon granita.


We’d love to show you the beauties of our island too. We organize day-trips to the most beautiful Sicilian cities and to the countless peculiar villages and boroughs disseminated all throughout the Island.

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Italian Language & Culture Courses Brochure

Our services


Looking for an accommodation? We can help you find the best solution for your staying. We have a big selection of hosts and lodgings, from shared apartments with your classmates or rooms by a real Sicilian family, up to university campus and luxury boutique hotels.


We will always be ready to help you, just ask for any information you need. Get in touch to learn more about class schedules, prices and special offers.



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