This compelling experience combines the study of the Italian language with exciting afternoon activities which range from a guided snorkelling trip in the marine reserve of Plemmirio to view a fascinating underwater archaeological site to a breathtaking riverside horse-back trek along the ancient valleys of the Hyblaean mountains. You may kayak on the fiume Ciane, sail around the island of Ortygia and enjoy a volcanic experience on the slopes of Mt. Etna where recent flows of lava have carved their path through forests and buildings.
All the activities are coordinated and led by professional guides and instructors. Depending on the length of the course chosen, the afternoon and weekend program will include:
- Trekking on the volcano
- Horse-back river trek
- Archaeological Snorkelling
- Sailing Trip
- Marine turtle beach reserve
Trekking on Etna, guided excursion on the slopes of the highest active volcano in Europe to enjoy the breath-taking view and lunar landscapes.
Kayaking on the fiume Ciane, which is the only area in Europe where the Egyptian papyrus plant grows naturally.
Dive into the deep blue waters of the Plemmirio marine reserve to discover ancient ruins and observe the many, colourful varieties of Mediterrenean fish.
Sailing trip around the island of Ortygia with a sailing instructor and introductory course to sailing.
Price list (per week)
- Class Lessons
- 24 Hour Support
- Independent Apartment
Italian Host Family€650
- Host Family
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