About Us

Torre di Babele was founded in 1984 by a group of teachers specialized in language teaching.  Since its opening, the school has focussed on the teaching of Italian to foreigners and on teacher training for Italian language instructors. 
The school attracts students from around the world, and since its inception has welcomed over 50,000 participants from countries all across Europe, as well as North and South America, Asia, Africa, Australia and the Pacific to attend our Italian Language and teacher training courses.
Classes are made up of participants of all ages and from all walks of life, with a majority being university students and young adults from 18 to 30.  This diverse mix, with widely varying language and cultural backgrounds, creates the lively and stimulating classroom atmosphere that is an integral part of our approach to teaching the Italian language.
At Torre di Babele:

  • Students come first and our top priority is to satisfy their needs.
  • We maintain rigorous teaching standards, as attested to by our approval from the Ministry of Public Education, and the many universities in Italy and abroad with whom we have worked.
  • All of our instructors are highly trained in the teaching of Italian as a foreign language and hold DITALS certification from the UniversitÓ per Stranieri di Siena.
  • Personalized attention is given to each student's individual needs.
  • Office and administrative staff welcome feedback and are there to help students before, during and after their stay.
  • The school is housed in a charming villa with bright and spacious classrooms, all Internet connected.
  • The expansive garden surrounding the school is a delightful setting for students to relax and mingle in their free time.
  • All language courses are accompanied by a rich selection of cultural activities, as well as the opportunity for conversation exchange with native Italian speakers.
  • We closely monitor all our accommodations to ensure the comfort and satisfaction of our students.
  • We are ISO 9001:2008 certified for quality in the management of education and training.