Nestled at the foot of the stunning Mount Etna, Catania is situated on the

lovely East coast of Sicily, facing the turquoise water of the Ionian Sea.

Founded in the 8th century BC, with its beautifully preserved Roman, Greek and Baroque architecture, Sicily’s second largest city has retained its position as one of Southern Italy’s preeminent cultural and artistic hubs.

Catania has a bustling atmosphere, with teeming piazzas, lively city markets, and hundreds of clubs and bars which attract the city’s 60,000 university students.

Where we are…

The school is far only 15 minutes on foot by the town square and is also located strategic point that allow you to get every cultural attraction on foot in a few minutes. 

Course Description

Standard Courses
Intensive Course

This is another most popular course.

It offers 20-hour weeks, in which is teach the standard Italian.

In this course, social program is included.

CILS Exam Preparation

The CILS certification is essential for access to the workplace, for teaching or for admission to Italian universities.

This course is combined with a 6-week Intensive General Italian Course.

Italian plus Photography

This is the perfect course to learn photography techniques and Italian language.

Italianplus Cooking

This Italian plus Cooking course will give you a real experience of true Sicilian and Italian cuisine.

Lesson are given by a professional cook and cooking material and dinner are included.

Individual course

This is a one-to-one course, that is suitable for students with particulars needs.

Special Summer Programme

Explore all the beautiful of Catania: several types of beaches, from the golden sand of Playa to the rocks of Acicastello and Acitrezza to please you! Scuba-diving courses, Boat tour of Acicastello and Ognina, The

aperitif by the beach, Wine tasting on the terrace and more...


Giga IH Catania offers the possibility to choose the arrangement that you prefer.

We offer a wide range of accommodations:

  • Standard shared or private apartments (500mts distance from Giga International House)
  • Executive shared or private apartments (in the same building of Giga International House)
  • University residence (2k m distance from Giga
  • International House)

Social Activities

In order to give to students the best language learning experience, Giga IH Catania offers a wide range of social activities included in the programme. Some of our most popular options are: a Tour of Catania, Cocktails by the Sea, Pizza on the Terrace and some bookable activities such as Scuba diving Courses, Italian Cooking lessons, Wine tasting sessions, boat tours and trips to Taormina and Acireale!

Students will develop their Italian skills as they immerse themselves in the culture of this vibrant city with its many shops, restaurants, clubs and wine bars.


Please contact us for course options.