Where to find us

Visit Us in Via J.W. Goethe 45, in the historic downtown of Palermo.

Goethe in Sicily

The school is located in Via Goethe 45.
This street is dedicated to the great German author who arrived in Palermo on 20th April 1787 to start an adventurous journey in Sicily.
Sicily was the last stage of his journey through Italy which began in 1786.
He was so fascinated by the beauty of Sicily that he wrote in his travel report “Journey to Italy” that “Without Sicily, Italy creates no image in the soul: here is the key to everything.”

Sicilia Italian Language School entrance at via Goethe 45
Sicilia Italian Language School entrance at via Goethe 45
Sicilia Italian Language School entrance at via Goethe 45

I don’t have words to express how she [Sicily] has welcomed us: with fresh green mulberry trees, evergreen oleanders, lemon hedgerows etc. In a public garden there are broad beds of buttercups and anemones. The air is mild, warm and aromatic, the wind balmy.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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