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.
The road is dedicated to the great German scholar who arrived in Palermo on 20 April 1787 to embark on an adventurous journey to discover Sicily.
Sicily was the last leg of the Grand Tour throughout Italy which began in 1786.
From Sicily he was so struck that in his essay entitled "Journey to Italy" he wrote 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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