Settled on a hill of the Monte Tauro, Taormina dominates two grand, sweeping bays with crystal clear water. On the north of the island you will find majestic Palazzo Dei Normanni, Europe’s oldest royal palace built before the birth of Christ. On the southern side you will find the top of Mount Etna, Europe’s highest active volcano which is often capped with snow. This spectacle oﬀers breathtaking and dramatic views for over almost one hundred miles of Mediterranean Sea.
Sicily is a cultural cross roads of civilisation, being a bastion of Greek (Archimedes at Siracusa), Phoenician and Arab, Roman, Moorish and Norman influences, making it an excellent place to explore and enhance our learning.