Partners and Press – Italian language school in Sicily



Thanks to its parent company, Solemar Sicilia, Solemar Academy enjoys years of partnerships with local businesses, some of the most important in Cefalu. Our partnerships offer sizable discounts for our visitors to Italy. Even more, we are proud of the contacts we have made with students of the Italian language that come to us from all over the world. The loyalty we have earned here at our exceptional school in Cefalu, Sicily is worth a lot.


These rewards have been earned with passion and heart, and as result, it has brought us recognition in prestigious magazines, guidebooks, television specials, and blogs.


The famous guidebook Sicily, published by Michael Mueller Verlag, is carefully updated every year and includes the latest news and activities we offer for our students.


German blogger Britta Bohn, tireless promoter of our region, has fully embraced our working philosophy and created a travel blog devoted to Sicily, Trip-Tipp, whose template inspired Solemar Sicilia.


An article in the popular magazine Freundin virtually overflowed our mailbox with a skyrocketing number of reservations at our residence at Villa Caterina.


The educational travel industry’s leading publication, Study Travel Magazine, did an interview with our director at the end of 2015 to talk about the state of the industry in the Bel Paese. Check out the article and tell us what you think.


We have many associations with foreign high schools that have continued over many years. In particular, two German high schools, Baden Frauengasse and Borg Wiener Neustadt, return every year to our Italian language school in Cefalu. Here is a report on their 2013 study holiday.


Flight attendants and Lufthansa pilots continuously participate in our courses. Thanks to the Bildungsurlaub, they are able to combine education, entertainment and leisure in a quality school.


We have also been mentioned in: Geo Saison, Welt am Sonntag, Die Zeit, Die Welt, Frankfurter Rundschau, Motorrad-Reisen, FÜR SIE, ADAC-Motorwelt, Brigitte, Faz, DM, Geldidee.


We were actively involved in the production of a feature the popular German TV show Punkt 12 did on Sicily.


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Cortile Pepe – Restaurant & Cocktail bar

Gourmet cuisine in a relaxing atrium with sofas and wonderful hospitality.
For our students of Italian there is a 15% discount


La Galleria Restaurant

Italian cuisine in a modern style. Giuseppe and Angelo, owners of the restaurant are particularly kind and attentive to the needs of their customers.
For our students of Italian there is a 10% discount


Il Normanno – Ristorante

Il Normanno Restaurant is a historic restaurant in Cefalù. On the menu you will find all the main dishes of our regional tradition.
For our students of Italian there is a 10% discount


Tinchitè – Taverna

A tavern with traditional Sicilian flavours.  Tinchitè means “abundance”, so prepare yourself for dishes which are generous as well as tasty!
For our students of Italian there is a 10% discount


N’Adelina – Pub

An inviting pub in the historic centre of Cefalù run by a young and friendly team and frequented by an international crowd.
For our students of Italian there is a 20% discount


PassaFiume – Bistrot and Winery

PassaFiume is a bistro which is very reminiscent of the Parisian style. Cosy, friendly and inviting.
For our students of Italian there is a 10% discount


Petit Tonneau – Wine Shop

Le Petit Tonneau is a nice wine bar, but what distinguishes it from all the rest is its terrace. Some call it the best spot in Cefalu. Excellent location for an aperitif at sunset. Students get 15% off.


Dolci Confezioni – Confectioners

Biscuits, candies, frutta martorana (marzipan fruit) and other sweet Sicilian specialties.
For our students of Italian there is a 10% discount – and a free degustazione, or tasting!


Food Sicily Market

Salami, sandwiches and fresh products every day. A mandatory stop in Cefalù, especially for the friendliness of the owners: Simone and Santi.
For our students of Italian there is a 10% discount


Astro Cinema

The historical cinema of Cefalù, a stone’s throw from the Solemar Academy.
For our students of Italian there is a a reduced admission price


Beach Club 12

A convenient lido / bathing beach on the Cefalù seafront. Set apart from the busiest beaches, here you can find relaxation and calm. There is also a bar serving snacks, sandwiches and drinks.
For our students of Italian there is a 5€ discount on sunbeds and umbrellas


Parrucchieri Sansica – Hairdressers

The Sansica beauty centre offers a complete range of services for hair and body care: hairdressing and styling, colour treatments and other beauty services.
For our students of Italian there is a 15% discount on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (on a minimum charge 20 euro)