GAIA is a small International School that offers learning holidays in Sardinia to all of those who want to learn and live the Italian language and culture, in a casual and friendly atmosphere, yet professional, through an extraordinary and unique experience in the archipelago of La Maddalena.
The school is located in the waterfront of La Maddalena historic center, in the distinguished building known as Palazzo Grondona.
La Maddalena is an extraordinary archipelago consisting of 7 islands, located in the North-East of Sardinia. It is a National Park since1996. Considered one of the most amazing places in Italy, La Maddalena is characterized by its unique landscapes full of Mediterranean culture and nature. The combination of white beaches, rocks and blue water makes this place one of the most attractive points in Europe, receiving thousands of visitors every year. This land is also known for being the final resting place of the “Hero of Two Worlds”, Giuseppe Garibaldi, who built at Caprera the famous “White House”. It is now a Museum and is open to the public and where you can visit the tomb and his final resting place. The history of the archipelago, because of its strategic location, is linked to the military presence that has highly structured territory with interesting examples of military architecture. You can walk on nature trails and find ancient fortifications and military installations incredibly inserted into the landscape.
The historic center of La Maddalena is very quaint and hosts numerous alleys and palaces in Genoese style dating back to the 19th century, when the island hosted an important granite quarry, now disused but can still be visited.
La Maddalena lives a unique lifestyle, it is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the italian “sweet lifestyle”. Being a small place, it is easy to get around and enjoy its beauty.
The diversity of natural highlights makes of La Maddalena a perfect place to develop these other sports and ecological activities, such as Sailing, Kayaking, Biking, Trekking, Climbing, Diving, Snorkeling, Whale watching, Horseback riding, Water-skiing and much more.
The GAIA experience allows students to develop an integrate process of learning in which the concept “Live it” becomes the essence of our teaching. Our offer presents the opportunity, to design a custom program where the student really gets involved with the place, culture and people. We offer Italian language courses standard, intensive, individual, for family, for adults and youth. You can personalize your course with an italian experience that you prefer such as photography, cooking, architecture, sailing. We make it easy to find accommodation and we offer airport transfer service.