IH Reggio Calabria

Reggio Calabria, Italy

Established in 1964, the school joined the IH network in 2015. It is now run by Marco and Patrizia, a husband and wife duo, who took the school over from the founder, Patrizia’s mother Christa, some years ago. They continue to invest in their team’s professional development and very much adhere to the IH value of lifelong learning.

The school is in the heart of the city, just a stone’s throw from the beach, with breathtaking views of Mount Etna across the Strait of Messina.
With regard to English language courses, they offer a wide range of courses to learners aged from 3 through to adults and ranging in level from Beginner to C2 (Proficiency). They also teach History, Biology and Maths in English in local state schools.

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Life in and Around Reggio Calabria

Nestled between the mountains and the sea, Reggio Calabria offers visitors the perfect mix of culture, gastronomy, and stunning views. A medium-sized town right on the toe of Italy, opposite Sicily and off the tourist trail, it’s surrounded by stunning beaches, mountains as far as the eye can see, historical landmarks, and culinary experiences that are the city’s best-known secret.

The ‘lungomare’, or ‘seafront’, is often referred to as the most beautiful kilometre in Italy; you can almost reach out and caress the snowy peak of Mount Etna! History buffs will love the city’s museum that holds the ‘Bronzi di Riace’: two full-size Greek bronzes of bearded warriors that date back to about 450 BC and pay tribute to the city’s location in ‘Magna Grecia’.

There are plenty of wonderful nearby destinations for weekend trips. Scilla, a short, twenty-minute train journey away, is a beautiful little seaside town with buckets of character and tantalising seafood. If the area’s history is more your thing, why not head to Bova or Locri to visit Greek ruins rarely seen by foreigners? Further afield, Sicily is easily accessed by ferry in less than an hour, and short trips take you directly to the unspoiled Aeolian Islands.