Piccola Università Italiana | Boutique Italian Language Schools in Fantastic Locations


Piccola Università Italiana offers also a special package Italian language and Catamaran sailing course, which gives you the possibility to combine an Italian language course with Catamaran sailing lessons at its school in Tropea.

Catamaran sailing is sailing of a special kind.

Use your holiday time to combine your language holiday with a sailing course and get to know the fascinating world of sailing…

…you will experience intoxicating feelings as you are swept away to discover the balance of the natural power of the sea and autonomic navigation.

Catamarans are amongst the most comfortable and enduring boats in their category. The sailing school has a fleet of different Hobie Cats: 3 Hobie Cat 13, 4 Hobie Cat 15, 2 deriva (tipo laser)x14, 3 laser pico, 1 laser 16

The sailing school is a German-run school and is amongst the most professional sailing schools in Southern Italy. Our partner has been operating here for over 25 years.

The lesson are organised and supervised by an experienced instructor and are divided into theoretical and practical parts, which include several trips to sea. The lessons contain:

  • Basic manoeuvring
  • Sailing close to the wind
  • Tagging
  • Jibing

Catamaran sailing lessons can be taken in Italian, English, German or French.

Sailing suits and life jackets are of course included in the course price.

The practical lessons will be organised by your instructor depending on weather conditions.

The programme „learning Italian and Catamaran sailing course” is customised for all of those who want to take their holiday to the limits and to use it optimally. It is the ideal combination of cultural education, Italian „Dolce Vita”, relaxation and the chance to learn or practise a fascinating kind of sport. Enjoy your holiday with all your senses!

Our catamaran sailing programme also allows the possibility of only taking a sailing course. This combination is ideal for families with children, couples or friends with different interests. While you learn Italian, your fellow holiday-makers have the chance to do the water sport of their choice.

Discover more details about our program Italian language and windsurfing course.

The following Catamaran courses are available:

Beginner’s sailing course

2 lesson units, over the course of 2 days at 4 hours each, thus the beginner’s course takes about 8 hours.

Advanced sailing course

3 lesson units, over the course of 3 days at 2 hours each. The advanced course takes about 6 hours.

Complete sailing course

Beginner’s sailing course + advanced sailing course. The lessons run over the course of 5 days, making a total of 14 hours. The shortest length of stay for the complete sailing course is 2 weeks as the lesson times might have to be changed for meteorological reasons.

These sailing courses can be combined with all language courses from our Italian course programme.

Important: Our Italian language courses can be booked all year round, however the Catamaran sailing courses are only available from April to October.

Important: The sailing courses take place in Capo Vaticano. The transfer from and to the school are included in the price of your course!