Vittoria Cirello

School director

Ciao, my name is Vittoria, I’m the director of Culturforum, as well as a teacher, travel guide, and much more.

I started this fascinating adventure in 2000, after some years of working as a teacher of Italian as a foreign language.

I graduated in Foreign Languages several years ago now. After years spent studying foreign languages I ended up teaching my own language and not German or English, which was what my studies should have brought me to: I call it the paradox of my life.

I love being a teacher, maybe more than being the director of a school. I enjoy being in contact with students, teaching and being in a class amazes me, that’s why, despite my several work commitments, I still continue to teach.

I am passionate about history, especially about ancient history, and for this reason, the other activity that amuses me is to guide students on excursions and tours to discover our island, which has an ancient history, certainly extraordinary and rich in events.

I enjoy telling about my multifaceted land that I love to call “island of contrasts”, because, believe me, the contrasts are really many, sometimes too many and not of Sicily alone, but of my entire country of Italy.

The German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche wrote: ” One must still have chaos in oneself to give birth to a dancing star.”

This is exactly what Italy is: chaos and dazzling dancing stars. That’s why it never ceases to amaze and fascinate.

All the very best for your adventure with Italian and Italy.