There’s only one thing that makes life worth living: pleasure. Whether you get it from being successful in your business or from enjoying a good European Night, pleasure is the main purpose in human life.
That’s why we chose it as the main theme of our Summer University. Because we don’t want to give you just an unforgettable experience: we want to achieve even more.
And there’s a main reason why we know for sure that we are able to deliver what we promise: that reason is Naples. That reason are the narrow streets of the city centre, the breath-taking views from Amalfi coast, the unreal feeling of walking over the rooftop of a castle right in the middle of the gulf.
But this experience isn’t meant for everyone. In this event you’ll live very intense moments: you’ll make friends for life and party like there’s no tomorrow; you’ll discover new cultures, new languages, new places; a whole new world is waiting for you, be ready for it!
I shouldn’t even type the reasons why you should come to Napoli: it’s just Napoli, and you can’t miss it. Writing more feels like overkill. Anyway, if you really want to get spoilers about what you’ll taste, feel, smell and touch, keep reading!
Main topic of our SU is Neapolitan folk culture. You’ll discover the most typical Neapolitan things, ranging from our lively folk dances and songs to the infinite amount of histories and legends from the last 4000 years: the city of Naples has a millenary history full of legends and esoteric tales. For example, there is a legend that says that we can’t tell you any legend about Napoli until you come to visit it.
Let’s talk about food: everybody knows that Napoli is the city where pizza was born. Have you ever had the desire to try the best pizza ever? Have you ever wondered how to prepare it? Do you know what is the relationship between a pizza and a wallet?
But do you think that Napoli is just pizza? Hell no! Everyone we hosted in the past was absolutely amazed by the endless list of typical food you can eat here. Eating is a pleasure, and Naples is the city of pleasure. Really, if you don’t enjoy eating, don’t even bother coming here.
Ma n'atu sole cchiu' bello, oi ne'. 'O sole mio sta 'nfronte a te! This is the lyrics of “O sole mio”: one of the most famous Neapolitan songs all over the world. USA, Japan, South Korea, Canada. These are only some of the countries where you can find a Neapolitan music concert. Musics and dances are really important in our culture. There is a vocation for music that lives in the soul of Naples. Do you know some neapolitan songs or tipical dances? Do you want to discover much more?
And last but not least the language: we could write pages and pages about the musicality of our language. Of course everybody knows that italian people talk using their body (hands above all). The sign language is used here even more than in the rest of Italy, and its meaning is impenetrable to any foreigner. Ears, nose, eyes , chest, shoulders, are expressive media, which are correlated by the fingers. We could be able to keep a conversation up by never saying a single word. Do you want to learn to speak and act like a real neapolitan?
Don’t waste your time to look around. Join the journey to the city of pleasures. Come and choose between all the sinful and innocent pleasures Naples has to offer...
A grand tour amongst all the kind of pleasures and enjoyments that Naples can offer within its historical and cultural background.
NapoliNapoli, is the capital of the Campania region. It was founded between the 7th and 6th centuries BC by the Greeks and was named Neapolis, which means new city. The historic centre of Napoli has earned the UNESCO World Heritage Site denomination. It has one of the biggest historical city centres in the world, and its pride are the 448 historical and monumental churches, the highest number in the World for a single city. Its territory, particularly the iconic sight of the gulf of Napoli is arguably one of the most powerful symbolic images of Italy.
Amalfi CoastThe Amalfi Coast is a stretch of coastline on the Sorrentine Peninsulain in Southern Italy. The Amalfi Coast is a popular tourist destination for the region and Italy as well, attracting thousands of tourists annually .A mixture of history and nature, with a lot to discover: the Cathedral of Amalfi, the villas in Ravello and the many churches built during the period of the republic of Amalfi.
PompeiiDive with us in the history visiting Pompeii, an ancient Roman town near modern Napoli that was mostly destroyed and buried under 4 to 6 m of ash and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Today it has UNESCO World Heritage Site status and is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Italy, with approximately 2.5 million visitors every year.
CasertaThe Royal Palace of Caserta is a former royal residence in Caserta, constructed for the Bourbon kings of Napoli. In 1997, the Palace was designated as UNESCO World Heritage Site...do you think that it's enough?
CapodimonteThe Royal Palace of Capodimonte (Italian Reggia di Capodimonte) is a grand Bourbon palazzo in Napoli, Italy, formerly the summer residence and hunting lodge of the kings of the Two Sicilies, and was one of the two Royal Palaces in Napoli. It today houses the National Museum of Capodimonte and art gallery of the city. "Capodimonte" means "top of the hill", and the palace was originally just outside the city, which has now expanded to surround it, and somewhat cooler than the city in summer.