Summer University 2016


Taste of Italy: The Calabria Experience

Organized by AEGEE-Cosenza

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What could be better than travelling with a group of friends into the beating heart of Italy? Do it with us! During this SU participants have the chance to discover Southern Italy and its warm and engaging atmosphere. Be prepared for fun-filled activities and people!! Dance under the with new friends in the local piazza (square)....A different kind of travelling….by the end you will have met new friends and seen this land of sun and sea in its most authenticity and wonder. Discover true Italian villages and embrace their perfumes and traditions. Live the experience with other curious travelers from all over the world and create memories to share!

General Information:

From: Monday, July 11th
To: Monday, July 25th
Starts in: San Lucido
Ends in: San Lucido
Type: Travelling Summer University info_outline
Thematic categories: History and Local Culture /
Fee: 196€ info_outline
50 Friends
Accomodation: Dormitory - double rooms with private bathroom
Confirmation: Pay 100% of the fee in advance
Optional fee: 25€
Used for: Excursion to Tropea, Calabria's touristic hot spot
Alternative: Calabria's dialect vs Italian Language
Language: English, Italian, Spanish
Special equipment needed:
Suited for disabled people: No


Experiencing Southern Italy's history, culture, and traditions: Calabria region is the highlight


Phone: +393806343793

Our ideal participant:

    Our ideal participant is someone who is above all a curious traveller who aims at having an amazing time and meeting new people.


  • Interactive workshops
  • Group presentations
  • Treasure hunt
  • San lucido's annual summer carnival: participants will make costumes and participate in parade
  • Excursions to typical villages: city tours and participation in local events
  • Tournaments and teamwork

Course Information:

Course: Interactive workshops, group work and presentations
Timetable: Morning lessons 10-12am
Course level: Beginner
Course given by: Experienced Instructors
Equipment: Notebook and material for presentations
Supported by University: No

Join the Summer University and visit:

San Lucido

San Lucido is a typical village in Calabria by the sea. It has amazing architecture and history. It is popular for its traditional events like their annual summer carnival and beach clubs.


Calabria's hidden gem, Diamante, the city of murales, breathtaking beaches, and passion for peperoncino "hot pepper"!
You cannot come to Calabria and not visit Diamante...the small city by the sea that is considered one of the most beautiful places of the region.


Calabria's "terrace by the sea". Due to its geographical position on steep risings of two prominent eroded limestone, it overlooks the coastline giving a breathtaking view of the emerald coloured waters, white sandy beaches. Have a prosecco in Piazza Cannone with friends at sunset....go for a swim or go shopping in Tropea's popular little boutiques or try its
traditional foods made with its local red onion!


Between the sea and the mountains, Cosenza is a city that boasts of an amazing historical centre with a castle and buildings that date back to the 12th century, as well as great shopping, food, and nightlife!
Visit its 12th century Duomo or admire the view of the city from its castle, "Castello Svevo" or enjoy an espresso from its most antique cafe'that dates back to 1801.
And if you're art lover, take a stroll along Corso Mazzini, and admire works of art by Salvatore Dali or Giorgio De Chirico at its open air museum.

Gizzeria Lido

We'll enjoy an aperitivo at Gizzeria’s hotspot for beach lovers and fun night-life entertainment, “Cool Bay Risto Beach”. Enjoy a cool drink by the bar made by flair bartending champions. If you’re passionate about extreme sports, you can try kite-surfing with expert instructors at Cool Bay Kite Academy. And then let the magic of the night take over!! Enjoy a fun night of dancing and music!