Summer University 2016

 

Fifty Shades of Blue

Organized by AEGEE-Genova

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Are you ready to experience one of the best times of your life? Are you ready to discover Italian culture through lots of amazing, funny and unforgettable activities?
Don't miss the opportunity to visit Liguria, one of the most charming italian regions: from the suggestive atmosphere of Genova, through the astonishing views of the local seaside , until the crystal clear waters of Cinque Terre!
First of all, you’ll visit Genova, also known as “la Superba” (the Proud one) due to its glorious past and impressive landmarks, ancient Maritime Republic and birthplace of Christopher Columbus. You will get lost in its ancient alleys, inscribed on the World Heritage List (UNESCO) and its lovely Old Harbour! Then you will stay by our awesome seaside, hiking in the Ligurian mountains while enjoying the breathtaking landscapes of Cinque Terre, the medieval sea village of Portovenere and finally experience an unforgettable hiking in the national park of Portofino. ...aaand in that moment you’ll realize how many shades of Blue our sea and sky can offer you!!! Get ready to dive into italian culture, discovering all the secrets about our traditions and learning how to speak our language (also by gestures!), visit our aquarium, be enchanted by the history of our country! Practice with us sport activities such as hiking, water sports, adventure park and many more! Be prepared for a summer full of fun! Not convinced yet? Be also prepared for extreme activities such as... cooking italian food and eat it :-) But...is it just about food? Of course not, drinking is important as well! That’s why we’ll also provide you a memorable wine tasting, selected for you by the best sommeliers in AEGEE :-D
Are you gonna miss it? eh? eh? :-D


...’sattoh

General Information:

From: Thursday, August 18th
To: Monday, August 29th
Starts in: Genova
Ends in: Genova
Type: Summer Course info_outline
Thematic categories: Leisure / History and Local Culture
Fee: 154€ info_outline
30 Friends
Accomodation: Gym, hostel
Confirmation: Pay 100% of the fee in advance
Optional fee: 30€
Used for: Aqua park
Alternative: Beach time
Language: English, italian
Special equipment needed:
Suited for disabled people: No

Theme:

Discover the beauties of italian landscapes, traditions and enogastronomy!

Contact:

Phone: +393404836846

Our ideal participant:

    An active person, nature lover, eager to have fun and to learn about italian culture. Curious, gourmet and a little sporty. But especially...never tired!!! You'll sleep only when it's over! ;-)

Activities:

  • Hiking and excursions
  • Beach time
  • Water sports (beach volley, kayaking...)
  • City tour
  • Adventure park
  • Aqua Park
  • Pool party
  • Italian wine tasting
  • Workshops about italian traditions, cooking and gestures
  • Visit to the Aquarium
  • Presentation of Osvaldo Paniccia

Course Information:

Course:
Timetable:
Course level: Beginner
Course given by: Members of AEGEE
Equipment:
Supported by University: Yes

Join the Summer University and visit:

Genova

Genova has been nicknamed la Superba ("the Proud one") due to its glorious past and impressive landmarks. Part of the old town of Genoa was inscribed on the UNESCO list in 2006. The city's rich art, music, gastronomy, architecture and history allowed it to become the 2004 European Capital of Culture. It is the birthplace of Christopher Columbus and Niccolo Paganini.
The city has hosted massive shipyards and steelworks since the 19th century, and its solid financial sector dates back to the Middle Ages. The Bank of Saint George, founded in 1407, is among the oldest in the world and has played an important role in the city’s prosperity since the middle of the 15th century.

Cinque Terre

The Cinque Terre is a rugged portion of coast on the Italian seaside. It is in the Liguria region of Italy, to the west of the city of La Spezia. "The Five Lands" includes five villages: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. The coastline, the five villages, and the surrounding hillsides are all part of the Cinque Terre National Park and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Over the centuries, people have carefully built terraces on the rugged, steep landscape right up to the cliffs that overlook the sea. Part of its charm is the lack of visible corporate development. Paths, trains and boats connect the villages, and cars cannot reach them from the outside. The Cinque Terre area is a very popular international tourist destination.

Portovenere

The ancient Portus Veneris is believed to date back to at least the middle of the 1st century BC. It has been said that the name refers to a temple to the goddess Venus which was sited on the promontory where the church of Peter the Apostle now stands.
The Regional Natural Park in Portovenere offers a unique landscape with its high coasts, caves and vegetation that permeates the atmosphere in any season with the changing shades of color. An element that blends and harmonizes every detail is the sea, sometimes calm and clear, so as to reflect like a mirror enchanted multicolored rocks and seagulls, sometimes rough and almost angry. To crown the Park archipelago with three islands of Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto, defying the blue sea in a swirl of aromas and looks towards the infinite.

Portofino

The national park of Portofino offers a global view of the Ligurian coast both from a naturalistic and a historical-anthropological point of view. The huge block of pudding-stone in this promontory forms the northernmost coastal protected area in the western Mediterranean Sea which lies among fresh Apennine woods and the warm Mediterranean maquis, among chestnut tree woods and olive groves, farming and sea traditions.
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