Summer University 2016


Non Solo Sole XXVIII^ Edition - benvenuti al SUd

Organized by AEGEE-Salerno

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This year AEGEE-Salerno is glad to present you the XXVIII° Edition of our famous & neverending NON SOLO SOLE Summer University - benvenuti al SUd! Wonderful places, beautiful time, the great sea of our region, and much more is waiting for you!

Are you ready for...
Discover the Amalfitan coast with local eyes... Touch our culture through creative workshops... Get lost in nature, of exciting hiking trails... Face up aquatic challenges till last breath... Discover the most famous archaeological sites in the world... Taste the best Italian food... Unforgettable moments & emotions... The SUmmer of your Life... ???

Now it is your moment: For this Summer choose Italy, choose South of Italy, choose Salerno!!!

General Information:

From: Monday, July 25th
To: Sunday, August 7th
Starts in: Salerno
Ends in: Salerno
Type: Summer Course info_outline
Thematic categories: Arts, Creativity and Cooking / Sports
Fee: 168€ info_outline
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Accomodation: Gym, Youth Hostel (Participants need sleeping bag and mattress)
Confirmation: Send copy of the ticket AND pay 50% of the fee in advance
Optional fee: 40€
Used for: Trip to Capri
Alternative: Beach time and Beach games
Language: Italian, English, Spanish
Special equipment needed:
Suited for disabled people: No


Living like a Mediterranean


Phone: (+39) 3408684056

Our ideal participant:

    Energetic, active, adventurous, open-minded and survivor of sleepless nights. Knows that everything could happen when you least expect it!


  • City tour of Salerno
  • City tour of Napoli
  • City tour of Camerota
  • Trip to Capri
  • Trip to Paestum + Visit the archeological museums
  • Trip to Pompei
  • Visit the University of Salerno
  • Visit to Vallepiana Farm
  • Ceramic workshop
  • Cavatelli Workshop
  • Pizza workshop
  • Create workshop
  • Compulsory sessions
  • AEGEE Introduction
  • Italian Language course
  • Trekking in Trentinara
  • Trekking in Salerno (San Liberatore)
  • Trekking in Vietri sul mare
  • Typical dances workshop
  • Sea acqua-gym
  • Beach Tournament games
  • Thematic parties.

Course Information:

Course level: Beginner
Course given by: AEGEE members
Supported by University: Yes

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Salerno has very ancient origins, very probably Greek. Archaeological excavations have uncovered a necropolis of the 6th century BC that proves the existence of an Etruscan-Campanian settlement, on whose site the Greek town of Poseidonia was founded, which in turn became a Roman colony in 197 BC.
So flourishing was the town in the Middle Ages that Robert Guiscard made it the capital of his Duchy in 1077. It was this social and cultural environment that saw the foundation of the oldest university in Europe, the Salerno School of Medicine. Founded in the 8th century by Benedictine monks skilled in medecine, the School was restructured in 1232 by the emperor Frederick II and became a model in Europe for the practice and teaching of medecine, home to many famous scholars.
Even today Salerno's beautiful historic centre bears signs of this glorious past with its medieval charm intact.
The medieval area runs from the Aqueduct to the Arechi Castle and includes the Cathedral, the Roteprandi Gate, the residences of the nobles and the typical streets, like the winding Via dei Mercanti, the main medieval commercial area, which crosses the entire historic centre, from the Catena Gate to the New Gate (mentioned byMasuccio Salernitano in his Novellino). The names of the narrow alleys of medieval Salerno, divided by tenth- and eleventh-century arches, are witness to the Lombard and Norman conquests, as well as to the tradesmen's guilds, such as the district of the 'Barbuti' or the 'Fornelle', ovens in which pottery was fired. These alleys wind their way to the Piazza del Campo with the Dolphin fountain, built by Vanvitelli, and between aristocratic residences with small courtyards and elegant sculptures.
Further up is the Minerva Garden, where herbalists of old prepared their remedies. It was to these winding streets that the inhabitants of Salerno fled to escape the Saracen incursions, or they took refuge in Arechi's castle, which still dominates the city. Another building also rises above the city and has become its symbol; this is the Cathedral, built by Robert Guiscard in 1079 and consecrated by Pope Gregory VII, with its lion doorway opening up onto a splendid portico. It is believed that the School of Medecine was set up in the atrium. The nave and aisles were transformed into the Baroque style in the eighteenth century. The visitor must see the large Byzantine mosaics, the crypt, and the treasury with the silver statue of Saint Matthew, which is carried in the procession in his honour on September 21st .
Today, new life is being breathed into the historic centre of Salerno. It is regaining its original colours and aspect, and is transformed by night by its 'movida', where many young people can be seen eating and drinking in the cafés, bars and restaurants that create a contrast between the old and the new. The buildings of the Renaissance, Baroque and modern ages developed harmoniously around this ancient centre, without interruption or conflict, producing monuments and outstanding examples of impressive architecture, like Santa Sofia, now housing international art exhibitions, the Ave Gratia Plena convent, Palazzo Pinto, the Teatro Verdi, the Palazzo di Città, the Prefecture, the Court House, the park, the seafront, and many others, and many places of cultural interest, too, such the Museum of Ceramics, the Provincial Museum, with its splendid archeological exhibits, and the Diocesan Museum with Roman and Medieval artefacts. These all make Salerno one of the most welcoming and liveable cities.
Salerno's central position, nestled in the curve of the bay of the same name, makes the city a focal point for leisure tourism and seaside holidays. The magnificent Lungomare Trieste seafront skirts the entire city and links the Amalfi Coast to the west, and to the south-east, with the long sandy coastline of the Piana del Sele, it reaches Velia, Paestum, Palinuro, whose names alone evoke their beauty.

Marina di Camerota

Marina di Camerota is a small picturesque town which still conserves in tact many of the alleys and streets of the old fisherman’s village. It has a beautiful sea front and a harbour with all the facilities for light crafts, but above all an outstanding varied coastline suited to all tastes, with seaside activities as well as fantastic beaches and sea beds to explore.