Summer University 2017


sicilEAT - Set sail and come to taste us

Organized by AEGEE-Messina & AEGEE-Palermo

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What is your idea of travel? What is your idea of adventure? What is your idea of get experience?

Ladies and gentlemen: please relax, have a sit and try to forget for a moment where you are.


Open your eyes, imagine, you are in that fantastic island called Sicilia, let me drag you across it’s fantastic lands, river and sea.

Now breath. You're on a boat in the middle of the Mediterranean sea between Messina and Palermo, the sun shines on you ,surrounded by peaceful waves and a gently breeze. Listen to the Seagulls up there are welcoming you: your adventure has just begun!

Welcome to Sicily! Summer is probably the best time to visit it, if you want to enjoy the sun and the sea. Prepare yourself to have a 360° experience around Messina, Taormina, Milazzo, Palermo, Cefalù and Pollina!

If you want to masterize “La dolce vita” style and if you want to know why we “gesticulate” so much when we talk prepare a complete Italian course! (we don’t really gesticulate that much = P) If you will get bored just say “MINCHIA MI SIDDIAI”, bad words lesson is just behind the corner. MAMMA MIA!

So at this point, you probably wonder 'where are the damn parties?' Don't worry , we didn't miss them.

Yes! Disco people, prepare to PARTY HARD in the best clubs or on the beach with bonfire. LOADS OF MUSIC and the best locations in Palermo and Messina are guaranteed!

Tons of SUN and FUN won't be the less, you'll enjoy Sicilian best beaches, like Isola bella (in front of Taormina), Pollina and Cefalù beaches where you can literally roll down to the sea from the 'sand mountains' or lie on the gold sand of Torre Faro, Mondello, Lipari and Vulcano beaches.

This and a lot more is waiting for you, travelers! An invite from AEGEE-Messina’s and AEGEE-Palermo’s crew has just sent, this could be the beginning of an adventure with other enthusiastic people.

The Sicilian boat is sailing, Are you ready to get wonderfully lost? Get on Board!

General Information:

From: Friday, August 11th
To: Wednesday, August 23rd
Starts in: MESSINA
Ends in: PALERMO
Type: Travelling Summer University info_outline
Thematic categories: Arts, Creativity and Cooking /
Fee: 192€ info_outline
40 Friends
Accomodation: dormitory, gym, tents
Confirmation: Send copy of the ticket AND pay 50% of the fee in advance
Optional fee: 40€
Used for: Lipari and vulcano's minicruise
Alternative: 13.08.2017 Visit to Regional Museum in Messina - 20.08.2017 city tour
Language: english
Special equipment needed: sleeping bag, towels, Sun lotion, jacket, thongs, swimsuit, various clothes for theme parties.
Suited for disabled people: No


A full dish of Sicilian Culture


Phone: +393477446679

Our ideal participant:

    Full of energy, Adaptable, Adventurous, Party animal, Open minded, Positive attitude.


    AEGEE intro Compulsory Sessions (1-2) City Tour Messina Italian Language Course Trip to Taormina Trip to Cefalù City Tour Palermo & Monreale Mini Cruise Eolian Islands Photograph Contest Bonfire Night European Night

Course Information:

Course: frontal lessons
Timetable: 20 hours
Course level: Beginner
Course given by: volunteers - experienced members - teachers from University
Equipment: rooms - pens- papers
Supported by University: No

Join the Summer University and visit:


Messina sits across the Strait of Messina, that divides the rest of Italy from the Island of Sicily.
Mother Nature has created a masterpiece here, painting the gorgeous sea into its background.
Nature also one of this area's biggest highlights, extraordinary under a limpid sky and sitting above marine depths where another world waits to be explored. So much like a kaleidoscope of hues, the sea changes from nocturnal blue to crystalline defined by slight blue veins.


Yes! This is happening! And if you don't know what or how they are these islands... the best way to describe them it's like: you just found a treasure with the name “Sicily” and inside of it you find other shiny treasures called “Eolian islands”, I guarantee you these Islands are pure magic inception


A true jewel to visit,with its unique old theatre (which is the second biggest classic theatre of Sicily),its pictoresque streets and of course the amazing 'postcard like' panoramic views.


Visiting Palermo is still somewhat of an adventure in a world where so many places have become tourist-friendly to a fault. Some parts of the old town centre have remained untouched since they were bombed during the war. There are many back streets that have only just opened up to those from without and it is still often difficult to obtain any information worth having. However, this is also a stimulus to those who wish to embark on a little adventure, to discover things for themselves, to dig into the very fabric of the city and to try to understand what really makes Palermo (and its people) tick.


Cefalù is a little town near the sea with a beautiful harbour, from which it is possible to observe the characteristic front of the picturesque town and from which it is possible to keep an eye on the historical arcs. The town seems to be entrapped between the sea and the headland which in the past were used as a protection of the town.