Summer University 2017


Italian Grand Tour: Discover the United States of Italy

Organized by AEGEE-Milano, AEGEE-Bologna, AEGEE-Treviso, AEGEE-Bari & AEGEE-Roma

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A man who has not been in Italy, is always conscious of an inferiority, from his not having seen what it is expected a man should see." - Samuel Johnson
Italy is an unique experience of life... Italy is a journey through nuances of culture and history, tastes, smells and colors... Italy is a funny memory of a beautiful dream... Italy is attractive, charming and passionate... Italy is for sure your SUmmer choice this year!!! Come and discover the "Italian Grand Tour" from North to South... Are you ready???

General Information:

From: Friday, July 14th
To: Monday, July 31st
Starts in: Milan
Ends in: Bisceglie
Type: Travelling Summer University info_outline
Thematic categories: History and Local Culture / Arts, Creativity and Cooking
Fee: 300€ info_outline
25 Friends
Accomodation: Gym and Hostel
Confirmation: Pay 100% of the fee in advance
Optional fee: 40€
Used for: Trip to Como, Trip to Venezia, Boat Party
Alternative: Free time in Milan, Treviso and Bisceglie.
Language: Italian, English
Special equipment needed:
Suited for disabled people: No


Exploring the Italian boot: From North to South.


Phone: +393204934764

Our ideal participant:

    A.A.A. WANTED!!! Participants ready to discover Italian Culture, Italian Style & Italian Food 24h/7. We'are looking for a:
  • Dynamic person
  • Always smiling
  • Happy to travel a lot
  • Walking Lover
  • Indestructible
  • Sociable
  • Friendly
  • Full of Adrenaline
  • Anxious to participate in this event.
  • Take a second. Breath. If you have ALL this characteristics, don't waste your time....APPLY!!!!


    -AEGEE intro -Compulsory Sessions (1-2) -City Tour Milano -City Rally -City Tour Bologna -Trip to Venezia -Trekking Day -Paths of World War II -Bacaro Tour -Pub Crawl -Beach Day + Beach Games -City Tour Rome -City Tour Treviso -Workshop Pizza -City Tour Bisceglie -Beaches of Monopoli -City Tour Polignano a mare -City Game Bari -Pool party -Beach games

Course Information:

Course level: Beginner
Course given by: Members of AEGEE
Supported by University: No

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Milan is an Alpha leading global city, with strengths in the arts, commerce, design, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, services, research, and tourism. Its business district hosts Italy's Stock Exchange and the headquarters of the largest national and international banks and companies. The city is a major world fashion and design capital, well known for several international events and fairs, including Milan Fashion Week and the Milan Furniture Fair. The city hosts numerous cultural institutions, academies and universities, with 11% of the national total enrolled students.


Bologna is home to numerous prestigious cultural, economic and political institutions as well as one of the most impressive trade fair districts in Europe. In 2000 it was declared European capital of culture and in 2006, a UNESCO "city of music". The city of Bologna was selected to participate in the Universal Exposition of Shanghai 2010 together with 45 other cities from around the world. Bologna is also one of the wealthiest cities in Italy, often ranking as one of the top cities in terms of quality of life in the country: in 2011 it ranked 1st out of 107 Italian cities.


Treviso is a city and comune in Veneto, northern Italy. Treviso is also known for being the original production area of Prosecco wine, and being one of several towns thought to have been the origin of the popular Italian dessert tiramisù.
"A very elegant medieval structure in a bizarre play with the clear waters which cross it, neither the destruction of wars nor the poor taste of humanity has managed to change it yet." Giovanni Comisso.


Rome is called the Eternal City because ancient Romans believed that no matter what happened to the world or how many empires came and collapsed, Rome would go on forever. The enduring quality of the city continues even to this day, as Rome remains one of the most vibrant cities and a leading tourist destination in Europe. Today, hundreds of thousands of people travel to Rome each year to experience the life of the ancient Roman Empire, states World Travels. With priceless ancient attractions, Rome boasts arguably the best sightseeing in the world. The Italian capital also offers modern thrills, with an unmatched fashion scene, a remarkable shopping experience and a laid-back atmosphere. From her humble beginning as a tiny village, Rome has grown in leaps and bounds to become one of the most respected cities in the world. Through the centuries, the city of Rome rose as a mighty European empire, declined as a result of plagues and famine, prospered through the Renaissance and the Dark Ages, successfully fought through numerous attempts of foreign domination and made her way to a powerful modern city. After getting frustrated by the Etruscans’ endurance, the Romans rose against them and overcame their oppressors before successfully establishing their own state, another testimony that Rome indeed is an eternal city


Bari is the capital city of the Metropolitan City of Bari and of the Apulia region, on the Adriatic Sea, in Italy. It is the second most important economic centre of mainland Southern Italy after Naples, and is well known as a port and university city, as well as the city of Saint Nicholas. Barivecchia, or Old Bari, is a sprawl of streets and passageways making up the section of the city to the north of the modern Murat area.

A popular and ironic way of saying is: "Se Parigi avesse il mare, sarebbe una piccola Bari" (If Paris had the sea, it would be a little Bari).