Summer University 2017


Wild Taste of Friuli

Organized by AEGEE-Udine

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Who doesn't love adventure? Last year best SU's organizers are back with a green SU full of surprises! Exploring the amazing places of our little italian region while learning about environmental sustainability: this is the recipe for Wild Taste of Friuli! Excursions, catchy workshops and visits to wonderful historical sights are waiting for you. Let's start this journey together and make Europe green again!

And don't forget your energy at home! You'll need it to enjoy the sunny beach of Lignano and in his water park, go on pedalos and canoes, dive into Predil lake's crystal clear water, visit Udine's Castle and its magic venetian buildings from Renaissance, spend a nice time on river Natisone and explore the medieval town of Cividale.

What about the theme? You'll join workshops such as sustainable agricolture and buildings, how to survive in a natural place, the importance of recycling and saving limited resources, how to preserve the wildlife in danger and good ways to shop responsibly.

Don't think twice, apply now to our warmly organized SU!

General Information:

From: Thursday, July 20th
To: Monday, July 31st
Starts in: Udine
Ends in: Udine
Type: Summer Course info_outline
Thematic categories: Green SU /
Fee: 154€ info_outline
30 Friends
Accomodation: Gym (Sleeping bag & mattress needed)
Confirmation: Pay 100% of the fee in advance
Optional fee: 40€
Used for: Aquasplash (Lignano) and Parco Avventura (Sella Nevea)
Alternative: City tour
Language: English
Special equipment needed: Swimming suit, comfortable shoes, suncream
Suited for disabled people: No


Adventure and Nature


Phone: +393341982442

Our ideal participant:

    We are looking for adventurous participants, with a lot of energy and positive thinking! Be fun, friendly, open minded. If you worry about pollution but you think it's time to stop crying over spilled milk, you are the right person!


  • Parco Avventura in Sella Nevea, ready to challenge your bravery?
  • Unforgettable time in Predil Lake, a magical place in the mountains
  • Acquasplash in Lignano, breathtaking slides!
  • Adventurous city tour of Udine, Castle of Udine, Primo Maggio and San Giacomo square, old city and cathedral
  • Fencing lesson, a blast from the Renaissance
  • Workshops about sustainability, create great things while recycling
  • Beach day in Lignano, sunbathing, memorable sunset, fun and party
  • Visit Centro Colibrì di Margherita Hack, meet parrots, sloths and hummingbirds
  • Challenging orienteering in the Parco del Cormor
  • Sightseeing of Trieste, oldest part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, biggest seaport of the region
  • Get to know italian culture and the traditional delicious friulan frico
  • Excursion to Cividale and Natisone river, Ponte del diavolo, old city and the cathedral
  • Learn how to survive in the nature like Bear Grylls!
  • Learn about fair trade and how to reduce environmental footprint
  • Many other amazing activities that are just waiting for you!

Course Information:

Course: Non formal lessons, interactive activities, discussions, group projects.
Timetable: Hours are distribuited among the days.
Course level: Beginner
Course given by: Experienced members and specialists from local organizations
Equipment: Any material for the sessions is provided by us!
Supported by University: Yes

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Udine is in the heart of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region and, thanks to its border position with Austria and Slovenia, it was the pathway to Italy for all barbarian tribes and armies throughout centuries; this is also the reason for its great cultural diversity. One of its peculiarity is its dialect: Friulano is a language spoken only in the province of Udine. In Udine we will see the inheritance of the Republic of Venice and also the famous Castel: a legend wants it to be built for Attila, kings of the Huns, in order to see Aquileia burning from a high observation point. Despite being quite close to the mountains, Udine is definitely not far from the sea as well: you will have the chance to sunbathe in Lignano, one of the most famous beaches on the Adriatic sea.

Cividale del Friuli

It was founded by Julius Caesar and its ancient name “Forum Iulii” gives also the name to the actual region of Friuli Venezia Giulia. In the 5th century it was also chosen as first capital of the Lombard Kingdom before being annexed to the Republic of Venice in the 15th century. It is split in two by the Natisone River, which is spanned by the impressive Devil's Bridge. The hills that surround Cividale are famous for wine production and we’ll have the chance to visit one of the winery and taste its typical products.

Sella Nevea and Predil Lake

Sella Nevea is not only one of the most well-known ski area in Friuli Venezia Giulia but it is also a touristic area for summer activities and peaceful walks around the amazing Julian Alps. Breathe the fresh air of nature and test your courage with the extreme thrill of climbing trees and be suspended in the middle of the forest! We will also visit Predil lake, in the little village of Tarvisio: legend tells that once upon a time instead of the lake there was a small village inhabited by insensitive people. During a cold winter night they refused to host a woman and her little child coming from far away. Only a poor family offered a warm place to them. The next morning the lake submerged the whole village sparing a small island with just the house of the hospitable family, while the woman and her son disappeared.


Situated in a unique and somewhat historically precarious position between Latin, Germanic and Slavic lands, Trieste is unlike any other city in the world, and is truly one of the most underrated and unfairly overlooked places not only in Italy, but in all of Europe. Embraced by green hills on one side and the Mediterranean Sea on the other, with the snow-capped Dolomites piercing the horizon to the north, no city can honestly claim to have a more majestic setting. After having served as the most important port and fourth largest city of the Habsburg Empire for some seven centuries, Trieste became part of Italy following World War I, spent nearly a decade as an independent city state (the so-called Free Territory of Trieste) following World War II, and is now the capital and largest city of the Friuli Venezia Giulia autonomous region.

Lignano Sabbiadoro

A haven of relaxation and all kinds of fun: that is the essence of Lignano! It is the main sea resort of the region, which attract tourists from many neighboring countries for the great beaches and fun nightlife. Sabbia d'oro means "golden sand" in Italian! The town is divided into three zones, each with its own particular traits: the historic centre, rife with shops and restaurants (Lignano Sabbiadoro itself); the greener area of Lignano Pineta, with lovely gardens and lanes for strolling; and Lignano Riviera, the waterfront, rich in salty sea air and coastal pines. Most known sites are Terrazza a Mare (terrace on the sea), the pine forest, numerous theme parks such as Aquasplash (in which we'll go!), and the Zoo.