Summer University 2018


#sicilianess – Follow the island adventure

Organized by AEGEE-Messina & AEGEE-Palermo

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General Information:

From: Friday, July 27th
To: Wednesday, August 8th
Starts in: Messina
Ends in: Palermo
Type: Travelling Summer University info_outline
Thematic categories: Arts, Creativity and Cooking / History and Local Culture
Fee: 168€ info_outline
25 Friends
Accomodation: Dormitories, tents, gym
Confirmation: Pay 100% of the fee in advance
Optional fee: 40€
Used for: Mini cruise to Eolie Islands
Alternative: Beach time, Milazzo's Castle
Language: English, Italian
Special equipment needed: Swimming suit, sleeping bag, water shoes
Suited for disabled people: No


A real sharing of Sicilian culture: discover our landscapes and learn about language, local traditions and regional cuisine!


Phone: +39 347 241 4953

Our ideal participant:


    • Cooking workshops
    • Language and traditions workshops
    • Camping
    • City and Markets tours
    • Beach time
    • Parties
    • Trip to Taormina and other excursions
    • Mini Cruise Eolian Islands
    • European Night

    Course Information:

    Course level: Beginner
    Course given by: Volunteers - Experienced members - Teachers from University
    Supported by University: Yes

    Join the Summer University and visit:


    Messina lies 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 is one of this area's biggest highlights with its limpid sky, marine depths and see with a kaleidoscope of hues, from nocturnal blue to crystalline defined by slight blue veins.


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


    Milazzo is situated on the North coast of Sicily, Italy, 20 km West of Messina. It's a small town with one of the most beautiful ancient villages in Italy and wonderful nature sites, where history and legends meet terrestrial flora and fauna.

    Vulcano and Lipari

    Yes! This is happening! And if you don't know what or how these islands are... the best way to describe them it's like: there's a treasure that is called “Sicily” and inside of it there are other shiny treasures which are the “Aeolian islands”.
    These Islands are pure magic inception.


    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.