Summer University 2018


#sicilianess – Follow the island adventure

Open Call! preferably male participants

Organized by AEGEE-Messina & AEGEE-Palermo

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Prepare yourself to have a 360° experience through the Tyrrhenian track! This is not an Instagram story, this is a real adventure.
What is your idea of experience a summer? Are you ready to live and share our #sicilianess?
In the middle of the Mediterranean sea, between Messina and Palermo, the sun shines and you are surrounded by peaceful waves and a gentle breeze: welcome to Sicily! Summer is probably the best time to visit it, if you want to enjoy the sun and the sea. But not only! Because not so far from the sea we have gorgeous lands where we are also going to spend two exciting adventurous camping nights in Milazzo.
If you also want to know why we “gesticulate” so much when we talk get prepared to our course, that is just one of the amazing workshops you are going to take part. You will discover amazing things and curiosities about our traditional dishes, our dialect and much more about the Sicilian culture. The food here is just the best and you will also have the chance to learn a lot about the typical Sicilian dishes and how they are cooked. Mmh, hungry already?
So at this point, you are probably wondering 'where are the damn parties?' Don't worry: get ready to party hard in the best clubs or at the beaches. Lots of music and the best locations in Palermo and Messina are guaranteed. But there’s even more because you will be part of amazing “adventure games” and other surprises during the camping nights in Milazzo, and you will take part in great Pub Crawls around the cities... Isn’t enough already?!
Tons of sun and fun won't be the less, you'll enjoy Sicilian best beaches, like Isola Bella, in front of Taormina and Milazzo’s beaches. You’ll discover the beauty of Aeolian Islands, one of Sicilian UNESCO heritage, and amazing landscapes like the Vulcano’s beach made of black sand. This and other things are waiting for you, travellers! The Sicilian boat is sailing, are you ready to join AEGEE-Messina and AEGEE-Palermo and get wonderfully lost? Get on Board!

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:

  • Full of energy
  • Adaptable
  • Adventurous
  • Camping lover
  • Curious
  • Open minded
  • Positive attitude


  • 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.