Where are we
Marina di Ascea
Marina di Ascea, is located on the sea near the famous archaeological site of Velia, cradle of the Eleatic civilization and heart of Magna Graecia, home of Parmenides and Zenone, declared World Heritage by UNESCO.
Its beaches of fine sand have been recognized for several years with the Blue Flag for the quality of its crystal clear waters.
Land of the organic food and life, lined with centuries-old olive trees, vineyards and vegetable gardens, ideal for experiencing the traditional Cilento lifestyle and the flavors of the Mediterranean Diet. The location is very convenient for the students, as the course location and the apartments where they stay are located 200 meters from the sea, a few minutes walk from the Railway Station and the Marina de Ascea Center.
Marina di Ascea offers all the services so that students can enjoy a comfortable stay: supermarkets, restaurants, pizzerias, bars, ice cream parlors, markets on the sea, medical services and the train station, all easily reachable in a few minutes on foot. The location allows us to make all the cultural and naturalistic visits with short journeys and to be able to live and enjoy the traditions, the sea and the mythical landscapes of the Grand Tour and Ancient Magna Grecia: Capri, Amalfi, Positano, Pompeii, Paestum, Palinuro, Bahia of the infreschi, Castellabate and many others.
Marina di Ascea
Cilento and Vallo di diano National Park
The millenary interactions between Nature and Culture have shaped the priceless heritage preserved by the Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park. Greek cities and ancient historical centers, castles and farmhouses harmoniously inserted in still uncontaminated naturalistic contexts, rich in rare plants and animals, majestic terraced olive groves, caves, caves, pristine beaches and majestic woods.
Within a few kilometers you pass from the sea to the mountain, from the sea flavors to the typical dishes of the interior. With a gastronomic tradition consisting of local ingredients (vegetables, fish, extra virgin olive oil), home of the famous Mediterranean Diet: here the American scientist Ancel Keys has studied the lifestyle and diet of the territory for years, verifying the beneficial effects on health.
The coastal strip has a typically Mediterranean appearance with a succession of small sandy beaches, steep walls and headlands dominated by the complex system of sighting and defense towers. The archaeological sites of Velia and Paestum, (VII century BC) allow us to admire the most beautiful and best preserved monuments of Magna Graecia.