The Università degli Studi di Napoli “Parthenope” is very pleased to welcome the Erasmus+ Incoming Students.
On this page you will find useful information about your stay at our University.
We thank you for having chosen our University to spend an important period of your life and we wish you to enjoy it!
The city of Naples: Living and Moving around the city
The largest city of Naples, capital of the province and the region, a point of embarkation for emigrants in the past, Naples now has a large traffic of merchandise (petroleum, carbon, cereals) and passengers. It is the largest Italian port, with a noteworthy nexus of railway and highways and a large international airport. Naples is the largest city in south Italy and one of the most beautiful, particularly around the Bay of Naples. The capital city of Campania, Naples is the third most populated city in Italy (after Rome and Milan), with over a million inhabitants, and it is the most important industrial center and trading port for the South. It is a sprawling metropolis that was founded by Greeks, enlarged by Romans and as a result is rich in history and stunning architecture. In the vast urban area one can distinguish many different neighborhoods: the old center, characterized by buildings closely crowded together, is bordered on the west by the new administrative district and on the east by the business district, into which flows almost all the road and rail traffic. Other neighborhoods, with narrow climbing streets, rise around the base of the San Martino and Capodimonte hills. These neighborhoods have experienced intense development, typically of the simpler kind, in contrast to that of the residential neighborhoods that stretch out comfortably along the Vomero and Posillipo hills.
Moving around the city
The city is divided into 21 zones, and it has so many monuments that it is rightfully known as an open air museum. Meanwhile, here is a little guide to allow you to choose
the most significant places of interest and tourist attractions, should you find yourself in this glorious city, but with time as your enemy.
San Ferdinando – Chiaia – Posillipo – The places, monuments and landscapes in this triangle are probably the ones which have made Naples famous, and they also offer one of the best itineraries for tourists whowould like to visit these areas. The tourist who lands in Naples finds themselves immediately immersed in the scenery of the Piazza Municipio which is itself dominated by the impressive mole of the Maschio Angioino or Castel Nuovo; the Teatro San Carlo, the splendid Galleria Umberto I and the spectacular Piazza del Plebiscito behind the façade of the majestic Palazzo Reale, the semicircular colonnade and the domes of the splendid Basilica di San Francesco di Paola are all close to one another and just waiting to be seen. Heading down towards the sea, you’ll come upon Santa Lucia and then Borgo Marinaro where the Castel dell’Ovo stands in all its glory.
Chiaia – is the area which faces the bay; you must visit this area and take a long walk along the promenade from Via Partenope past Via Caracciolo until Mergellina or stop by at Villa Comunale blessed with trees dating back centuries, neo classical statues, artistic fountains; it is here that you’ll find the oldest acquarium in Europe.
The most important monument in the zone is the Villa Pignatelli which today is home to one of Naples museums. Posillipo – offers up the chance to enjoy a splendid view of the bay and the incredible mount Vesuvius, the promontory of Sorrento and the island of Capri.
Looking eastwards, you will behold the Bay of Pozzuoli as well as the islands of Nisida, Ischia and Procida and the historical Campi Flegrei (Phlegrean Fields).
Il Centro Antico – Naples is characterised by its uniformity in town planning.
In fact, the quarters that makes up the ancient centre still faithfully adhere to the Greco-Roman plans for the city of Neapolis. In these quarters are layer upon layer of history which unfolds before the eyes of the unsuspecting visitor like an enormous history book. The alleyways overflowing with life in quarters such as San Lorenzo, San Giuseppe, Porto e Pendino are the same ones in which Greeks would trade and build temples during the 4th century.
It is practically impossible to list all the monuments that you will find in the three decumani and the numerous side streets (i cardi) which run perpendicular to them, but mention must be made of the following churches: San Paolo Maggiore built upon the foundations of the tempio dei Dioscuri, (two columns of the temple are still visible), there is San Lorenzo Maggiore, underneath which are important archaelogical remains which the public are able to visit.
These two churches are located in Piazza San Gaetano, the ancient Roman marketplace along Via dei Tribunali, the ancient decumanus maggiore.
The church and street of San Gregorio Armeno are also worth a visit, this church was also built on the site of a temple.
Via dei Tribunali ends in front of Castel Capuano, the oldest fort in the city built for Norman kings, behind it lies opening onto the Porta Capuana.
Walking along Via Duomo, you’ll come across the Cathedral dedicated to San Gennaro, the city’s patron, the cathedral seems to be in a place that doesn’t seem grand enough for such an important building, the Duomo which incorporates the ancient basilica of Santa Restituta built on the orders of Constantine, and the Battistero di San Giovanni in Fonte which is the oldest baptistery in the western world.
Beneath the Duomo lie ancient archaeological sites, which you can visit.
The stratification begins with the ancient Greek and finishes with the Middle Ages.
The Museo Civico Filangieri is also located in Via Duomo and is housed inside the Palazzo Como which was built during the Renaissance.
Piazzetta Nilo is situated on Via San Biagio dei Librai, and in which you’ll find a 2000 years old statue, Statua del Corpo di Napoli.
Following the axis of Spaccanapoli you will find other examples of Neapolitan culture: in Piazza San Domenico Maggiore you will find the basilica of the same name and numerous palazzi from the Aragon and Spanish era with the Guglia which was dedicated to the Saint at the centre. The Cappella di San Severo is also worth a visit.
Piazza del Gesù Nuovo yields such treasures as the Chiesa di Santa Chiara, the Chiostro delle Clarisse, the 16th century façade of the Gesù Nuovo and the Guglia dell’Immacolata.
The San Giovanni Maggiore, was built on the remains chapel of San Giovanni di Pappacoda contains a stupendous Gothic doorway.
The primary university faculties and museums are housed in these historic piazzas. Il Centro Storico – The quarters of the Centro Storico are natural extensions of the Centro Antico, which represent the Medieval and Renaissance developments reaching to the Spanish viceroys and the Neapolitan Bourbons.
The Spanish quarters; the elegant Via Toledo with its historic palazzi and churches that contain the masterpieces of 17th century Neapolitan painters; Piazza Monteoliveto which contains Palazzo Gravina, the Fontana built in honour of Carlos II of Spain and the church Sant’Anna dei Lombardi with a wealth of Renaissance treasures, Piazza Dante with the 18th century façade of the National Boarding School il Convitto Nazionale and Port’Alba, where the lazzari di Masaniello got the better of the cannons of the Viceroy.
The Museo Archeologico Nazionale is one of the most important museums of its kind and is located in Piazza.
The Porta San Gennaro is located in Piazza Cavour and its one of the oldest gateways in the city. Via S. Maria di Costantinopoli has many palazzi such as the Accademia di Belle Arti and many dazzling churches.
In Piazza Bellini one can still see traces of ancient Greek city walls; Piazza della Sanità holds the 17th century Chiesa di Santa Maria under which are the San Gaudosio Catacombs; the zona dei Vergini e zona delle Fontanelle, are ancient areas used for burial in Greco-Roman Naples, other places of interest in the immediate vicinity are: Via Foria; Piazza Carlo III which has an enormous façade (375 m. long) the Albergo dei Poveri and the Orto Botanico; Corso Garibaldi and the piazza of the same name, which is now the headquarters of Central Station; Corso Umberto with the Neo-classical style University of Federico II; Piazza Bovio with the Palazzo della Borsaand the famous Fontana del Nettuno; Piazza Mercato, the back drop to dramatic in Neapolitan history adjacent to this piazza is Piazzadel Carmine; all of these places are representative but not unique to the zones which developed and grew into the centro antico.
The Quartieri Collinari – These are hill zones which were developed at the end of the 19th century as a residential district for the Neapolitan bourgeoisie il Vomero underwent radical changes in the ’50s and ’70s which has made it into one of the busiest and most chaotic areas in the city.
It is linked to surrounding areas by three funicolar railways, but it still retains among some of the city’s most important monuments.
Castel Sant’Elmo and the Certosa di San Martino, were built around 1350, and dominate the city from above. Today, La Certosa houses the National Museum of San Martino, which shows collections, paintings scupltures, documents and relics of Neapolitan tradition, amongst other things.
Villa Floridiana was given by King Ferdinando of Bourbon to his second wife; it consists of a park, at the centre of which stands a small palace which is now a museum (the Museo della Ceramica Duca di Martina). The attentive tourist can’t let a visit to the catacombs of San Gennaro escape him. The catacombs were dug from the yellow tuff of the Aminei hills in the Capodimonte at the beginning of the second century.
The galleries, which create a kind of underground basilica leave a lasting impression on the unsuspecting traveller.
The sepulchre of San Gennaro and the tombs of the bishops, amongst whom lies the bishop of Carthage. Inside the Palazzo Reale di Capodimonte (a palace built in 1738 and surrounded by a large park and a wood which acted as a hunting ground), is the with its collections and the National Gallery with its extensive art gallery.
The Zona Flegrea Fuorigrotta – is part of this area, it is a modern residential zone where the Rai has its headquarters, as does the Politecnico; it is the new headquarters of the Universitaria, and important sports complexes such as Stadio San Paolo and the Mostra d’Oltremare headquarters of many important tradefairs, of the Zoo, Edenlandia a large theme park; Bagnoli is an ex industrial zone and is now home to the Città della Scienza, of the old shed steelworks on banks facing the island of Nisida; Agnano was the seat of ancient and the famous Ippodromo (racecourse) with a nearby nature reserve, where several protected species, are cared for by the W.W.F. Numerous Roman remains can be found all around this area.
The peripheral zones do not offer much of interest to the tourist: these zones are mainly industrial or ex-agricultural zones which have been destroyed over the years by cement whichhas been dumped here as the city tries to find space in which to expand.
The Istituto Universitario Navale (hereafter, “I.U.N.”) is born in Naples in 1920 in the government objective to carry out “a higher center of culture where the sea could be studied such as a factor of production and a mean of exchange – an Institute which would prepare the spirits to the conscious valorization of the economic problems related to the sea”.
The I.U.N. always exerced an important activity of research finalized to the enlargement of the cultural horizons and, at the same time, to the adequacy of the proccess of formation to the changes in progress in the economic-productive activities and the labour market.
This effort of adequacy was developed in order to maintain, by reinforcing them, the scientific and cultural interests of the Institute and to extend the spectrum of interests to the sets of themes defining today, the new rules of the international competing confrontation.
The Università degli Studi di Napoli “Parthenope” (hereafter, “Parthenope University”) is born following the revision of the Statute of the I.U.N.; a revision which modifies the University in a significant degree, establishing (of it) the status of University reached throughout a structural, cultural and dimensional growth which, from the second half of the years ’80, constantly continues, by following anticipating the requirements of formation and those scientific ones but also, of a characterized territorial reality on the one hand; and by a fast evolution and the permanence of the embarrassments and the heritages difficult to exceed, on the other hand, which have a significant incidence on its futurologies of growth.
Today the University is presented in the form of an university structure of average size, with a number of students in constant growth and which counts today 1500 units, constituiting the population of the students destined to stabilize itself according to the programming made by the University with the threshold of the 20.000-25.000 in the next years.
This growth in the population of the students which constituted the reason of the expansion of the University in a way that it knew to interpret it such as a latent social or virtual request coming from the context, could take place only thanks to the race of expansion undertaken by the University; a formative expansion which related to either the offer suggested by the University that infrastructures necessary: one refers to the whole of the buildings, the human resources, the equipments being useful to the didactic and research activities, which had to adapt to the new dimension and the new role that the University, more and more, was going to embrace.
If we examine the Parthenope University in relation with the new institutional activities, in terms of didactic offer to the citizen, we consider the evolution which obviously it recorded: it was an institution characterized by the specificity and the unicity of the professionalisation offered, and which thought to safeguard its own traditional specificity and, developing at the same time, its capacity to give an adequate, existing or latent answer that the context expresses.
At the Parthenope University of Naples, the Student Counselling Tutorship Service manages all instruments for the management of the three different pre, intra and post university orientation and guidance services.
To accomplish its mission, it supports students to frame in an optimal way their studies at the University, managing their transition from upper secondary school to higher education (the so called pre-university orientation and guidance activities), monitoring their study careers to early detect anomalous cases (the so called intra university orientation and guidance activities), and offering placement assistance by which to encourage student to learn more about themselves and the world of work through direct assistance, resources and experiential opportunities.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN AN ERASMUS EXCHANGE PROGRAMME
After being officially nominated by their Home institution, prospective Erasmus students can fill the application form our website http://uniparthenope.erasmusmanager.it
Upon arrival in Naples students are requested to report to the Servizi Internazionalizzazione e Comunicazione Linguistica Office (Via Acton, 38 80133 Napoli – Italia) bringing the following documents:
copy of the application form
Official certificate of Nomination (in original)
Passport copy or other valid ID
2 passport size photos
Copy of the European Health Insurance card or equivalent
If you are NON-EU students:
Non-EU students must also held A VALID PASSPORT and, if required, A VISA.
If the Erasmus exchange period exceeds three months, it’s mandatory to apply for a residence permit for study purposes (Permesso di soggiorno per motivi di studio) within 8 days from the arrival in Italy.
Please note that NON EU students will be not permitted to enroll and TAKE EXAMS without the resident permit.
For further information, please see the information on visas.
1st semester and whole year nominations June,15th
submission of the application form July 31st
2nd semester nominations October, 30th
submission of the application form November, 30th
The Learning agreement must be signed by both Erasmus+ Departmental Coordinators ( Home and receiving Institution), whose names and email addresses are listed in the relevant section: Erasmus+ Departmental Coordinators email addresses.
Students from EU countries or from the European Economic Area Countries (Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein) and Switzerland DO NOT require a visa, but if their stay exceeds 90 days they must register with the Ufficio Anagrafe at the city hall where they intend to reside. They must register within 3 months of their arrival in Italy and obtain a residence certificate, “certificato di residenza”.
To ask them how to apply, we suggest to send an email to the following address email@example.com
Non-EU students must held A VALID PASSPORT and, if required, A VISA.
If the Erasmus exchange period exceeds three months, it’s mandatory to apply for a residence permit for study purposes (Permesso di soggiorno per motivi di studio).within 8 days from the arrival in Italy.
The residence permit is issued by the local Police Department- “Questura – Ufficio Stranieri”. Nearest competent Post Office:
Via Galileo Ferraris, 131 Napoli https://questure.poliziadistato.it
For information about how to apply for a residence permit, visit https://www.portaleimmigrazione.it
EU citizens must have the European Health Insurance Card. Please, check its validity before your departure, because of medical services may vary across nations.
Non-EU citizens must show proof of coverage by health insurance.
Naples’ international airport -Aereoporto Internazionale di Napoli (Capodichino)- is 7km or 20mins from Stazione Centrale (rail station).
Transfer between Naples Airport and the City centre
From Naples’ international airport to Stazione Centrale (Piazza Garibaldi) and Piazza Municipio (near the hydrofoils and cruises port) website www.anm.it).
Buses leave every 20 mins, 6.30am to 11.30pm, daily. Return buses leave Piazza Municipio from 6am to 12.12am daily.
A taxi to central Naples should cost around €12.50 (plus 50¢ for each piece of luggage in the boot).
The Railway Station Stazione Centrale connects the city to the main capital of Italy through the High-Speed line (Alta Velocità). Piazza Garibaldi station (two levels below the main station), is used by some long-distance services as well as metro. For train information and bookings, contact Trenitalia or Italo train.
Trenitalia Webpage www.trenitalia.it Italo Webpage www.italotreno.it/en
Most long-distance buses arrive at and depart from Piazza Garibaldi. Autolinee Ferrari (aka CLP) runs to cities in Campania, in other parts of Italy and in continental Europe (081 251 4157, www.clpbus.it). CTP (800 200 114, 081 700 1111, 081 700 5104, www.ctpn.it) and
SITA (081 752 7337, 089 386 6711, www.sitabus.it) serve destinations around Naples and Southern Italy, as well as Tuscany and the Veneto.
To get around Naples http://unicocampania.it
For the enrolment procedures and the issue of the certificate of the arrival it’s mandatory to go to the Servizi per l’Internazionalizzazione e la Comunicazione Linguistica office bringing the identity card or passportand others document as specified above and, if required, the residence permit in original – or its request receipt- to get the certificate of arrival.
The Student Administration Team will send you the matriculation number by email.
Please note that NON EU students will be not permitted to enroll without the resident permit.
Generally, the academic year runs from the end of September and the end of May. Teaching activities are divided into two semesters: from September to January and from March to May.
Half–term holidays are at Christmas and Easter.
For detailed information about the academic calendar please visit each departmental websites:
Italian is the language of instruction although some courses are held in English.
Exams are given orally but, in some cases, they also include a written test.
Check the relevant departmental website for courses content and exam schedules.
Red Cross – ASL Napoli 1 (ambulance free of charge) 081.7528282/0696/0850
Fire-brigade 115 Road Aid (ACI) 116
Traffic Police 081.5954111 Post Office – information 160
Railway station (Ferrovie dello Stato) 1478 88088
Main European Consulates in Naples
AUSTRIA, corso Umberto I, 275 081.287724
BELGIUM, via A. Depretis, 78 081.5510535
DENMARK, p.le Stazione Marittima (inside the harbour) 081.5512211 FINLAND, p.le Stazione Marittima (inside the harbour) 081.5512211 FRANCE, piazza della Repubblica, 2 081.7612275 – 081.5980702/3 GERMANY, via Crispi, 69/1 081.7613393
GREECE, viale Gramsci, 5 081.7611075 – 081.7611243
ISLAND, via Petrarca, 93/9 081.5752108 LUXEMBOURG, via C. Colombo, 45 081.5525619
NORWAY, p.le Stazione Marittima 081.5512211 NETHERLANDS, via A. Depretis, 114 081.5513003
PORTUGAL, via Nardones, 118 081.413540
GREAT BRITAIN, via Crispi, 122 081.663511 – 081.681101/17 SPAIN, via dei Mille, 40 081 411157 – 081.414115
SWEDEN, via Toledo, 156 081.5512852