The University sits in the heart of the city of Naples, homed in the extraordinary 17th century Benincasa monastery. The historical complex is located on the top of a hill behind the popular “Spanish quarters” in the heart of the old city of Naples (google link). The complex, which has grown in time into a walled “cittadella” (small town) enclosing courtyards, terraces, annexes, gardens, vineyards and cultivated land, offers a unique overview on the city of Naples and its renowned gulf, crowned by the magnificent silhouette of the Vesuvio volcano. In such stunning venue, blessed by a magic Mediterranean climate, located at one-hour travel distance from major jewels of art and nature such as Rome, Capri, Sorrento, Amalfi, Pompei, Ercolano, to name just a few, staff and students share a one-year, intensive, memorable experience of studies, team work and life.
All students are offered accommodation in state-of-the-art University run halls of residence, ten minutes walk from the monastery.
The residence is close to via Toledo and the vibrant historic heart of the city of Naples, and well connected to the main public transport hubs, including subway, Central Rail Station and International Airport. A special rate of €250-300/month is reserved to all students for a shared double room with en-suite bathroom. The rate includes heating, daily room cleaning, weekly room bedding change, access to fully equipped communal kitchen and 24/7 overall surveillance.
Two diner/bars are available on campus, one of which is panoramic; central location guarantees handy reach to a wealth of external opportunities.
UNIVERSITY "SUOR ORSOLA BENINCASA" (UNISOB)
UniSOB is an important academic center in Southern Italy. Currently, the University has 3 Faculties, Education Sciences, Literature and Law, and has about 8,000 students.
It is located in one of the most important architectural complexes of Napoli, founded in 1581 by Orsola Benincasa. The overall area is around 33.000 m² and It sits in the heart of the city of Naples. The complex has grown in time into a walled "cittadella" formed by two monasteries, and two churches.
The "ordinary" simple architecture, coupled with the site orography create an harmonic whole across the scales. Internal visit reveals to the visitor great emotions through its courtyards, terraces, gardens, vineyards and cultivated land, or through a unique overview on the city of Naples and its renowned gulf, crowned by the magnificent silhouette of the Vesuvio volcano.