Maison de la Paix || Casa Universale delle Culture (EN)



The Maison de la Paix - Casa Universale delle Culture is a place strongly representative, in which will convey the knowledge of the different identities and cultures, structuring permanently initiatives aimed at the spreading of peace, necessary for the shared development.

The Maison de la Paix - Casa Universale delle Culture (MdP) is a project conceived by Michele Capasso, approved by many Countries and international organizations. It is an architecture that keeps the memory of many Peace activities which created history, often more than the wars, but it is – above all – a space "to build” Peace.

The architectonical complex has an important symbolic worth: it represents the Countries of the World engaged in the Peace process and the Countries victim of the conflicts.

Proposed by the Fondazione Mediterraneo with the Maison des Alliances – together with the main adherent organizations, such as the Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly, the League of Arab States, the "Anna Lindh" Euro-Mediterranean Foundation and others, the MdP represents a referent point for all the ones who dedicate their lives to peace.

The symbol of the MdP is the "Totem for Peace", an artwork by the Italian sculptor Mario Molinari which the Fondazione Mediterraneo is promoting all around the world, creating the network of the "Cities for Peace".

The first seat of the MdP was inaugurated on the 14th of June 2010 (Maison de la Paix - Casa Universale delle Culture) in the historical building of the Grand Hotel de Londres in Naples.

The action of the Maison de la Paix - Casa Universale delle Culture aims at improving the main activities of the "Universal Forum of Cultures" in: Barcelona (2004), Monterrey (2007), Valparaiso (2010) and Naples (2013).

The Maison de la Paix performs most of the initiatives jointly with the Maison de la Méditerranée.


Great crowds at the United States of the World and the MAMT Peace Museum for the 80th anniversary celebrations of the eruption of Vesuvius. On the large video walls, unique videos, testimonies and images appeared that excited the young people in particular.
The museum section dedicated to Raffaele Capasso, Mayor of San Sebastiano al Vesuvio's reconstruction for almost 40 years, was particularly visited.
On this occasion, the updated edition of the volume "Vesuvio l’ultima eruzione" was presented.
President Capasso, emotional, told the young people what happened at 4.30 p.m. on 18 March 1944 when the last eruption of the volcano began, which ended eleven days later.

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The United States of the World wanted to celebrate 'International Women's Day' by dedicating it to the innocent victims of wars around the world: in Ukraine, Israel, Palestine, Sudan, Yemen and so on for a long list. 
Throughout the day, the 107 large video screens in the Peace Museum projected images of women victims of wars whose dignity and lives were violated.
In order NOT TO FORGET what increasingly appears to be a tragedy of immense proportions.
President Michele Capasso thus addressed the women present and those connected via webinar:
"We want to dedicate this 8 March 2024 to the women victims of wars around the world who resist, who heal, who flee, who fight for life, who mourn, who stand against every war."

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The Board of the AIP - Italian Association of Psychologists - met at the premises of the Fondazione Mediterraneo and the Museum of Peace. On this occasion, the members of the Board were nominated "Standard Bearers" of the United States of the World.
On this occasion, Secretary-General Michele Capasso retraced the steps that transformed Gustavo Rol's idea into reality.

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