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.


In occasion of  20° anniversary of  Fondazione Mediterraneo, during a ceremony held in “Junta Hall” of San Giacomo Palace, the president of Fondazione Mediterraneo Michele Capasso dedicated to the Mayor of Naples Luigi de Magistris the first edition of two volumes which recap, through a selection of international press release, twenty years of efforts for dialogue and peace.


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During a meeting in Naples, the writer Alaa Al Aswani stressed the importance of the book  “Nostro Mare Nostro” written by Michele Capasso.
“A unique testimony of true life, of personal experience.  A rare example of care for  common well-being ”.  These are Alaa Al Aswani’s words at the end of the meeting.

The book Nostro Mare Nostro

The press release



President Michele Capasso, who has always supported the policy of democratic renewal in Morocco, is one of the promoters of the new constitution as well as “testimonial” of the Kingdom of Morocco.
“An epoch-making moment – says Mr. Capasso – which gives back to the Moroccan People the democratic role required to promote reforms and equality in shared  development”.

M. Capasso witnessing report

The text

The press release

President Michele Capasso, together with  intellectuals, politicians and diplomats who are  members of  Fondazione Mediterraneo, launches an appeal to put an end to the massacres caused by Colonel Qaddafi’s folly .
“Thousands of innocent victims, especially children, are the result of the folly of a  dictator who – with the complicity of those who only pursue the ’”Love for Power and Money ” – is destroying his own people as well as violating human dignity”.
Press release