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.


The president of the Fondazione Mediterraneo, Michele Capasso intervened in Pescara at the WPFG event on the protection and safeguard of the Adriatic Sea.
Capasso underlined the Foundation's commitment since 1994 to defend the Adriatic from all possible pollution that would constitute the end of the "sea-lake"

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As part of the "Pescasseroli legge" review, President Michele Capasso participed at the presentation of Piero Fassino's book "PD davvero".
Among the interventions are those of Dacia Maraini and Deputy Mayor Carmelo Giura.
Piero Fassino recalled the collaborations between the Fondazione Mediterraneo and the City of Turin, starting from the Biennale of young artists from 1997 to the inauguration of the tricolor Totem for Peace by the sculptor Mario Molinari.
Fassino expressed appreciation for the monumental work also carried out in Pescasseroli: a network of "Cities for Peace".

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As part of the "Pescasseroli legge" review, President Michele Capasso participed at the presentation of Alessandro Barbano's book “Troppi diritti. L’Italia tradita dalla libertà” (Mondadori).
Among the interventions are those of Dacia Maraini, Piera degli Esposti and Deputy mayor. Carmelo Giura.

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The Fondazione Mediterraneo has participated in the thirteenth edition of the Award - with the delivery ceremony and conferences - held on Thursday 26, Friday 27 and Saturday 28 July 2012 in the historical center of Pescasseroli.
They have been rewarded:

  • Annacarla Valeriano - Nonfiction Award
  • Flavia Piccinni - Journalistic Literature Award
  • Massimo Bubola - Narrative Award
  • Rosario Villari - Memory Award

The Award, dedicated to the great philosopher born in 1866 in Pescasseroli (AQ), was established in 2005 by the Municipality of Pescasseroli, which organizes it together with a special committee. The event avails itself of the patronage of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities, the contribution of the Abruzzo Region, the Carisp Foundation, the PescarAbruzzo Foundation and the collaboration of the Regional Council of Abruzzo, the Regional Cultural Heritage Center, the Province of L'Aquila, the Alto Sangro Mountain Community Altopiano delle Cinquemiglia, Italian Institute of Historical Studies "Benedetto Croce" of Naples, National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise, Consorzio DMC Alto Sangro Turismo, Managing Authority of the cross-border cooperation program Ipa Adriatic, Association of Hoteliers and Restaurateurs in the National Park d'Abruzzo, Erminio Foundation and Zel Sipari non-profit organization and other bodies.

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The Cardinal Sepe participates in the traditional procession of boats of the fishermen of Mergellina carrying the Madonna of Piedigrotta in procession and reiterates the essential relationship between Naples and its sea.
President Capasso, who has been following this event for years, affirms that the traditions and roots are the soul of the city.

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