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 end of the nineteenth century brought with it profound changes to the city’s town planning. The government began action to renovate the most deprived areas of Naples and to construct the sea-front from scratch. This exciting atmosphere of urban renewal also attracted a Belgian financier named Oscar du Mesnil, who was in Naples with his wife. He was so fascinated by the city that he decided to construct a hotel on the new sea-front to do justice to the beauty of the site. “Grand Hotel du Vesuve” was duly constructed in 1882.
On 11th June 2018 the panoramic terrace opens: a magic on the Gulf of Naples.
The Fondazione Mediterraneo, which has hosted to  "Vesuvio" personalities from various countries of the world during the last 30 years, took part in the event.

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"With the signature today of an agreement defined by everyone as 'historical', Macedonia and Greece have put an end to the dispute over the name of the former Yugoslav country, which will henceforth be called 'Republic of Macedonia of the North', after 27 years. A great joy - affirms President Michele Capasso - a dream cultivated since the beginning of the Fondazione Mediterraneo and strengthened with the visits of the Presidents of the former Yugoslav Republic: among all Kiro Gligorov".
The agreement - which will have to be ratified by the respective parliaments, and in Macedonia also by a popular referendum in the fall as well as amendments to the constitution - on the one hand eliminates the blockade of Athens on the way to Skopje EU and NATO, from another, however, is harshly opposed by conservative and nationalist oppositions in both countries, where daily protests are recorded, often marked by accidents and clashes with the police.
The official signing ceremony of the document on the name and a strategic partnership between Skopje and Athens took place this morning in Psaridis, on the Greek side of Lake Prespa, on the border between the two countries. A symbolic place which also has historical significance for the Macedonians because it was linked to the beginning of the partisan struggle for liberation from Nazi-fascism during the Second World War.

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The award ceremony for the XIth edition of the "Mare Nostrum Award 2018" took place in Rome.
Created by "Grimaldi Magazine" Mare Nostrum Awards is dedicated to the promotion of the Motorways of the Sea. The aim is to enhance this exceptional opportunity for exchanges, links and sustainable development for all the Mediterranean countries.
The prize money of Mare Nostrum Awards amounts, as every year, to 50,000 euros divided among the top five classified this year:

  • Manolis Dimellas with the article entitled "Motorways of the sea: when lands become one", published in the Greek online publication "";
  • Silvia Fernandez with the article entitled "The motorways of the sea that the" Brexit "will not stop", published in the Spanish newspaper "El Mundo";
  • Samira Hamrouni with the article entitled "And if the solution came from the motorways of the sea", published in the Tunisian weekly "La Presse Business";
  • El Mostafa Fakhir with the article entitled "Motorways of the sea: their success will only pass through a complementarity between road transport and maritime transport", published on the Moroccan online magazine "";
  • Antonella Maffei with video-services broadcast on the "TG REGIONE CAMPANIA".

The special prize "Cavaliere del Lavoro Guido Grimaldi", established by the Grimaldi family, has been recognized by journalist Enzo Cappucci, a Rai journalist and photographer, for his photographic reports, which, through geometric lines of landscapes, horizon cuts, and perspectives of light, return the joy of discovering how much there is still to tell of the sea.
The International Award Jury is made up of leading exponents of journalism and culture. After the death of Folco Quilici, the new president is Bruno Vespa, among others, by Vassiliki Armogeni, Greek journalist of the Efoplistis magazine, Michele Capasso, President of the Fondazione Mediterraneo, Diana De Feo, RAI journalist, Mimmo Jodice, photographer, Paul Kyprianou, former President of the RoRo European Union, Rosalba Giugni, president of Marevivo.
Luciano Bosso, journalist and director of the magazine Grimaldi Magazine Mare Nostrum, is the Secretary of the Award.
On this occasion, President Capasso presented the latest activities of the Fondazione Mediterraneo and the Museum of Peace - MAMT: in particular the WORLD PEACE FORUM.
The 12th edition of the Mare Nostrum Awards will be launched in September 2018 and will end in April 2019.
The related announcement will be open from next September in the regional offices of journalists and on the websites and

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As a part of the events for the exhibition "CIVILIZING THE URBAN", the international conference on the theme International Conferece "Orbitecture and the Cislunar city" took place at the Museum of Peace - MAMT.

  • Russo (CNS/Trans-Tech)
  • Mosca (PMI-SIC)
  • Torre (CNS).
  • Pica Ciamarra (CNS/ PCAInt)
  • Arcidiacono (Università Federico II di Napoli)
  • De Martino (CNS/PCAint)
  • DePascale/ V.De Micco (Università Federico II di Napoli)
  • Pisanti (CNS/ Space-4life)

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