ALL OF EVENTS IN NAPLES: the long waited Maggio dei Monumenti in Naples is back… and with it the numerous initiatives to enjoy in the city.
Started Saturday the 2nd of April and available until the 6th of June 2016, the show of the artist Adrian Tranquilli, ‘Giorni di un futuro passato’, will be held in the Museo Archeologico Nazionale in Naples.
Australian of nationality, he is best known to the public for his works concerning the superheros, and they are also the main theme of the exhibition that will show a fascinating contrast with the classical operas of the museum. The works of Tranquilli, in fact, will be put along with the belonging statues to the Collection Farnese in the Farnesiane Galleries, the courtyards and the first floor. A beautiful contrast among ancient and modern heroes.
Hour: from Monday to Sunday from 10.00 am to the 6.00 am (closed on Tuesdays)
Prices: full price € 8.
Another art event we can advert is the one that from 28 April to 28 July 2016, the PAN – Palazzo delle Arti di Napoli will prepar:, the photographic show “The Mind’s Eye” is dedicated to the French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson.
Inside the rooms of the building, more than fifty photo works of the artist will be visible, an artist known for his skill to capture the focal moments of the history of the last century as the Cold War, the Spanish Civil War or the second World war in his awesome releases.
For his way to tell history using the images, he is considered the pioneer of photo-journalism, thanks also to his important political background of communist matrix that also costed him many years of prison.
Hour: Monday and from Wednesday to Saturday from the hours 9.30 am to 7.30 pm – Sunday from the hours 9.30 am to 2.30 pm (closed on Tuesdays)
For you, sporting tourists and lovers of the fun outside, a fantastic appointment will be held from the 20 to 22 of May 2016 at the Mostra d’Oltremare: we are speaking of the project Napoli Bike Festival, an event that will carry out numerous activities inside the famous complex of Fuorigrotta, as well as around in the city. The principal theme of the edition of this year will be “Città a pedali”, to let the citizens apprehend the use of the bikes in the city, obviously promoting the realization of bike lanes and bike areas.
The program will also host other appointments as debates, presentations of books, shows of art, activities for children and an area for food. You will be able, besides, to participate in a competition with vintage bikes and suits of the old ages.
Hour: Friday 20 May from 6.00 pm to the 12.00 am – Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 from 10.00 am to the 8.00 pm
Price: 1 €
Are you in Naples for 48H and would you like to vist the city of the sun? This is a short top list about what to do in Naples in two days.
1. Naples Historic Center
Take a walk into the ancient greek-riman polis, among art shops, pizzerias and street art pieces. An unique place in the whole world, where you will taste the real soul of the city of Naples.
2. THE BEST SEASIDE OF ITALY.
The gulf of Naples with the Vesuvio is the postcard of the city. Here you could visit the Castel Dell’Ovo one of the castle of Naples important symbol of the city. Along the seaside durign the sundays you will admire the three islands of the Gulf of Naples: Ischia, Procida and Capri.
3. Piazza del Plebiscito.
Here there are the Royal palace of Naples and the Basilica of San Francesco e Paola.
4. TASTE A TRUE PIZZA.
Margherita can be considered the best pizza in the whole World: #1!
5. NAPLES VIEW FROM SAN MARTINO.
One of the hill of Naples: from this amazing place you will have the chance to see a gorgeous view of Naples.
6. EAT A MUSSEL SOUP.
A typically Neapolitan Food, if you like the shellfish we suggest you tu taste the complete soup. Be careful to the chilly!
7. TAKE THE BEST COFFEE EVER.
8. San Gregorio Armeno, STREET WHERE THE PRESEPIAL ART IS BORN
Here there are a lot of kind of nativity cribs and the little statues which represent VIP people from Naples, Italy and from all over the places!
9. Il Duomo di Napoli e la cappella del tesoro di San Gennaro.
Every 19th of march there is the trial of the Saint’s blood: if Saint Gennaro will be benevolent, the miracle will repeat once again and the blood in the vial will be liquified. Otherwise, if the blood remains stuck in the vial, something bad is on the way!
10. Il cimitero delle fontanelle.
Naples is considered a magic city, black and white magic as well. Here there is a strong cult of Death and the adoration of the ” capuzzelle”: little skulls that are held in various places of Naples, one of this is the Cimitero delle Fontanelle. Loads of skulls are in this big cave in the city of Naples. A suggestive place rich of mistery and history.
All of the events in Naples from 18 to 24 april.
The spring in Naples can be considered one of the magic moments to visit the place: fresh but not cold weather, the sun, a lot of life and naturally a lot of events! Take the first sunglasses you find and come with us, we’ll take you to the coolest events of Naples!
Let’s start with trekking. They’re exhausting but also satysfing! LiberEtà, non profit association specialized in formation, is organizing trekking tours with the title “Napoli Obliqua”. The excursions, which will be organized by a pro trekker guide, will take you to the most characteristic parts of the city of the Vesuvius, are set in these dates:
sunday 17 april 2016 – BLU WINDOWS “primavera, orizzonti, vulcani e giardini” – 7,6 km in the Mergellina zone, near the sea
sunday 1 may 2016 – VICOLI IN OMBRA, VICOLI CIECHI… “per spagnoli e miracoli” – 8 km in the Cavour square part
Prices are starting from 13€ and also different choices of more excursions can be bought. – for more informations please visit the official site of LiberEtà
For all the nerds who love comics, mangas, illustrations and visual arts, there is Comicon in Naples! It’s a yearly event, which will host many editors from all Italy for the occasion. There will be many cosplays, a lot of good deals for comica, and many VIP comic guests. This year also the cast from “The Walking Dead” is appearing!
For more informations, check the official site of the Comicon Be sure to book your ticket fast because they will finish soon.
Por vos otros espanoles en la ciudad de Napoles en april, or for those of you who loves spanishg, but also for who is simply curious about it, at the Cervantes Institute in Naples (Via Nazario Sauro) there are free projections of movies in spanish! Here is the dates:
Monday 11 april at 17 “Loreak” of José Mari Goenagae Jon Garaño, Monday 18 april at 17, “Las ovejas no pierden el tren” of Álvaro Fernández-Armero Monday, 2 may at 17 “La isla mínima” of Alberto Rodríguez Monday 9 may at 17 “Doñana cuatro estaciones” of Javier Molina Lamothe
Buena vision y Buena Napoles!!
Easter in Naples: Our events selection
The Easter is near, discover what Naples has to offer.
From the 18th of March to 2ND of April, the city offers many activities and events. During the Easter week , the Department of Culture and Turism of the Naples district promotes many initiatives.
Arte in Movimento
For the theater, music and neapolitan cultural traditions passionates, we suggest you the “Arte in movimento” show (art in motion), which takes place different musical and theatrical appointments from 18th to 29th of March in famous places of the city of Naples.
In particular, on Saturday 19th of March, at the Real Papal Basilic of San Francesco di Paola (Plebiscito Square), the concert IL GIARDINO SPIRITUALE (the spiritual garden) of the ENSEMBLE FLORILEGIUM VOCIS will take place. A concert dedicated to the holy music of Michelangelo Grancini, directed by Sabino Manzo and the event is free entry as well. For more info about the complete program click here.
Stabat Mater al Rione Terra di Pozzuoli
If you want enjoy an unusual and original Good Friday, on the 25th of March at the 20.00 pm to the Cathedral of Pozzuoli at the Rione Terra, the Orchestra of San Carlo Theather show will be on with the STABAT MATER of Giovan Battista Pergolesi. The “Stabat Mater” is one of the most important medieval prayers and the event will have the soprano Maria Grazia Schiavo, the mezzosoprano Eufemia Tufano, the tenor Francesco Marsiglia and Antonio di Matteo on bass as musicians.
An another show, particularly original, is organized by Percussioni Ketoniche whit the Marinelli papal foundry of Agnone, which is called Bell and Sonus, where protagonist will be the interaction of metals, percussions, images, colors and 25 bronze bells played with several hammers, creating a charming and fascinating musical sound. So save the date: Holy Sunday at 20.00 in Piazza del Gesù.
Brunch alle Terme di Agnano
Definitely different is what the city offers on Easter Monday. If you wish a funny and carefree day there is the Cafè Termal with its unforgettable Brunch in the evocative Terme di Agnano. A day of music, with the partecipation of guests such as Tommaso Primo, Tarall & Wine, Sthephane Pompougnac and Lunare Project. Available also a food and picnic area, kids area and solarium. Start from 9.00 am. Free entry until 12.00 am, after noon admission of 10 euro.
Events in Naples: What to do from March 14 to 21
All of events in the week from March 14 to 21
The spring is coming in Naples, and it’s full of events! Thanks to the initiative Settegiornisusette, from 1 March 2016 and for every Tuesday, you will have the opportunity to walk in Castel Sant’ Elmo in a new way, visiting the Piazza d’ Armi, the Bleachers and the walkways of the building; the ramparts, however,will be open seven days a week and will be the stage of many many events organized during the weekend. The first will be with Fernanda Capobianco, that will guide you on a walk on the ramparts of Sant’Elmo, (“Castel Sant’ Elmo says the city”) ; the second one, will be held by the artist Valerio Rocco Orlando, which will ask participants questions and their answer will be the main theme of his artwork.
With the spring arrive (finally!), many initiatives are here. On 19 and 20 March there is the return of Giornate di Primavera of FAI, event based on opening ‘900 extraordinary places, throughout Italy.
Numerous events will be organized in 380 Italian cities, and of course many visits will be organized and enriched by events in Naples and Campania. Places will be churches, castles, archives, historic buildings, beautiful natural lands and areas of archaeological sites, many of these cannot be visited during the year.
Beyond the spring, March this year is also the month of Easter holidays, particularly felt and celebrated in Naples. In fact from March 5 to April 3, the historic center of the city (and especially the Decumani), will host the Fiera di Pasqua 2016, a way to feel tradition and faith, rediscovering values to be remembered in our days. The message of this series of events in Naples is also for the people with disabilities, with the help of institutions and Municipality to find and eliminate architectural barriers. In a Fair featuring guided tours and demonstrations on how to make handcraft works, among the streets of San Gregorio Armeno, there is obviously, a tribute to the typical Neapolitan cuisine: a tour that will take you among little restaurants, pizzerias and traditional pastry shops present in the area.
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What to do in Naples:exhibitions, events, itineraries
Backpacks on shoulders, dear wandering tourists always searching for interesting and fun activities, because until March the 31 it’s possible to breathe the air of Mexico, enjoying the splendid exhibition by the name of “Cuore lontano, cuore messicano. Sei artisti messicani in Italia” , which will be on at the Institute Cervantes of Naples. Organized by the Mexican Embassy, the exhibition will show works of 39 Mexican artists, now operating in the Italian peninsula, but who never lost the swing and the style of their country of origin, as pictured in their works of contemporary art (which range from photography, painting and ceramics).
An alternative tour that we wish to tell you is scheduled for Tuesday, February 23th at 4:15 pm: http://multimediale.comune.napoli.it/ticket/“Palazzo San Giacomo: tra storia e attualità” . Visiting the building you will be able to discover its rich history of curiosities, and then continue the tour with various simulations of what does happen inside the palace every day, ending with a meeting with the Mayor of the city, Luigi De Magistris.
Now time to check the clock: you are granted at least one hour to enjoy the unspeakable views of the Naples seafront … well, you can’t simply stay here in the city and avoit to breathe sea air. Also because the next event is right there and you do not have to move a lot. Inside the Villa Comunale, at the Anton Dohrn Zoological Station in Naples, from February 11 until March 31, there is the exhibition “La magia e la memoria dell’immagine”.
Journey begins with the representation of a visible reality, which focuses on the perceived images, not only through our senses, and then continues with the show of instruments (microscopes, enlargers, projectors) humans used to learn and also capture images of what is invisible to the naked eye; admire the photographic equipment … used in the length of many years and discoveries to capture immaterial sensations in material memories, like the one you’ll use to capture every corner of the city, and enjoy every moment, even from far, beautiful in all its glory .
What to do in Naples from 1 to 7 February
For each of you Carnival tourists a little late. with still warm angel wings held in the left hand and a glass of sweet sanguinaccio in the other… Time to party! Backpack on and confettis in the pockets, because events of Carnival in Naples did not end yet.
It will be a special Carnival for children, the one organized by the “Museums of the Center” in Naples, from the 1st to February 9: it will be all in the sign of the natural sciences, and will be held between the Mineral Real Museo, the Zoological Museum, the Museum of Anthropology, the Museum of Paleonthology and the Museum of Physics, where children can have a good time with games in prehistoric style , wearing mineral and nice fossils mask.
On February the 5, in the Sanità district the traditional party of social carnival will entertain the whole quarter, and this year it will have as title “I mondi in tasca”; starting from Cavour square, getting right to the heart of the district, you can enjoy a splendid parade with wagons, colors and great music. The purpose of the initiative will be, also this year, to re-evaluate a district known for the numerous concerns, but which is certainly one of the most traditional and central of Naples, heart and fulcrum of the Neapolitan culture.
Now dear travellers, after having eaten so much delicious food in Naples, and after all the interesting initiatives in honour of the Mardi Gras, let’s give us a tone and continue to enjoy the richest culture in the city making a tour to the MANN (the National Archaeological Museum in Naples).
In the February 2016 program of the museum is present the “Incontri di archeologia”, an initiative of the duration of well six months, which it will allow whoever wants, to participate to cultural meetings, lectures, laboratories… and with free entry!
ATTENTION! Get ready and prepare the passports, we’re flying to Japan!
Ah, no… well.. it was a little mistake… it’s Japan that will arrive here in Naples: in fact from January the 29 to February the 5 “L’impero dei segni” will take place. Completely devoted to Japanese culture, including free meetings where you can participate at origami workshops, watch animation movies made in Japan or lose yourself among the manga comics.
Like every month, remember the initiative “La giornata del turismo accessibile” in Naples, every third weekend of the month: Saturday 20th February – on the traces of the Farnese Collection.
Every first sunday of the month you get the chance to visit for free all of monuments, museums, galleries, archeological sites and gardens in Naples for the whole day thanks to #domenicalmuseo.
Get your backpack ready, your camera and visit the beauties of Naples
The list of point of interest :
Piazza del Plebiscito, 1 – Phone: 0815808111 081 400547 /848800288
Largo San Martino 5, – phone: 0039.081.2294541
Via Tito Angelini, 22 – phone: 0812294401/ 848800288
Largo San Martino 5,phone: 0039.081.2294541
Via Tito Angelini, 22 phone: 0039.081.2294401
Via Terracina – phone 0815529002 / 3488009273
Via Cimarosa, 77 / Via Aniello Falcone, 171 – phone: 0039.081.5788418
Via Cimarosa, 77 / via Aniello Falcone, 171 – phone: 0039.081.5788418
Piazza Museo Nazionale, 19 – phone: +39.081.4422149 ( Museum information point ); +39.081.4422111
Via Miano 2 – phone: 0817499111 – 081749915 – 848800288 park phone : 0817410080 0815808278
Salita della grotta, 20 – phone: 081669390
Riviera di Chiaia, 200 – phone: 0039.081.7612356 0039.081.669675
Riviera di Chiaia, 200 – phone -0039.081.76123560039.081.669675
If you are passionate of archeology don’t miss the chance to visit three of the most important and beautiful archeological sites in the whole world.
Pompei, Ercolano, Castellammare di Stabia.
A lot of tourists visit the sites, so we suggest you to consult the website to get updates about information, schedule and reservations.
Non perdertevi #domenicalmuseo
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Lacking very little for the Art Night in Naples , expected for December 12 and many are the events in the historical center of Naples that will be during the neapolitan white night. The theme of this year is the culture of the peace and the area interesting at the shows and all of the cultural events is from Duomo Street, pass by Decumani, Borgo Oregici, Toledo Street until Plebiscito Square, rather the historical center of Naples.
From the afternoon until late at night churches, museums, shops, workshops, schools and shops remain open with events, concerts and performances for tourists and citizens. Not only places indoors but square and historical galleries too, such as Galleria Principe ed Umberto, those will be the perfect location for a party dedicated to young people. The December 12 will also be a gastronomic event not to be missed: in Gesù Square there will be a preview of the second edition of the “Naples Strit Food Festival” with many varieties of dishes of street food and low cost. After a successful first year on the seafront in Naples, back street food Made in Naples: panzarotti, pizza a portafoglio, zeppole, fritturine and typical Neapolitan cakes as baba, sfogliatelle and much more.
From noon until late at night, in Gesù Square there will be sympathetic apecar of “Naples Strit Food Festival” by bicycle “BeerETTA” that will distribute draft beer fresh on the streets of the old town. All state museums will stay open until late at night, while in the main squares there will be street performers, live music and traveling shows from the afternoon of 12 December.
During the Night of Art in 2015, also by public transport will remain open throughout the duration of the event: in particular the 1 subway line.
Art Night 2015
12th December 2015
Naples Old Town.
The Basilique of santa Maria della Sanità is one of the most famous and important architectures of Naples, it is a fundamental place of worship for citizens and is known among people for the name of St. Vincent, best known as “O ‘Munacone” because on the inside it holds the statue of the Saint Vincent Ferreri. It was built between 1602 and 1610 by the Dominican Fra Nuvolo, and it is still one of the finest examples of Baroque architecture in Naples. It’s characterized by a dome covered with yellow and green tiles, which make the basilique perfectly visible through the bridge of Health; the church was built in a neighborhood of the city center and it can be considered a true museum, since there are numerous paintings by Luca Giordano and Andrea Vaccaro: from the inside it leads, after a few steps, to the site of the San Gaudioso catacombs, one of the oldest cemeteries of the city, belonging to early Christian period. Within the walls of this charming place, you will have the chance to watch the evening show “Il Paradiso Pittorico”, a travelling representation made by a group of young and talented actors, who will tell the story of the place, as stories appear in the “Templo vast , amplo et beautiful. ” The event is managed and organized by “La Paranza”, composed by a group of youngies who decided to carry out activities dedicated to the appreciation of the area and began telling stories and traditions that belong to those places; the cooperative, in addition to managing since 2006 the catacombs of St. Gaudioso in the Basilica of Santa Maria della Sanità, is one of the stars in relation to the management and re-opening to the public of the catacombs of San Gennaro.The event takes place in the Basilica of St. Mary of Health from 6 November 2015 to 29 January 2016, at 20.00 of every Friday night, exclusively by reservation.
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