Christmas in Naples is something unique and astonishing, a perfect fusion between the sacred and the profane, the tradition and the innovation: the bustling streets of the historical city centre filled with decorations, the traditional melodies of the zampognari (bagpipes players), the smell of roasted chestnuts and hazelnuts coated in caramel melting together with the unique aroma of the Neapolitan espresso coffee, and, above all, the famous presepe (nativity scene), surely the most representative example of the Neapolitan Christmas. How many of you have walked along the narrow streets of San Gregorio Armeno and have been enchanted by the countless
If you are planning to visit the MANN (Archaeological Museum of Naples) in these days, you should be aware of Le quattro giornate di Napoli, the four days of Naples, a fundamental event in the Neapolitan and Italian history. Le quattro giornate di Napoli took place between 27th – 30th September 1943 and refer to those days when Neapolitan people gathered and fought to send the Nazi army away, by counting only on their forces and will of freedom. An important event indeed since Naples was the first city in Europe to free itself from the German army’s oppression and
Cumae, Discovered An Ancient Tomb Featuring A Naked Servant Cumae,  the oldest Ancient Greek settlement in the western world, is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and intriguing places for archaeologists. Founded in the second half of the 8th century BC by Greeks from Euboea, later sacked by the Oscans and then incorporated into the Roman Empire, this ancient city and its precious and amazing findings have indeed casted a light on crucial aspects of the Greek culture and on the ancient civilization of Ancient Campania. In recent years archaeologists have focused the excavations on an area where a Greek
FERRAGOSTO IN ITALY: regular openings for museums and archaeological sites   Ferragosto is a special day for Italian people, celebrated every year from North to South on the 15th of August. Nowadays it is a catholic feast day in honour of the Virgin Mary, but its roots date back to the Roman Empire. The name Ferragosto comes from the Latin “Feriae Augusti”, which means “August’s rest”, and indicated the days set to celebrate the emperor Octavian Augustus, the first Roman emperor, from which the month of August takes its name. In ancient times, as a pagan feast, it was celebrated
NIGHT WALK IN POMPEII, OPLONTIS AND STABIAE A night with history or better say in the light of history. This could be the motto of the event promoted by the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities that will take place from Friday 27th until 28th September along the routes of the Vesuvian archaeological sites: Pompeii, the Villa of Poppaea at Oplontis, the Antiquarium of Boscoreale and, for the first time, the Villa S. Marco at Stabiae will be illuminated on Friday and Saturday evenings for an evocative night walk. In Pompeii the night walk will begin from Porta Marina and
The Ravello Festival – 66th Edition of the great music event From 30th June to 23rd August 2018 the suggestive village of Ravello on the Amalfi Coast will host the 66th edition of the Ravello Festival, one of the oldest and most renowned music festivals in Italy. A summer event well known all over the world that In over half a century, with its stage overlooking the sea, has hosted excellent international symphony orchestras, opera singers, composers, dancers, choreographers, actors and directors. The kermesse this year will be enriched by 26 appointments where tradition melts with innovation and the classical
Concerti al Tramonto: Art, Music and Theatre Festival on Capri Island Imagine yourself sitting on a beautiful terrace in Capri island, drinking a glass of wine and listening to your favourite songs while the sun sets behind your back. It definitely sounds like a beautiful, gentle dream and the good news for you is that it isn’t just a dream but reality! “Concerti al tramonto” is indeed the name of a musical festival that will take place in the breath-taking location of Villa San Michele, which was once the residence of Axel Munthe, the famous Swedish doctor and writer, who
Poison Naples - “The Power Of Poison” The Great International Exhibition For The First Time In Italy For the first time in Italy in the heart of the city of Naples, the great international exhibit Poison Naples - The power of Poison dedicated to one of the most fascinating and feared topic in nature: the Poison! Extremely powerful and sometimes an incredible instrument for attack or self- defence, the poison can have different origins and shapes within the animal and plant kingdoms. Some species like the yellow scorpion of Palestine, the golden poisonous frog or even the ivy and the

IO DALÍ: an amazing exhibit in Naples to unveil the imagery of Salvador Dalí From March 1st to June 10th 2018, the PAN | Palazzo delle Arti of Naples will be hosting the incredible exhibition “IO DALÍ” that investigates and reveals the secret life and eccentric personality of Salvador Dalí. From the construction of the myth to his immortality, the exhibit aims to unveil the truth behind the Catalan artist, his genius and his one and only artistic talent.   The exhibition, curated by Laura Bartolomé, Lucia Moni and Francesca Villanti in collaboration with the Fundació Gala Salvador Dalí, focuses on

Van Gogh in Naples – The Immersive Experience The amazing exhibit “Van Gogh – The Immersive Experience” housed in the suggestive location of the Basilica of San Giovanni Maggiore in Naples has been extended until May 13th 2018.   Thanks to a synergy between art and technology and an innovative 3D mapping system all visitors can completely immerse themselves in the masterpieces of the Dutch painter, one of the most famous artists of all time. The exhibition, created and distributed by Exhibition Hub and Next Exhibition, has entirely transformed the interior of the Basilica of San Giovanni Maggiore in Naples with

The Lombards: People who changed history The Archaeological Museum of Naples is housing from 21st December until 25th March 2018 the exhibit The Lombards: people who changed history that illustrate Langobards’ past and the challenges they faced that caused the political and historical fragmentation of the Italian Peninsula. The Lombards (also known as Langobards literally meaning “people with long beards”) were a tribe of Germanic warriors who crossed the Alps and began invading Northern Italy starting from 568 A.D. Some regions remained under the control of the East Roman Empire, others started a brand new phase. Italy had changed forever: it turned into

“The Terracotta Army and the First Emperor of China” for the first time in Italy The exhibition  “The Terracotta Army and the First Emperor of China” has been  inaugurated for the first time in Italy on October 24th 2017 and will be open to the public until January 28th 2018.  The exhibit features an extraordinary amount of objects related  to China’s First Emperor Qin Shihuangdi and his astounding terracotta army and is housed within the 16th century Basilica dello Spirito Santo (Basilica of the Holy Spirit) in Naples which has been temporarily adapted for this purpose to fully capture the

“Genesis”: the latest great exhibit by Sebastião Salgado From the 18th October 2017 to the 28th January 2018 the PAN (Palazzo delle Arti) in Naples will host the extraordinary exhibition “Genesis” by the Brazilian documentary photographer Sebastião Salgado. The project is an enchanting journey within the rare beauty of our planet, a valuable resource and heritage to contemplate and preserve: with more than 200 B/W photos, the artist emphasizes the need to change our behaviours in order to adopt a new and more respectful attitude towards our world to protect it and save it. The exhibition is the result of

From 2nd to 19th of September, in the Phlegraean Fields do not miss the XII edition of “MALAZE’” a food and archaeological event that takes place every September, in the towns of Pozzuoli, Bacoli, Monte di Procida, Quarto, Procida and Naples, to promote the hidden archaeological and environmental heritage of Campania. Over the years Malazè has indeed combined the protection and the promotion of the cultural heritage, with food, tradition, history, new technologies, design and local business: through the organization of cultural events and the sponsorship of cultural products, the project aims to unveil ancient local traditions and practices. Music,

From June 7th to October 31st  do not miss “ Klimt Experience “ the extraordinary exhibit dedicated to the founding father of the Vienna Art Nouveau movement Gustav Klimt. In the prestigious location of Caserta Royal Palace, one of the biggest and the most extraordinary of the European palaces designed by Luigi Vanvitelli, this interactive and immersive exhibition introduce the public to the virtual reality of Austrian Symbolist painter’s art.  Klimt Experience offers a full immersion in Klimt’s world through music, video installations, sound effects, 3D reconstructions and Dolby surround system that recreate both the early 20th century Vienna and some of the

ArcheoTrain: from June 25th  2017 a historic train will easily connect Naples with the two archaeological sites of Pompeii and Paestum. Tourist and visitors will now be able to comfortably reach both the splendidly preserved Greek temples of Paestum and the amazing ruins of the town buried by Mt Vesuvius in 79 AD with a single train ride. The archaeological site of Paestum, the Greek town of Poseidonia, founded at the end of 7th century BC, is extremely important and has been listed in 1998 by UNESCO as part of the World Cultural Heritage (along with the National Park of

From April to June 2017, the Archaeological Museum of Naples (Mann)  presents the exhibit “KOKOCINSKI. Life and Mask: from Pulcinella to Clown” of the Italian contemporary artist – with Polish-Russian origin – Alessandro Kokocinski. The exhibition includes more than 70 artworks created by Kokocinsky with different innovative techniques such as installations, paintings, videos, sculptures, high-relief sculptures, drawings, poems, sketches – all inspired by the metamorphosis of the “Mask” and the circus. In the nearly ʽ60s in Buenos Aires, Kokocinski joined indeed the amazing world of the circus, as acrobat and began to travel to Latin America meeting many great circus

The “Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II” presents the V edition of “Planta – not just garden”, a show-market held in Naples’ Botanical Garden dedicated to spontaneous and cultivated plants, botanical rarity, exotic flora and food products of plant origin.  The event is free and will be opened to the public on 5th, 6th & 7th May 2017 all along the tree-lined avenues of the Botanical Garden. Planta V Edition represents a great showcase for all Italian plant and flora nurseries and an important reference event for all garden lovers who will be able to find among the stalls

The Musée Picasso in Paris has set up 40 exhibitions in Italy, Morocco, Greece, Spain, France and Cyprus to celebrate Picasso’s 1917 journey to Italy and his lifelong relationship with the Mediterranean basin. The global exhibit “Picasso- Méditerranée” will take place from Spring 2017 until Spring 2019 with more than 60 institutions from 8 different counties involved in developing exhibition projects on the extraordinary works of Pablo Picasso. On the occasion of this global initiative the Italian Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the Campania Region will promote the exhibit “Picasso and Naples: Parade” , inaugurated in Capodimonte Museum and

Pietrarsa Railway Museum is now connected to Naples Piazza Garibaldi Tube Station and to Naples Central Station! Tourist and visitors can comfortably reach the Museum with the Pietrarsa Express, an historic train ride, and learn all about 170 years of Italian railway history! Pietrarsa is indeed one of the most important train museum in Europe and it has been recently involved in important restoration works to renovate the ancient structures and locomotives and improve its accessibility to the public. Pietrarsa Railway Museum, divided into pavilions, hosts the largest exhibit of historical trains in Italy with more than 50 historic railroad

On January 2017 the Museum of St. Elmo Castle inaugurated the art installation Follow the Shape by the artist Paolo Puddu. This young Neapolitan artist created a tactile experience different from the visual one by using the braille writing system to “describe” Naples landscape and reveal the unseen to blind people. The star-shaped medieval fortification of St. Elmo Castle, built in 1349 by Robert of Anjou with its breath-taking view of Naples from above, has become a place for a unique sensory experience through the installation of a metal handrail all around the panoramic terrace to turn the raised dots of