Pompeii New Exhibit: Treasures Under The Lapilli  – Furnishings, frescoes and jewels from Pompeii’s Insula Occidentalis Between September 11th and May 31st a new amazing exhibit will be held at the Antiquarium in Pompeii: “Treasures under the lapilli – Furnishings, frescoes and jewels from Pompeii’s Insula Occidentalis” will unveil new treasures from some of the most beautiful urban villas of Pompeii. The exhibit will indeed feature rich furnishings, coloured mosaics, frescoes with extraordinary trompe-l’oeil images of lush gardens and precious objects mostly belonging to the House of the Golden Bracelet, one of the most sumptuous villas from the western district

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 March 8th until January 2018, within the ambulacrum of the second order, all visitors to the Colosseum  will be able to discover the hidden history of the Flavian Amphitheatre with the exhibit “The Colosseum. An Icon”. A great event that reveals to the public the monument long and intense life over the centuries after the fall of Rome. The Colosseum is mostly associated with the bloody gladiators and wild beasts’ fights during the Roman era, but most of the people ignore it continued to be inhabited long after the collapse of the Empire. As Riccardo Santangeli Valenzani, one of the curators of

The Forte di Belvedere together with other important museums in Florence such as the Uffizi Gallery, the Opera di Santa Croce and the Marino Marini Museum are holding the great contemporary art exhibit  “Ytalia. Energy Thought Beauty”: over one hundred artworks of some of the major artists of our times will  be on display until October 2017. The exhibition project – promoted by the Comune di Firenze  in cooperation with Mus.e – strengthens the image of Florence as a city of contemporary art by creating a bridge between its historical and artistic heritage and the present-day society with its contemporary

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

Botero in Rome: grotesque human figures from old masters to the circus The Complesso del Vittoriano in Rome, is housing until the 27th August 2017 an exhibit dedicated to Fernando Botero, the 85-year-old Colombian artist famous all over the world for his paintings of corpulent and grotesque human figures. His style based on the use of so-called dilation of forms that gives the figures an unreal, abstract and comical dimension, embodies the whimsical tragedy of life with its sensuality, beauty, terror, pain and sorrow. This stylistic representation of figures as large and exaggerated in volume, has become the quintessence of  his

From 1st July 2017 the striking town of Ravello, on a hilltop overlooking the Amalfi Coast, will be the setting for the 65th Edition of one of the most renowned music festivals in Italy. The Ravello Festival, that in over half a century has hosted excellent symphony orchestras, performers and ensembles from all over the world, will be running from July through August, and it definitely worth a visit for all music, art, sculpture, dance and photography lovers. Held in different venues around the town, including the amazing Villa Cimbrone, the breath-taking Villa Rufolo and the Oscar Niemeyer Auditorium, 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 May 13th to October 8th 2017 the deconsecrated church of Santo Stefano al Ponte in Florence, hosts the unique multimedia exhibit “Da Vinci Experience” dedicated to the genius of Leonardo da Vinci, his science and his eclectic life. The exhibition project, based on the concept of edutainment (or rather educational entertainment),  provides the visitor with a unique and unforgettable experience, through huge screens and hundreds of scanned images in high-definition, full HD video, sound effects and Dolby surround soundtracks. The exhibition is a multimedia journey, a vibrant symphony of light, colour and sound to the discovery of the Italian

Considered one of the most interesting cultural events of 2017 in Italy and in the wider Mediterranean region, the amazing exhibit “Pompeii & the Greeks”, inaugurated on April 12 in the Palestra Grande of Pompeii,  illustrates the magnificence of Ancient Greece and its relationship with the Mediterranean Sea. Starting from Pompeii and examining its frequent contacts with the Greek Mediterranean, the exhibition sheds light on the many different souls of this ancient city, and its temporary and yet multiple identity. With more than 600 findings on display, including ornaments, ceramics, architectural elements, weapons, sculptures, inscriptions and silverware from Pompeii, Cumae,

One of Michelangelo‘s most important early works, the 53-inch wooden Crucifix has now returned to its rightful place, the Basilica of Santo Spirito in Florence. After a one-year absence and a tour between Naples and Turin, the Crucifix will be finally on display above the old Sacristy, by the west aisle of the church. Michelangelo sculpted the nude Jesus at 18, when he was living in the Basilica of Santo Spirito with the Augustine monks. After the death of Lorenzo de Medici, the monks hosted him and let Michelangelo acquire familiarity with human anatomy by studying the corpses from the

After the extraordinary success of the Colosseum openings at nights, every tourist can finally experience the Roman Forum and Rome under the moonlight! Every Friday and Saturday from the 5th of May until the end of October it is possible to explore with a night walking tour both the Roman Capitol and the Imperial Forum. Thanks to a new lighting installation developed by the Acea Group in accordance with the surrounding monuments, will be possible to discover these amazing ruins and the centre of the Ancient Rome under the moonlight in a magical atmosphere. The itinerary follows the “Via Sacra”, the

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 exhibit “From Caravaggio to Bernini” has been recently inaugurated at the Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome and will be open to the public until July 30th 2017.  This remarkable selection of paintings and sculptures of Italian masterpieces from the Spanish Royal Collection have been selected on the basis of their outstanding artistic and historical value and reveals the history of political and cultural relationships between the Spanish Court and the Italian States during the 17th century. From the mid-16th century onwards the art collection of the Spanish Hapsburgs was indeed enriched with several remarkable diplomatic gifts kindly offered by

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

The project “Pompeii for all. Accessibility paths overcoming architectural barriers” can be considered Italy’s longest barrier-free path and it represents another step forward in the rebirth of Pompeii Archaeological Site. It makes finally possible to all visitors with disabilities to access the archaeological area in order to appreciate this unique World Heritage Site. From the main entrance of Piazza Anfiteatro to Porta Marina exit disabled persons, partially-sighted people, family with strollers or pushchairs and wheelchair users will be able to explore through a specific path some of the most important areas of town with its outstanding buildings. The itinerary, part

With the recent “Widespread Museum Project” the display of archaeological findings from the Excavations on site continues. In the Palestra Grande of Pompeii some organics finds and treasures belonging to the site of Moregine will be shown to the public in a permanent exhibit. Campaigns of excavation The first fortuitous discovery in Moregine took place in 1959 during the construction of the Naples-Salerno Motorway. The site is placed 600 m south of Pompeii Ruins, where once was the delta of River Sarno, an area that was vital to the economy of the Ancient town of Pompeii. They revealed a villa