Several of Naples Museums will be open Easter weekend 2014.
In Naples, death is a part of life. This is especially true on November 2, the Feast of All Souls, where the emphasis is on the next life, or “aldila’.”
Nothing could prepare me for the strange experience of being on top of Mount Vesuvius at night. Of course it was not just any night, but August 10, an evening in which the sky was filled with shooting stars dedicated to Saint Lawrence, (La Notte di San Lorenzo).
Easter in Naples means three things, at least as far as food is concerned.
An Easter day antipasto, Fellata Napoletana is a recipe that really requires no recipe, rather just a bit of explanation.
The plaintiff wail of a lone trumpet greets the dawn of Good Friday on Procida. It is followed by the slow, funereal drum beat signaling the start of a sacred procession recalling the Passion and death of Jesus Christ.
These were just a few of the venues, just a few of the events that were on tap for Notte d’Arte. A magical night that started around 5:00 pm with a Christmas Parade sponsored by the Naples Chamber of Commerce and ended somewhere around 3:00 am the next morning.
The hunt always starts where so many of the presepi do, Naples Christmas Alley, Via San Gregorio Armeno, home to many of the artisans that craft the presepi. From there, I revisit the city’s Permanent Collections, and then… the adventure begins.
Comune di Napoli invites residents and tourists to discover and rediscover the charms of Naples as a city of Christmas with Christmas in Naples 2012, Napoli, la città del Natale.
Christmas shopping in Naples Centro Storico will be a lot easier this year.