Hi! I hope you are all well this fine Thursday. 🙂
As always, there are loads of great things to do this weekend, but the big event is Pope Francis’s visit to Naples. Whether you’re religious or not, this will affect you, as a number of streets will be shut, transport diverted etc. To see how transport will be affected, click here. For those wanting to learn more about the Pope (and his visit), read Tim TenClay‘s post here.
Tonight, Thursday 19th March, the 4 Oscar winning ‘Birdman‘ is being shown in English, with Italian subtitles, at the Cinema Modernissimo, as part of their weekly series of movies in original language.
If you don’t fancy the film tonight, then on Tuesday 24th, at the Cinema Academy Astra, there is one of CLA’s series of movies in original language. This week the film is ‘Only Lovers Left Alive‘.
Friday 20th and Saturday 21st see the last two, free, origami workshops at the Cartoleria F.lli Amodio, in via Port’Alba. This weekend’s theme is Spring.
On Saturday 21st March, there is a ‘Night time visit to the crater‘ – a special opportunity to visit the crater of the Solfatara. Visitors will also be able to try some Agnanum Falanghina wine and try some fish cooked geothermally, over the steam holes.
Also on Saturday, and Sunday, there are guided tours of the Terme di Agnano (Roman thermal baths), organised by GAN (Gruppo Archeologico Napoletano).
There is an incredibly exciting guided tour on Sunday 22nd, of the hidden treasures of the Reggia di Caserta. “Cose mai viste“ takes visitors on a tour of the vaulted ceilings and hidden parts of the palace.
Every weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday), until 29th March, there are evening guided tours of the Catacombs of San Gennaro. ‘The Lights Inside‘ is a hugely successful guided tour, a journey of lights, sounds and images that rewrites the Catacombs of San Gennaro, seen not only as a burial place, but as a real womb where life takes shape. There will also be the virtual figure of Andrea De Jorio, archaeologist and ethnographer from Procida (born 1769), author of an important guide to the catacombs, who will host the visitors as an ironic and elegant “presence”.
MUSIC, DANCE & THEATRE
Every Friday night, at the Casa d’Arte, there is a date with Teatro nel Piatto, an exciting blend of cabaret, singing and theatre of the absurd, seasoned with touches of Mediterranean cuisine, orchestrated by Pasquale Della Monaco, to raise money to help restore and re-open the Villa Ebe and its gardens to the public.
As part of the series of Concerts at Villa Floridiana, on Sunday 22nd there is a concert by Alberto Urroz and Andion Fernandez.
On Sunday 22nd and Monday 23rd, there is another appointment with ‘Teatro dei Piccoli‘. This week they are putting on ‘Musica dell’Infinito’, so if you have Italian speaking little ones, head to the Mostra d’Oltremare.
Another one for the little (and big) ones in your life, is ‘Sognando Violetta‘ – the musical (Italian tribute) – based on the incredibly successful TV series. The show will be at the Palapartenope on Sunday 22nd March.
On Sunday 22nd March the Campagna Amica Coldiretti market will be in Naples and San Giorgio a Cremano. It will also be in Naples on Wednesday 25th. You’ll find local products and healthy and affordable food with low environmental impact.
From 7th March – 12th April, in the Decumani area of the Centro Storico, there will be the IV Easter Fair. The workshops along Via San Gregorio Armeno will be open, there will be food tasting and folk music.
Every Sunday at the Hippodrome Park of Agnano, there is an antique, craft and flea market.
Every Sunday at the Fiera di Nocera Inferiore, there is the Salone Dell’Usato, a large, covered market, selling crafts, antiques, collectibles and modern antiques/art.
STARTING THIS WEEKEND
Starting today, Thursday 19th, there is an exhibition dedicated to Pino Daniele, ‘Io vivo come te‘, as today would have been his 60th birthday. The exhibition is at San Biagio Maggiore and runs until 2nd April.
Of course there are more events currently on around Naples, details of which you can find on our events pages.
Have a great weekend. 🙂