Hello from sunny England!

This week I am in hot and sunny England! It’s like being in Naples!  Don’t worry though, I still have suggestions for lots of wonderful things to do in Naples this weekend.  I’m dividing my choices this week:

Film and theatre:

As part of the Summer Thrills festival at the Orto Botanico (Naples Botanical Gardens), tonight (Thursday 24th July), there’s Ti racconto il 10 maggio, then from Friday 25th – Sunday 27th July there’s ‘Cronaca di una morte annunciata, a play by Gabriel García Màrquez.

Next in this section are 3 films as part of the XV Festival del Cinema all’Aperto, a program of films, in Italian, shown in the fantastic open-air surroundings of the Parco del Poggio: Friday 25th July – ‘Molière in bicicletta’; Saturday 26th July – ‘Philomena’; Sunday 27th July –  ‘Smetto quando voglio’.

Music and dance:

On Friday 25th July, as part of the Ravello Festival, you have the chance to see the Symphony Orchestra of Qingdao.

If you prefer something more modern, then as part of the Giffoni Experience Music Live Festival 2014, running alongside the Giffoni Film Festival, you can see Rocco Hunt tonight, Thursday 24th July, or Emis Killa on Saturday 26th July.

Maybe you’d prefer to see some dance, well the San Carlo Theatre is putting on the ballet of ‘Zorba the Greek‘ on Sunday 27th July and Friday 1st August.

Guided tour (also for English speakers):

On Saturday 26th July (and most Wednesdays and Saturdays in July and August), you can experience ‘Herculaneum, buried stories‘, a nighttime walk between real and virtual, historical tales and the enchantment of light, theater and music amid stories of ancient buried Herculaneum.  3D projections of the eruption of Vesuvius, tours accompanied by an archaeologist, and theatrical performances for an unprecedented nighttime viewing of the excavations of Herculaneum.  The tours are in Italian, with one in English at 21.30.


1924 – 2014. La RAI Racconta l’Italia‘ is an exhibition at Castel Sant’Elmo telling the history of RAI, from a replica TV studio from 1960s, reconstructed using original objects, to archive material.  The exhibition runs until Sunday 27th July.

Don’t forget the many festivals happening at the moment: Giffoni Film FestivalSummer at the Racecourse Park 2014, Ravello Festival 2014, Summer Thrills, Festival delle Ville Vesuviane 2014,  Summer Live Tones 2014 and S.Elmo Estate Jazz Festival 2014 (finishing on Saturday 26th July).

Of course there are even more events currently on around Naples, details of which you can find on our events pages.

Have a wonderful weekend.  Stay dry/cool, and here’s hoping the weather sorts itself out soon!