Hello, again, from (still) sunny England!

This week I am (still) in hot and sunny England! I think the weather might actually be better than Naples at the moment!  I still have suggestions for things to do in Naples this weekend.  I’m dividing my choices again this week (do we like this style?):

First up this week (and not really under any particular category) is ‘L’Estate è Oltre – Island of Passions‘, a collection of events at the Mostra d’Oltremare through July, August and September.  Lights and music shows at the Fountain of Esedra, massage with Tibetan Bells, bike hire and more.  Day tickets are only €1, and monthly tickets are only €5.

Film and theatre:

As part of the Summer Thrills festival at the Orto Botanico (Naples Botanical Gardens), tonight (Thursday 31st July), there’s Racconti raminghi, then from Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd August there’s Una pura formalità.

Next in this section are 4 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: Thursday 31st July – ‘American Hustle’Friday 1st August – ‘La Sedia della Felicità’; Saturday 2nd August – ‘Sotto una Buona Stella’; Sunday 3rd August –  ‘Un Boss in Salotto’.

Music and dance:

Finishing on Saturday 2nd August, there is the last in the series of ‘Lux in Tenebris‘, a series of theatrical and musical performances set in the catacombs and churches of the Rione Sanità.  The last event, on Saturday, is ‘FACCIA GIALLUTA – San Gennaro nei testi di Manlio Santanelli‘ at the Catacombs of San Gennaro.

Also finishing on Saturday 2nd August is the ‘Cavalleria Rusticana‘ at the San Carlo Theatre, back after a great success in 2012.

Guided tour:

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday (1st – 3rd August), you can take a boat tour of the bay of Naples on a Bateau Mouche.  The tours are every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until 28th September 2014.  The tours leave from Mergellina and travel along the Posillipo coast and until it reaches the islet of Nisida, returning to port via the Castel dell’Ovo.


After the incredible success of the last incarnation of this exhibition (80,000 visitors in 6 months) ‘Una Mostra Impossibile’ – ‘Masterpieces in detail‘ returns, with a focus on Leonardo.  This time the exhibition is shared between San Domenico Maggiore church and the Museum of Capodimonte.  The exhibition runs until 10th October 2014.

Don’t forget the many festivals happening at the moment: Summer at the Racecourse Park 2014, Ravello Festival 2014, Summer Thrills, and Festival delle Ville Vesuviane 2014.

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

Enjoy your weekend.  Buon viaggio to anyone going on holiday! 🙂