Every year, the Italian Minister for Cultural Activities (MiBAC) dedicates one week or more to Italian Culture and to the promotion of Italian Cultural Heritage throughout the country. This year, MiBAC has declared 16 to 25 April as “Settimana della Cultura” – Week of Culture. For ten days, all State museums, monuments, archaeological sites, archives, and libraries will be open free of charge. Additionally, numerous events, exhibitions, educational laboratories, guided visits, and concerts are being planned throughout the country.
In Naples, visitors will be able to visit the participating museums listed below for free. Additionally, a variety of special exhibits and events are being planned for the Royal Palace Museum, the Capodimonte Museum, the San Martino Museum, the Duke of Martina Ceramics Museum, the Museum at Castle Saint Elmo and several other venues throughout the city.
The Theater of the Palms (Teatro delle Palme) will present performances of a Music and Prose Production and a special Opera will be performed at the Villa Imperiale Pausilypon. Patrons of the San Carlo Theater will receive a discount to the April 30th performance of the San Carlo Theater Orchestra and Choir upon presentation of an entrance ticket to a State museum used during the week of 16 to 25 April.
There will be much to see and do during Settimana della Cultura, so check out the list of participating museums below and see the Culture Week Special Events that have been scheduled for Naples. For a full listing of events around the Campania Region (in Italian only) check out Campania Settimana della Cultura.
Participating Museums and Sites in Naples
- Castel Saint Elmo Museum
- Duca di Martina National Ceramics Museum
- National Archaeological Museum
- National Museum of Capodimonte
- National Museum and Charterhouse of San Martino
- National Museum of the Royal Palace
Participating Museums and Sites in Campania
- Amphitheater of Flavius
- Archaeological Museum of the Phlegrean Fields in the Castle of Baiai
- Archaeological Park of Baia
- Archaeological Park of Cuma
- Excavations of Oplontis
- Excavations of Stabia
- Herculaneum Archaeological Site
- Pompeii Archaeological Site