Every first Sunday of the month throughout Italy, all state run museums, galleries, archaeological ruins, parks and monumental gardens are free to visit. In Naples, that includes Pompeii, Herculaneum, the Stabian Villas, Cuma, Baia, Capodimonte, Palazzo Reale, San Martino, the Blue Grotto and many more. See the entire list of cultural sites throughout Italy here.
To mark the third anniversary of the fire that destroyed Naples Science Center, Citta della Scienza will inaugurate the Edificio di Corporea (Building of the Body), a new building where the museum – Il Museo del Copro Umano – Museum of the Human Body will open in December. The first museum of its kind in Europe, it will be devoted entirely to the subject of health, science and biomedical technologies and prevention, based on direct experimentation of phenomena from visitors. The ribbon cutting ceremony is at 16.30 on March 4th followed by an evening long program of events leading up to a concert at 21.30 featuring Eugenio Bennato with Carlo D’Angiò and Pietra Montecorvino. More info and the full program here (in Italian).
March 8th is Festa della Donna!
Free entry to state museums and archaeological sites throughout Italy. Here’s what’s free in Naples:
Movies in Original Language: The Big Short Thursday 3 March at the Modernissimo Directed by Adam McKay
Cast: Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling
Four denizens in the world of high-finance predict the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s, and decide to take on the big banks for their greed and lack of foresight.
Wine & Thecity
6 to 25 May 2016 Wine & Thecity Card
Enjoy discounts and benefits for a year in many places in Naples: museums, boutiques, hotels, restaurants, pizzerias and much more. Get your personalized card for only 10 Euro at the office of Wine & Thecity, Via Crispi 116
Monday to Friday 9:00 to 18:00
Thinking of Easter…
There are two things that are synonymous with Easter in Napoli: Pastiera, the ricotta and wheat based pie that is like a cheesecake on steroids and its equally indulgent antithesis – the rustic and savoury Casatiello Napoletano. Think of them as the yin and the yang or the Adam and Eve of the Neapolitan Easter table.
The Definitive Guide to Naples
The definitive guide to Naples!!!
The Napoli Unplugged Guide to Naples is not your typical guidebook. Written for the intrepid traveller seeking a more profound experience, the NU Guide delves deep – deep enough to catch the cultural heartbeat of the city. It’s a must-have for anyone with more than just a passing interest in Naples and you’ll want to revisit the book again and again, long after your return home.
The NU Guide to Naples is available at Amazon and other online retailers and at several major London bookshops.
Ask your bookshop to carry the NU Guide.
eBook available on iTunes.
Passionate about my adopted home, for me Naples is the perfect canvas. From its breathtaking vistas to its rich cultural heritage, I could live here a lifetime and never see it all, photograph it all, or write about it all.