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Ciao tutti!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

It’s Holly here with your Naples Weekender, your weekend guide to What’s On in Naples.  Each week I wade through all of the events, attractions and activities going on in and around Naples, Italy and give you my top picks for the weekend.

Enjoy, and buon fine settimana!!!!

For a Weekend Jaunt

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Christmas Alley as it is known, it is the undisputed world capital of the Nativity and home to the artisans and merchants who specialize in the art and the craft of the Neapolitan Presepe.

For the Holiday Season!

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Enchanted gardens, the most popular fairytales, the planetary constellations and celestial phenomena, the charms of the East, circus evolutions, sails and the sea.  Luci d’Artista celebrates creativity and imagination, transporting visitors into an enchanted universe.
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Christmas Village in Piazza Garibaldi
An ice-rink, food stalls, a stage for shows and events and many coloured lights: this is the project for the large village of Father Christmas, thought up for the area around the Central Station in Naples.  Read more here…
16th November to 1st January
Piazza Garibaldi (area outside the Central Station)
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Santa Claus Village
The Santa Claus Village was built by Father Christmas and his Elves at the dawn of time.
Inside, there are magic places.  On a map of the world there are no traces, but… be guided by your imagination and it will open its doors before your eyes!!!  Read more here…
28th November to 20th December
Mostra d’Oltremare

Tickets 10 euro
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Saturday 28th November
from 10.00 to 14.00
Christ Church Naples
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Nativity in the World
Neapolitan Presepe Exhibit
31st Oct thru 6th Jan
Santa Maria la Nova
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During this period, Naples is particularly crowded with tourists and citizens who want to enjoy the beauty of the city and the many opportunities that characterise Christmas in the city, from the street markets to the exhibitions of handicrafts.  We have the best advice for visiting the Centro Storico.

Come and see us!

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Music & Culture

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San Carlo Theatre Presents
Pinchas Zukerman
Amanda Forsyth
The Orchestra and Choir of Teatro di San Carlo, with Amanda Forsyth on cello, play music by Tchaikovsky and Herbert.  Read more here…
Thu and Fri 26 and 27 Nov
San Carlo Theatre
Tickets range from 30 to 50 euro
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Autunno Musicale 2015
New Scarlatti Orchestra
Oratorio Moondog
New Scarlatti Orchestra and the I Vandalia vocal ensemble playing music by Louis Thomas Hardin.  Read more here…
Saturday 28th November at 19.00
Museum of the Naples Diocese

Tickets 14 euro available here
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Free piano concert
After the horrific vandalism of the public piano in Naples Central Train Station, a citizen, a music fan, gifted the city a precious new instrument, but has asked to remain anonymous. A famous pianist, Ekaterina Costienko Baranova, who is on tour in Italy, was struck by the story and offered to inaugurate the piano with a free concert.  Read more here…
Saturday 28th November at 11.30
San Domenico Maggiore

Fairs & Markets

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Fiera del baratto e dell’usato
Second-hand and exchange fair
Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th Nov
10.00 to 20.30
Mostra d’Oltremare
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Campagna Amica Coldiretti Market
Every Saturday and Sunday from 9.00 to 13.30
Various locations around Naples (depending on the day)
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Mercato del Contadino
Every Sunday from 08.30 to 13.30
Along Via Diaz (just off Via Toledo)
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Antique, Craft and Flea Market
Every Sunday from 6.00 to 14.00 at the Hippodrome Park of Agnano
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Salone Dell’Usato – Flea Market 
Crafts, antiques and collectibles
Sunday from 09.00 to 21.00
At the Fiera di Nocera Inferiore

For English Speakers & Expats

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English language service
Every Sunday at 10.30 
Family Service/Holy Communion
Christ Church Naples
Upcoming Holiday Services

Sunday 13 December at 16.00
Christingle Service for children with interactive nativity play
Sunday 20 December at 16.00
Traditional Candlelit Carol Service
Christmas Eve at 23.30
Midnight Mass
Christmas Day at 10.30
Informal Family service with communion.

Sport

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Azzurro Napoli Basket vs. Planet Basket Catanzaro
Sunday 29th November at 18.00
PalaBarbuto
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Monday 30th November at 21.00
San Paolo Stadium

Last Chance

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In the footsteps of the Grand Tour – Campania and Music
The great tradition of Neapolitan music enters museums and archaeological sites to recount the extraordinary alchemy of talent and innovation, tradition and modernity, in the voice of the greatest tenor of all time.
A series of events with guided tours to the notes of melodies that have enchanted and captivated the world, breaking down the barriers between classical and folk music. In melody, everything… Read more here…
Last event Sunday 29th November

Don’t Miss

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Days of the Dinosaur
Real Albergo dei Poveri
Oct 9, 2015 to Feb 28, 2016
Adults 13 euro
Children (3 -13) 10 euro

Family discount tickets available
Didn’t find what you were looking for???
Find more Naples events in the Napoli Unplugged Events Pages

The Sunday Table

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Mostaccioli by Food Lover Kathy
“Mostaccioli, how I love thee. Let me count the ways. Well, they are dipped in chocolate, and this chocoholic loves anything dipped in chocolate.”
Kathy Ayer
The cookie’s center is a combination of chocolate, cinnamon, honey and lemon, making them a sweet and spicy combination perfect for the Christmas holiday. They are so easy to make.

Holiday Gifts for the Napoliphile

Naples Prints from Napoli Unplugged
Click here to view the entire gallery and purchase
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The Neapolitan Novels by Elena Ferrante

And Don’t Forget!!!

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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.

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