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By at March 1, 2015 | 11:03 am | 1 Comments

SnowCapped Vesuvius

February came and went with a flash and I can hardly believe we are already inching our way towards spring. The weather was mostly cold and wet, but when the sun did shine, oh what vistas it did reveal, especially of Vesuvius, who was col cappello bianco, with its snow cap on for much of the […]

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A Night at the Opera

By at February 27, 2015 | 7:32 am | 0 Comment

TeatroSanCarlo_Feb2015

To be at Teatro San Carlo, the oldest opera house in Europe (1737), is a world class experience, but when you add in the splendid music of Richard Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde and the brilliant conducting of  Zubin Mehta, get ready to be transported to another universe. And so, guess who got transported for 5 […]

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Bicycles Built for “Use”: The Bike Sharing Napoli Pilot Program

By at February 16, 2015 | 8:54 am | 0 Comment

Bike Share Napoli

After three months of road tests, ”Bike Sharing Napoli” opened to the public on 3 February 2015. The experimental program will run through May of 2015 with some 100 bicycles that have been posted at eight of ten strategically located “cyclestations” between Centro Storico and the Lungomare. Bike Sharing Napoli is just one of a […]

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San Martino Charterhouse and Museum – Gothic basement open to the public

By at February 10, 2015 | 11:52 am | 0 Comment

Gothicbasement

Starting from Saturday 24th January 2015 – every Saturday and Sunday at 11.30, with obligatory booking – the gothic basement of the San Martino Charterhouse and Museum will be open to the public. The basement makes up the beautiful and impressive spaces of the foundations of the fourteenth-century Carthusian monastery, a building that began in May 1325 […]

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From the Editor’s Desk: Naples Monthly Roundup

By at February 1, 2015 | 6:54 pm | 0 Comment

Pino-Daniele

If not for Holly, you might think that Napoli Unplugged had gone dormant – or at the very least – radio silent. Thankfully, while I have been consumed with “the book”, Holly has been here keeping the NU pages humming, posting events and sharing her weekend picks in her “Have a Holly Jolly Weekend”. Thank you so much Holly for […]

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Unfired Clay Pots Found at Pompeii

By at November 7, 2014 | 12:13 pm | 0 Comment

The Special Superintendent for Archaeological Heritage of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabiae reported on 28 October 2014 that dozens of unfired clay pots have been found at Pompeii in the furnaces of the workshop of a potter in the area of the Necropolis of Porta Ercolano. They were discovered during  the course of recent research studies conducted […]

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Possible Disruptions at Vesuvian Sites

By at November 5, 2014 | 6:56 am | 0 Comment

Pompeii

The Superintendence for Archaeological Heritage of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabiae has announced that due to union meetings convened by employees on 5, 6 & 7 November 2014, from 08.00 to 11.00, there may be disruptions at the archaeological sites of Pompeii, Herculaneum, Oplontis, Boscoreale and Stabia.

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Villa of Poppea – Confirmation of the Villa Overlooking the Sea

By at October 30, 2014 | 10:42 am | 0 Comment

Porticato Villa di Poppea

The Special Superintendent for Archaeological Heritage of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabiae reported on 29 October 2014 that studies have confirmed that the Villa of Poppea in Oplontis did in fact, overlook the sea. According to a SSBA press release: It has long been presumed that the Villa of Poppea in Oplontis had spectacular views of the sea, with panoramic living […]

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Ruins of Herculaneum: Maximum effort to re-open the Corso Resina entrance

By at July 9, 2014 | 10:59 pm | 0 Comment

The violent storm of wind, water and hail on 16th June has affected many locations in the Naples area and has also caused considerable damage in the area of the ruins of Herculaneum, with particular focus on the ticket office and the tree-lined road that branches from the entrance of the historic Corso Resina, which […]

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Changes in entry to state run museums and monuments

By at June 26, 2014 | 11:18 am | 0 Comment

MiBAC

The 19th June, the Minister for ‘beni e delle attività culturali e del turismo’, Dario Franceschini, announced that as of 1st July 2014, the ticket system for state run museums and monuments in Italy will change.  The changes will be as below: ALL over 25s will have to pay for entry to state run museums and monuments, […]

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