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Villa dei Misteri at Pompeii re-opened after restoration

By at March 23, 2015 | 11:33 am | 0 Comment

Villadeimisteri

After a two year restoration, and three month closure for work on its paving, Pompeii’s biggest house, the Villa dei Misteri (Villa of Mysteries), re-opened on Friday 20th March. During the grand re-opening, Culture Minister Dario Franceschini said “Today is an important day: we give back to the world the splendour, the wonders of the Villa […]

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May of the Monuments 2015 – ‘O core ‘e Napule – Cori, cuori e colori di Napoli

By at March 17, 2015 | 4:51 pm | 0 Comment

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This year, this institutional initiative Maggio dei Monumenti (May of the Monuments) reaches its XXI edition. The event will open with a prologue over the last weekend of April, from the 24th to the 26th, dedicated to Giacomo Leopardi, to his life and his works, on occasion of the restoration of the tomb of the […]

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On the Pope’s Visit to Naples

By at March 16, 2015 | 3:37 pm | 0 Comment

SanFrancescodiPaola

Italy, of course, is famous for its Catholicism. The entire country is freckled with centuries-old cathedrals and chapels; patron days are celebrated with fervor, and shrines to the Madonna can be found practically everywhere. While one might expect to find flags hanging in stores and pinned to lapels throughout the US, Italy is plastered with […]

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From the Editor’s Desk: Naples Monthly Roundup

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

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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

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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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