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Arte Brunelli

14 Jul


Via Pasquale Turiello 4

Glassware becomes
an art form in
the hands of the
Brunelli family

The Brunelli family are masters in the
art of glass, employing old traditional
crafts and methods handed down through
four generations, producing items
today that are as precious and distinctive
as they have always been. Their
particular speciality is in the difficult
skill of curved glass. They have their
own laboratory where they are continually
researching new ways of manufacturing,
so redefining the possibilities of the art.


Voyage Pittoresque

14 Jul


Via Vittoria Colonna

A fabulous collection
of artwork depicts
the story of Naples
in years gone by

Naples is immortalised in scores of
water colours, gouaches and antique
prints, all safely conserved by the
Regina family of famous antiquarians.
Between the 18th and 19th centuries,
the city was a favourite destination for
intellectuals and artists from all
over Europe. This picturesque journey
celebrates those times, capturing the
city and its characteristic streets in all
their glory. The exclusive archive has
been collected over four generations from
artists whose passion for Naples has
inspired some of their best works.

Atelier Lello Esposito

14 Jul


Piazza San Domenico Maggiore

Visit the studio of
world renown
sculptor and painter
Lello Esposito

Lello Esposito is one of Naples’ greatest
artists with a truly international
reputation. A sculptor and painter for
over 30 years, his works primarily concentrate
on symbols of Naples, such as Pulcinella, San Gennaro,
Castel dell’Ovo, and Vesuvius. A visit to his studios,
converted from the stables of Palazzo
Sansevero that dates back to the 1500s,
means being immersed in history and
breathing in a little magic.

Teatro Mercadante – Mercadante Theater

14 Jul


Piazzza Municipio


Theatrical traditions
that date back to
the 18th century

A gem in the heart of Naples, the Mercadante Theater
lies just a few meters from Molo Beverello and the 
Romeo Hotel. Opened to the public in 1779, it has hosted
the theatrical performances of Pirandello, Eleonora Duse
and Sarah Bernhardt.

The Mercadante is one of the most spectacular theaters in
Italy to see an opera performance. Featuring six levels,
200 boxes, and a stage that opens up to the gardens of
the Palazzo Reale (the Royal Palace), it is an unforgettable
experience and a step back in time.

Today, the Mercadante is an active and vibrant
cultural center, a must see for artists and audiences alike.

Bourbon Underground Naples

14 Jul


Via Domenico Morelli


A part of the city is
hidden below
the streets.

Through the corridor of an old garage in
Via Domenico Morelli is an access
door to the secret world of Naples
underground, with its layers and layers
of history, both ancient and more recent.
This great passage was originally dug by
the Bourbon army so they could move
soldiers rapidly between the barracks and
the Royal Palace. Like much of the city’s
underground caverns and passageways, it
then became an air-raid shelter in the
years of the Second World War, where whole
families often spent weeks below ground.

Conservatorio di Napoli – The Naples Music Conservatory

14 Jul


San Pietro a Majella 35

A celebration of the
city’s musical pedigree

What began as a charitable institute
in the heart of ancient Naples gradually
transformed over time into the
Regio Conservatorio di Musica,
the Naples Music Conservatory,
which served as an essential meeting point for
notable Italian and European musicians.

In its library, museum, and archives are
conserved the signatures of Alessandro
and Domenico Scarlatti, Pergolesi,
Paisiello, Cimarosa, Rossini, Bellini
and Donizetti, among many other
great musicians, together with precious
manuscripts, books and rare prints.

Museo della Plastica – The Plastic Museum

14 Jul


Via Martucci 48

Where innovation and
science are
transformed into
works of art

This is a most unusual visit that takes
you through the creative production of
the last 50 years of plastics design.
The museum is in the center of Naples.
The multi-functional space of a
thousand square meters is dedicated to
scientific research and technological
innovation for the recovery, restoration
and conservation of works of art and
design produced in synthetic materials.
With over 1500 objects on display,
this is an ambitious project where art
meets technology in a collection made
entirely of plastic.