Luci d'artista in Salerno 2017 / 2018: Ferris wheel, exhibition on Leonardo, markets and cribs of sand

illuminations for the artist lights 2017 in Salerno
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The Luci di artista returns to Salerno 2017 / 2018 with the Ferris wheel, the Leonardo da Vinci exhibition, the illuminations, the markets and the cribs of sand!

Will be held from 11 November 2017 to 21 January 2018 the twelfth edition of Luci D'Artista in Salerno, even if the start and end dates of this long-awaited event are not yet known. The inauguration will take place on 11 November at 17.00.

For this year they have been confirmed the Ferris wheel and the markets and, among the news, there will be the suggestive exhibition on Leonardo Da Vinci. The space of the Villa Comunale will be dedicated to the little ones, which will be decorated with lights that will recall the fairy tale characters and visitors can cross it with a train with a light locomotive.

On the promenade and in other areas will be set up markets of Christmas, i cribs of sand and there will be many installations, such as the Christmas tree, the sled and the thematic lights in squares and streets of the center.
Surely we will be stupid plays of light and waterfalls, planets, dragons and much more that will be realized with the beautiful illuminations.

Themes of the artist's lights in Salerno 2017/2018

The city will be enriched by the fantastic lights that will be divided into 4 main themes in various places: Mito, Dream, Time e Christmas. For more information on the characters and the stories told, you can use them QrCode scattered on the streets.


  • Christmas Tree - Piazza seat of Portanova
  • The tree of light - Piazza Plebiscito
  • The Madonna and Child - Largo Abate Conforti (Monument Complex of Santa Sofia)
  • The Reindeer of Santa Claus - Piazza Monsignor Grasso
  • The Angels - Area in front of S. Matteo Cathedral, Via R. Il Guiscardo, Piazza Alfano I
  •  The sphere - Piazza Giancamillo Gloriosi
  • Christmas is coming - Piazza Caduti di Brescia
  • Nativity - Corso G. Garibaldi San Pietro
  • The Annunciation - Piazza Vittorio Veneto sacred Heart
  • The cave - Forte La Carnale via Scillato
  • The Cometa star - Piazza Vittorio Veneto


  • The myths of the Mediterranean - Piazza Flavio Gioia
  • Mosaic - via Porta Catena
  • Traditions of the Amalfi coast - Piazza S.Agostino, Largo Dogana Regia
  • Lumina Minerva - Garden of Minerva
  • The Myth of Nello Ferrigno - via Rocco Cocchia
  • Sculptures of Light - Piazza Vittorio Veneto: Don Quixote, the Poet, Metamorphosis, the Diver, Pulcinella and the Mickey Mouse


  • The Zoo I Wish - Villa Comunale
  • Astri and planets - wide Seat of Field
  • Constellations - via Quaranta, via Diaz, via Manzo
  • Things of the World - via Trento and via Posidonia
  • Moonlight - Santa Teresa beach
  • Cyrcus- via Santa Mrgherita
  • Harmony of stars - via Volpe, via Nizza
  • Flying bears - piazza Casalbore, via Conforti, via Ventimiglia, via Fatima


  • Floral boutiques - via Porto, via Ligea
  • Antarctica - Lungomare Trieste, Santa Teresa beach
  • The infinite spaces - Corso Vittorio Emanuele
  • Snow Trees - Corso Giuseppe Garibaldi
  • Floral Magic - Via Carmine, Via dei Principati
  • Sidereal sky - historical center, via Mercanti, side streets
  • Playful waves - via Settimio Mobilio
  • Flakes and ribbons - Luigi Guercio
  • Giant Peonies - via Poseidonia, via Torrione
  • Waves - Piazza Cavour
  • Winter arrives - via Arce, via Velia, via Fieravecchia

Luci d'artista 2017/2018 program in Salerno

Ferris wheel

11 November 2017 - 21 January 2018

Back again this year the big Ferris wheel, but this time it will be the highest in Europe with about 60 meters and will be located in the subway of the Concordia. Visitors can admire the artist lights from above and each ticket will allow five laps for a total duration of 10 minutes.

Exhibition of Leonardo Da Vinci

November 1, 2017 - February 28, 2018

At Palazzo Fruscione, there will be an exhibition dedicated to the life, works and machines of Leonardo Da Vinci. The exhibition is titled "Leonardo da Vinci - the Genius of Good", Is sponsored by the Municipal Administration of Salerno and will allow admire and touch different machines built by Maestro Paolucci on original models of Leonardo: from the flying machine to the bicycle. Professional actors in period costume they will accompany the visitors in the exhibition illustrating the machines and their operation and explaining the works that will be contextually equipped with QRcode that will return information as a source, time and location. They will be available in multiple languages.

Christmas markets

December 2017 - January 2018

In various points of the city of Salerno will be set up many Christmas markets that will sell typical objects and gastronomic products.

Sand Nativity - Sand nativity scenes

December 2017 - January 2018

There will also be some real masterpieces this year: i Cribs of sand.

New Year's in Piazza

31 December 2017

On the last day of the year, New Year will be celebrated in the main square.

Nativity scene art exhibition

1 December 2017 - 8 January 2018

The exhibition will be set up in via Giovanni Guarna, 3.

XXIII Crib exhibition of the city of Salerno

10 November 2017 - 7 January 2018

at the Craal Hall in Piazza Matteoti, 2.

The Nativity of the master Carotenuto

Open all year in the Sala Lazzaro, adjacent to the Cathedral of Salerno.

Youth Culture Festival - Shadow Line

6-9 December 2017

In the Sala Pier Paolo Pasolini in the cinema of the Teatro Augusteo-Cinema Apollo.

Lights at the Minerva

November 2017 - January 2018

Luminous suggestions in the garden of the Salernitava Medical School - Giardini della Minerva.


In the period of the Luci d'Artista it is impossible to park in the center, so it is better to take advantage of the parking spaces available a little further away. Here is one parking map to orientate.

Luci d'artista Card

Also this year you can buy the card for the Luci d'Artista and it will cost 5 €. It will serve to have discounts in stores of Salerno who have joined the initiative and to have advantages in museums, restaurants and craft activities. You can buy on the Official site or on the appropriate app.

Information on Artist Lights 2017 / 2018

When: from 11 November 2017 to 21 January 2018. Opening 11 November at 17.00 pm

Where: various places of Salerno

Timetables: the lights come on at nightfall. The times of the various events can be consult on the site

Price: free visit to Luci d'artista

Contacts: Official site

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