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The poster of the May of 2014 Monuments in Naples

The complete program of events, guided tours, shows, readings of the May of 2014 Monuments in Naples

The. Is finally available official program of the May of 2014 Monuments in Naples, which this year reaches the important milestone of the twentieth edition and turns out to be the first major event organized and financed by Universal 2014 Forum of Cultures.

Many scheduled events, which take their cue from the writing of Benedetto Croce "Neapolitan stories and legends“, A title that also inspires the name of this year's review. In fact, the artistic-literary paths and the touristic-cultural itineraries Crocean, organized throughout the territory, will be 8 and will be divided into guided tours, shows, music, seminars, conferences. Furthermore, thanks to the Napoli 99 Foundation, the Neapolitan schools will participate in the initiative "The school adopts a monument".

Among the most important events there will be a reading of a novel by Pentamerone di Basile by Enzo Moscato and the interpretation of Don Giovanni of Tirso De Molina by Sonia Bergamasco.
Below is a list of some of the events in the city, but the complete program of the whole review will be downloadable at the end of the article.

Exhibitions and Readings

An impossible exhibition

A fascinating exhibition inside the complex of the Basilica of San Domenico Maggiore, in the historic center of Naples, where 117 masterpieces are shown, in 1: 1 scale and completely digital, by the masters Leonardo, Caravaggio and Raphael. It will thus be possible to admire the main works of some of the greatest artists in history. Furthermore, from 21 April, the machines of Leonardo the engineer were also included, faithfully reproduced from his original writings.

When: until May 31, with renewal from the 1 June to the 31 in August 2014
Where: Basilica San Domenico Maggiore, Naples
Pricing: full 5 euro, reduced (from 6 to 12 years) 3 euro, free organized school groups
For more information, you can read the our in-depth article

National Library "Vittorio Emanuele III" (Royal Palace)

Between history and legend: the Naples of Benedetto Croce
Guided tours by appointment at the URP, tel: 081 7819231
Hours: Mon-Fri 9.30-12.30; 16.00-18.00; Sat 9.30-12.30

Neapolitan Society of Homeland History Castel Nuovo (Piazza Municipio)

Crociani itineraries among the voices of Naples from the Middle Ages to the Baroque. The voice of the story. Boccaccio's Naples.
When: May 2nd, 16.30pm
Giancarlo Alfano and Nicola De Blasi discuss it. Giovanna Giuliani reads the short story by Andreuccio da Perugia (Decameron II 5)

The voice of the cunto. Basile's Naples.
When: 9 May, 16.30 hours
Giancarlo Alfano and Nicola De Blasi discuss it. Enzo Moscato reads the story of Cagliuso (Lo cunto de li cunti II 4)

The voice of the theater. Tirso de Molina's Naples
16 May at 16.30
Gennaro Carillo and Gabriele Frasca discuss it.
Sonia Bergamasco reads excerpts from El Burlador de Sevilla

Guided tours

MetroArt May

Rich calendar of free guided visits to the metro stations.
When: every weekend of May
Legambiente Neapolis 2000 volunteers accompany tourists and enthusiasts to discover the heritage of contemporary art spread along the Subway small town.
Where: Near the entrance turnstiles. The meeting point is at the concourse of the stations indicated on the websites Participants must have a travel document.
Duration: the tours will last approximately 90 minutes.
Info: email:;

inside the metro station university of Naples

The gentle hill (under the review The Gentile Hill)

Gaiola Interdisciplinary Study Center Association onlus
Pausilypon Archaeological Park: guided tour from Tuesday to Friday
When: 1, 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31 May and 1 June
timetable: 10.00; 11.00; 12.00
Cost: 5 euros. Reservations required
Departure: Grotta di Seiano, via Discesa Coroglio 36

In a boat with a transparent bottom
AquaVision at the submerged park of Gaiola: tour by boat
When: 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31 May and 1 June
Hours: 10.30 12.30-
Cost: euro 12. Booking required
Departure: CeRD of the Underwater Park of Gaiola, Gaiola descent, cliff

Naples Pedala Association

Bike Tour with Bike Tour Naples: guided tour by bicycle, Unesco heritage, Bay of Naples, Posillipo hill, craters and spas. Between craters and spas by bike (easy route)
When: 10 May
Timetable: 9.30 departure; 12.30 return, 3h duration


Futura Association

Leopardi View: homage to Giacomo Leopardi
Intervention by contemporary Neapolitan poets and narration on the Neapolitan places lived by the poet from Recanati, in a place full of suggestions near Palazzo Cammarota (Leopardi's residence), along one of the most scenic stretches
of Corso Vittorio Emanuele.
The poetic readings will take place at sunset, in front of the same panorama of the Gulf of Naples admired by Leopardi
he could. Many of the most significant contemporary Neapolitan authors join the initiative.
When: 15 and 29 may, 5, 12, 19, 26 June
Timetable: 18 / 18,30 (duration about an hour)
Where: Scala di San Pasquale between corso Vittorio Emanuele and via Croci (Santa Lucia al Monte)
Info: 333 1103782; vista

Guinness Book of World Records, the longest line of valets

When: 31 May
Timetable: 10.00
Where: via San Giovanni Maggiore Pignatelli, 5
Rally of about 150 musicians
schedule: 10.30-13.30
Departure of the musical parade following the path: go to San Giovanni Maggiore Pignatelli, Piazzetta Giusso, via Candelora, Piazzetta Banchi Nuovi, via Santa Chiara, via Benedetto Croce, piazza San Domenico Maggiore, piazzetta Nilo, via San Biagio dei Librai, via San Gregorio Armeno , piazza San Gaetano, via dei Tribunali, via San Pietro a Majella, via San
Sebastiano, via Benedetto Croce, piazza del Gesù Nuovo.

The school adopts a monument

Organized by the “Napoli Novantanove” Foundation.
During all the weekends of the event, the pupils of the schools that adhere to the "The School adopts a monument" project will carry out guided tours of the most significant monumental sites in the city.
When: from 1 May to 1 June

Information of May of the 2014 Monuments

When: from 1 May to 1 June 2014. The events within the Forum of Cultures will last until 30 June.
Where: Naples, Boscoreale and Castellammare di Stabia:
Programme: to know all the events, download the complete program of the May of 2014 Monuments.

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