May of Monuments in Naples: the program of events, exhibitions, visits and special openings

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The Maggio dei Monumenti starts in Naples with a rich program of events including guided visits, exhibitions, special openings in the monuments and much more!

This year the May of Monuments in Naples takes place, despite the very delicate period due to the pandemic, but will naturally do so with all the measures to live the events safely.

It starts on May 1, 2021 and the appointments will mainly take place on weekends and are the result of the collaboration of touristic guides, schools, businesses, associations, organizations, independent publishing houses, cultural institutes, foundations, and small theaters. The participating artists also lent a great hand conceiving shows and shows, as well as walks and cultural encounters.

The treasure hunt of the Academy of Fine Arts

As every year, the Academy of Fine Arts of Naples has created the graphics of the posters and, this year, also a particular game for those who walk in the streets of the city. It is a treasure hunt called "Star hunt“: You will have to find stylized stars hidden in the posters posted in the city and on the metro line 1 trains, after which you will have to take a selfie with the star to try the discovery. There are 50 t-shirts up for grabs.

Program of the May of Monuments

There are many events scheduled between exhibitions, guided tours, special openings of monuments, original events and details. Let's find out together: below, a selection of the best events (the complete program on the website of the Municipality of Naples).


Castel dell'Ovo, via Eldorado 3 - Exhibition floors

From the 7 / 05 to the 25 / 07

Exhibition with collects private photographs, archive images, posters to discover Massimo Troisi.
When: Mon-Sat 10.00-20.30 last admission 19.00 / Sun 10.00 - 18.30 last admission 17.00
Info and reservations required

Convent of San Domenico Maggiore, vico San Domenico, 18 - Great Refectory

SISMA80 - 23 NOVEMBER AT 19.34
From the 30 / 04 to the 29 / 05

Photographic exhibition dedicated to the anniversary of the 1980 earthquake, which has therefore reached its fortieth anniversary.
When: Mon-Sat 9.00-18.30 / 1st May and Sunday 9.00-14.30
Info and reservations required | 337974577

PAN | Palace of the Arts Naples, via dei Mille 60

FRIDA KAHLO Ojos that no ven heart does not feel
From the 3 / 05 to the 29 / 08

Casina Pompeiana in Villa Comunale, via Riviera di Chiaia

From the 3 / 05 to the 31 / 07

Guided tours

1st May

Napoli Reale - Neapolitan myths and legends
Path through history, legends, myths and unique characters of Naples.
Where: Appointment at Maschio Angioino, 17.00 pm
Price: € 15
Contacts: - ​​339/6071993

2st May

"Timeline" Association
Between dark and light
Historical, archaeological, speleological visit to Castel dell'Ovo. The route includes the hermitage of
Basilian monks, the hall of columns and the panoramic terrace.
Where: Appointment at Castel dell'Ovo, 10.00 am; 12.00; 15.00; 17.00
Price: € 15
Contacts: - ​​392/4587768

8, 15 and 22 May

Migrantour to discover the city of Naples through the eyes of foreign citizens.

18st May

The song of the Siren - Parthenope's call from the Greeks to street art
Visit of Naples in search of its link with the mermaid Partenope starting from the San Carlo Theater
up to the Church of San Gregorio Armeno.
Where: Appointment at the San Carlo Theater at 9.45 am
Prices: 10 euro men - 8 euro women - 6 euro children (free up to 3 years)
Contacts: - 3463316020 - 3396763715

30st May

Associazione Napoli è - To the rediscovery of the city. The Naples of seats relives
A walk through the places of the ancient seats. Images shot by photographers and experts
of the association, in collaboration with educational institutions.
Where: Appointment at the web platform, 17.00 pm
Price: free
Contacts: - ​​351/1264195

Special openings of monuments

Maschio Angioino - Castel Nuovo, via Vittorio Emanuele III
Mon-Sat 8.30-18.30 (last admission 17.00) / Sunday 8.30-14.30 (last admission 13.00)

Castel dell'Ovo, via Eldorado 3
Mon-Sat 9.00-20.00 last admission 19.00 / Sun 9.00 - 18.30 last admission 17.00

Convent of San Domenico Maggiore, vico San Domenico, 18
Mon-Sat 9.00-18.30 / 1st May and Sunday 9.00-14.30

Real Casa Santa dell'Annunziata - via Annunziata, 34
Mon-Sat 8.00-17.00

PAN | Palace of the Arts Naples, via dei Mille 60
Mon-Fri 9.30-20.30 (last admission 19.30) / Sat-Sun 9.30-21.30 (last admission 20.30)

Casina Pompeiana in Villa Comunale, via Riviera di Chiaia
Mon-Fri 10.00-13.00 / 15.00-20.00 / Sat-Sun 10.00-20.00
Entrance with visit to the KLIMT VIRTUAL ART & IMAGES exhibition
@ Compulsory reservations

Church of San Severo al Pendino, via Duomo 286
Mon-Fri 9.00-14.30

Special events

Walk through the cloisters - 8 and 22 May 2021 - from 10.30 to 13.00

Walks among the Cloisters led by a GreenCare Award art historian: Mann's cloisters, San Pietro a Majella Conservatory of Music, Naples State Archives, San Marcellino and Festo (Federico II University).
Price: free
Book by writing to:
Maximum 25 participants.
Info (telephone / e-mail / website): cell. 3386493856 -

Auditory itineraries - podguide - 15/05 at 11.30
Ep. 5 "Art, love and intigri a court in the light of the sun"
A narrating voice guides the rediscovery of beauty and emotions, an auditory appointment, true and
own blind dates with places and characters, chosen from those still little known to the general public.
Online only: - -
Curated by Chiara Di Carluccio and Giovanna Ayr

Information on the May of Monuments

Where: various places in Naples and also online

When: all the month of May 2021

Price: free and paid events (consult the program)

Info: the complete program is on the website of the Municipality of Naples

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