May of Monuments in Naples: the events that you cannot miss with Muraria

Muraria for the May of Monuments
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This year the May of the Monuments, the review organized by the Municipality of Naples together with many local associations to allow citizens and tourists to visit more or less known places in the city.

In fact, in addition to visits to locations, monuments and museums among the most famous, you can also visit places that they are generally closed to the public, attend concerts, theater show and also at literary meetings.

In this edition the protagonists will be the walls and the walls with the center of the street art festival "Muraria" promoted by the Municipality of Naples with funding from the Metropolitan City and collaboration
of the French Institute of Naples Grenoble and of the Goethe-Institut of Naples. Maggio dei Monumenti will take place 13 from May to June 12 2022 and each Municipality will be involved.

Characteristic is the great work of street art in Piazza Municipio which refers to the event.

Muraria, the street art festival with events and underground visits

The event will be characterized by Masonry, a real festival with special openings, guided tours, works of public art, underground cinema projections, street theater and thematic walks. 

In fact, for the city of Naples the mura they have always been of fundamental importance, they create an osmosis between inside and outside, between themselves and their own and are both walls and boundary walls, caves, monuments, are painted, are the protagonists of shows. In short, they will be at the center of the cultural life of the Maggio dei Monumenti.

They will tell dreams, stories, mysteries and they will not be divisive, but they will unite.

The program of the Maggio dei Monumenti

The Muraria festival brings to life all the scheduled events. It is a street art festival where "following the course of the oblique walls that connect the different souls of the city, between ancient paths, stairs and urban steps, the beauty of Naples will be revealed only to those who, walking, will know how to read in stone".

These are the words that open the vast program of the event that is divided into six sections. Each section is characterized by many events and we offer you a selection of best not to be missed.

Here are what they are, remembering that the complete program is on the website of the Municipality of Naples.

Talking to the walls, street theater

The walls will come to life thanks to 12 theatrical performances in the ten Municipalities of Naples. The companies that are part of the Casa del Contemporaneo production center will stage shows giving voice to walls, archeological remainsi, city walls. For example:

27 and 28 May

Le walls of Santa Chiara will come to life with the tableaux vivants of the Teatri35 company, which will revive Caravaggio's masterpieces. The event is titled "Per Grazia Ricevuta - Votive shrines from the work of Caravaggio".

Where: Courtyard of the Basilica of Santa Chiara, via Santa Chiara 49 / C

  • May 27 h 16:00 | 17:00 | 18:00
  • May 28 h 10:00 | 11:00 | 12:00

2 and 3 June

The outer wall of the Paradise Center of Soccavo he will be the protagonist of a show dedicated to Maradona's Naples, who trained there. The event is titled "Beyond the Wall / What is the Paradise?".

Where: Via Nuova behind the vineyard, 20
Schedule: 21: 00 | 21: 45 | 22: 30

4 and 5 June

La clock tower by Riccardo Dalisi, great architect and designer, will come alive with a performance curated by the Dalisi Archive. From Ponticelli, therefore, an architecture of words will develop, because “Dalisi's walls were poems in plastic form, so, from those forms, his poems will take voice”.

Where: Piazza Michele De Iorio, 22
Schedule: 10: 30 | 11: 30 | 12: 30

Tableaux Vivants
Tableaux Vivants (Photo by Francesco Russo)

Painting the walls, street art works

Of course the walls can also become works of art thanks to the murals and graffiti that street artists paint frequently. In our city we have many examples of this type thanks to Jorit, Zevs e Trisha. They too will be protagonists of the Maggio dei Monumenti with performances that will transform anonymous walls and peripheral spaces into works of art.

Here's what they will do:

  • Zevs, a French artist famous for the technique of “liquidation” of famous brands, will create an original installation on a facade of the “Marie Curie” institute in via Argine. Using a specially created gold paneling technique, he will change the look of the wall with a lively chromatism;
  • Jorit, very tied to Naples and its musical tradition, together with Trisha, will pay tribute to Fabrizio De Andrè painting a mural in Scampia on the wall surface of via Labriola. It will be an ideal link with the auditorium dedicated to Faber which is located nearby.

Here's where to see them:

Jorit & Trisha - Street art work
In Scampia in Via Antonio Labriola, 74

Event organized in collaboration with the French Institute of Naples "Grenoble" as part of the Franco-Neapolitan Week
In Ponticelli at the “Marie Curie” Technical Technological Institute - via Argine, 902

De Andrè of Jorit
De Andrè di Jorit (Photo source: GreenMe)

Look at the walls, underground cinema

20, 21 and 22 May
27, 28 and 29 May

A very interesting and original program of events is the cycle of projections in the subsoil with the documentary "Cave of forgotten dreams”Dedicated by Werner Herzog to rock art.
It was shot in the Chauvet cave in France and displays paintings from 32.000 years ago, ancient evidence of how walls were used as narrative spaces.

These images will be projected in the suggestive Bourbon Gallery and a section of the walls at a depth of 20m will be used to enhance the documentary. It will be accompanied by a guided tour.

The event is organized in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut of Naples.

Where: Galleria Borbonica in Via Domenico Morelli, 61 (inside the Morelli car park)
Schedule: 19.30
Price: free admission with reservations required
Information and reservations: 3278920530 |

Maximum punctuality is required. We recommend clothes suitable for the particular environmental conditions of the place: comfortable shoes, sweatshirt or pullover and shawl or hat.

Vespas and cars in the Bourbon Gallery
Bourbon Gallery

Open the Walls, guided tours

They could not miss the guided tours in May of the Monuments with theextraordinary opening of important sites, also generally closed to the public. The novelty concerns the monuments that are located outside the historic center, therefore the tour itinerary will be extended. For example, we can visit the church of S. Anna alle Paludi located in corso Arnaldo Lucci, with the sixteenth-century triptych by Andrea da Salerno, the archaeological complex of Carminiello to the Mannesi with the Mitreo of the second century, a church and hypogeum of Secondigliano dei SS. Cosma and Damiano and much more.

Here are the guided tours:

13, 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28 May H 16:00 | 18:00
3,4,10 and 11 June H 16:00 | 18:00

Palazzo S. Giacomo

14, 21 and 28 May H 10:00 | 10:30
4 and 11 June H 10:00 | 10:30

Church of S.Anna Alle Paludi

14 and 15 May H 10:00 | 11:00 | 12:00 pm
11 and 12 June H 10:00 | 11:00 | 12:00 pm

Roman Baths Of Via Terracina

14, 21 and 28 May H 11:00
4 and 11 June H 11:00

Monumental Complex Dell'annunziata

14, 21 and 28 May H 10:30
4 and 11 June H 10:30

San Domenico Maggiore Monument Complex

14, 15, 28 May H 10:30 | 11:30 | half past twelve
5 June H 10:30 | 11:30 | half past twelve

Trianon Theater And Hall Of Wonders

15 May H 10:00
11 June H 17:00 - 12 June H 10:00

Overseas Show

20 May H 17:30
11 June H 10:30

Church of San Severo Al Pendino

20 and 27 May H 10:30
11 June H 10:30

Archaeological Area Of Carminiello Ai Mannesi

21 May H 11:00
4 June H 12.00 - 11 June H 10:30

Church Of Ss. Cosma E Damiano

21, 22, 28 and 29 May H 09:30 - 14:30

Anatomical Museum of the Muse. Reservations On www.Musa.Unicampania.It

21 and 29 May H 11:30 | 16:30
5 June H 11:30 | 16:30

National Union Circle

21 May H 16:00

Visit to the Spanish Quarters

21 May H 11:00

Metro Art Tour Anm Felimetrò

21 and 28 May H 10:00 | 12:00
4 and 11 June H 10:00 | 12:00

State Archives And Cloister Of The Platano

21 May H 10:00 | 11.00 | 12:00 pm
9 June H 10:00 | 11.00 | 12:00 pm

"Filippo Palizzi" Industrial Artistic Museum

22 and 28 May H 11.00
5 and 12 June H 11.00

Church of S. Maria Di Portosalvo

22 and 29 May H 10.00 | 12:00 pm

Botanical Garden

27 May H 16.00

National Library of Naples: Exhibition "Napoli In Scena" and Fondo Aosta

27 May H 17:30 | 17.45 | 18:00 | 18:15
3 June H 17:30 | 17.45 | 18:00 | 18:15

Center for Ecological Culture Vigna Di San Martino

28 May H 10.00
11 June H 10.00

Basilica of San Giovanni Maggiore

9 June H 18.00

ISIS “Boccioni - Palizzi”: Concert Dedicated to Enrico Caruso Del Pcto

12 June H 10.00 | 12:00 pm

Church of S. Maria Dell'incoronata

Prices of all guided tours: for free
Information: some may be limited in number or undergo variations, so inquire with: infovisitemuraria@Gmail.Com - 3282205563
Reservations: www.guideturistichecampane.It/muraria-apendere-i-muri

Site of Carminiello ai Mannesi
Site of Carminiello ai Mannesi

Crossing the walls, thematic walks

The theme walks will also be very important for the Maggio dei Monumenti and will take us between walls and particular buildings, making us experience the "Naples open-air museum". Streets like the ancient one via del Reservoir with its tuff walls, the park of the Ventaglieri in Montesanto, the Camaldoli hill, the ancient path of Villanova in Posillipo they will all be very suggestive to discover. Here are some walks:

May 21, 2022 10.00 am - 14.00 pm
May 22, 2022 12.00 am - 14.00 pm

Departure: Villanova ascent, via Posillipo n. 295

29 May h 10.00
Departure: hermitage square of S. Salvatore ai Camaldoli
With Pasquale Liccardo

11 June h 10.00
Departure: Piscinola-Scampia underground station square
With Daniela Buonanno, Architect and Researcher at the Department of
Architecture of the University of Naples Federico II

Prices of all thematic walks: for free
Information and reservations: they may be limited in number or subject to variations. Contact | 334 6049916

Hill of the Camaldoli
Collina dei Camaldoli (Photo source: Stylo24)

Enlarge the walls, meetings with the new Neapolitans

The events in this section include the participation of the many foreign communities of Naples that can only enrich our culture, enriching themselves in turn. Tours will start in the neighborhoods where such communities are most numerous and their members will show us how the walls of Naples over time have defined welcoming spaces, of encounter and integration.

There will be walks between places of worship, shops, streets, common spaces in the neighborhoods that have also been transformed by these communities. There will also be special events:

24st May

Mimmo Borrelli he will pay homage to Eduardo De Filippo with a reading in the hypogeum of the church of Santa Maria delle Anime del Purgatorio in Arco. Event entitled "The frost".

Where: Church of S. Maria delle Anime del Purgatorio in Arco - Via dei Tribunali, 39
Schedule: 19.00
Price: free admission while seats last

27st May

There will be a show on the figure of the philosopher and jurist Gaetano Filangieri with the actor Massimo Andrei at the Filangieri Museum. Event entitled "Waiting Room - Pleasure Gaetano".

Where: Civic Museum Gaetano Filangieri - Via Duomo, 288
Schedule: 11.00
Price: free admission while seats last

10nd June

THEOrchestra of Piazza Vittorio will perform in Piazza Municipio for the celebrations for the anniversary of the foundation of the Federico II University.

Where: Piazza Municipio
Schedule: 21.00
Price: price quotation

The complete program with all the events is on site of the Municipality of Naples.

  • Where: Napoli
  • When: from Friday 13 May 2022 to Sunday 12 June 2022
  • Price: the event is free
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