Night of San Lorenzo in Naples: where to observe shooting stars and night events in the city

Published 
Monday, 01/08/2022
Di
Andrea Navarro
Couple watching the starry sky

La Night of San Lorenzo is one of the most anticipated of the year, also a Naples, because it gives the possibility to raise your eyes to the sky and observe the beautiful shooting stars of the swarm of the Perseids. The appointment is on 10 August, although the peak will be between 12 and 13 August.

The observation is even more suggestive if you are in a dark place or if you participate in some event organized for the occasion. Being admired in front of this unique spectacle is truly incredible! Also, on these nights they look very good too Jupiter and Saturn, which arise from the east. To recognize them we can use one of the many apps that help us move in the sky, such as Sky Map.

In Naples, in addition, during the day of 10 August 2022, you can participate in some evening openings of Capodimonte and Pompeii.

Here are all our tips on how to experience the Night of San Lorenzo!

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The best places to observe shooting stars

By the sea

By the sea
The best places from which to observe the Perseid swarm are always the darkest ones and this is generally true for any observation of the sky. We recommend looking for places where light pollution is very low, therefore moving away from the city a little. Going to the seashore in the shores of Varcaturo or to the beaches and the Lungomare di Pozzuoli is a good idea because generally the main lights are behind us.

Information on By the sea:

Where: Lidos of Varcaturo and Lungomare di Pozzuoli
Date:
  • August 10, 2022 nplk
Price: FREE More information.

Virgilian Park

Virgilian Park
In the Virgilian Park you can lie down on a towel and munch on some snacks while you lift your nose up to try to catch some beautiful shooting stars!

Information about Parco Virgiliano:

Where: Virgiliano Park, Viale Virgilio
Date:
  • August 10, 2022 nplk
Price: FREE More information.

Belvedere of San Martino

Belvedere of San Martino
At Vomero, in the famous Largo di San Martino, you can sit on a bench or remain romantically leaning against the wall to observe the sky waiting for some shooting star and, why not, also express some wishes.

Information on Belvedere di San Martino:

Where: Viewpoint of San Martino, Vomero
Date:
  • August 10, 2022 nplk
Price: FREE More information.

Waterfront of Naples

Waterfront of Naples
A place a little less isolated from light pollution, but the Lungomare di Napoli is certainly a very romantic place and some shooting stars with their sweetheart can be spotted with a little luck!

Information on the Lungomare di Napoli:

Where: Waterfront of Naples
Date:
  • August 10, 2022 nplk
Price: FREE More information.

Night of San Lorenzo in Naples, at the Lido Gallo to see the shooting stars

Starry sky and milky way with tree

The night of San Lorenzo between stars and planets

The night of desires, or the Night of San Lorenzo, is coming and with it the many events organized throughout the Campania Region, to daydream.

Information on the Night of San Lorenzo in Naples, at the Lido Gallo to see the shooting stars:

Where: LIdo Gallo, Varcaturo The: 10-08-2022
Give her: 20:00 23:30Price: free

Events for the Night of San Lorenzo on August 10th

Pompeii opens in the evening, night walks to the excavations with the ticket at 5 euros

The night route

The Archaeological Park of Pompeii is one of the most visited sites in Campania, in fact, every day, many tourists come to Pompeii to admire the remains of the city which in 79 AD was completely buried by the eruption of Vesuvius.

Information on Pompeii opens in the evening, night walks to the excavations with the ticket at 5 euros:

Where: PompeiGive her: 20:00 23:00Openings during the weekend:
  • Friday
Prezzi:
  • ticket: 5€

The Bosco di Capodimonte in Naples opens at night for the month of August

The news of the Real Bosco di Capodimonte

The wonderful Real Bosco di Capodimonte in Naples for the entire month of August 2022 will be open to citizens who will be able to visit it even in the suggestive evening atmosphere.

Information on Il Bosco di Capodimonte in Naples opens at night for the month of August:

Where: Wood of CapodimonteGive her: 07:00 22:00Openings during the weekend:
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
Prezzi:
  • full ticket : 12€
  • reduced ticket: 2€

Night of San Lorenzo at the Amphitheater of Santa Maria Capua Vetere with shows on the Constellations

Campano Amphitheater

The program

Tuesday 9 August 2022, on the occasion of the night of desires, or San Lorenzo, a celebration that falls on August 10 of each year, at the wonderful Campano Amphitheater, in Santa Maria Capua Vetere, from 19:30 to 22:30 there will be an extraordinary opening with various scheduled events.

Information on Night of San Lorenzo at the Amphitheater of Santa Maria Capua Vetere with shows on the Constellations:

Where: Campano Amphitheater of Santa Maria Capua Vetere
Date:
  • 9 August, 2022: opening: 19:30 -
Prezzi:
  • minimum ticket: 5€
  • maximum ticket: 12€

On Vesuvius night walks to observe the shooting stars of San Lorenzo

VESUVIO

The route of the excursion

In the evocative setting of the Valle Dell'Inferno, on Vesuvius, from 7 to 21 August 2022 at 19:00 special events will take place, in particular night excursions dedicated to the passage of the Perseids organized by the Cultural Association Vesuvio Natura da Esplorare.

Information on Sul Vesuvius night walks to observe the shooting stars of San Lorenzo:

Where: VESUVIODal: 10/08/2022By: 12/08/2022
Prezzi:
  • adult ticket: 20€
  • children's ticket: 15€

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