Thousand of events take place every year in Naples, with the collaboration of our Regional Administration, the National Gallery of Art and the Italian Embassy which organize a series of concerts and art shows presenting the works of Neapolitan composers, artists and featuring both Italian and Internaitonal talents.
These events are also including visits to the important places like Capri, Ischia, Sorrento and Pompeii, considered the jewels of Europe.
The “Discover Campania” takes place every season with annual musical events and special tours (www.discoveringsouth.it) of the world-renowned monuments and historic sites of the area, such as Procida, Herculaneum, the many Museums and the many historic abbeys and libraries that make this region one of the cultural epicenters of the world, giving credence to the oft-repeated observation that Italy possesses two-thirds of the world’s cultural treasure trove.
A stand-out event in Naples takes place on July 2nd, when the historic Piazza del Plebiscito, the heart of the old city, will provide a dramatic setting for a landmark open-air artists performances.
Another series of classical music concerts take place every year in Naples at the historic Music Conservatory of San Pietro Majella as part of the annual conference of the International Association of Music Libraries (IAML).
More contemporary music (rock, pop, jazz) can be heard everywhere and every day. On the museum circuit, one of the most interesting exhibits in Campania this summer is devoted to the Italian baroque painter and print-maker, Salvator Rosa (“Between Myth and Magic”), already underway through June at theCapodimonte Museum, which rises majestically above the hill-sides of Naples
Other noteworthy museums in Campania offering special tours or exhibits include the Royal Palace of Naples, the Abbey of San Loreto (Mercogliano), the Caserta Royal Palace and Portici Royal Palace, the San Lorenzo Maggiore Complex and the Museum of the Treasures of San Gennaro, both in Naples, as well as the Museum of the Grand Tour, and the Library of Giambattista Vico.
Also not be missed by aficionados of cultural tourism are the temples of Paestum, stunning examples of classical Greek architecture, and the ruins of Oplonti, an ancient Roman town, buried at the same time as Pompeii.