Monday, November 16, 2009

A Weekend at The Museum

Not just wine.....

Okay, I know I’ve been talking alot about wine lately. Here are some appointments coming up though that gives you the opportunity to visit Naples’s museums.

22 November 2009, h 10.00 e 11.00

Museo Duca di Martina in Vomero

Un mondo in tazza/World in a cup

I took this tour last spring. It is an amazing trip through Europe in the 17th and 18th century seen through a common tradition of nobility. Tea time (or coffee and chocolate) was a daily tradition that only the rich could afford and they did so using amazing porcelain services from Naples, Meissen, and Sevres. The tour ends with a cup of hot chocolate and a piece of chocolate. If the weather is nice, you will get some amazing views of Naples through the ballroom of the duchess’s ballroom window.

29 November 2009, h 10.00 e 11.00

Museo diVilla Pignatelli (Mergellina)

Gemito incontraViviani/Gemito meets Viviani

With the music of Sergio Colicchio

and Antonio De Rosa

The Banco di Napoli has a great collection of sculptures and designs by Vincenzo Gemito. This visit to the museum will be accompanied by music and poetry of Raffaele Viviani.

5 December 2009, h 10.00 e 11.00

Museo Duca di Martina (Vomero)

Viaggio in Oriente/A trip in the Orient

Concert by Ilaria Iaquinta

and Giacomo Serra

The secrets of the East are awoken through music and art.

These are just the first three weekends. The program runs until the 27th of December with programs t the Capodimonte museum as well. I will get the rest of the schedule to you on a later blog or contact tel. 0812395653 - 0812395666 (M-F h 9.00-17.00)

The tours are free but some require museum entrance. It is worth checking out.

(Let me know if you want a pdf copy of the brochure in Italian by emailing me at

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