Calendar 2019

Galleria Umberto I (1887-1890)
Located in front of the San Carlo theatre, it was built on the site of a maze of narrow streets, which also housed the hotel where Goethe stayed, recalled with a plaque. Iron and glass architecture of the Umbertine period, decorated with stucco, its basement is home to the famous Salone Margherita thatwas established in the wake of the success of the French cafè-chantant like the Moulin Rouge and Folies Bergere in Paris.
January
Castel Capuano (mid XII century)
The castle takes its name from the nearby Capuana gate. Restored in conspicuous manner by all the rulers who inhabited it, in the sixteenth century it was used as a palace of justice, thanks to the wishes of the Viceroy Don Pedro de Toledo. There is a grandiose coat of arms with a Hapsburg double-headed eagle on the portal.
February
Palazzo dello Spagnolo (1738)
It is one of the most beautiful noble palaces of Naples, a fine example of Neapolitan Baroquecivil architecture. Built by the architect Sanfelice, it is characterised by a famous, beautifyul staircase, with five arches per floor and double rampant, which joins the two courtyards with an extraordinary light effect. The building forms a harmonious complex with the nearby contemporary churches of Sanfelice and Vanvitelli.
March
Maschio Angioino (1279-1282)
Founded by the Angevin and restructured by the Aragonese, in its current name Castel Nuovo preserves the memory of the Angevin sovereigns, of whom the Chapel and minor elements remain. The interior houses the Sala dei Baroni, which in 1294 was the scene of the famous abdication of Pope Celestino V from the papal throne, he who, according to Dante, made the great refusal. Outside there is triumphal arch built in honour of Alfonso I of Aragon.
April
Piazza del Plebiscito (XVIII century)
It is a scenic space, closed by a long portico, which leads to the grandiose church of San Francesco da Paola, built by the architect Domenico Fontana on the wishes of Ferdinando IV. Palazzo Salerno and Palazzo dei Ministri complete the square while in the centre there are the statues of Canova and Charles III.
May
Castello Aragonese di Ischia (1438)
It dominates an island formed by a volcanic eruption that occurred over 300,000 years ago. The sovereign, King Alfonso D’Aragona, built a wooden bridge that connected the islet to the island, hence the current name in the monumental complex. It is a group of buildings composed of Roman architecture ruins, vegetable gardens and vineyards.
June
Piazza del Gesù (XIII secolo)
It takes its name from the church of the same name, commissioned by Charles II of Anjou. The piazza circles around the monumental spire of the Immaculate Conception, a majestic spire of white marble placed in the middle of the square. In the square there are respectively the church of Gesù Nuovo and the Monastery of Santa Chiara. The word “new” was added to the name of the church and the piazza to distinguish the church from another with the same name.
July
Castel Sant'Elmo / Certosa di San Marino (Naples, 1624 - 1704)
The two adjoining buildings, located at the top of the Vomero hill, dominate the panorama of Naples. Castel Sant’Elmo was built on the spot where there was a church dedicated to Saint Erasmus. The Certosa di San Martino, large museum in the city of Naples, houses an important gallery of Neapolitan painting of the seventeenth century and has about one hundred rooms, two churches, a courtyard, four chapels, three cloisters and hanging gardens.
August
Casina Vanvitelliana (1782)
Casino Reale del Fusaro rises above an islet connected to the mainland by an evocative small bridge, built by Carlo Vanvitelli for Ferdinando IV. This venue for cultural events can be seen in a famous painting by Hackert.
September
MAN (1585)
One of the most important archaeological museums in the world, it houses the archaeological collections of Naples from Herculaneum, Pompeii, Paestum, Capua as well as Egyptian artefacts. It houses the Farnese, Bourbon and Cardinal Borgia collections. It was first a barracks then “Palazzo degli Studi”. Ferdinand I, King of the Two Sicilies, returned to the throne of Naples on 22 February 1816, officially decreed the establishment of the “Royal Bourbon Museum”.
October
Castel dell'Ovo (I century b.C.)
The name comes from a legend of the Middle Ages, according to which an egg placed by Virgilio to safeguard the city of Naples is suspended and hidden in a room. Originally part of a Roman villa, the castle was then a monastery, used and transformed by all the kings of Naples, freed from military servitude, restored and now is home to cultural events.
November
Palazzo Donn'Anna (1624)
Great building on the sea of Posillipo, built by the architect Fanzago for Anna Carafa, wife of Viceroy Guzman, it remained unfinished due to the premature death of Donn’ Anna, which occurred following a popular uprising in Naples. In popular belief, Donn’Anna is confused with the famous and much talked about Giovanna d’Angiò who was Queen of Naples from 1343 to 1381.
December