Sorrento Positano: 54 km Ultramarathon and 27 km Panoramica Run

The great running experiences in Campania are never-ending.

Along the roads in the province of Naples, the Napoli Running Sports Club is organizing a marathon for December 2nd; the Sorrento Positano 54 km Ultramarathon.

Two different marathon routes have been created so everyone wanting to take part in this unique running experience surrounded by some of the most romantic and unforgettable views in the world will have the chance.

You'll leave Sorrento, run through Massa Lubrense, Sant'Agata sui due Golfi and finally head to Positano.

The 10th Edition will include many new opportunities like the Gran Premio Nastro Verde, a half marathon for athletes doing the 27 km Panoramica Run.

As well as the Trofeo della Costiera for those running in the Ultramarathon at a distance of 50 km.

Laqua Charme & Boutique in Meta on the Sorrento Peninsula is definitely the ideal place for a wellness stay where all athletes can get their bodies and souls ready to participate in this exciting competition.


Maurits Escher exhibition at the PAN - Palace of the Arts of Naples

From November, 01st 2018 to April, 22nd 2019, an interesting exhibition about Escher, a famous Dutch graphic artist, will take place at the PAN - Palace of the Arts of Naples.

Some of his renowned works of art, characterized by mathematical and geometric patterns, will play the starring role in the museum.

Maurits Escher was truly a source of inspiration for many artists who succeeded him and a great influence on the production of CDs, comics, commercials and cinematographic works.

His over two-hundreds artworks will be exhibited in temporal order.

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The Christmas Crib staged in the Rock of Praiano

Praiano is a particular village of the Campania region. It is situated on the Amalfi Coast between the towns of Amalfi and Positano.

The picturesque village of Praiano attracting numerous visitors every year is famous allover the world for its particular attraction: . “The Christmas Nativity Crib reproduced in the rock” is a natural stage for the representation of the Nativity.

At the characteristic “Grotta del Diavolo” , on the state road to Amalfi, before the Gallery of the Praia, on the left side of the street between the rock walls is actually possible admire an artisan crib made by Michele Castellano, a Praiano’s artist.

The Nativity Christmas Crib is reproduced into the cave rocks is a reproduction of the village of Praiano with its characteristic colored houses with the domes alleys, the main church of “San Giovanni Battista” and the blue light sea with the particular fishing boats above ground.

The Nativity is one of the most ancient Italian tradition, depicting the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem. In this particular rock cave crib the Nativity is staged in the village of Praiano with all the inhabitants reproduced between the terrace of lemon gardens and the charateristc artisans while they perform their typical and charateristc jobs.

The Christmas Crib staged in the Rock of Praiano is certainly a pleasurable stop along the splendid Amalfi Coast during your experience at Laqua Charme & Boutique.


The Cloister of San Francesco in Sorrento

One of the most alluring and characteristic locations in Sorrento's historical city center is the cloister of San Francesco, a widely popular and romantic architectural sites along the peninsula.

The magnificent structure, dating back to the 14th Century, is one of the oldest monuments in Sorrento. Found in the historic center and just meters away from the home where the famous Sorrentine poet Torquato Tasso was born, it is close to the Church with the same name dedicated to San Francesco d’Assisi and the town's Villa Comunale.

Making this fine construction unique is its architecture and the way in which it fuses 14th Century style with those of successive periods. Inside are the remains of ancient and well-preserved pagan temples in addition to materials belonging to other ancient settlements.

This is why there are crossed tuff arches alternated with round arches resting on octagonal columns with capitals of exquisite craftsmanship.

The Cloister of San Francesco was built on the remains of a 7th Century monastery and held great importance both for Sorrento's religious history as well as that of its administrative history. In the past, near the Cloister, between the end of the late 1400s and early 1500s, the seal of the municipal records was preserved within.

Since the early 1900s, many renovations have been carried out, making it even more romantic and characteristic.

Extremely quiet and illuminated only by the understated colors of the internal gardens, always kept and in bloom, this spot, particularly picturesque, is draped in a singularly mystical, almost magical, atmosphere.

The Franciscan Cloister hosts lovely classical music concerts and is the ideal venue to celebrate unforgettable weddings on the Sorrento Coast.

If you're looking for a romantic setting to celebrate your special day along the Sorrento Peninsula or would like to receive more information about the Cloister so you may plan for a visit while staying at Laqua Charme & Boutique, please send an email to info@laquaspa.it


2018 Premio Penisola Sorrentina Arturo Esposito

The award “Penisola Sorrentina Arturo Esposito”  is an important national cultural award event sponsored by the Senate of the Italian Republic,  President of the Council of Ministers to the Minister for Cultural Assets and Activities.   Over the years were honoured with this award numerous national and international personalities with a significance artistic and cultural importance who have helped to promote and develop the Sorrentine Peninsula around the world.

The event will be held on October,23 2018 in Piano di Sorrento in the theatre “Teatro delle Rose” . This year the event will coincide with the with the delivery  of  two prestigious awards for Piano di Sorrento. The Blue Flag for the cleaning up water and the award for “town who reads” by Mibact and Fee associations.

For more informations about the event programm during your experience at Laqua Charme & Boutique please do not hesitate to write us an email at the address: info@laquaspa.it


The 2018 Via dell' Artigianato Street Fair

During October 28-29th 2018, one of the most beautiful and characteristic streets of Positano, the one going from the Piazza dei Mulini to the Church of Santa Maria Assunta, will be turned into a street fair entirely dedicated to local handicrafts.

Dozens of artisans will create and exhibit their precious products in front of passersby, an opportunity to share the patient and ingenious process behind the creation of each object.

Skilled makers of lace, crochet and embroidery, dressmakers, ceramics, basket makers as well as shoemakers, bakers, artisans, raffles, cheeses, jams and limoncello; they will all be on display giving lucky visitors the chance to discover the manufacturing traditions which have characterized this territory for centuries.

In addition to the individual artisan stands, along the street you'll be able to listen to numerous musical performances and taste typical lemon dishes and chestnut dishes thanks to the Slow Food markets aimed at promoting Italian excellence at the table.

For any information about the event please do not hesitate during you experience at Laqua Charme & Boutique to send an email at info@laquaspa.it


Antonio Canova art exibition at the Archeological Museum of Naples.

The Archaeological Museum of Naples “MANN” will host in March 2019 a unique and unmissable exhibition dedicated to the artist of Neoclassicism Antonio Canova entitled “Canova e l’antico”.

There will be six of his works in the exhibition: The Genius of Death, Dancer, The  Ebe, l’Amorino alato. The scalptures Psyche Revived by Cupid's Kiss and the group of The Three Graces symbol of formal beauty following classic architectural canons.

The works are currently preserved and treasured in the Ermitage Museum in San Pietroburgo.

The exclusive art exhibition will be a unique occasion for all the art lovers or simply the most curious who want to see one of the most beautiful museums of Italy and Naples city.

Courtesy of the Ermitage Museum all the visitors are going to admire the roman statue: Sleeping Hermaphroditus and the bronze group of Ercole e Lica.

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2018 Ciccio di Fuoco “Flaming Donkey” in Sorrento

On New Year's Eve, December 31st, as has become traditional, this year as well for the New Years Eve in the city of Sorrento there's an early night-out full of shows and entertainment for children and adults scheduled in Piazza Tasso, the main square in Sorrento's historic center.

Ciuccio di Fuoco (Flaming Donkey), one of the most characteristic folkloristic traditions in the City, is a MUST.

In fact, every December 31st right before midnight, it is customary to light the "flaming donkey" in the town's main square. A particularly impressive display followed by the usual fireworks marking the arrival of the New Year.  salutare l’ arrivo del anno nuovo.

Its most likely origin is that the ciuccio di fuoco in Sorrento refers to an ancient farmers' custom. In ancient times, in fact, farmers would have lighted a hay stack as a way of driving off evil spirits.

The lighting "ceremony" in the Piazza Tasso is always accompanied by a characteristic, symbolic and ironic procession.

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2019 New Year's in Sorrento

One of the numerous events part of Sorrento's "M'Illumino d'Inverno" Winter Festival you just can't miss is New Year's.

On New Year's Eve, December 31st, there's an early night-out full of shows and entertainment for children and adults scheduled in Piazza Tasso, the main square in Sorrento's historic center.

"Ciuccio di Fuoco" (Flaming Donkey), one of the most characteristic folkloristic traditions in the City, is a MUST.

In fact, every December 31st right before midnight, it is customary to light the "flaming donkey" in the town's main square. A particularly impressive display followed by the usual fireworks marking the arrival of the New Year.

Its most likely origin is that the ciuccio di fuoco in Sorrento refers to an ancient farmers' custom. In ancient times, in fact, farmers would have lighted a hay stack as a way of driving off evil spirits.

The lighting "ceremony" in the Piazza Tasso is always accompanied by a characteristic, symbolic and ironic procession.

From 11:00pm to 2:00am, the Piazza rings in the New Year with a DJ and entertainment. A fun way to say goodbye to the old and say hello to the new with good cheer and music, emotions and hope.

From the port's wharf, at 1:00am on January 1st, an exciting fireworks show lights the night's sky.

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M’Illumino d’Inverno - 2018/2019 Winter Events Along the Sorrento Peninsula

Returning this year is the long-awaited event M'Illumino d'Inverno-Sorrento's festival of winter events, now in its 11th edition, which will include a rich selection of shows and events from mid-November until next spring.

Engaging initiatives and activities will lighten the spirits of visitors and citizens during the winter months as they await the arrival of spring along the coast.

In addition to the lighting of Sorrento's festive Christmas tree, among some of the festival's fixed events, and which simply cannot be missed, is the Giornate Professionali del Cinema di Sorrento (film festival), the M'Illumino d'Immenso - Jazz Music event and the M'Illumino d'Immenso - Art and Nativity exhibition (Christmas markets in the historic center and surrounding neighborhoods. Workshops and public discussions with important players in the music and literary scene of national and international fame. Local traditional festivals which includes the lighting of the bonfire in the Rione of Santa Lucia and the living "Navities".

The festival program is currently in the works; visitors will be aroused with curiosity with the novelties and surprises.

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