Mediterranean Exchange of Archaeological Tourism in Paestum

This year's edition of the Mediterranean Exchange of Archaeological Tourism will take place in Paestum from 14 to 17 November 2019.

The Mediterranean Exchange of Archaeological Tourism has once again confirmed its original and one of a kind event. The innovative international exhibition featuring interactive and virtual multimedia technologies, which over the years has become an important venue for in-depth analysis and dissemination of significant and innovative issues entirely dedicated to cultural tourism is the ideal opportunity for business meetings, for tourist and cultural professionals, for travelers or for those simply interested in archaeological tourism.

Over the years, the Mediterranean Exchange of Archaeological Tourism has become a successful initiative thanks to the participation of over 10,000 visitors, 150 exhibitors including 20 foreign countries, 50 conferences and meetings, 300 speakers, 250 operators and 100 journalists.

Several are the areas and awards part of the Exchange. To name a few: ArchaeoExperience, laboratories and historical reenactments of Experimental Archaeology to reproduce the techniques used in the past to create daily use artifacts; ArchaeoMeetings, press conferences and presentations of cultural and territorial development projects; ArchaeoStartUp, where new cultural enterprises and innovative projects in archaeological activities are introduced; International Archaeological Discovery Award “Khaled al-Asaad” for the most valuable discovery of the year, named after the archaeologist of Palmyra who paid with his life for the protection of cultural heritage; the “Paestum Archaeology” Award assigned to those who have contributed to the valorization of archaeological heritage; as well as Guided Tours for journalists and visitors.

The Mediterranean Tourism Exchange is a source of pride for the city of Paestum, a town famous throughout the world not only for its archaeological treasures but also for its outstanding culinary traditions such as Mozzarella di Bufala Campana D.O.P, which can be found daily at Laqua Charme & Boutique's breakfast buffet.

 


2019 NAPOLI PIZZA VILLAGE

The tasty event along the Lungomare Caracciolo seafront in Naples, now in its 9th edition, will take place from 13 to 22 September 2019.

Napoli Pizza Village is considered, thanks to the large number of participants, one of Europe's most famous street fairs; an important project constantly improving and expanding year after year aimed at becoming a direct channel for the global promotion of one of Italy's most iconic and well-known products: PIZZA.

The event includes an extensive and spectacular setting in a breathtaking village covering about 30,000 square meters with the presence of the most famous pizzerias in the area and hundreds of top player PIZZAIOLI,  or pizza makers, from around the world.

In addition to this "tasty event", there will also be a variety of events including live shows and concerts, exhibits, conferences, cooking shows and educational workshops for adults and children.

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“Corto Maltese: Un viaggio straordinario” in Naples

“Corto Maltese: Un viaggio straordinario” is an exhibition staged at the Archaeological Museum in Naples from April, 25th until September,09th 2019.

This exhibition is dedicated to Hugo Pratt, a famous Italian comic book creator who was known over the world for Corto Maltese, a famous series of comic adventures  named after the character Corto Maltese, an adventurous sailor.

“Corto Maltese: Un viaggio straordinario” is anunmissable exhibition composed of hundreds of designs, sketches, photographs, plans, drawings of “Corto Maltese”, a series of comic adventures named after the character Corto Maltese,  an adventurous and brillant sailor. It was created by the comic book creator Hugo Pratt. The comics of “Corto Maltese” are highly praised as some of the most beautiful and important artistic and literary graphic novels ever written in the Europe of the 21st century.

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The 2019 Strade della Mozzarella

The Strade della Mozzarella is certainly one of the most significant events in the Campania region dedicated to the celebration of the territory's culinary culture.

This year's delicious edition of the "LSDM - Le Strade della Mozzarella" will take place in Paestum on October 1st and 2nd. The event has managed to bring attention to typical Southern Italian products and those of the Neapolitan tradition. Big names from the food industry are involved and each year they share their experience in the kitchen, presenting their personal and unique interpretations of ingredients and preparations.

As happens every year, many famous chefs will be involved in the event and will talk about one of Napoli’s best-loved and well-known products, the Buffalo Mozzarella D.O.P.

The Mozzarella di Bufala D.O.P, together with Sorrento's Fiordilatte, will surely be among the delicious Campania territorial specialities you'll find at the breakfast buffet in the morning at Laqua Charme & Boutique.

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2019 Sorrento International Film Event

From April 10th - 14th, this year's International Film Event in Sorrento will be dedicated to Germany.

The 41st edition of this special event, with the traditional dialogue between Italian cinema and that of its host country, once again proves to be one of the Regina Campania's most awaited spring events.

The five-day format has always been characteristic, as every year, for its offered range of activities, numerous screenings, previews, backstage events, meetings with authors and personalities from the world of cinema and television, masterclasses, exhibitions in addition to a showcase of productions already made or in the process of being made.

The focus on Germany and its people is further highlighted in the new design of the event, which pays tribute to one of the greatest German divas of all time: Marlene Dietrich.

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Easter 2019 on the Sorrento Peninsula: from folklore to tradition

Every year, Holy Week is definitely the most awaited week in Sorrento. There are numerous events and religious rituals throughout the peninsula, creating an atmosphere of enchantment and tradition able to arouse intense emotions for all its visitors.

It all starts on the Sunday before Easter, "Palm Sunday" which celebrates the triumphal entry of Jesus Christ into the city of Jerusalem praised with “Hosanna” by the crowds of people ready to greet him with festive palm leaves. On this Sunday, olive and palm branches adorned with colored almond confetti and ribbons to be kept through the year as a symbol of peace are blessed; sometimes, they are even exchanged with relatives and friends.

From Monday to Holy Thursday, there are numerous local religious representations, such as that of Monday called Via Della Croce. A theatrical event taking place along the streets of Meta with over 200 participants depicting the "Passion of Christ" - from the betrayal of Judas to the death.

The "pride and joy" of Holy Week along the peninsula is surely the processions of the incappucciati (hooded and cloaked figures who stroll through the night) on Good Friday. This tradition has been handed down from generation to generation and dates back to the 1500s.

Between Thursday and Friday, there are over 20 processions taking place in different towns along the Sorrento peninsula. The two most famous are certainly the procession of the Incappucciati Bianca and the procession of the Incappucciati Nera di Sorrento.

The Processione Bianca, or White Procession, is a procession of the Incappucciati Bianchi as they wind their way through the narrow streets and main roads of Sorrento from the late evening until the early hours of dawn's first light on Good Friday. It symbolizes the wandering of the Madonna from the moment Jesus was captured until his crucifixion and is considered a procession of hope.

The Processione Nera, or Black Procession, creates an intense visual and dramatic impact and takes place in the evening on Good Friday. It evokes the earthly death of Christ and represents his path to his burial. He is followed by Maria Addolorata or the Sorrowful Mother. The Incappucciati are hooded and cloaked in black to show their pain and respect during the funeral procession.

In common, the two processions have the hooded figures and torches and the cortège where the incappucciati sing religious songs telling of the Passion and Miserere of Christ. Each town in the territory has its own “hooded” procession. In Meta di Sorrento, the procession of the incappucciati takes place between Thursday and Good Friday. Whereas the procession in Piano di Sorrento, with its RED incappucciati (the makings of an extraordinary sight) is unique for its color; no other procession along the Sorrento Peninsula includes red.

These occasions are a unique chance for a sweet getaway at the Laqua Charme & Boutique. Enjoy a slice of Pastiera Napoletana, the typical territorial Easter dessert, for breakfast or take a dip in the indoor pool in the Surya Deva Wellness Area; your body and soul will surely be renewed. CLICK HERE and discover our romantic proposals!


2019 Sorrento's Patronal Celebration of St. Antonino

February 14th is a very special day for Sorrento.

A day of celebration for the city of the famous Italian poet, Torquato Tasso who wrote  Gerusalemme Liberata or "Jerusalelem Delivered". This day isn't just for Valentine's Day, but it has also been dedicated to the religious patron, Saint Antonino.

The Sorrento Peninsula is known all over the world for the profound devotion of its inhabitants who, together with the processions dedicated to the Holy Week for Easter, celebrate with a mystical sense of great faith and care, the Saints with whom they have a deep religious bond.

Everything starts with the religious rites in the morning where the statue of the Saint is carried from the crypt at the center of the chapel so that the faithful may pay him homage. "Not inside nor outside the walls" were the last words of the Saint regarding his burial. It is for this very reason that the Basilica is believed to have been built on the very spot which houses the remains of the Saint.

The most important moment on February 14th, the day of St. Antonino, is the procession. The silver statue of the Patron Saint is carried and followed by hundreds of faithful worshipers along the streets and small roads of the entire city. He is praised and celebrated in an obsequious manner by the religious and military authorities and especially by the people who, for no reason at all, miss this yearly event.

In Sorrento, February 14th must be "lived". It is a great opportunity for everyone to admire the century-old traditions of a people whose roots still today continue to pay homage, year after year, to the Patron Saint. It isn't just a religious holiday, but rather, folklore and tradition. Along the streets of the center, people dance and sing. Objects are on display and local specialties are all order of the day, creating a magical and unforgettable atmosphere for those present who get to admire and be enraptured by the characteristic lighting for this festivity.

Not to be missed is the stunning display of fireworks which celebrates both the Saint and as well as all those in love.

February 14th along the Sorrento peninsula, thanks to the fusion of these two celebrations - that of the Patron Saint as well as that of lovers - represents truly a state of mind. Only those who have had the opportunity of taking part are able to explain the immense emotions and deep feelings of this unique occasion.

The great celebration is the perfect "marriage" with Valentine's Day, the day dedicated to lovers and all those who feel this noble, pure and intense emotion man is able to feel. CLICK HERE and discover our proposals for the most special and romantic day of the year.


2018 "Chagall, sogno d'amore" in Naples

The "Chagall, sogno d'amore" exhibit featuring more than 150 paintings dedicated to the great Russian painter, Marc Chagall is coming to Naples from February 15th to June 30th 2019 at the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore alla Pietrasanta.

The more than 150 works have been divided into 4 areas. Visitors will have the chance to better understand the life of the painter through the artist's pieces showing childhood memories, fairy tales, poetry, concepts of religion and war where the landscapes include images of real people or imaginary characters.

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"Tiemp bell 'e na vota" on December 24th there's fried pizza in Sorrento

Campania is one of the regions able to boast a unique and unparalleled culinary history.

Undisputed queen of Neapolitan cuisine is definitely Pizza with all its variations, among which, fried pizza stands out.

The origin dates back to the post-war period. In fact, at the time, traditional round pizza in Naples had become almost a luxury. Ingredients weren't available and above all, the wood-burning ovens had all been destroyed during the bombings to free the city. This is why the people thought about frying the dough in hot oil. The dough would puff up and when eaten, people were left with a sensation of being even more full.

Over time, fried pizza has became a typically feminine creation. Women would prepare, fry and sale the pizzas. They were sold at festivals and outside their homes in Naples.

Fried pizza is unquestionably among the culinary excellence of Naples; thanks to the popularity of street food and its characteristic preparation with salami, meatballs and provola cheese, it's once again becoming something of a hit.

One event that stands out in Sorrento is "Tiemp bell 'e na vota" where the owners of an old and well-known local trattoria, located in the historic city center offer passers-by the typical fried pizza accompanied by a glass of wine or beer on Christmas Eve.

Come and discover our exclusive "Lights of Christmas" package and CLICK HERE for more information about the event.


The Lighting of Sorrento's Christmas Tree

Peter Farrelly's film, Green Book, with the participation of Oscar-winning actor Mahershala Ali, is one of the premieres at Sorrento's “Giornate Professionali di Cinema” Event, the film festival will take place from December 3rd to 6th 2018. The film is distributed by Eagle Pictures; they'll also be presenting another of their films, Mia and The White Lion.

And it is precisely with "Mia and The White Lion" in mind, there will also be the traditional Festival presentation for citizens and visitors alike with the lighting of Sorrento's big Christmas Tree in addition other musical numbers, in Piazza Tasso, along with all the festive Christmas holiday decorations will mark the afternoon of Monday, December 3rd.

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