Naples Events: the complete list of events in town

The city of Naples, in southern Italy, rises in the heart of the bay of the same name next to Vesuvius, the active volcano still active today and known for having destroyed the ancient Roman city of Pompeii. Dating back to the second millennium BC, Naples has centuries of art history and architecture behind it and its cathedral, the Cathedral of San Gennaro, is rich in frescoes. The most interesting historical sites are the sumptuous Palazzo Reale and the Maschio Angioino, a 13th century building.
StudentsVille Staff has chosen the best Naples events: you will always kept up to date on all events in Naples. So you will know what's happening in town: Naples National Archeological museum events, Teatro San Carlo's opera season, rock concerts, art exhibitions, festivals and much more. 

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To keep in mind: what's happening in Naples

  • Thanks to Mibact’s initiative “Io vado al Museo” Naples State museums open free on first Sunday of month
  • Piazza del Plebiscito, one of the symbols of Naples, is a square located in the historic center, between the promenade and via Toledo, with an area of about 25 000 square meters, the square is one of the largest in the city and Italy and for this reason is the most used for major events. So if you want to discover naples events today, read our calendar of Naples news event.

Art Exhibitions, Photography not to be missed in Naples

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  • Spiritus Mundi, Cappella Palatina - Maschio Angioino, June 2nd - July 22nd 2020

The exhibition "Spiritus Mundi" gathers more than 50 sculptures of various sizes, in the round and in relief by Hermann Josef Runggaldier and Mario Ciaramella. It can be visited free of charge from Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., according to the guidelines issued by the Government on the proposal of the Technical Scientific Committee set up for the Covid-19 emergency. Read more, here.


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Festival, commemorations

  • Miracle of St. Januarius, first Sunday in May - December 16th

Three times a year, on official and solemn dates, San Gennaro renews his ties with Naples and his blood is exposed to thousands of citizens and faithful. And every time it is hoped that it will melt. On the Saturday before the first Sunday in May, on 19 September and 16 December, they flock to the Chapel and the Cathedral to witness the miracle of liquefaction.

  • Carnascialata, February 2020

A carnival event with dancing and food. A dinner-show that every year, on Shrove Tuesday, the House-museum of Pulcinella organizes in Via San Giovanni Maggiore Pignatelli.