The Procession of the Apostles 2020, one of the most interesting traditions in Campania, will take place on April 9, on the day of the Holy Thursday, on the island of Procida. The religious manifestation is held, as usual, one day before the Good Friday and the Procession of the Mysteries. Both processions are organized by the Congregation of the Turchini, a religious brotherhood founded in 1583 by the Cardinal Innico D’Avalos of Aragon. PROGRAM OF THE EVENT On the day of the Holy Thursday, around 6.30 pm, takes place the Washing of the feet ceremony at the Church of Saint Anthony of Padua. After the ceremony, the procession of the Twelve Apostles leaves the church to wind along the narrow streets of the island. The Apostles, dressed in white robes, with hoods and crowns of thorns on their heads, each of them carrying a wooden cross, are walking in perfect silence from one church to another, accompanied by members of the brotherhood. Their path is illuminated with torches. At every stop, the Apostles remove the crown of thorns, raise the hood, uncovering their face, and sing a hymn, accompanied by the choir of the faithful. After some moments Read more [...]
The Good Friday Procession 2020, known also as the Procession of the Mysteries (Processione dei Misteri), will take place on April 10, on the island of Procida. The religious ceremony is held on the day of the Good Friday, one day after the Holy Thursday and the Procession of the Apostles. One of the most evocative and colorful in the whole Italy, the Good Friday Procession (Processione del Venerdì Santo) attracts thousands of people from Naples and the Phlegraean archipelago, but also a considerable number of tourists. SHORT HISTORY The Good Friday Procession was born in the 17th century, from the initiative of the Congregation of the Turchini, as a penitential procession. The participants wore a sackcloth and were hitting themselves with whips until they bled. The practice was later forbidden by the church. The symbolism of the procession has been increasingly enriched over the centuries, until it reached its current form. Although the theme is always the same (Life, Passion and Death of Jesus Christ), the procession is never similar to that of the previous year. The procession consists of a series of chariots called Misteri (Mysteries), representing characters and scenes from the Bible, carried by young Procidans, Read more [...]
The American guitarist Joe Satriani will perform on Thursday, May 14, 2020, at the Teatro Augusteo, in Naples. THE ARTIST Joseph Satriani was born in 1956, in Long Island. He began playing the guitar at age 14, influenced by Jimi Hendrix. A few years later, he began taking jazz lessons. Joe Satriani is a 15-time Grammy Award nominee. To date, he sold over 10 million albums worldwide, making him the best-selling instrumental rock guitarist of all time. His Shapeshifting Tour 2020 will start in April, 2020. After the United Kingdom and Northern Europe, the artist will arrive in Italy for six unmissable concerts, in Bologna, Florence, Naples, Lecce, Rome and Milan. THE VENUE Teatro Augusteo is a theater in Naples, built between 1926 and 1929. In 1992, the theater was renovated and returned to the city in its original appearance. The closest Metro station is Toledo, located about 350 meters away, on the Metro Line 1. The closest bus stop is San Carlo – Trieste e Trento, about 200 meters away, on the bus Line R2.
The English singer Paul McCartney will perform on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, in Piazza del Plebiscito, in Naples, as part of his Freshen Up Tour 2020. THE ARTIST Paul McCartney rose to fame as the vocalist and bassist for the English group The Beatles. After the group disbanded in 1970, he pursued a successful solo career and formed the band Wings with his first wife, Linda, and Denny Laine, the founder and vocalist of The Moody Blues. In 1970, McCartney debuted as a solo artist with the album McCartney. Throughout the 1970s, he led Wings, one of the most successful bands of the decade, with more than a dozen international top 10 singles and albums. Since 1989, he toured as a solo artist, and in 1993, he formed the music duo the Fireman with Martin Glover from the Killing Joke. Paul McCartney is one of the most successful composers and performers of all time. He has written or co-written 32 songs that have reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. He was included twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as a member of the Beatles, in 1988, and as a solo artist, in 1999. Throughout Read more [...]