Category: Religious

Carnival in Naples – When we talking about a good city to spend the Carnival season in, Rome or Naples certainly does not comes to your mind this city as Carnival symbol. We usally thinking to Carnival as Venice and Brazilian Carnival. But though Rome should put on its party mask with the same fervour as Venice.

Spirit of Carnevale

Carnival festival usually is not only for children, in the past the carnival period meas like rebirth where it is necessary to vent the strict from control of the family community exercised during the year. The pagan transgression is therefore all in the creation of an exaggerated dish, able to make hunger forget, to exorcise the pains. They ate very abundant dish as to be able to say enough, so rich as to remain alive. In short, primary needs was met on the physical level but not yet in the collective unconscious. Coming to the primary physical needs refer to the most famous culinary traditions in southern Italy during the carnival days, we would you tell you the napolitan traditional dishes for Carnival season.

What to Eat in Naples during Carnevale 

An important part of the Carnival in Naples and to rest of Italy yet, are the fried desserts, of course. Usually these start to hit the fryers of the bakeries by the end of January. The most popular in Naples are chiacchiere and castagnole. The Chiacchiere (chatter bla bla) are sweet and crunchy dishes, often covered with powdered sugar. The the castagnole are shortcrust pastry fritters the size of a chestnut covered in sugar. But sometimes you can find inside a yellow cream. Usually they goes chiacchiere with a chocolate cream called Sanguinaccio (black pudding). These sweetes are tipical for all Carnevale period with last rich dinner previusly of 40 days of Lent. Catholics people wish to observe Lent, they are encouraged to skip meat. Last fat eaten on the evening of Mardi Gras consist of Lasagna a rich dishes pasta with meatballs and tomato sauce.


On July 2014, the Italian Minister of Culture announced a range of new ideas to encourage people to take more of an interest in the arts. The government initiative called: “Domenica al museo” which states that every first Sunday of the month. You will not pay the ticket to visit monuments, museums, galleries, archaeological excavations, parks and monumental gardens of the state.

The list of participating museums etc can be found on the Italian Ministry of Culture. trust us, there are some gems on the list are included the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, the Coliseum in Rome and the Academia Gallery in Venice.

Ok now that you know that on January 7th 2018 the museums of Rome are free, let’s see how to do and which museums will be open. In the section below, you can get Lazio’s temples, museums, old town, historical monuments, theaters, palaces and many more.

Since the initiative of a Sunday at the Museum has been a great success, it will be very probable that on January 7th 2018 you will have to queue up before entering the visit.

So we suggest you choose a maximum of 2-3 museums and plan your itinerary first. Below I have classified the various museums in importance: I suggest you to choose between one important and 1-2 minors.

Scroll through the list and plan your itinerary.

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Museo nazionale di Castel Sant’Angelo
Lungotevere Castello, 50 – Roma   How to reach
Time: 9.00am-18.30pm; Reservation: None

Museo nazionale etrusco di Villa Giulia
Piazzale di Villa Giulia, 9 – Roma   How to reach
Time: 9.00am-7.00pm; Reservation: Optional (Email: [email protected])

Museo nazionale romano – Crypta Balbi
Via Botteghe Oscure, 31   How to reach
Time: 9.00am-7.45pm Reservation: Optional (Telephone: +39 06 39967700) Website:

Museo nazionale romano – Palazzo Altemps
Piazza di Sant’Apollinare, 46   How to reach
Time: 9.00am-7.45pm Reservation: Optional(Telephone: +39 06 39967700) Website:

Museo nazionale romano – Palazzo Massimo
Piazza dei Cinquecento, 67 How to reach
Time: 9.00am-7.45pm Reservation: Optional(Telephone: +39 06 39967700) Website:

Museo nazionale romano – Terme di Diocleziano
Via Enrico de Nicola, 79   How to reach
me: 9.00am-7.30pm Reservation: Optional(Telephone: +39 06 39967700) Website:

Colosseo – Anfiteatro Flavio
Piazza del Colosseo, 1 How to reach
Reservation: Optional (Telephone: individual: +39 06 399 67 700 groups: +39 06 399 67 450 schools: +39 06 399 67 200; Email: [email protected]; Website: http: //www.coopculture. en / coliseum-and-shop.cfm)

Foro Romano
Via della Salara Vecchia, 5/6  How to reach

Terme di Caracalla 
Via delle Terme di Caracalla, 52   How to reach

Galleria Borghese
Piazzale Scipione Borghese, 5 How to reach
Booking is mandatory and costs € 2.00 Website   Telephone:06 322981

GNAM Galleria Nazionale Arte Moderna
Viale delle Belle Arti, 131 How to reach

Musei Capitolini
Piazza del Campidoglio, 1   How to reach

Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica del Palazzo Barberini
Via delle Quattro Fontane, 13  How to reach