ART INCONTRO NAPOLI is an 18 day
program of creative workshops and touring, exploring Napoli (Naples)
through its visual and written culture. Set primarily on the island
of Procida in the Bay of Naples, ART INCONTRO
NAPOLI provides a rare opportunitiy to develop ideas and skills
while being immersed in the landscape, language and history of southern
Procida is the enchanting island captured in the
film, Il Postino (The Postman) and evoked in Elsa Morantes
classic novel, LIsola di Arturo (Arturos Island). Situated
near one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in Campania,
the island is within easy reach of Napoli, Ischia and the Phlegraean
Fields by ferry and hydrofoil.
provides a fascinating blend of farming traditions and the cultures
of a seafaring people. The gardens are filled with lemon trees and
the multi-coloured houses resting against tufa rock make the islands
architecture one of the most distinctive in the region. Our home
on Procida is the fishing village of Corricella, found in a natural
amphitheatre by the sea at the foot of an ancient abbey.
ART INCONTRO NAPOLI is flexible and designed to
foster your own creative interests. The program culminates with
six days in the historic centre of Napoli. Other highlights include
visits to Pompeii, Ischia Island, the Solfatara volcano and the
Our exploration of Napoli begins with books and reading. Before departure,
participants will receive a selection of writing inspired by Napoli
and the Campania region. The reading list will include fairytales,
essays, fiction, biography and history.
in Procida begins with a bookmaking workshop enabling everyone to
produce a handmade journal for drawings and notes throughout their
trip. A series of drawing sessions has been incorporated into the
program to provide an opportunity to record impressions, share ideas
and develop skills. These sessions will take place primarily on
the island where the harbour, architecture and village life provide
fascinating subject matter for visual investigation. The drawing
sessions will encourage experimentation with a variety of mediums
and approaches and will be flexible to accommodate different levels
To inspire you further, the practical art making
is complemented by visits to a selection of museums, archaeological
sites and contemporary art spaces in and around Napoli. The program
also includes visits to selected craft workshops and opportunities
to enjoy local festivals and performances.
ART INCONTRO has secured accommodation in a charming
family hotel offering spacious, light-filled and comfortable rooms.
Each room features French doors opening onto a terrace with expansive
views of the fishing village and harbour below. For travellers who
would prefer self-catering accommodation, a limited number of apartments
are also available in Corricella village on request.
For the last six days of the program, we will be staying in a boutique
hotel, situated in one of the most beautiful and culturally vibrant
areas of old Napoli