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 Italy.

Procida is the enchanting island captured in the film, Il Postino (The Postman) and evoked in Elsa Morante’s classic novel, L’Isola di Arturo (Arturo’s 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.

Procida 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 island’s 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 Phlegraean Fields.

CREATIVE WORKSHOPS

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.


The program 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 of experience.

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.

ACCOMMODATION

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

Sample ART INCONTRO NAPOLI itinerary

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To receive the complete 18 day itinerary, with current dates, prices and booking conditions, email ART INCONTRO and nominate ART INCONTRO NAPOLI. Please include your name, city and country in which you reside.