M’Illumino d’Inverno X

The winter bill of art, music, entertainment and traditional events in the town of Sorrento places itself also for the 2017/2018 season at the top of the national rankings for quality and attractiveness.
 
On November 18th, the lighting of the luminaries marks the beginning of the long Christmas period that enlivens the coastal town. The festive atmosphere, the numerous entertainment events provided for the whole of winter, all the way up the beginning of spring, ensure the many low season visitors, a wide range of possibilities to enjoy the best possible stay in Sorrento.

In addition to street artists and traditional Christmas markets, this year’s bill provides a respectable musical entertainment, ranging from classic Neapolitan folk to pop, from chamber music to jazz. Among which, the awaited concert of internationally renowned violinist Ara Malikian, an eclectic artist who condenses in his performances inspirations and influences ranging from classical music to melodies popular in the Middle Eastern tradition, without forgetting the masters of rock. The Sorrento leg of his event tour in Italy is scheduled for November 25th, the same evening in which all the citizens and tourists will be able to attend the usual lighting ceremony of the great Christmas tree in Piazza Tasso, with its glittering light show.

From November 26th, until the beginning of December, the International Film Days will attract on Sorrento’s red carpet the major representatives of the film industry alongside with award-winning actors and directors with the prestigious Golden Ticket, which celebrates the best box office sales. Giovanni Caccamo, one of the newest and most interesting voices in the Italian musical scene, returns on December 16th at the Convento dei Teatini. After the great success of past editions, the Santa Claus Village in the park of Villa Fiorentino will be opened once again, to welcome the children and not only, in a joyful and magical atmosphere, among handicraft and gastronomy stands, Christmas sceneries and entertainment shows for the little ones. Not to be missed are the exhibitions and shows concerning Presepial art, the true soul of popular devotion to Christmas.
 
For further information and for the complete event schedule: Event Schedule 2017

Sorrento to drink


The exuberant and intense flavour of the land of Mermaids contained in a sip of vitality.

 
A terrace overlooking the sea, the sun setting over the horizon, the colours of nature that surround the view and fill the air with delicate scents. At Bellevue Syrene everything seems to create the perfect atmosphere for a romantic evening. Yet there is still something missing in this charming picture… Two clinking wine glasses to emphasize, with the sound of important evenings, a moment to remember. Instead of the classic sparkle, we offer you our signature cocktail.

Spritz Bellevue Syrene

It has a German name, but in the version created by the hotel bartender, this long drink definitely speaks Italian.
 
Ingredients
 
Limoncello
Orange
Angostura
Prosecco
 
Prosecco and Angostura represent the perfect union between Italy and the Caribbean, where the mysterious bitter is produced, whose recipe is a secret, but seems to be made from the extract of over 40 spices and fruits.

Orange and Limoncello
are the flavours and scents of Sorrento, the yellow and orange of the Mediterranean sun.
And it is precisely at these latitudes that the tastiest mixes are created of a drink that was born in Austria by mixing wine, sparkling water and bitter, and can be interpreted in so many different and interesting ways.
An unusual and appealing way to discover the excellence of the land, namely the citrus fruits, from which the famous limoncello liqueur is made and is now an ambassador of Sorrento in the world.

Marc Chagall in Sorrento

The “Colori dell’Anima”, the colours of the soul, on display at Villa Fiorentino, in collaboration with the Imago Art Gallery of Lugano.
 
From oil on canvas to gouache on paper, colored pencil drawings on china ink on masonite, Chagall’s dreamlike and enchanting world in 120 pictorial and graphic works, including three lithographic and etching cycles, as well as suggestive stained church glass windows shown through a dedicated multimedia space.
Master of the European avant-garde, born in Belarus from Jewish descent, then naturalized French, escaped from the Nazi raids through the escape of 1941, Chagall has an intense and tormented life, but in his works the brilliant colors, the simplicity, the immediacy of the tale, they transmit joy and positivity while still maintaining a close bond with the elements that characterize his biography.

The heart of the exhibition hosted at the Sorrento Foundation are four works of particular value:
The cruche aux fleurs, oil on canvas of 1925, floral pattern emblem that accompanies for years the artist’s production, and Russian village, oil on canvas of 1929, homage to his birthplace. And then Le Coq Violet, dating from 1966 to 1972, oil, gouache and china ink on canvas, and L’homme rouge à la casquette, made in 1976, oil and gouache on canvas, mature and representative works of the master’s poetic.

The exhibition, inaugurated on July 15th, which is moving around the usual Sorrentine appointments with the great masters of the art, and which is gaining considerable success, will last until 15 November 2017.
 
For more info: http://www.fondazionesorrento.com/