August at the “Madre”

Contemporary art is the protagonist of a scene that is increasingly aware of its past and strongly projected towards the future. A not-to-be missed appointment of the Neapolitan summer.
 
For the fifth year in a row, the Museum of Contemporary Art Donnaregina will be open for free throughout the month of August.
The initiative is a service for the citizens and to the tourists in Campania in view of an increasingly diversified and transversal promotion of what the region has to offer in cultural terms. Visitors will be able to admire the permanent collections and exhibitions in progress and participate in the related activities free of charge.

The entrance to the museum hosts the Axer/Désaxer architectural installation of French artist Daniel Buren. It is a work designed specifically for museum environments with the aim of remodeling the entire atrium, shifting the perspective axis and creating a space of perceptual and cognitive mobility.

Ongoing exhibitions are a particularly interesting occasion to know about the most contemporary trends in the international artistic landscape.
On the ground floor, in the Re_PUBBLICA MADRE room, the English for Foreigners exhibition by Italian-American Stephen Prina traces the history of the twentieth century, his family and relationship with his father starting from the book to learn English and the American culture used by him, who emigrated from Piemonte at the age of seventeen.
The second floor hosts Perla Pollina, the nonsensical name of the retrospective for Roberto Cuoghi’s twenty-year artistic research, one of the most famous and controversial artists of his generation. Painter, sculptor, performer, and storyteller from the complex and mysterious poetics, based on the use of unconventional materials and techniques.
On the third floor, Siamo Arrivati, by Wade Guyton, who investigates the impact of the production and circulation of digital images through the production of prints made of different materials with tools designed for analogue images. Errors, overlaps and unanticipated discrepancies in the print give way to the difficult relationship between different languages and sensitivity.

Ravello Festival 2017

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A spectacular seemingly floating in the air stage, a natural setting dominated by the beautiful gardens of Villa Rufolo and the sea and sky of the Amalfi Coast that merge into each other on the horizon. A music, dance and written word festival which is the most anticipated event of summer in the Coast.
 
At its 65th edition, the Ravello Festival promises a calendar full of exclusive events with the protagonists of the international art scene. The Festival will begin on July 1st with the tribute to Wagner, who in the lush surroundings of the Villa saw the magic garden of Klingsor. The music of The Valkyrie and Sigfrido will be performed by the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra directed by Master Adam Fischer.
From the repeal of tradition of the first evening, the following day, July 2nd will see the inauguration of the “Dance and Trends” show where the international artist Francesco Clemente, the protagonist of the Transavanguardia, will collaborate on an original choreography by Karole Armitage On the theme of walls and their demolition, a key to interpreting the dancing performances. In addition, the American & NewYorkCity Ballet soloists will give tribute to Balanchine, the dancer, and choreographer who joined together classical and modern ballet.
On July 14 Philip Glass, leader of musical minimalism, will celebrate on the stage of the Ravello Festival his 80th birthday with an anthology of his compositions, while the 16th African American music lovers should not miss the appointment with the saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter.
Among the most evocative events, the Spring Festival, on Stravinsky’s music, the ballet performed for the first time in May 1913 at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, considered to be controversial and avant-garde for the time. The protagonists are two dance superstars: Maria Chouinard and Ohad Naharin.

Awards and Trophies

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The international awards recognize the vision and the philosophy of the Hotel that offers to guest a very discreet and careful welcome in a wonderful location dipped in art, history and culture.

 
Luxury, beauty, art and impeccable service are the requirements of a five-star hotel like the Bellevue Syrene. But all these features make sense only if they really allow Guests to live a truly unforgettable and unique experience. Everyone is looking for perfection from his vacation, and expectations are properly high for a boutique hotel. For this reason we are proud of the awards received this year, mainly because they reflect the appreciation of Guests, as well as of industry professionals. The TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Hotel Awards is one of the most important recognition for the hotel industry, and evaluate the best facilities in the world based on international travelers ratings. Also this year the Bellevue Syrene is at the top of the best luxury hotels in Italy and abroad, among the first five positions according to Trivago.

Being part of the Relais & Chateaux family means to own a philosophy respect, professionalism, care and quality. Bellevue Syrene is pleased to receive the Relais&Chateaux Savoir-faire Trophy 2016, in recognition of the great efforts of all its staff in communicating the sense of hospitality and courtesy that is deeply rooted in the culture of the Sorrento Coast.
Finally, a special recognition for the Roccia Suite, crowned 2015’s Sexiest Bedroom from the site Mr&Mrs Smith. Admittedly, this award is not a surprise: the romance of the “La Roccia” is indisputable, being the perfect suite for the wedding night or to celebrate important moments.

 
 
Relais&Chateaux trophies
Traveller’s Choice 2017
Traveller’s Choice 2016
Trivago Awards
The 2016 Smith Hotel Awards