Ai mercatini di NataleThe awaited 8th edition of the art, music and tradition show which marks the beginning of the Christmas festivities, M’Illumino d’Inverno, has begun and this year will go on until the end of February.

The lighting of the huge Christmas tree in piazza Tasso marks the beginning of the events that will liven up the Christmas period and beyond in Sorrento and the entire peninsula. The lights confer a magical atmosphere to the town, as if it were wearing its finest clothing to welcome the numerous visitors who participate in the events of the M’Illumino d’Inverno show, which has successfully reached its eighth edition.
Among the most awaited events are the Giornate Professionali di Cinema, professional cinema days, the most important annual event of the Italian film industry; the Sorrento Jazz, the nativity scene art expositions, the Christmas markets, the renowned living Presepe in Casarlano and street artists for the younger ones.
A lot of importance has been given to contemporary art this year, thanks to ONDA Art Gallery Vetrine d’Artista, which has the winners of the Illustration Marathon 2015, an international comic and illustration event during the month of October in Florence’s Palazzo Strozzi, as their main protagonists. During all the Christmas period the most beautiful windows of the town will host the works of the young artists realized during the live contest on Sunday November 29th.
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MAGNA- Mostra AGroalimentare NApoletana

In the host of the historical centre of Naples, the ancient complex of San Domenico Maggiore hosts until January 10th 2016 the Neapolitan Food and Farming Exhibition, MAGNA.

The idea of the show organizers is to guide the public through the discovery of one of the world’s most ancient cuisines, which gave birth to the philosophy of the renowned Mediterranean diet, already recognized as world heritage. A fist-rate location to allow good taste and beauty to mix: The Angevin age complex has progressively enriched itself with the works of the greatest Neapolitan artists, and the convent was the studying location of Thomas Aquinas and Giordano Bruno. The exhibition puts together local products reproducing a typical Neapolitan vegetable garden in a box, with multimedia tools which allow to further investigate the single ingredients of the Mediterranean diet, such as bread and pizza, oil, tomatoes, fruit and vegetables, cereals, legumes and oily fish. The market too is represented through the work benches of ancient professions, work of the well-known Maestri of the Neapolitan Presepe craftsmanship Ferrigno and Di Virgilio. In the large frescoed room of the ex-dining hall of the complex, an arts collective puts together Neapolitan contemporary and 16th century works to analyse the theme of Naples and food in all of its aspects. Not to mention thematic events, food tasting weekends, and guided visits with food experts.

The show is open every day from 10 am to 7 pm
if an event is in place: from 8 pm to 12 am.
Ticket cost: 7 euro
Reduced: 5 euro
Food tasting ticket: 10 euro
For more information visit: www.magna.it