The brilliant colours that glimmer in the morning sun, the sparkling reflections of the golden sea at sunset with its fiery red sky, the silhouette of the Sorrento coast lightened up by a thousand lights in the evening. Then the alleyways, the small roads, the piazzas with their tables, handmade ice-creams, and the typical slush made with the scented Sorrento lemons, the docks with the fishing boats loaded with their precious catch.
The smiles of the people, the popular songs which tell ancient stories that still make people’s hearts beat, and the benches in front of the terrace that face the whole Gulf of Naples with its many treasures to discover.
It’s not a postcard; it is Sorrento, the city of beauty, of culture, of love.
In such suggestive scenery, Bellevue Syrene represents a destination in itself.
Each one of the hotel’s suites has a soul and a personality that distinguishes them from all of the others. The imperial style of the Pompeian suite, the finesse of the De La Syrene suite, with its vault ceiling, embellished by its plaster low reliefs, the passionate and seducing atmosphere of La Roccia, with its hydro massage pool, carved in an ancient Roman cave.
But the most romantic one is certainly the Lord Astor suite; ample, luminous, and elegant, in which Bellevue’s ancient collection pieces fit perfectly with more modern designs. With a wonderful sea-facing 30 square-metre terrace with a Jacuzzi, it is the perfect gift to make our loved ones happy.
From Greece to Pompeii, nature seen by the classical world: the landscape represented, modified, and idealized. At Naples’ Museo Archeologico Nazionale until September 30th,2016
After the show’s success in Milan, Mito e Natura, the show that investigates the relationship between nature and ancient people, from the art to build gardens to the frescoed landscapes to enhance the Pompeian homes, arrives in Naples too, in the Sala della Meridiana of the Museo Archeologico Nazionale. Over 100 archaeological findings take part in this story that unravels through themed itineraries: the landscape, the enchanted garden, the cultivated nature as a gift from the gods, the space of nature, nature as a sign, and still life.
A permanent bond that represents the roots of the Mediterranean culture and at the same time a dynamic and evolving relationship between man and nature, in a continuous exchange and development, a very present issue that provides a number of thinking points on our present and our relationship with the environment.
National Archaeological Museum of Naples
Open every day from 9 am to 7.30 pm (last entry at 7 pm)
closed on Tuesdays
Ticket cost: 13 euros, reduced: 9 euros