Venues & Parties

Welcome Party

Venue: Palazzo Paternò

Theme - Time: The Borbons & The kingdom of two Sicilies

Dress code: royal or wear at least a detail of one of the colours of the Borbons coat of arms

The Kingdom of the Two Sicilies was a state of Italy, and the largest one before the Italian unification as well. The kingdom was based in Southern Italy and extended over the surface of today’s Italian Mezzogiorno. It was formed as a union of the Kingdom of Sicily and the Kingdom of Naples, which collectively had long been called the “Two Sicilies” (Utraque Sicilia, literally “both Sicilies”).

Palazzo Paternò is an ancient eighteenth-century residence of the homonymous family that opens its doors to host exclusive events in the elegant setting of its frescoed halls. Inside this elegant location the welcome party will be hosted. The building has a magnificent terrace, refined gardens and various interior rooms completely frescoed where the welcome buffet will be served.

The party will end with a dance evening in the red room.

 

Opening ceremony & Country booths

Venue: Belvedere di San Leucio

Theme - Taste: Traditions

Dress code: YOUR traditional dress

In post-modern society, we often ask ourselves: do we still need traditions?

What role do they play in our lives? And what importance are they?

WHAT IS TRADITION?

Every culture, every race or group of people has its own customs and traditions. Our tradition is part is what we are! And we want to celebrate it!

The Royal Belvedere of San Leucio is amazing UNESCO world heritage site, few Kilometers from the City Center of Caserta.

The hill of San Leucio takes its name from the Lombard church at its top. A hunting lodge, the Belvedere, had been built at its foot in the 16th century by the Princes of Caserta. The fief had been purchased by Charles Ill, and in 1773 Ferdinand IV initiated work on the Old Hunting Lodge, to be abandoned after the death of his son. In 1778 the king decided to begin the production of silk. His architect, Collecini, converted the building for this purpose, as the centre of a large Industrial Complex, including a school, accommodation for teachers, silkworm rooms, and facilities for spinning and dyeing the silk. 

He issued a series of laws in 1789 to regulate the San Leucio Royal Colony: this laid down piecework rates of pay, abolished dowries, and prescribed similar clothing for all the workers, in a form of proto-socialism. During the next decade plans were made for enlargement of the village, and Collecini produced designs for a town, to be known as ‘Ferdinandopolis’, but this dream was not realized because of the French occupation.

 

Gala Dinner

Venue: Museo di Pietrarsa

Theme - Beauty: Be Italian.

Dress code: Eleganza italiana / Black tie

The Eleganza Italiana is one of those things, like art, food and wine and culture, for which Italy is best known in the World, a real attraction with its idea of Style has really made the World fall in love.

Fashion, in Italy, is everything. It is synonymous with style and absolute elegance, capable of representing the Belpaese and Made in Italy everywhere. It is a philosophy, to which all Italians are very attached and it is impossible for them to give it up.

Thus, for the Gala Dinner just #BEITALIAN and make us all fall in love with your stile.

The history of Italian railways was born in this place. On 3 October 1839 the first railway line in Italy was inaugurated in the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies. It was 7.411 meters long and connected Naples to Portici, on the same line as the Naples-Salerno line, which today runs along the Museum area. The journey was covered in 11 minutes by two convoys designed by the engineer Armand Bayard de la Vingtrie, on a prototype of the Englishman George Stephenson.

The following year the Royal Decree was issued for the purchase of a first part of the land on which the complex of Pietrarsa would be built, in a place where a coast battery was stationed in the Napoleonic era, in defense of the Naples harbor. . Ferdinand II’s goal was ambitious: to free his kingdom from the technological supremacy of England and France. In 1842 the first building of the complex was built. The following year a real rescript destined the workshop, initially dedicated to the production of mechanical and pyrotechnic material for the needs of the navy and the war, to the construction and repair of locomotives and railway wagons.