Dante’s Inferno in Naples
From March till November, Dante’s journey through Hell.
A new, fantastic setting for Dante’s Inferno, created exclusively for Museo del Sottosuolo in Naples. A spectacular show that takes place on Saturday and on Sunday from March 16 to November 24, 2018. In its previous editions at Pertosa and Castelcivita Caves, Dante’s Inferno attracted more than 700,000 visitors.
The show is divided into three sections, each of which is held in different room of the Museo del Sottosuolo. The museum is located 25 meters under Cavour Square, in the historic center of the city and just a few meters away from Naples National Archaeological Museum.
In the first room, Dante meets Virgil that frees him from the She-wolf, the Leopard and the Lion and starts his journey. He then meets Charon, the ferryman who carries the souls of the dead across the rivers Styx and Acheron, and listens to the tragic story of Francesca da Rimini and her lover Paolo Malatesta.
In the second room, the monstrous multi-headed dog Cerberus and Plutus, the deity of wealth in classical mythology, try unsuccessfully to hinder Dante and Virgil’s journey. In their adventure, the two of them come across other important personalities such as Pietro della Vigna, a powerful minister of Emperor Frederick II until he fell out of favor and was imprisoned and blinded.
In the third and last room, Dante and Virgil meet Ulysses, Count Ugolino and Lucifer.
Original Soundtrack: Enzo Gragnaniello
Choreography: Monica Caruso
Costumes: Federica Amato
Masks: Luca Arcamone
Lighting & special effects: Franco Polichetti
Main Cast: Salvatore Mazza, Enzo Varone, Ciro Zangaro, Francesco Merlino, Simona Fasano, Rodolfo Medina
Director: Domenico Corrado
Reservation: (+39) 081 863 1581 – (+39) 339 1888611
Adult € 25,00
Reduced junior (3-10 years old) € 15,00
Reduced schools € 15,00 (free for teachers, one teacher every 15 students)
(Ph. Giancarlo De Luca)Go to the website Dante’s Inferno in Naples