Culture, history and typical food are the faces of the same coin and saffron, the most expensive spice all over the world, is not less. In fact, on July 14th saffron will be one of the protagonists of the exhibition “Giovedì sera al MANN. Le Arti in giardino tra mito e natura”.
At 7.00 p.m. there will be a lecture with the participation of Mr Alessandro Mazzuoli – President of the Association “Zafferano italiano” –, Mr Curgonio Cappelli and Mr Aldo Ranfa – University of Perugia -. They will highlight the close relationship between Campania and saffron since ancient times. Findings and evidence of cultivation of saffron in ancient times have been found at the foot of Vesuvio. This has recently led many producers in Campania to take back the customs and traditions related to saffron rediscovering passions and desire to compete with the spice of well-being and good living. The particular volcanic soil rich in mineral salts and the ease of water draining are ideal characteristics for the cultivation of saffron.
The people attending the event will have the opportunity to taste products and specialties based on saffron.
At 9.00 p.m. saffron will be substituted by another very important element of ancient times: fables. Massimo Andrei will lead the public to a fairy kingdom telling stories dedicated to the sea.
The origin of theatre is to be sought in that scene that sees a man saying something to other men, just as it does for fairy tales. Massimo Andrei will be supported by a fascinating musical accompaniment by Eduarda Iscaro (accordion and vocalist) and Christian Moschettino (tenor), the fairy-like scene elements by Ciro Coppola, the irreverent drawings by the painter Rosa Borreale and the brilliant costumes by Annalisa Ciaramella.
Entrance to the Museum from 7.00 p.m. to 11.00 p.m.
Ticket price: Euro 2,00