Parco Vergiliano a Piedigrotta, Salita della Grotta, 20
80122 Napoli


15 october 2012



Parco Letterario della Tomba di Virgilio a Piedigrotta, Napoli

THE TREE of POETRY in the SIGN of VIRGIL in the 2082nd of the birth of Publius Virgilio Marone.

With the patronage of the Municipality of Naples, Department of Culture and Tourism, and with the patronage of the Superintendence for Architectural, Landscape, Historical, Artistic and Ethnoanthropological Heritage for Naples and the Province

The Ides of October, 15 October of each year, were consecrated by the ancient Romans to Virgil, who on that day was born in Andes, Mantua, then moved to Neapolis, his favorite city, where he developed his cultural and spiritual path and where it seems he was buried in a mausoleum at the foot of the cave called Crypta Neapolitana (today in Piedigrotta – a sacred place par excellence of the Neapolitans since the time of the Romans, who consecrated it first to Priapus and then to Mitrha, until the Marian Cult of the Christian era .).

Neapolitan hagiography, over the centuries, has always placed Virgil as Divo Magister, that is, as not only a profound man of culture and an illustrious man of letters and poet, but also as the original Protector of the City.
In this vision, by Gino Sansone and Marco Francini, the project “The Awakening of the Soul of Partenope in the Sign of Virgil” was born, a musical-poetic-spiritual journey through the Virgilian sites in the City with the aim of reawakening the Creative Spirit.

The tree of poetry in the sign of Virgil
with Marco Francini, vocals and Riccardo Veno, wind instruments.