- Naples Piedigrotta Festival 2010 'just around the corner'

August 11, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News divulges revellers looking for a good time during their holiday in Naples hotels could head down to the Piedigrotta Festival in September.

Running from the 2nd until the 12th of the month, this cracking event has something for everyone and is steeped in history.

Described by Campania Life as one of the most colourful festivals the area has to offer, it includes a massive fireworks display at the end and plenty of singing and dancing throughout.

"Its origins date back to ancient celebrations of the erotic bacchanal, ancient rites that were celebrated at night to the rhythm of obscene songs around the statue of the god Priapus," noted the online resource.

There tends to be all sorts of artwork and culture on display at the Piedigrotta Festival, with the 2009 edition including a performance by Elton John, an appearance by Hollywood actor John Turturro and plenty more.

The programme for this year has not yet been announced, but visitors should expect to be treated to both the sublime and the ridiculous, as the beautiful Italian city lets its hair down.

According to Campania Life, there are two areas in the town that are most linked to this festival, which are the Neapolitan crypt and the Sanctuary of Piedigrotta.

For more information on this event visit the Piedigrotta Festival website. features a wide variety of accommodation in Naples, such as the Grand Hotel Parkers Naples.

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