The origins of the masks of Pulcinella have been lost with the passing of time.Though already existing in Roman times, they vanished with the arrival of Christianity, resurfacing again in the 1600's. The character of the Pulcinella could be well thought of as an emblem of the collective personalities of the Neapolitan people, continually in search of devices to escape the abuse of the greedy, rich and powerful. The dominant colours are black and white, the features of the mask are the long, hooked nose and the cone shaped hat. The name derives from the Neapolitan “pollicino”- "Tom Thumb".
Join the experience of modelling the lovely bell rattles resembling the Pulcinella under the guidance of artist Valeria Pascale in an historic Neapolitan location, San Biagio Maggiore, in the heart of the historical centre of Naples.
- Welcome and introductions with coffee and limoncello
- Kit: Iron filaments; paper body; wooden balls; adhesive paper; poster paint; bells for every participant.
After drying the unique pieces, the objects are taken by each participant: a small "piece of Naples" to be carried home in your suitcase.
The local speaks: italian