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Institut Français Napoli at Palazzo Grenoble for the First City of Naples Crime Festival 2022

Where there is a respectable crime, good Wine cannot be missing

In a marvelous setting like that of Palazzo Grenoble, the headquarters of the Consulate General of France in the city of Naples, the first edition of the “City of Naples Crime Festival” took place, entirely dedicated to reading, writing, and the presentation of crime novels. The star of the festival was the writer, journalist, and television author Carlo Lucarelli. The organization, entrusted to Deus ex Machina, Ciro Sabatino, director of Gialli.it, was impeccable, thanks also to the collaboration of the “libreria di tutti” IoCiSto in Naples. The honorary president could only be the Neapolitan writer Maurizio de Giovanni. The author, the creator of the successful series “i bastardi di Pizzofalcone,” which has also made a remarkable impact on the small screen, engaged in discussions with Lucarelli and the renowned Luca Crovi, one of the foremost experts in Crime and Noir in our country. There were entertaining digressions about the “real” and everyday life of writers.

The evenings were organized in the cinema hall, terrace, and enchanting garden of Palazzo Grenoble, with various events made even more enjoyable by the tasting of Scillicampana wines. The Fiano di Avellino DOCG Scillicampana 2017, a “Crime” wine. In the right place at the right time.

Served to the authors and guests of the Crime festival on the terrace of Grenoble overlooking the Gulf of Naples, amidst the evening dusk and the scorching heat of mid-June, a good glass of Irpinia Aglianico DOC 2016 was also offered, delighting the palates of the attendees.

All the proposed events were sold out.

During the four-day event in Naples, 60 authors from all over Europe took turns, and as in any respectable “Crime” environment, good wine could not be missing. Because one can never trust someone who only drinks water; they have something to hide.

Scillicampana was a partner sponsor of the festival. See you at the next edition!

Raffaele Trito