Exhibition and workshop at Foqus

In the spin-off branch of the Academy, in the heart of the renowned ‘Quartieri Spagnoli’, one of the most fascinating and controversial areas of the city, in a complex that has been the symbol of an important social and urban regeneration project, it will be possible to visit the exhibition that will show the results of a workshop planned for design students who will be called to work on the controversial relation city-identity.

Venue: Foqus
Address: Via Portacarrese a Montecalvario, 69

Conference at the Academia di Belle Arti

The main venue of the Academy, from the afternoon of May 30 until Saturday morning, June 1, will be the information center for all guests and the venue for the conferences that will animate the program. Italian designers will share their experiences with guest designers from Europe, fostering a dialogue on the challenges of the profession, especially when applied in complex scenarios. In the loggia of the Academy, the exhibition of the winning projects of the ED Awards 2024 will be set up.

Venue: Academia di Belle Arti
Address: Via Santa Maria di Costantinopoli

Tours & Crawls

With the help of young design students from city schools, city tours will be organized every day to discover places that speak of art and design.

Late Talks at dotfog and Riot

In the days leading up to the awards ceremony, we will have the opportunity to meet in the evening in the spaces of some of the studios and galleries in the city for informal conversations with the international designers attending the event.

Venue: dotfog
Address: Via Nuova Pizzofalcone, 2

Venue: Riot
Address: Via San Biagio Dei Librai, 39

European Design Awards Winners’ party

A Renaissance cloister, then a woolen mill in the Bourbon era in the nineteenth century, this place, managed today by the Made in Cloister Foundation, is the venue for contemporary art exhibitions and at the same time, a multifunctional center that has been carrying out a social support project for years. We will meet here after the award ceremony to celebrate, chat, enjoy some music, dance the night away, and share in a truly memorable evening.

Venue: Made in Cloister
Address: Piazza Enrico de Nicola, 48

Official Opening at the Palazzo Reale di Napoli

The Festival’s opening night on May 30 will take place in the iconic Palazzo Reale di Napoli. There, the entire programme of the festival will be presented. During the evening, a special moment will be the official unveiling of the new brand identity project for Palazzo Reale.

Venue: Palazzo Reale di Napoli
Address: Piazza del Plebiscito 1

European Design Awards 2024 ceremony

Every year the European Design Awards celebrate outstanding work in the field of communication design. 
This time the awards ceremony (followed by the traditional winners’ party) will take place on Saturday the 1st of June at the Teatro Mercadante, an iconic eighteenth-century theater overlooking the large Piazza del Municipio.

Venue: Teatro Mercadante
Address: Piazza Municipi

Special Hotel discounts for ED-Festival attendees

For the European Design Festival in Naples we have secured a special 10% discount on a wide variety of hotels (from 3 to 5 stars) valid for the period of May 28th to June 2nd, 2024. You can secure this discount by mentioning the “EDA24” code when making a reservation.

Grand Hotel Parker’s *****
C.so Vittorio Emanuele, 135
Email for reservations: booking@grandhotelparkers.it

The Britannique Naples Curio Collection *****
C.so Vittorio Emanuele, 133
Email for reservations: reservations@thebritannique.com

Hotel Royal Continental **** 
Via Partenope 38/44 
Email for reservations: book@royalcontinental.it

Grand Hotel Santa Lucia ****
Via Partenope, 46
Email for reservations: reception@santalucia.it

Grand Hotel Oriente ****
Via A. Diaz, 44
Email for reservations: info@grandhoteloriente.it

Hotel Magri’s ****
Via Galileo Ferraris, 118
Email for reservations: info@magrishotel.com

Palazzo Caracciolo ****
Via Carbonara, 111/112 
Email for reservations: reservations@caracciolohospitality.com

Hotel Tiempo *** 
Via Sannio, 19
Email for reservations: info@hoteltiempo.com

Getting to Naples


Naples-Capodichino International Airport is the international airport serving Naples and the Southern Italian region of Campania. According to 2022 data, the airport is the fourth-busiest airport in Italy and the busiest in Southern Italy. The airport serves as a base for easyJet, Ryanair, Volotea and Wizzair.



Travelling from Rome to Naples by train is a fast and economical journey. The Rome-Naples route is 189 km long and the journey with takes roughly 1 hour and 10 minutes. The price of this trip starts at €9,90

Tickets: ItaliaRail, Italo




It takes approximately 2h 18m to drive from Rome Airport (FCO) to Naples.
The fastest way to drive from Rome to Naples is to take Via Casilina to the Grande Raccordo Anulare (A90/E80) to the A1/E45 toll highway. The A1/E45 ends near the Napoli Centrale (central Naples) train station.