Fodor's Expert Review Museo di Capodimonte

Capodimonte and Vomero Museum/Gallery Fodor's Choice

The grandiose 18th-century Neoclassical Bourbon royal palace houses fine and decorative art in 124 rooms. Capodimonte's greatest treasure is the excellent collection of paintings displayed in the Galleria Nazionale, on the palace's first and second floors. Aside from the artwork, part of the royal apartments still has a collection of beautiful antique furniture (most of it on the splashy scale so dear to the Bourbons) and a staggering range of porcelain and majolica from the various royal residences. Note that due to ongoing renovation works, the royal apartments will be without air-conditioning until 2022. The main galleries on the first floor are devoted to the Farnese collection, as well as work from the 13th to the 18th century, including many pieces by Dutch masters, as well as an El Greco and 12 Titian paintings. On the second floor look for stunning paintings by Simone Martini (circa 1284–1344), and Caravaggio (1573–1610): for a contrast, don't miss the contemporary art collection... READ MORE

The grandiose 18th-century Neoclassical Bourbon royal palace houses fine and decorative art in 124 rooms. Capodimonte's greatest treasure is the excellent collection of paintings displayed in the Galleria Nazionale, on the palace's first and second floors. Aside from the artwork, part of the royal apartments still has a collection of beautiful antique furniture (most of it on the splashy scale so dear to the Bourbons) and a staggering range of porcelain and majolica from the various royal residences. Note that due to ongoing renovation works, the royal apartments will be without air-conditioning until 2022. The main galleries on the first floor are devoted to the Farnese collection, as well as work from the 13th to the 18th century, including many pieces by Dutch masters, as well as an El Greco and 12 Titian paintings. On the second floor look for stunning paintings by Simone Martini (circa 1284–1344), and Caravaggio (1573–1610): for a contrast, don't miss the contemporary art collection including Warhol's iconic version of Vesuvius. The palace is in the vast Bosco di Capodimonte (Capodimonte Park), which served as the royal hunting preserve and later as the site of the Capodimonte porcelain works. Covering 134 hectares, it is Naples' largest green area and was declared Italy's most beautiful garden in 2014.

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Quick Facts

Via Miano 2
Naples, Campania  80131, Italy

081-7499111

www.museocapodimonte.beniculturali.it, www.amicidicapodimonte.org

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: €7.50 (€6.50 after 2 pm), €12, Closed Wed.

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