The Palace and Museum of Capodimonte ‘Museo di Capodimonte’ is a grand Bourbon building in formerly the summer residence and hunting lodge of the kings of the Two Sicilies, set high above the city in beautiful gardens. It houses the main museum and art gallery of the city, and is the prime repository of Neapolitan painting and decorative art, with several important works from other Italian schools of painting, and some important Ancient Roman sculptures.
The first and second floors house the Galleria Nazionale (National Gallery), with paintings from the 13th to the 18th centuries including major works by Simone Martini, Raphael, Titian, Caravaggio, El Greco and many others. The museum is by far the best place to see Neapolitan paintings. Much of the ground floor is taken up by part of the magnificent Farnese collection of classical, mostly Roman, sculptures.
HOW TO ARRIVE:
From the National Archaeological Museum take buses C57, R4 and C63.
Ticket € 7,50
18-25 year olds €3,75, under 18’s and over 65’s free admission
INFO AND RESERVATIONS:
via Miano 2, 80131 – Napoli