Both Certosa di San Martino and Castel Sant’Elmo were architectural feats of their time and are still recognized today as impressive structures. Both sit at the highpoint of Naples, in the Vomero area, and lend the most spectacular views of the city and the Bay. The contrast between the ex-monastery and the ex-military prison sums up the true essence of Naples.Continue reading «Certosa di San Martino & Castel Sant’Elmo»
The majestic and tranquil “Castle of the Egg” is an ideal and convenient site to see, especially if you need a break from the hustle and bustle of Naples’ chaotic downtown. Once you have visited you will understand why this beautiful Spanish castle is often the focal point of pictures of the Bay of Naples. The castle appears to float gracefully over the water, as it sits atop the isletMegaride, linked to the mainland by bridge. Besides touring the picturesque halls of the Castel dell’ovo you may also have the chance to see one of the periodical art exhibits at the on-site museum.Continue reading «Castel dell’ovo»
If you enjoy history, archaeology and ancient relics you will definitely want to visit the National Archaeological Museum in Naples. The museum is one of the most important and leading archaeological museums in the world. It contains an unprecedented collection of Roman-Greco antiquities from Pompeii, Stabiae, Herculaneum and other archaeological sites located in and around the region of Campania. It is also the oldest arechaelogical museum in Europe.Continue reading «The National Archaeological Museum»
The Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Donna Regina (M.A.D.RE) stands in the historical heart of Naples, close to the Cathedral and the Treasure of St.Gennaro, a hundred yards from the Museo Archeologico Nazionale. The museum is home to contemporary art with a rich permanent collection of works made specifically for this building as well as many periodic exhibitions.Continue reading «Museo MADRE»
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.
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