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Naples: Capodimonte National Museum Ticket and Pemcards

1. Naples: Capodimonte National Museum Ticket and Pemcards

Visit the National Museum of Capodimonte, located on a hilltop in Naples from which you can admire the incredible views over the city and the sea. Discover how the palace began its long royal connection in the 18th-century as a hunting lodge to King Charles, the Bourbon king of Naples and Sicily. As you stroll through the museum, admire the stunning interiors which were designed by Charles of Bourbon. These rooms were the former residence of the Bourbon family and now houses the family’s art collection, including masterpieces by Titian, Parmigianino, Carracci, Borgia, and d’Avalos. Head to the Porcelain Gallery on the 2nd and the 3rd floors and see the famous porcelain cabinet in the Royal Apartments.

Naples: Capodimonte Museum 2-Hour Guided Private Tour

2. Naples: Capodimonte Museum 2-Hour Guided Private Tour

Visit the Capodimonte Museum, one of the most prestigious museums in Naples, and discover its rich collection of Italian and European art. Located in the grand Bourbon Palace of Capodimonte used by the kings of the Two Sicilies as a summer residence and hunting lodge, the museum is the prime repository of Neapolitan painting and decorative art. Your guide will take you to the main sections to see the legendary Farnese and Borbone Collection, the largest and most important collection of art in Southern Italy. Admire works by Tiziano, Botticelli, Bellini, and Brueghel, as well as Parmigianino and Correggio. See a depiction of the “Crucifixion” by Masaccio, and “The Mystic Marriage of St. Catherine” by Carracci. Discover drawings by Michelangelo, as well as art by El Greco, Titian, and many more. Wander into the old apartments to see the 18th-century furniture and a collection of royal porcelain and majolica. On the 3rd floor, you will find more contemporary art in the museum’s growing collection of significant artists of the international scene.

Naples: National Gallery of Capodimonte Tour

3. Naples: National Gallery of Capodimonte Tour

Nestled in a park, the National Museum of Capodimonte hosts one of the largest and richest art collections of Italy. Born as the Royal Palace, its rooms were always intended to accommodate all the legacies of the Kings of Naples throughout the centuries. Walking up the monumental stairs, you will encounter the wonderful Farnese Collection, consisting of Tiziano, Masolino, Masaccio, as well as drawings by Raffaello and Michelangelo. The greatest art history is long the first floor, which ends with the Royal Apartments. The second floor is dedicated to Neapolitan art, from the Medieval Ages to Renaissance and Mannerism, right to the light at the end of the corridor: the "Falgellation" by Caravaggio. The third and last floor hosts the contemporary collection, where one of the main works is "Vesvuvius" by Andy Warhol.

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What people are saying about Museum and Royal Wood of Capodimonte

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4.5 / 5

based on 172 reviews

Very informative and considerate.

We were impressed by the guide's knowledge of art and ancient history, by his capacity to select from art works in the museum and relate to works in other collections and connection with historical context. He was a genuine and sensitive person and obviously passionate about his subject and city. We were very comfortable under his guidance and would have no hesitation in recommending him to other visitors to Naples.

Thanks to our guide Lorenzo we really enjoyed in Copodimonte Museum.

Thanks to our guide Lorenzo we really enjoyed our visit to magnificent Capodimonte Museum. Lorenzo did a great job. He gave us an overview of history of Napoli, museum and Bourbon family. In two hours he showed us all most important arts. He gave very detail answers to all our questions. Thank you Lorenzo!

wonderful. museum, villa and park kept perfectly. the exhibition "Naples, Naples of lava, porcelain and music is a unique experience. not to be missed

that you have to visit it to be able to tell it, I highly recommend if you go to Naples you cannot not visit this place

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He had an amazing level of knowledge of the history, meaning and significance of the paintings and other art.