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The enormous Palazzo di Capodimonte was built in 1738 as a hunting lodge for Charles VII of Bourbon and took more than a century to build. It presently houses the Museo di Capodimonte, the largest and most prosperous art gallery in southern Italy. Its vast collection was brought here in 1759 and includes paintings by Botticelli, Caravaggio, Titian, and Warhol, as well as stunning 12th-century altarpieces.
Like most museums in Italy, Museo di Capodimonte in Naples was also closed for months following the Covid-19 outbreak, However, the museum opened its doors to the public yet again on May 18, 2020.
Children of 17 years of age and below can enter the museum for free. Students between the ages of 18 - 25 enjoy reduced prices on their tickets.
Purchasing Museum of Capodimonte Naples tickets online is the best option right now as it will help you avoid long queues. There are other added benefits to purchasing your Museo di Capodimonte tickets online.
The museum's first floor features works by Michelangelo, Raphael, and Titian, with highlights including Masaccio's Crocifissione (Crucifixion), Botticelli's Madonna col Bambino e Due Angeli (Madonna with Child and Angels), Bellini's Trasfigurazione (Transfiguration), and Parmigianino's Antea, which are all liable to room shifts inside the museum. The royal apartments, a study in regal excess, are also located on this floor.
The second-floor galleries have works by Neapolitan artists such as de Ribera, Giordano, Solimena, and Stanzione, who lived from the 13th through the 19th century. It also houses some magnificent Belgian embroideries from the 16th century. Many visitors flock to admire Caravaggio's Flagellazione (Christ's Flagellation; 1607–10), which hangs in solemn seclusion in Room 78. Paintings from the Neapolitan baroque period are displayed in rooms 88 through 95.
A modest mezzanine level accessible from the second floor houses a changing collection of contemporary pieces by artists such as Andy Warhol, Mimmo Jodice, and John Armleder. The museum also has a significant permanent contemporary art exhibition including pieces by Giulio Paolini, Daniel Buren, Joseph Kosuth, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Jannis Kounellis, Sigmar Polke, Candida Höfer, and Sol LeWitt, among others. Special commissions and donations are also included in the collection, such as Alberto Burri's massive Grande Cretto Nero, which was gifted to the museum by the creator personally.
The Royal Park of Capodimonte is Naples' biggest public park, with a total area of 330 acres. For its historic, artistic, and botanical history, it was chosen as the most beautiful park in Italy in 2014. The Porta Grande (Big Gate), erected in the second decade of the nineteenth century, is the primary access to the Royal Park. The Royal Palace and Museum, which is flanked by lush tropical foliage and a magnificent lawn, is visible after going through the Porta Grande. The Belvedere is located near the Porta Grande and the Museum. You may get a great skyline and the ocean view from here.
Thursdays to Tuesdays: 8:30 AM to 7:30 PM
Duration: It takes a total of about 3 to 4 hours to explore the Museo di Capodimonte in its entirety.
Best Time To Visit: Visit Museo di Capodimonte in the months of April and October when the high season crowd is absent but the weather is still pleasant for exploring the museum and the Royal Park.
Address: Via Miano, 2, 80131 Napoli NA, Italy
By Bus: Take bus 650 from Garibaldi - Attestamento. Get down at Capodimonte - Museo di Capodimonte e Real Bosco bus stop and take a short stroll to the museum.
By Metro: Take Metro Line 1 from Piazza Garibaldi and alight at the Dante station. From here, take bus number C63 to the Capodimonte - Museo di Capodimonte e Real Bosco bus stop. Alternatively, you can take the L2 towards Pozzuoli and alight Napoli Piazza Cavour. From here, you can take a cab or simply walk to the museum.
By Car: Take Via Udalrigo Masoni on to Via Ponti Rossi and then exit to Via Capodimonte to reach Museo di Capodimonte Naples.
Orto Botanico di Napoli: The 12-hectare horticultural garden/research institution, first opened in 1807, has uncommon flora and guided tours.
Museo Cappella Sansevero: Prince Raimondo di Sangro of Sansevero rebuilt the chapel into the present museum and included the famous statues of veiled figures.
Castel Sant'Elmo: Former prison and star-shaped 14th-century mountaintop citadel with breathtaking views from its terraces.
Castel dell'Ovo: With two towers affording vistas and conference halls, this imposing fortification and former royal home is a must-see.
A. Yes, Museo di Capodimonte tickets are available online.
A. Yes, the Museo di Capodimonte tour is open now.
A. Yes, it is safe to go for Museo di Capodimonte tours post COVID-19.
A. No, your Museo di Capodimonte tickets do not include skip-the-line access.
A. The Museo di Capodimonte tickets cost start from €8.
A. No, Museo di Capodimonte tickets are not refundable.
A. Yes, discounts are available on Museo di Capodimonte tickets. Children of 17 years of age enjoy free entry, while students between the ages of 18 - 25 enjoy reduced prices on their tickets.
A. The best way to buy tickets to Museo di Capodimonte is to get them online.
A. Museo di Capodimonte tickets cannot be cancelled.
A. No, guided tours are not available for Museo di Capodimonte.
A. The best time to go for the Museo di Capodimonte tour is in the months of April and October during the early hours of the day.
A. Yes, Museo di Capodimonte is wheelchair accessible.