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Capodimonte Museum | Visitor Information At a Glance

What are the Capodimonte Museum's opening hours?

The Museum of Capodimonte is open from 8:30 AM to 7:30 PM throughout the week, except on Tuesdays. 

Where is the Capodimonte Museum located?

The Museum of Capodimonte is located at Via Miano, 2, 80131 Napoli NA, Italy.

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How many number visitors does the Capodimonte Museum see per year?

The Museum of Capodimonte hosts approximately 1,500,000 visitors annually.

What are the Capodimonte Museum Opening Hours? 

General Timings: 8:30 AM to 7:30 PM

Last Entry: 6:30 PM 

Closure: Wednesday 

Note: The museum is closed on January 1 and December 25. 

What’s the Best Time to Visit Capodimonte Museum?

The best time to visit Capodimonte Museum is during the late spring to early autumn (April to October). During this period, the weather is mild and the surrounding royal park is most enjoyable. The high tourist season usually aligns with these months, resulting in larger crowds. To mitigate this, consider visiting on weekdays, which are typically less crowded than weekends. Early morning or late afternoon visits can also help avoid peak crowd times while offering better lighting for viewing art pieces. The museum opens at 8:30 am, and the crowd usually picks up around mid-day. 

The low tourist season falls in the winter months (November to March). Although the weather is colder, you'll have more solitude to appreciate the art. Keep in mind that the museum may be closed on public holidays, so checking the schedule beforehand is a must. Regardless of when you visit Capodimonte Museum, ensure to dedicate a full day to exploring one of the museum's extensive collections spanning medieval to modern art.

Where is Capodimonte Museum Located?

Getting to the Capodimonte Museum in Naples

By Public Transportation

By Bus: Lines 168, 204, 3M, and C63 will take you from from Napoli, Crispano, and Massa di Somma to Capodimonte stop, a 1-minute walk from the attraction. 

By Metro: Line 2 will take you from Napoli to Museo, the nearest metro station to the museum. From here, it is a 25-minute walk to the museum. 

By Train: Lines L1, L6, and L9 will take you from Ercolano, Pollena Trocchia, and Massa di Somma to Napoli Piazza Cavour. From here, it is around a 25-minute walk to the museum. 

By Private Transportation

Although it is not recommended to drive to Capidomonte, as the road conditions can be tricky, if you wish to take your car, you’ll find parking spots nearby. Taxi services “Shuttle Capodimonte” ply hourly from Piazza Trieste e Trento to the museum regularly.

Parking Facilities
  • Zerobio Teresa: Around 2 min walk from the museum 
  • Parking Del Bosco By Toledo: Around 12 min walk from the attraction



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Know Before You Go To Capodimonte Museum

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  • Book tickets in advance: Reserving tickets to the Capodimonte Museum is advisable in the peak season, as tickets sell out weeks in advance. Purchase reserve entry tickets, so you can choose the preferred time & date and book your slot. 
  • Visit early: The first floor of the museum opens at 8:30 AM, followed by the second & third floors at 10 AM. Start early to avoid the large crowds and arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes early.
  • Help desk: On the ground floor of the museum, you will find an information desk. Visitors can ask staff members any query they might have. For example, picking up the museum map. 
  • Cloakroom: Cloakroom facilities are available to keep heavy luggage bugs, but try to refrain from bringing these. Carry light bags, wallets/purses. Don’t forget to collect your items on the day on your way out. 
  • Washrooms: Toilet facilities are available with access for the physically disabled.  
  • Entry is free for visitors only on the first Sunday of each month. This is applicable for a person with a disability arriving with an escort. 
  • Parking facilities are available nearby. 
  • Wheelchairs and prams are available from the Help Desk. 
  • Restrooms/Toilets are equipped to accommodate persons with a physical disability as well.  
  • Audio guides can be purchased as an extra from the venue itself.
  • Photography is not allowed on all floors of the museum. Ask any museum authority for guidance. 
  • Prams & Baby Carriers are allowed in the venue but, these are not provided by the museum authority. 
  • Changing rooms/restrooms are available throughout the museum.
  • Access the cloakroom to keep heavy trolleys and other luggage but, it shouldn’t exceed the permissible limit. Kindly contact the museum help desk to know the permissible limit.
  • Book tickets online and well in advance to avoid last-minute rush and long queues. 
  • Wear comfortable and decent clothing.
  • Visitors can take photos in specific areas in the museum. However, the usage of flash, tripods, or gimbals is prohibited. 
  • Any equipment borrowed from the museum must be returned with diligence. 
  • Carrying food items and water is not allowed.
  • You are not allowed to drink, smoke, eat, run around, or litter the royal park of Capodimonte. 
  • Donna Isabel - Trattoria Moderna: Located 1 min away from the museum, this place is known for fresh seafood cuisine. 
  • L'arte Del Gusto: Located 1 min away, this is popular among quick grab & bite visitors. Find a variety of pasta dishes and refreshing drinks. 
  • Trattoria Pizzeria La Forchetta: Located 1 min away from the museum, this is the most popular pizza joint in Capodimonte 
  • Pizzeria Bruno: Less than a 1 min walk from the museum, reservation is mandatory for this pizza restaurant 

Budget 

B&B Alla Corte Del Re, 33 m away; Red House, 500 m away 

Mid-range 

Il Portoncino, 130 m away; La collina di Capodimonte, 800 m away 

Luxury 

Grand Hotel Capodimonte, 750 m away; Culture Hotel Villa Capodimonte, 1.4 km away

Frequently Asked Questions on Visiting Capodimonte Museum in Naples

What are the Capodimonte Museum opening hours?

The Capodimonte Museum is open from 8:30 AM to 7:30 PM, the last admission is at 6:30 PM. It is closed on Wednesday. 

What is the best time to visit Capodimonte Museum?

To avoid the visitor rush, it is advisable to visit Capodimonte Museum on weekdays, especially during the early morning after the opening hour at 8:30 AM or late afternoon. It is best to avoid the weekends, particularly during the peak seasons. 

How much time does it take to visit the Capodimonte Museum?

Plan to spend 3-4 hours exploring the galleries on the first, second, and third floors of the museum. 

Can I enter the Capodimonte Museum once I exit?

Once you hit the exit, you’ll have to buy an entrance ticket again to visit Capodimonte Museum.

Where is the Capodimonte Museum located?

The Capodimonte Museum is located in Via Miano, 2, 80131 Napoli NA, Italy.

What is the best way to get to the Capodimonte Museum?

The best way to visit Capodimonte Museum is by boarding a bus (Line 168) from Marano di Napoli which stops at Capodimonte. From there, it’s only a 1-minute walk to the attraction.

Is the Capodimonte Museum wheelchair accessible?

Yes, the museum can be accessed on wheelchairs. Visitors with disabilities will also find elevators, ramps, and specially-equipped restrooms available. 

What are some of the accessibility features in place at the Capodimonte Museum?

Some of the accessibility features in the museum are a cloakroom, restrooms, wheelchairs, and audio guides (which need to be bought separately).

Is there a dress code to be followed at the Capodimonte Museum?

There is no specific dress code to visit Capodimonte Museum. However, visitors are advised to dress modestly and wear comfortable clothes & shoes. 

Are prams allowed in the Capodimonte Museum?

Yes, prams are allowed in the museum complex but visitors need to bring their own.

Is photography permitted inside the Capodimonte Museum?

Photography is allowed only in specific areas. It is best to ask the museum authorities. Usage of tripods, gimbals, and videography is strictly prohibited. 

Is there a cloakroom at the Capodimonte Museum?

Yes, the cloakroom facility is available at the museum. Although visitors are always advised to carry light bags, if you’re visiting with family feel free to deposit luggage in the cloakroom.

Are strollers/wheelchairs available at the Capodimonte Museum?

No, you have to bring them on your own.

Can I bring food and drinks to the Capodimonte Museum?

Carrying food and drinks is strictly prohibited in the museum complex & park. However, you’ll find plenty of food & lodging nearby. So, that won’t be an issue. 

How do I book tickets to visit the Capodimonte Museum?

You can buy Capodimonte Museum tickets online to reserve your entry. Alternatively, you can also book tickets from the venue but have to face potential queues.

How much does it cost to visit the Capodimonte Museum?

An entrance ticket to the museum will cost you €15. But, on the first Sunday of every month, the entrance is free for all.