Museum and Royal Park of Capodimonte

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The Museum of Capodimonte is situated on the similarly named hill and is surrounded with the Royal Park, a green area that covers approximately 130 hectares and contains more than 400 species of plants. Among the avenues, that were masterfully designed by the architecture Ferdinando Sanfelice, there are 16 historical buildings including residences, lodges, labs, storages, churches as well as fountains, statues, orchards and gardens.
This place was originally an hunting area of the King Charles III and it became a royal residence for three dynasties: the Bourbons, the French kings Joseph Bonaparte and Joachim Murat, and the House of Savoy after the Italian unification.

The magnificent halls of the Palace like the Room of Cradle and the Ball Room are found side by side with more private rooms like the Pompeian Alcove. There are also family portraits, artistic and ornamental objects and luxury goods of Bourbon manufacture such as weapons, silks, tapestries and the famous porcelain of Capodimonte. The masterpiece of Neapolitan manufacture is the salon of Queen Maria Amalia, a boudoir where walls are entirely crafted out of polychrome porcelain between 1757-1759. From the very beginning the Palace was destined to host the Farnese Collection, a famous collection known since XVI century. Charles Bourbon inherited it from his mother Elisabeth.

Over time, the Farnese collection was significantly expanded by acquisitions, works from churches and convents, bequests and donations as well as works of contemporary art donated by artists and gallerists. The halls are full of masterpieces of every Italian art school Tuscan, Venetian, Emilian, Neapolitan, Roman along with important works of foreign artists like Pieter Brueghel. Many of these works are world-known absolute masterpieces, for example Danaё by Titian, The Crucifixion by Masaccio, The Flagellation of Christ by Caravaggio and Vesuvius by Warhol.

Today the museum is one of the most important museum institutions in Europe, with an exhibition area of 15.000 square meters and patrimony of 47.000 works from XIV untill nowadays.

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ADDRESS - Via Miano 2, 80131 Naples.
PHONE - 0817499111
WEB SITE - www.museocapodimonte.beniculturali.it
EMAIL - mu-cap@beniculturali.it, mu-cap.accoglienza.capodimonte@beniculturali.it
TO BOOK THE TICKETS - 848.800.288 or +39.06.39967050 for calls from abroad and mobile phones,
on Monday to Saturday from 9.30 to 13.30 and from 14.30 to 17.30.
ACCESSIBILITY FOR DISABLES PERSONS - total
CLOSING DAY - Wednesday
OPENING - from 8.30 to 19.30 (ticket office closes an hour before)
TICKETS - full ticket 12.00 euro, reduced price 8.00 euro

Free for citizens of European Union under 18. Free for everyone on every first Sunday of the month.

Contacts Welcoming and Reception Service:
phone: +39 081 7499130
email: mu-cap.accoglienza.capodimonte@beniculturali.it

 

HOW TO GET TO THE MUSEUM
There are two entrances Porta Grande (Via Bosco di Capodimonte) and Porta Piccola (Via Miano 2).

porta grande apertura

 

The Capodimonte Shuttle allows to the tourists to get to the Museum and Park from the historic center of the city.
It takes only 22 minutes from Piazza Trieste e Trento with a departure every hour.

You can reach us on your own:

follow the ring road (tangenziale), exit Capodimonte

by metro, line 1, Museo stop, then take a bus*
by metro, line 2, Piazza Cavour stop, then take a bus*

by bus Piazza Museo stop (next to the National Archeological Museum), line 168 and 178 (Porta Piccola stop, Via Milano); R4 (Viale Colli Aminei stop, 200 m far from Porta Piccola).

It is possible to buy bus/metro tickets in newsstands, tobacco shops or in automatic vending machines on the metro stations. The Museum of Capodimonte is included in the list of stops, line A of Citysightseeing bus

The taxi discounts are provided for those who travel from/to the Central Railway station, Piazza Municipio and ZTL historic center. The taxi stop is next to the Porta Grande entrance in Via Capodimonte.

tariffe taxi

To get to the Museum and Royal Park by feet, we can suggest you three routes:

The first route “The two Museums” unites the Museum of Capodimonte and the National Archeological Museum through the Sanità Bridge, the Catacombs of St. Januarius and Niccolini Staircase (travelling time 30 min 2 km)

The second route “O'Presepio” (The Créque) starts from Porta San Gennaro, follows through the neighborhoods of Vergini and la Sanità and crosses the hill throughout Salita Capodimonte.(travelling time 30 min, approximately 2 km).

The third route “The Moiariello Road” starts from the ex Garibaldi Barrack in Via Foria and arrives to Porta Grande climbing the Moiariello path (travelling time 31 min, 2 km).

itinerari

 

caravaggiocolantonio< Caravaggio, Flagellazione. | Colantonio del Fiore, San Girolamo nello studio. >

tizianoparmigianino< Tiziano, Danae. | Parmigianino, Antea. >

galleria cose raresalone feste< Galleria delle cose rare. | Salone delle feste. >

salottino porcellanaalcova pompeiana< Salottino di porcellana. | Alcova pompeiana. >

burrireggia e real bosco< Alberto Burri, Grande cretto nero. | La Reggia e il Real Bosco di Capodimonte. >

belvederegiardino paesaggistico< Lo Spianato e il Belvedere. | Giardino paesaggistico pastorale. >

brueghel gentileschi< Pieter Brueghel, La Parabola dei ciechi | Artemisia Gentileschi, Giuditta e Oloferne >

masacciorecco< Masaccio, Crocifissione | Giovan Battista Recco,Natura morta con testa di caprone >

vesuvius Warholpreti< Andy Warhol, Vesuvius | Mattia Preti, San Sebastiano >

armaturatagliolini< Pompeo della Cesa, Armatura di Alessandro Farnese detta "del Giglio" | Filippo Tagliolini, La Caduta dei Giganti, dett. >

lorrainarmature farnesi< Claude Lorrain, Paesaggio con la ninfa Egeria | Armature farnesi >