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The Real Bosco public park and the Museo di Capodimonte

Capodimonte

The Real Bosco di Capodimonte is a public park in Naples, the main attraction is the Museo di Capodimonte, a palace where you can admire Italian masters.

Info & Tickets Museo di Capodimonte

Location Via Miano, 2. The park and museum are not easily accessible by metro. Stop 'Museo' is almost a mile away. Several buses stop nearby, such as lines 606, 680, 650 and 665a.
Tickets
  • Entrance to the park is free
  • Tickets museum, from 10 € (book online)
  • Up to 18 years free entrance and 18 - 25 years 8 €
  • Saving tip: The Naples Artecard from 21 € is very advantageous if you want to visit multiple museums and attractions such as the Archaeological Museum, the Catacombs, Palazzo Reale and the Galleria Borbonica. In addition, you can also use the card for public transport. After eservation of the Naples Artecard you can collect it at a central location.

Book your tickets

Hours
    Park:
  • Access via 'Porta Grande' from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm
  • Access via 'Porta Piccola' from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm
  • The other gates close at 5:00 pm in the winter and at 7:30 pm in the summer
    Museum:
  • Thursday to Tuesday: 8:30 am - 7:30 pm (last entry 6:30 pm). The exhibition on the second floor can only be visited between 10:00 am and 5:30 pm.
  • The museum is closed on Wednesday, January 1 and December 25.

Capodimonte: Park & Museum

The Real Bosco di Capodimonte is a park that offers beautiful views of the city and the bay of Naples. It covers 134 hectares of land. The park used to be used for hunting, but that is no longer the case. Now it's a park for a relaxing break, with elegant paths to please the visitor. In addition, there is the beautiful Museo di Capodimonte, the former summer palace where you can see important paintings by great Italian artists through the ages.

Thanks to centuries of careful planting by botanists, Real Bosco di Capodimonte is home to all kinds of rare and exotic specimens such as camellias and camphor trees from Asia, magnolias and cypresses from America and eucalyptus from Australia. In addition, you will find various historic buildings in the park, including lodges, churches and residences. In Capodimonte you can also enjoy various statues, fountains, orchards and cooling trees, making it a place to relax for a while.

CapodimonteReggia di Capodimonte, aka the former royal palace
Capodimonte museum NaplesPulcinella room of the Capodimonte museum in Naples

Visiting Museo di Capodimonte

In the park is one of the most popular museums of Naples. When you visit the Museo di Capodimonte you will walk through centuries of Italian art history. From the 13th to 20th centuries and beyond. In the museum, which was originally a palace of the Bourbons, you'll find masterpieces by artists from every Italian school of painting: Neapolitan, Tuscan, Venetian, Emilian and Roman are well represented. Big names are Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, Caravaggio, Bellini and Botticelli. You will also find foreign works of art in the Capodimonte museum like Brueghel and other Flemish painters. The art collection can be broadly divided into the 'Collezione Farnese', collected by Alessandro Farnese, better known as Pope Paul. The second collection of the museum is the 'Galleria Napoletana', which has been collected from palaces and churches in and around Naples. In addition to the paintings, the Capodimonte museum contains sculptures, a collection of weapons, palatially furnished rooms and very diverse temporary exhibitions.

Museum CapodimonteAn extensive weapon collection in the museum
Capodimonte museum NapoliThe museum sometimes has surprising exhibitions

Video: Documentary about Capodimonte

 


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