Naples / Attractions / Capodimonte Museum

Capodimonte Museum Naples

Visit the Real Bosco public park and Museo di Capodimonte tickets


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

Info & Tickets Capodimonte Museum

Location Via Miano, 2 Napoli. The Capodiomnte 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.

Book Capodimonte tickets

  • 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
    Capodimonte 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 Museo di Capodimonte is closed on Wednesday, January 1 and December 25.

Capodimonte Museum & Real Bosco Park

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.

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

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.

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

Visit 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.

Museo di Capodimonte tickets

Video: Documentary about Capodimonte


Where is Capodimonte in Naples?

museo di capodimonte
Our readers say
4.8 (95.73%) 8 reviews
May 19, 2024 : "We had a fantastic holiday in Naples (Napoli) and Pompeii because of the interesting tips for sightseeing, tourism and places to visit in Naples Italy."