The Capodimonte Museum of Naples is housed in the 18th century Royal Palace (the Reggio di Capodimonte) of Charles VII of Bourbon. The second floor of the Museo di Capodimonte features works by famous masters such as Bellini, Botticelli, Caravaggio, Masaccio and Titian.
Capodimonte Museum Naples
Opening Hours, Admission and Address
The address of the Capodimonte Museum is Parco di Capodimonte, Via Miano 2 – 80131 Naples (Tel. +39 0817499111). Bus: 2M, 178, 460, C63, C66, C67, N4, N8, R4. It is open from 08.30 to 19.30. The ticket office closes at 18:30. Closed on Wednesdays. The entrance fee is 7,50 Euro.
Capodimonte Museum Naples Highlights
The Salottino di Porcellana is decorated from bottom to top with 18 century porcelain ornaments. Originally intended for the Palazzo Reale in Portici, this room created between 1757 and 1759 was moved to the Capodimonte Museum in 1867.
The “Crucifixion” by Masaccio.
The “Transfiguration” by Bellini.
“Antea” by the hand of Parmigianino.
Top Attractions 2nd Floor
This floor features mostly works by artists from Naples from the 13th to the 19th century.
The 16th century tapestries from Flanders.
The Flagellazione (“Chastisement”), painted by Caravaggio between 1607 and 1610, has very reverently been given an entire room to itself.
Top Sights 3rd Floor
A little unexpectedly, on the last floor of the Museo di Capodimonte is a gallery of modern art. Here, quite appropriately, hangs the “Monte Vesuvius” by the hand of Andy Warhol.