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Naples Museums: Veiled Christ San Severo. Capodimonte, Archaeological

Naples Museums

History, art and culture coexist perfectly in Naples, thanks to the presence of royal residences and museums among the most important in Italy.
An impressive list, to say the least, that includes museum rooms within Villas, Churches, Castles.

Below, information on the Archaeological Museum, the San Severo Chapel, the Capodimonte Museum, the Pignatelli Museum. Other important places are indicated in the specific sections on what to see in Naples.



Salone della Meridiana in the Archeological Museum of Naples

Photo ©, Berthold Werner

The National Archaeological Museum of Naples (MANN) is “among the oldest and most important in the world for the richness and uniqueness of its heritage and for its contribution to the European cultural panorama”.
Since 1860 it has become a National Museum.

Throughout its history, its permanent collection has been enriched with finds from excavations in the sites of Campania and Southern Italy, and with private collections.
Today, the Museum houses important finds from Magna Graecia, Egyptian and Etruscan antiquities. Collections of gems, frescoes, mosaics, numismatics and mosaics. And, again, a model of Pompeii, objects of everyday life and the unmissable “Secret Cabinet” which collects ancient frescoes and sculptures dedicated to the theme of eroticism.

The Archaeological Museum is open from Wednesday to Monday, from 09:00 to 19:30. Closed on Tuesday.
The full fare ticket costs €15 from 25 years upwards. Children aged 18 to 25 pay the reduced rate of €2. Free for under 18s.
Reservation required.

HOW TO GET THERE: The Museum is located in the center, near Piazza Dante. With the metro L1 you go down to the Museum. With the L2 metro, Piazza Cavour stop.


Veiled Christ San Severo and best museums in Naples

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Naples is a wonderful city, full of beauties and contradictions. The San Severo Chapel, in this sense, is no exception. In such a deeply devoted city (San Gennaro), this wonderful chapel-museum is full of mystical and esoteric symbols. A place where mystery and beauty intertwine. An extraordinary jewel, fruit of the creativity of the Prince of San Severo.
Every statue, frieze and ornament are absolutely to be admired. Even the floor.

The main reason for the visit, of course, is the presence of the Veiled Christ, whose beauty is spoken practically everywhere. And actually, seeing this work of art and the veil that covers Christ, the sense of awe and wonder is truly unique.

Open from Wednesday to Monday, from 09:00 to 18:30. Sunday, it closes at 20:00.
Closed on Tuesdays.
Book your ticket for the visit online on the official website. The price is €10 for adults, €7 for children aged 10 to 25. 1€ for children up to 9 years.

HOW TO GET THERE: located in the historic center, near Piazza San Domenico. With the Metro line L1 you get off at Dante or, alternatively, line L2 (Cavour stop).


Museum and Palace of Capodimonte in Naples

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The National Museum of Capodimonte is located in the Palace of the same name, on the Capodimonte hill.
It was officially inaugurated in 1957, although the Rooms of the Royal Palace have hosted art collections since 1757.
In addition to the beauty of the place, its three floors house galleries of ancient art, contemporary art and a historic apartment.

The first floor houses the Historic Apartment and the rich Farnese collection. Works by Botticelli, El Greco, Masaccio, Raphael, Titian can be admired. Paintings by Flemish and German artists, and many others. & Nbsp; 500 years of works are exhibited on the second floor: Goya, Pinturicchio, Ribera, Vasari, and the extraordinary “Flagellation of Christ” by Caravaggio. On the third floor are the works of contemporary art and the collections of the nineteenth century. Protagonists are the works of Andy Warhol, Alberto Burri, Mario Merz, Joseph Kosuth, Enzo Cucchi, Pistoletto.

The Real Bosco di Capodimonte is also beautiful, extending close to the palace for about 134 hectares. It was designed in 1734 by Ferdinando Sanfelice.
An extraordinary green lung overlooking the city, with over 400 different plant species planted over the course of two centuries.
Among the avenues you can admire 17 historic buildings among residences, laboratories, warehouses and churches, as well as fountains and statues, vegetable gardens and orchards.
In 2014, for its historical, architectural and botanical heritage, the Bosco di Capodimonte was named the most beautiful park in Italy.
The Real Bosco currently consists of four main areas: the Landscape Garden, the Anglo-Chinese Garden, the Late Baroque Garden and the Pastoral Landscape Garden.

The Museum is open from Thursday to Tuesday, from 08:30 to 19:30.
The access doors to the Gardens are open every day from 07:00 until late evening in summer (between 19:30 and 21:00). In winter they close between 4.30pm and 6pm.
The full fare ticket costs €15 from 25 years upwards. Children aged 18 to 25 pay the reduced rate of €2. Free for under 18s.

HOW TO GET THERE: by car and by bus. From Museum (Line L1 metro), with bus lines 168, 204, 665 and C63 you get to Capodimonte.


Along the elegant Riviera di Chiaia, in front of the Villa Municipal, the splendid Villa Pignatelli houses the Diego Aragona Pignatelli Cortes Museum and the Carriage Museum, with furnishings and works of art from the 19th century.
The building, designed in 1826, represents one of the landmarks of Neapolitan neoclassical architecture.
A truly beautiful home, with an interesting collection of porcelain, royal carriages and a beautiful garden.
Not to be missed among the museums of Naples.
Open Wednesday to Monday, 09:30 to 16:00. Closed on Tuesday.
The ticket costs €5 at full rate, and €2 reduced.

HOW TO GET THERE: by metro with Line L2, getting off at the Amedeo stop and with the Chiaia funicular, Parco Margherita stop (terminus). From here, in less than 5 minutes on foot you can reach the Pignatelli Museum. With buses 140, 151, N1 and R7, you go down to the Riviera di Chiaia, a few steps from the Museum.

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