Capodimonte Museum and Real Bosco
The Capodimonte Museum in Naples was opened to the public in 1957 and it houses one of the richest and most prestigious art galleries in Italy.
Visiting the Capodimonte Museum is like walking through an art history manual from the thirteenth to the twentieth century and beyond. In the Farnese Collection, one of the most famous of the Renaissance with masterpieces by Titian, Raphael, Botticelli, Michelangelo, Mantegna, Correggio, Parmigianino, Lotto, El Greco and dei Carracci, there are masterpieces by artists of every Italian school of painting.
In addition, the gallery of arts in Naples from the thirteenth to the eighteenth century exhibits, mostly from Neapolitan churches and convents, works by Simone Martini, Tiziano, Caravaggio, Ribera, Artemisia Gentileschi, Luca Giordano and Francesco Solimena.
The collections are completed by the private nineteenth and nineteenth century Gallery, with works by Boldini, Gemito, Mancini, and the section, unique among the Italian medieval and modern art museums, dedicated to contemporary art, with artists of the caliber of Alberto Burri and Andy Warhol.
The Capodimonte Museum is also a Bosco ( wood ). Born as a hunting reserve, the Real Bosco is an uncontaminated green area overlooking the city and the Gulf of Naples. For its historical, architectural and botanical heritage, the Bosco di Capodimonte was named the most beautiful park in Italy in 2014.