Discover the cultural heritage of Naples

Each first Sunday of the month you have the possibility to discover the most fascinating museum all over Italy – for free!

Monuments, museums, archeological sites and monasteries are waiting for you to be discovered.

Naples, the lively metropolis of Southern Italy, is full of culture and art. In 1995, the entire old town of Naples was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Strolling around the historical center you will discover the history of this city that takes back more than 2.500 years.

The National Archaeological Museum of Naples hosts one of the most important archeological heritages all over the world. The exhibition shows especially numerous finds from Pompeii and Herculaneum, including many large sculptures and mosaics, including the famous mosaic representation of the Battle of Alexander. Also worth mentioning is the Secret Cabinet, which formerly was not accessible to the public space that hosts a collection of erotic and pornographic art of antiquity.

Also famous the large picture gallery of the Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte, that was built by the Bourbons, the Palazzo Reale di Capodimonte. The museum hosts pieces from the 13th to the 20th century: Titian, Masaccio, Vasari, Bellini, Raphael, Botticelli, Caravaggio, El Greco and Pieter Brueghel the Elder.

You can also visit the city’s three formative fortresses: the Castel Nuovo, Castel Sant’Elmo and Castel dell’Ovo. Castel nuovo is located on the harbor, in front of the Town Hall Square. It was built in the 13th century under the Anjou and had the function of a city castle. In the 15th century it was completely redesigned and expanded. In the west wing of the castle you will find the local History Museum of Naples.

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