Naples Museums: Archeological and Capodimonte Private Tour from Rome

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The Neapolitan Archeology Museum keeps the richest and most valuable archaeological works of art in Italy and it’s considered one of the most important archeological museums in the world. It’s a definite must-see for every tourist. The Capodimonte Museum is home to an extraordinary collection of works one of the best collections in Italy. Here you’ll find Caravaggio’s Flagellation of Christ, and works by the female Baroque artist, Artemisia Gentileschi and the contemporary art including Andy Warhol’s Vesuvius.

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Duration: 10 to 11 hours
Starts: Rome, Italy
Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours



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The Neapolitan Archeology Museum keeps the richest and most valuable archaeological works of art in Italy and it’s considered one of the most important archeological museums in the world. It’s a definite must-see for every tourist. The Capodimonte Museum is home to an extraordinary collection of works one of the best collections in Italy. Here you’ll find Caravaggio’s Flagellation of Christ, and works by the female Baroque artist, Artemisia Gentileschi and the contemporary art including Andy Warhol’s Vesuvius.

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Stop At: Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, Piazza Museo Nazionale 19, 80135, Naples Italy

Naples’ National Archaeological Museum serves up one of the world’s finest collections of Graeco-Roman artefacts. Originally a cavalry barracks and later to the city of the university, the museum was established by the Bourbon king Charles VII in the late 18th century to the antiquities and inherited from his mother, Elizabeth Farnese, as well as treasures looted from Pompeii and Herculaneum. Star exhibits includes the celebrated Farnese Bull (Farnese Bull) sculpture and awe-inspiring mosaics from Pompeii’s House of the Faun. The Farnese collection of colossal Greek and Roman sculptures features the Farnese Bull and a muscle-bound Hercules (Hercules). Sculpted in the early 3rd century AD and noted in the writings of Pliny the Elder, the Farnese Bull, probably a Roman copy of a Greek original, depicts the humiliating death of Dirce, Queen of Thebes. Carved from a single block of marble, the sculpture was discovered in 1588. Hercules was discovered in the same Roman excavations, albeit without his legs . Replacement pins were commissioned by Michelangelo and sculpted by Guglielmo della Porta. When the statues of the Farnese family were found, the Farnese family decided to have the statue fixed, but they were reinstated when the statue was gifted to the King of Naples. The mezzanine floor, home to an exquisite collection of mosaics, mostly from Pompeii. Of the series taken from the House of the Faun, it is The battle of Alexander against Darius (The Battle of Alexander against Darius) that really stands out. The best known depiction of Alexander the Great, the 20-sq-meter mosaic was probably made by Alexandrian craftsmen working in Italy.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, Via Miano 2, 80131, Naples Italy

The King Charles III and it became a royal residence for three dynasties: the Bourbons, the French kings Joseph Bonaparte and Joachim Murat, and the House of Savoy after the Italian unification. The magnificent halls of the Palace like the Room of the Cradle and the Ball The rooms are found side by side with the private rooms like the Pompeian Alcove. There are also family portraits, artistic and ornamental objects and luxury goods of Bourbon, such as weapons, silks, tapestries and the famous porcelain of Capodimonte. The masterpiece of Neapolitan manufacture is the salon of Queen Maria Amalia, a boudoir where walls are entirely crafted out of polychrome porcelain between 1757-1759. Farnese Collection, a famous collection known since XVI century. Charles Bourbon inherited it from his mother Elisabeth. Over time, the Farnese collection was significantly expanded by acquisitions, works from churches and convents, results and donations as well as works of contemporary art donated by artists and gallerists. The halls are full of masterpieces of Tuscan, Venetian, Emilian, Neapolitan, Roman art along with important works of foreign artists like Pieter Brueghel. Many of these works are world-known absolute masterpieces, for example Dana by Titian, The Crucifixion by Masaccio, The Flagellation of Christ by Caravaggio and Vesuvius by Warhol.

Duration: 2 hours



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