Museo del Corallo Ascione

Museo del Corallo Ascione, Naples: Hours, Address, Museo del Corallo Ascione Reviews: 5/5

Museo del Corallo Ascione
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Monday
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
About
By appoinment. The coral and cameos jewellery museum Ascione is in Naples inside the Galleria Umberto I building, opposite the opera-Teatro di San Carlo and near the Royal Palace of Naples. Here you can visit a museum founded as a tribute to the past generations engaged in this successful activity by Ascione Family. It also includes a didactic and an artistic sections, displaying not only hundreds of jewels as witnesses of red coral and Cameo manufacture from 1805 to 1950, but also ancient documents, tools, machinery and pictures to revive and to go on along a journey started 150 years ago.
Suggested duration
< 1 hour
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: San Ferdinando
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Zena Spinelli
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Jan 2019 • Friends
I visited the Ascione Coral Museum many times. As Neapolitan living abroad, when I come to Naples I always spend a visit to the fascinating Ascione Coral Museum. Located in the heart of Naples, inside the Galleria Umberto I and near to Piazza Plebiscito and San Carlo Theatre, this museum is a masterpiece of the Neapolitan culture and if you are passionate about the coral and want to learn more about the history of the coral in Naples and the masterpieces produced over the past centuries by the Ascione’s family, great “ambassadors” of the Neapolitan culture in the world, I strongly recommend you to pay a visit there and enjoy this unforgettable experience!
Written April 26, 2019
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Antoaneta Andonova
Naples, Italy6 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
A unique piece of Naples’ history is semi-hidden in the Galleria Umberta off a narrow street not far from the waterfront. Museo del Corallo features exquisite, hand-crafted coral jewelry and retraces the history of local coral processing, a once flourishing industry in nearby Torre del Greco.
On the ground floor is a showroom displaying modern jewelry for sale. Upstairs, the museum, where you can take a private tour, displays antique necklaces and cameos carved from coral, ivory and tortoise shells in the shape of trees, animals and mythological deities. The more intricately crafted cameos depict scenes from the ancient world, and are truly impressive.
Documents chronicle the jewelry’s history, some of it dating back to the early 1800s when Bourbon kings ruled the city. The owners carry on the tradition of fashioning coral jewelry for royal clientele, although you don’t have to be a king or queen to buy a piece. They’ll even personalize an item with your initials.
Written May 7, 2019
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lkd2s
Columbia, MO3 contributions
Jun 2018 • Solo
This museum was super interesting to visit. You should make a reservation ahead of time (I hadn't realized this, but they graciously allowed me to visit anyways). The guide was very thorough and the works in coral and the cameos were magnificent!
Written June 5, 2018
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Fabio Ashtar T
Naples, Italy149 contributions
Feb 2017
I've been here during the celebrations for the 60th anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, and I'm really pleased with what I saw. Not only the museums exposes beautiful handmade cameos, but also historical documents that give a deep insight on the development of this market.
Written March 20, 2017
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Dana B
Toronto, Canada103 contributions
Sep 2013 • Solo
I visited this Museum, across from Teatro San Carlo, in September 2013. I was given a tour by one of the owning family members, Giancarlo. He provided extensive details about the history of coral processing, especially in the Naples area and of their own company, but also about the contemporary time.

I saw there pieces of inestimable historical and art value, from centuries back, that were worn by queens and princesses ... magnificent!

It was a great exhibition, which I would revisit with pleasure.
Written November 9, 2013
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Museo del Corallo Ascione is open:
  • Mon - Fri 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Tue - Sat 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM


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