Metro Art

Metro Art, Naples: Address, Metro Art Reviews: 4.5/5

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The «Art Stations» along Line 1 of the underground in Naples, managed by ANM Azienda Napoletana Mobilità, the public transport company, are the result of a project by the municipal administration in Naples. They have inaugurated a new way of devising transit areas which combines architecture and art. The architectures were designed by internationally famous architects, each station has its own stylistic features and was designed specifically for the area it would serve. At the same time, under the artistic coordination by Achille Bonito Oliva, 200 site specific works of art by 90 protagonists of contemporary art have been placed inside and outside the stations.
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Antonello d
Naples, Italy188 contributions
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With the opening of Garibaldi stop on line 1 this year the Naples subway system has became more useful and beautiful than ever.
Every station on the line 1 is a little gem, with plenty of artworks and original architectures from worldwide artists and from Naples past.
There are weekly guided tours of all the beautiful stations.

More art stations openings are expected in the next few years (Municipio, Duomo, Capodichino Airport, Centro Direzionale). The Duomo station will host an entire greek temple discovered during the excavations.

Despite some initial setbacks, the train service is very good and frequent at the moment.
Written July 10, 2014
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GdN80100
Naples, Italy1,703 contributions
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Trains are often late and crowded, maintenance and cleaning are certainly terrible, but at least there is the Art .... I'm not a lover of contemporary art and I doubt that if they paid a little less the artists could have been improved the transportation service, but we must admit that the subway stations are certainly to be admired. Beginning with the spiral with the Fibonacci serie in the station of Piazza Vanvitelli, continuing with Fiat Cinquecento rusty cars or golden little flames in the station of Salvator Rosa, to end up with that sort of periscopes sticking out of the ground above the station of Via Toledo.
Written September 25, 2013
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naomidean87
Winnersh, UK50 contributions
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Clean and large tunnels, individual art at each metro station worth seeing if your using it to get around. Very simple to use and clear directions. Only €1.10 for a 90 minute ticket. Used the metro so much during my stay in Naples as it was so easy, trains every 9 mins and a quicker way to get around
Written August 8, 2019
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Notts01
Nottingham, UK406 contributions
Visiting Toledo station on line 1 is a must. The mosaic and lights are an absolute delight and it’s worth taking the underground just to see it.
Written September 8, 2020
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland17,255 contributions
Solo
Super metro station and really unique in design. Well worth a visit to appreciate it - also it’s very clean and user friendly. Recommended
Written August 26, 2020
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Robert S
Spoleto, Italy8 contributions
I am a retired art curator now living in Italy (Umbria) and on my recent trip to Napoli I knew that I would not only need to use the Metro... but so much wanted to get to know it, its art. I know that I am not the typical traveler so my enthusiasm is not shared by all... but seriously, if some of the metro stops, especially Toledo, and if you also go outside of the Salvator Rosa stop, do not at least grab your attention... then I am not sure what will!! The Robert Wilson work at the Toledo stop is by far everyone's favorite, though for me the William Kentridge work also at that stop is fantastic... please make the time to see as much as you can... it is all so very much worth it!!
Written December 30, 2019
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Mirja P
Helsinki, Finland46 contributions
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Every metro/subway is in the process of dialogue with the city above it.
Napoli is a complicated city, full of history, art, architecture, geography, anarchy, science, religion. Linea Uno 1 is a version of the City, understanding.
You can walk through the stations and see art. Good art.
Or spend a lot of time going down and up, walking and standing, watching and listening. City and metro. Have long coffee breaks.
I suggest to visit here alone, not in the group. And if you have company, please be quiet. Listening, not only watching.
Written July 10, 2018
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Geneva2009
Geneva2009729 contributions
Couples
For 1€50 you can go back and forth and see wonderful structures and design in the Metropolitana - go always all the way up and simply turn back down before the pay-gate
Written April 19, 2016
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Chloesfriend
Newton MA93 contributions
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The Naples metro system is a pleasure to ride -- inexpensive and efficient, and the several Linea 1 "art" stations are really impressive. Each one is unique, very colorful, and filled with sculptures, mosaics and other design elements.
Written March 29, 2016
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Maurizio1970
Lemmer, The Netherlands166 contributions
Family
Of all the metropolitan I saw (Paris, London, Rome, Prague Budapest) I can say that this is one of the most beautiful metropolitan I've ever seen!
Each station has its own special features and a different theme ((beautiful stops of the Central Station, Toledo and University). In short, a great way to cross the whole city in a few minutes and at the same time beautiful to see.
Written January 9, 2016
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