History Museums in Naples

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History Museums in Naples

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  • Thomas G
    Dublin, Ireland20 contributions
    Educational and informative guided tour with Sabrina, our English tour guide. Learned a lot about the history of Naples and life down there during the wars. The underground tunnels are a must in Naples. My whole family had a fantastic time visiting the place. Thank you
    Written January 4, 2023
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  • Jennifer Barker
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    Compulsory stop for those visiting Naples: the museum exhibits a priceless treasure. A journey into the history of Neapolitan art. A must visit.
    Written May 11, 2022
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  • RicherTrips
    Monterrey, Mexico3,990 contributions
    They offer a Soterranea experience, but in small scale, compared with the other one with the cisterns. They insist that this tour is non calustrophobic and that it absolutley true, all wide spaces. The other one is impossible for claustrophobics.

    In the underground part, you’ll see a market and a private house. Then, with the same ticket, you can visit the basillica and the beautiful Chapter hall in the cloister.
    Written February 3, 2023
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  • Paolo-Chris
    San Diego, CA937 contributions
    My wife and I have visited the Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte in Naples twice before, once in 2012 and again in 2014. We loved it both times and were looking forward to seeing it again; and when we were able to return in 2022, we loved it even more. The museum is located near the west end of a beautiful public park of over 330 acres on the Capodimonte Hill in northern Naples; much of the park is very well-manicured with large expanses of lawn, wide cobblestone walkways, and hiking trails.

    The museum occupies what was a grand Bourbon palazzo that is the legacy of four great European dynasties: the Italian aristocratic Farnese family, the Bourbon Kings of Naples and Spain, the family of Napoleon Bonaparte, and the Italian Savoy monarchy. The museum displays extraordinary works from the Farnese and Bourbon collections, paintings by Raphael, Masaccio, Titian, one painting by Caravaggio, and paintings coming from Neapolitan churches including innumerable lesser works. Many of the paintings and sculptures in the Capodimonte are on a par with those found in the Louvre in Paris, the Uffizi in Florence, and the Borghese in Rome. But unlike the Louvre, the Uffizi, and the Borghese, the Capodimonte is not crowded by any measure; it’s actually possible to take your time and wander through the museum at your own pace, unhurried by crowds; it’s an experience you rarely find anymore. Even after our three visits, we would still like to see it again. The artwork is that good. Don’t miss it.
    Written September 26, 2022
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  • Elisabeth J
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    The visit of the Bonelli Collection was a unique experience during my stay in Naples. When we entered the building we were warmly welcomed by Mr Bonelli whose passion and love for Naples and the collection was perceptible from the very beginning. Not only did we learn about the history and interesting events in Naples but we were given the chance to see the city with different eyes. We were the only two visitors at that time so Mr Bonelli gave us a private and detailed tour of the collection. The visit was free. I want to warmly thank Mr Bonelli for the beautiful journey he took us on during our visit.
    Written November 17, 2022
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  • Agnieszka Martina
    Rome, Italy11 contributions
    Your visit will be well organized and you will receive the audio guide that will help you understand the cult of "anime pezzentelle" practiced here time ago, the souls that live in Purgatory according to the equal exchange: the dead ask the living to intercede with their prayers for the salvation of their souls and in turn give them protection.
    Descending you will find yourself inside an ancient 3-nave-crypt with marble columns. Catacombs were discovered here that with time became a place of worship of the purgatory souls. It is the worship of the "anime pezzentelle", the poor souls that live in Purgatory, that makes this complex famous.
    Written April 13, 2020
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  • egwanderlust
    Hampton, NH1,224 contributions
    My lovely husband decided to visit here on our anniversary. Such a romantic.

    For €5 this small museum is worth the cheap price. However, be prepared to be deeply disturbed by the various medieval torture devices. They are all kept in pristine condition and the placards contain interesting information about each of them

    This museum taught me the true meaning of the phrase “molto interessante ma estremamente inquietante”.
    Written September 25, 2022
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  • T. Riley
    Birmingham, UK41 contributions
    I visited with my adult daughter. What an amazing place! So much history and such a thoughtful combination of authentic documents, along with modern technology. We felt privileged to be walked through the museum by 2 young history specialists whose enthusiasm for all things social and cultural is infectious! A real highlight of our stay in Naples. Very thought provoking and impressive. Definitely recommend.
    Written June 7, 2019
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  • sorina hunter
    7 contributions
    This visit was one of the highlights of our Italian trip. What an incredible place and a fantastic guide in Emmanuelle who was so informative and enthusiastic. This is far more exciting than visiting the Underground City and the beauty of the Ipogea made us want to cry.
    Written October 25, 2022
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