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Castel Nuovo:
is a majestic structure which hangs over the southern side of Piazza del Municipio and is the most imposing civil construction of the Angioino and Aragonese periods of the City. The building works began in 1279 for the new exigency of the Court which could not adapt well to the other two castles the “Ovo” and “Capuano.” Today it hosts the Civic Museum and the Neapolitan Society of Native land History. It’s characterized by important architectonic elements, like the Towers, the Great Hall or of the Barons, but above all, the Arch of Triumph by Alfonso, dating back to 1453/68.


Palazzo Reale (Royal Palace):

faces onto the famous central Piazza del Plebiscito with the first nucleus dating back to 1602, followed by enlargements between 1743/48 and 1837 after a fire. It preserves the Historical Apartments and the “Vittorio Emanuele” National Library. The historical apartment zone is a museum area which preserves furnishings, tapestries and high quality paintings.


Complesso Monumentale di Santa Chiara (Monumental Complex of Saint Chiara):
is one of the most important monuments of the City which came about due to the wishes of Roberto d’Angiò. The building was initiated in 1310; complex historical and architectonic occurrences have modified or even transformed the functionality of the building over the years. The complex includes the Monastery of Minori, the Cathedral of Santa Chiara (the “Pantheon of Naples); the marvellous Majolica Cloister of the Clarisse and the Opera Museum of S. Chiara with an archaeological area.


Galleria d’Arte Moderna (Gallery of Modern Art):
the collection of paintings up to the 19th Century, is housed in the Academy of Belle Arti, at the ex convent of San Giovanni, between Santa Maria di Costantinopoli and Piazza Bellini. The most consistent part of the collection is dedicated to landscapes from the 19th Century Neapolitan School.


Museo Archeologico Nazionale (National Archaelogical Museum):
is situated at the end of Via Santa Maria di Costantinopoli and dominates the homonymous square. It’s without doubt one of the most important archaeological collections in the world regarding the Greek-Roman civilization. The Palazzo which hosts the Museum was the Cavalry building of 1586, transformed into the Palazzo of Studies between the 17th and 18th Century.


Certosa e Museo Nazionale di San Martino (Charterhouse and National Museum):
the Charterhouse of San Martino was founded in the 14th Century, but already in the 16th Century began to undergo transformation. It’s the most spectacular testimony of 17th Century Neapolitan culture. The museum, annexed to the Charterhouse, dates back to 1866. The museum complex has undergone a long restoration campaign which was concluded in the year 2000, for the organisation of the collections and ambiences. The museum includes furnishings, sacred pieces, a naval section, the marvellous gardens of the Charterhouse with extraordinary panoramic glimpses, an ancient study, a section dedicated to nativity cribs, paintings which tell in order, the history of the City and its great victories.


Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte (National Museum of Capodimonte):
is housed in the huge structure, which is articulated around the three courtyards of the Royal Palace of Capodimonte. The decision to create a museum here dates back to Carlo of Bourbon, who placed the collection here from what was donated to him by his mother. From 1758/59 the rooms host the “Real Gallery of Parma” as the collection was called at the time. The modern structure of the National Gallery dates back to 1957. After the earthquake of 1980, huge restoration works were necessary: the first level was re-opened in 1995, whilst the second in 1999. The museum includes a Closet or Study Room of Design and Printing, the 19th Century Gallery, the Farnese Gallery, the Borgia Collection, the historical apartment, the Porcelain Gallery and the Small Porcelain Room. The second floor houses the Gallery of Neapolitan Art dating back from the 8th to the 18th Century, the d’Avalos Collection and the section of Contemporary Art.

 

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