With 3 simple steps you can buy tickets and visit the Sant'Elmo Castle of Naples without standing in line.
With a few clicks you can visit an extraordinary medieval castle built from the rock, which today houses a permanent museum and also many cultural activities (exhibitions, conferences...); its large "Barrack Square" and the terraces offer an unforgettable view over the city and all the Gulf of Naples.
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IMPORTANT : If the time requested is not available, the museum will confirm a timetable different from the one you requested, but as close as possible to the one you requested.
Service fees and eventual temporary exhibition fees are always due.
Open from 8.30 am to 7.30 pm (the ticket office closes at 6.30 pm).
Closed on: every Tuesday and Easter Monday
There is one little shop inside the ticket office where it is possible to buy publications and guides.
The Museum is accesible for disabled persons with an elevator.
Situated on the Vomero hill, this ancient medieval castle houses today a beautiful museum with works of Neapolitan artists, and is also used for conventions and art exhibitions; situated 250 meters above sea level, it offered a strategic location from where it was possible to control the city and the gulf and from where even today can be admired a magnificent panorama.
The building was originally a Norman control tower called Belforte, then in 1329 Roberto d'Angiò called the Wise, commissioned to Tino di Camaino and Francesco de Vico the construction of a real palace that was completed in 1343.
Protagonist of numerous sieges, from 1537 the castle was rebuilt by order of Don Pedro di Toledo who entrusted the works to Pedro Luis Escrivà, one of the most famous military architects of the time, who created a fortress with a stellar plan.
Then in the 17th century the building became a prison and there were detained personalities like Tommaso Campanella and Giovanna di Capua; in 1976 became the restoration works to recover the ancient paths and environments, and in 1988 the castle was opened to the public.
The castle today houses the "Museum of Naples of 19th century" with about 170 works by Neapolitan artists ranging from 1910 to 1980; among them we can remember Enrico Baj, Giovanni Brancaccio, Vincenzo Ciardo, Carlo Cocchia, Vincenzo Gemito, Antonio Mancini, Tommaso Marinetti, Umberto Mastroianni, Gennaro Villani, Eugenio Viti and many others.