- Validity: 1 day
- Mobile Ticket
- Priority access
- Photos without flash
- Audioguide available
What to expect
- See the most important Galleries of the Southern Italy with the Farnese collection
- Admire art works by Titian, Parmigianino, Mantegna and many others
- Skip the line and don't waste your time
- Once entered, spend inside the museum all the time you want
Titian, Masaccio, Botticelli and many more
Located in the Capodimonte Royal Palace, it is one of the most important museums in the Southern Italy which houses the Farnese collection with works of the most important artists from the Renaissance to the Baroque, the Borgia collection, and the Neapolitan Gallery.
In 1738 under Charles of Bourbon, king of Naples, began the works for the construction of the Capodimonte Royal Palace and, in 1757, there was placed the beautiful Farnese collection once belonged to the king's mother, Elizabeth Farnese.
During the French Decade (1806-1815) the palace acquired a destination purely residential and lived there personality like Joseph Bonaparte and Joachim Murat. During the years, works and enlargements of the building went on (creation of the monumental staircase, decoration of the halls...) until when, starting from 1840, was also created a gallery of contemporary art characterized by portraits of the royal family.
With the Unification of Italy (1861), the Royal Palace passed to the Savoy and the collections got notably rich thanks to Annibale Sacco, but only in 1957 born the real "National Gallery of Capodimonte".
The Museum consists of more than 150 rooms arranged on 3 floors, and houses paintings, sculptures, bronzes, drawings and prints, tapestries and armours; on the first floor you will find the famous Farnese collection with works by Titian, Masaccio, Botticelli, Parmigianino, as well as the precious "porcelain living-room" composed by over 3000 pieces of fine Capodimonte porcelain, and the Borgia collection.
On the second floor you can admire extraordinary works coming from the Neapolitan and southern churches that form the Neapolitan Gallery, with works by Simone Martini, Caravaggio, Caracciolo, as well as the collection of Flemish tapestries of Andrea D'Avalos. On the third and last floor there is the 19th Century Gallery (Domenico Morelli, Gioacchino Toma, Vincenzo Gemito) and the section of contemporary art (Andy Warhol).
- Andrea Mantegna, Portrait of Francesco Gonzaga, 1461
- Annibale Carracci, Choise of Hercules, 1596
- Correggio, Mystical marriage of Saint Catherine of Alexandria, about 1520
- Giovanni Bellini, Transfiguration of Christ, 1490-95
- Guido Reni, Atalanta and Hippomenes, 1625
- Lorenzo Lotto, Portrait of the bishop Bernardo de'Rossi, 1505
- Masaccio, Crucifixion, 1426
- Parmigianino, Holy Family with St. John, 1528
- Raffaello, Portrait of the cardinal Alessandro Farnese, 1509-11
- Titian, Danae, 1545
- Titian, Portrait of Paul III, 1543
- Artemisia Gentileschi, Judith beheading Holofernes, 1612-13
- Caravaggio, Flagellation of Christ, 1607-8
- Colantonio, Dictation of the Franciscan rule, about 1445
- Luca Giordano, Venus, Cupid and Mars, 1663
- Domenico Morelli, The Sicilian Vespers, 19th century
- Francesco Hayez, Ulysses at the court of Alcinous, 1813-15
- Vincenzo Gemito, Self-portrait, 1914
- Andy Warhol, Vesuvius, 1985
What is included
- Entrance with priority access
- Full-time and stay much as you want
- Reservation fees
- Access to temporary exhibitions
What is not included
- Guided tour
The following options can be purchased in addition to the tickets in the booking Wizard on this website.
- Audioguide: available in Italian and English
- Citizens between 18 and 24 years old (valid identity document needed at the entrance) from the EU and the States under conditions of reciprocity (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Hungary).
Free Ticket (it is still required to pay the presale to skip the line) :
- Citizens from the EU under 18 years old (valid identity document needed at the entrance)
- Temporary and permanent teachers of Italian public and private schools equipped with the appropriate documentation issued by MIUR
- Disabled citizens from the EU and a family member or escort belonging to social and health care services.
The ticket is valid all day until closing time of the Museum starting from entrance time.
The entrance time written on the tickets may be subject to small changes depending on the actual availability of the Museum.
For a satisfying experience it is recommended to reserve at least 2 hours to visit the Museum.
The tickets will be sent via email within 24-48 hours after purchase (on weekdays) with instructions on how to get there and what to do to enter.
We inform you that, once booked, the date and time selected are binding. Please pick up your ticket at least 15 minutes before the reserved entrance. Who does not respect the time booked will not enter. To pick up the audio guide, you need a valid ID.
The Museum has a maximum capacity of people, in some periods of the year or special days you may experience short delays or waits not dependent on the Museum or Italy Tickets.
5 years ago
"magnifico con opere importantissime e raccolte con molta cura"