The view from my Airbnb in Naples never let me down! The next morning I woke up, had some coffee and made my way through the Quarteri Spagnoli in direction of the Castel Nuovo. From there I wanted to take a bus up to the Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte.
My favourite fruttivendolo just around the corner from my apartment.
I met some demonstrations, this was number one with mostly students in front of the Municipio.
Found the Castel Nuovo, the bus that would bring me to the Real Bosco di Capodimonte and another demonstration. It was a busy day for Naples!
Real Bosco di Capodimonte
The vast collection at the museum traces its origins back to 1738. During that year King Charles VII of Naples and Sicily (later Charles III, king of Spain) decided to build a hunting lodge on the Capodimonte hill, but then decided that he would instead build a grand palace,…to house the fabulous Farnese art collection which he had inherited from his mother, Elisabetta Farnese, last descendant of the sovereign ducal family of Parma. (Wikipedia)
Later on, the collection was getting bigger and bigger, the palace had to be enlarged. Today you could probably spend a few days at the museum to explore everything. It´s way too much for a single visit!
The Capodimonte Museum boasts 47,000 works of art that form one of the largest and most complex collections of medieval, early modern, modern and contemporary art in the world. In 126 galleries spread across 151,000 square feet, works of the great artists are exhibited such as: Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Raphael, Titian, Botticelli, Simone Martini, Giovanni Bellini, Colantonio, Artemisia Gentileschi, Jusepe de Ribera, Battistello, Luca Giordano, Mattia Preti, Francesco Solimena, the Carracci, Guido Reni, Lanfranco, Bruegel the Elder, and Van Dyck to name a few. (Arts & Culture)
The museum is surrounded by a vast park and offers an amazing view over the bay of Naples. Even more dramatic with a rain front coming in all of the sudden!