Toy ex­hi­bi­tion from 1700 to the 1960s

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An ex­hi­bi­tion cu­rated by the Re­nais­sance Naples Ho­tel Mediter­ra­neo and Univer­sità degli Studi Suor Or­sola Ben­in­casa. For the first time ever, the Toy Mu­seum of Naples pre­views some 20 never- seen- be­fore pieces orig­i­nat­ing from a pri­vate col­lec­tion that be­longed to Maria José Cattaneo della Volta. Book­ing re­quired for the work­shops de­voted to chil­dren. >> Un­til 23 Novem­ber >> Re­nais­sance Naples Ho­tel Mediter­ra­neo. Via Ponte di Tap­pia, 25 >> T: 0817970001

II - This es­tab­lish­ment was founded in 1224 with the spe­cific aim of train­ing ad­min­is­tra­tive and skilled bu­reau­cratic pro­fes­sion­als for the curia regis ( the king­dom’s gov­ern­ing ap­pa­ra­tus). It was also used to pre­pare lawyers and judges who would help the sov­er­eign to draft and ad­min­is­ter jus­tice. Via Mez­zo­can­none, 8 - T: 081.2531111 - www. un­ina. it VILLA CO­MU­NALE - Its gar­dens run par­al­lel to the sea in via Carac­ci­olo on re­claimed land fea­tur­ing almost one kilo­me­tre of holm oaks, palm trees, eu­ca­lyp­tus trees and spa­cious flowerbeds em­bel­lished by Neo­clas­si­cal sculp­tures, foun­tains and build­ings in­clud­ing Casina Pom­peiana and the Cassa Ar­mon­ica. De­signed by Carlo Van­vitelli the Villa Co­mu­nale was built in the 1780s by Bour­bon King Fer­di­nand IV as a “Royal Gar­den” for mem­bers of the royal fam­ily. Fol­low­ing restora­tion work by Mi­lanese ar­chi­tect Men­dini with coloured chalets and a gold gate, it as­sumed a more mod­ern ap­pear­ance. The cen­tre of the villa

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