MU­SE­UMS

Where Naples Coast & Islands - - Museums & Attractions -

CER­TOSA DI SAN MARTINO - Ly­ing atop a hill in the Vomero district, the for­mer monastery dom­i­nates the en­tire Gulf of Naples. Founded in 1325 by Charles of An­jou, Duke of Cal­abria, over the cen­turies the Char­ter House was en­riched by a num­ber of im­pres­sive arte­facts in­clud­ing mar­bles, fres­coes, sculp­tures, fur­nish­ings and paint­ings. A na­tional mon­u­ment since 1866, it houses the Na­tional Mu­seum of San Martino, fea­tur­ing a large dis­play of “pre­sepi” or nativity scenes by masters of the Neapoli­tan school. Make sure to visit its three­tiered gar­dens and clois­ters, the largest of which is con­sid­ered to be one of the finest in Italy. Open Thurs- Tues 8.30am- 6.30pm – Largo S. Martino, 5 – T:

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