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: 081.5781769 – www.cir.cam­pa­nia.beni­cul­tur­ali.it/ museosan­martino GAL­LERIE D’ITALIA PALAZZO ZE­VAL­LOS STIGLIANO - Not only a mu­seum space but also a venue host­ing artis­tic events, tem­po­rary ex­hi­bi­tions, con­certs, sym­po­siums and con­ven­tions. Tues- Sun, from 10am to 6pm; Sat, from 10am to 8pm; Closed on Mon­days. Also open dur­ing pub­lic hol­i­days ex­clud­ing 15 Au­gust, 25 De­cem­ber and 1 Jan­uary. The mu­seum closes at 2pm on 31 De­cem­ber – Via Toledo, 185. T: 0817917233 www.gal­leried­i­talia.com MAMT. MEDITER­RANEAN MU­SEUM OF ART, MU­SIC AND TRA­DI­TIONS - The Museo Mediter­ra­neo dell’Arte, della Mu­sica e delle Tradizioni (MAMT) cel­e­brates the cul­ture of 43 Mediter­ranean cul­tures by way of im­ages, ob­jects and orig­i­nal doc­u­ments pro­vided by their Heads of State and Gov­ern­ments. Five floors of ex­hibits, pho­to­graphs and paint­ings; an area ded­i­cated to the daily prayers of Chris­tians, Mus­lims and Jews; a li­brary; a news­pa­per li­brary and a mu­sic hall ded­i­cated to Neapoli­tan artists Peppe and Con­cetta Barra. MAMT also houses the In­ter­na­tional Pizza Mu­seum, the ma­jes­tic“Totem of Peace”cre­ated by sculp­tor Mario

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