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

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