Where Naples Coast & Islands - - MUSEUMS & ATTRACTIONS -

MUSEO ARSENALE DI AMALFI. The Arsenale was the naval ship­yard of the an­cient repub­lic of Amalfi (from 1059 on­wards). It still re­tains its orig­i­nal struc­tures in­tact and, to­day, is the only ship­yard of the pe­riod that can be vis­ited in the Mediter­ranean area. Largo Ce­sareo Con­sole, 3, Amalfi. T: 089871170 www. museoarse­nalea­ MUSEO CASA ROSSA. Sit­u­ated in the his­toric cen­tre of Anacapri, it houses a rich com­mu­nal col­lec­tion of 19th cen­tury paint­ings, an ex­cur­sus into the places that have made Capri fa­mous through­out the world thanks to the art­works cre­ated by the count­less artists who vis­ited the Is­land dur­ing that pe­riod. Via Giuseppe Or­landi, 78, Anacapri. T: 0818382193 MUSEO COR­REALE DI TERRANOVA. A splen­did dwelling dec­o­rated like an an­cient noble res­i­dence, fea­tur­ing mag­nif­i­cent fur­ni­ture, re­fined Euro­pean and Ori­en­tal porce­lains and rare Neapoli­tan and for­eign paint­ings. Via Cor­reale, 50, Sor­rento. T: 0818781846 www. museo­cor­ MUSEO DEL CEN­TRO CAPRESE IG­NAZIO CE­RIO. It of­fers vis­i­tors a chance to learn more about the ori­gins of Capri and the fos­sils found in its rocks. Pi­azzetta Ig­nazio Ce­rio, 5, Capri. T: 0818376681 www. cen­tro­ MUSEO DEL CONTADINO. Sit­u­ated in the hilly dis­trict of Panza, it is ded­i­cated to the tools and life­styles of peas­ant so­ci­ety. Via Mario D’Ambra, 16, Fo­rio, Ischia. T: 081907246 MUSEO DELLA CARTA. A place where ev­ery­thing re­gard­ing the an­cient art of hand­crafted pa­per in Amalfi is dis­sem­i­nated, di­vulged and doc­u­mented. Via delle Cartiere, 23, Amalfi. T: 0898304561 www.museodel­ MUSEO DELLA TARSIA LIGNEA. An orig­i­nal mu­seum cum work­shop pre­serv­ing and doc­u­ment­ing the pro­duc­tion of wooden in­lay crafted by time-hon­oured Sor­rento ar­ti­sans which also pro­motes the new con­tem­po­rary pro­duc­tion of de­sign ob­jects and fur­ni­ture. Via San Ni­cola, 28, Sor­rento. T: 0818771942 www. alessan­drofiorentinocol­lec­ MUSEO DIEFENBACH. Named af­ter the epony­mous sym­bol­ist artist to whom it pays trib­ute. The mu­seum hosts large evoca­tive paint­ings por­tray­ing a va­ri­ety of sub­jects along­side stat­ues dat­ing back to Ro­man times de­pict­ing ma­rine di­vini­ties. Via Cer­tosa, Capri. T: 0815788418 MUSEO MARTE. Four floors spread out over a sur­face area of 2,500 sq.m. A mul­ti­func­tional space that hosts ex­hi­bi­tions, cul­tural events, meet­ings per­for­mances and tast­ings. Corso Um­berto I, 137, Cava dei Tir­reni. T: 0899481133 www. mar­te­on­

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 Moli­nari and a sec­tion ded­i­cated to ar­chi­tec­ture. Via Depretis, 130. T: 3408062908 www.

MAV. VIR­TUAL ARCHAELOGICAL MU­SEUM OF HER­CU­LA­NEUM - A trip into the past thanks to a multi-sen­so­rial ex­pe­ri­ence which will en­able vis­i­tors to learn about and dis­cover the his­toric re­al­i­ties of Her­cu­la­neum and Pom­peii prior to the erup­tion in 79 A.D. At the Vir­tual Mu­seum of Ar­chae­ol­ogy (or MAV), sited 100 me­tres from the ru­ins of the for­mer set­tle­ment, vis­i­tors will be trans­ported into a vir­tual con­text faith­fully recre­ated thanks to the use of avant-garde dig­i­tal tech­nol­ogy, where they will be given a one-of-a-kind perspective of what life there was re­ally like with­out hav­ing to trek around the ac­tual ru­ins in a bid to help pre­serve one of Italy’s most beau­ti­ful and frag­ile ar­chae­o­log­i­cal sites. Open Tue-Sun 9.30am-5p- via IV Novem­bre, 44, Er­colano T: 081.19806511 www.museo­

MUSEO ARCHE­O­LOGICO NAZIONALE - The Na­tional Mu­seum, at the Pi­azza Museo, with its Ro­man and Greek sculp­tures, con­tains one of the most valu­able ar­chae­o­log­i­cal col­lec­tions in Italy. It hosts more than 3,000 ob­jects and hun­dreds of thou­sands of relics dat­ing back to the Pre­his­toric and Late An­tiq­uity, orig­i­nat­ing from an­cient sites in South­ern Italy and also in­cludes the Far­nese col­lec­tion which be­longed to the Bour­bon fam­ily, founders of the mu­seum. Open Wed-Mon 9am-7.30pm - pi­azza Museo Nazionale, 19 - T: 081.4422149 -­pa­nia.beni­cul­tur­ museoarche­o­logi­conazionale

MUSEO CAP­PELLA SAN­SEVERO – Thanks to fa­mous mas­ter­pieces in­clud­ing the Veiled Christ, known through­out the world on ac­count of the Disin­ganno (The Re­lease from De­cep­tion) and the Anatom­i­cal Ma­chines, the Chapel rep­re­sents one of the most unique mon­u­ments ever to have been built. Was built at the end of the 16th cen­tury by Rai­mondo di San­gro, the seventh prince of San­severo. Open Mon-Sat 9.30am – 6.30pm; Sun and pub­lic hol­i­days 9.30am-2pm; Closed on Tues­day – via Francesco De Sanc­tis, 19 – T: 081.5518470 – www.museosan­

MUSEO DEL TE­SORO DI S. GEN­NARO - The mas­ter­pieces dis­played doc­u­ment the ex­tra­or­di­nary ex­per­tise of sculp­tors, chissel­ers and as­sem­blers who cre­ated works of art from the 14th cen­tury on­wards. Open Tues-Sat 9am5.30pm, Wed­nes­day - only by reser­va­tion - via Duomo, 147 - T: 081.294980, T: 081.3442286 - www. museosan­gen­

MUSEO DI CAPODI­MONTE - Lo­cated in the Palazzo Reale di Capodi­monte, the mu­seum was cre­ated by Charles VII who had in­her­ited from his mother the ex­tra­or­di­nary col­lec­tion of art be­long­ing to the Far­nese fam­ily, one of the most im­por­tant fam­i­lies of Re­nais­sance Italy. The va­ri­ety of its col­lec­tions, in­clud­ing paint­ings, sculp­tures, draw­ings, weapons, dec­o­ra­tive arts, is owed to this pe­riod. The mu­seum also houses a sec­tion ded­i­cated to con­tem­po­rary art. Open Thurs-Tues 8.30am-6.30pm; 7.50 euros - via Miano, 2 - T: 081.7499111 - www. polo­muse­ale­napoli.beni­cul­tur­

MUSEO MADRE - The Donna Regina Con­tem­po­rary Art Mu­seum (M.A.D.RE) takes its name from the build­ing in which it is housed, namely Palazzo Donnaregina. Par­tially opened in 2005, it was com­pleted in 2007 when the ex­hi­bi­tion spa­ces were en­larged by the Por­tuguese ar­chi­tect, Al­varo Siza. A med­ley of 18th and 19th cen­tury ar­chi­tec­ture, it has two court­yards and over­looks a part of the 5th and 6th cen­tury B.C. city walls which can be seen un­der the floor of the ticket of­fice. Open Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri and Sat 10am6.30pm, Sun 10am-8pm – via Set­tem­brini, 79 – T: 081.19313016 –­

PAN - Housed in the 18th cen­tury Palazzo Roc­cella on via dei Mille, the gallery of­fers vast ex­hi­bi­tion space, con­sul­ta­tion ar­eas, ser­vices and tools tar­geted at the study of the works and pro­tag­o­nists of con­tem­po­rary art forms: from paint­ing to sculp­ture, from ar­chi­tec­ture to pho­tog­ra­phy, from de­sign to cin­ema, from video-art to car­toons. Open Wed-Sat and Mon 9.30am-7.30pm, Sun and pub­lic hol­i­days 9.30am-2.30pm - via dei Mille, 60 - T: 081.7958605 www.palaz­zoarti­

UN­DER­GROUND NAPLES - This is the other face of Naples, the one that has with­stood the tests of time, far-re­moved from the hus­tle and bus­tle of the vi­brant city. In its un­der­ground pas­sages and walls made from yel­low tuff, the stone that Naples is built on, you can still see the in­deli­ble signs and traces of its past his­tory, from the birth of Neapo­lis to the Sec­ond World War. The tour of Un­der­ground Naples lasts for about 2 hours. Mul­ti­lin­gual guides avail­able. Open Mon-Sun 10am-6pm, Thurs also un­til 9pm; pi­azza San Gae­tano, 68 – T: 081.296944 – T: 340.4606045 – T: 3348197912 – www. napolisot­ter­

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