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Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte

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"Tourists wait in line for hours at the Uffizi in Florence and pounce on tickets for the Borghese Gallery in Rome, but could much more easily visit the Museo di Capodimonte in Naples, which rivals both. It's the largest museum in Italy, housed inside a former Bourbon palace. Its collection includes masterpieces by Raphael, Titian, Caravaggio, and Andy Warhol. The Farnese Collection of art is the core of the museum's collection and it's worth the trip to Naples alone. (Sculpture from the same collection is at the Naples National Archaeological Museum.) Don't miss Parmigianino's "Antea.". I imagined that Lila looked like her minus the Renaissance swag. Three more paintings that absolutely can't be missed are Caravaggio's "Flagellation of Christ," Artemisia Gentileschi's "Judith and Holofernes," and "Danae" by Titian. The first two belong to the Baroque period, the most glorious period of Naples when most of the city's 600 churches were built or redesigned. In the past, reaching Capodimonte from the city center of Naples took time and effort. One could take the city bus (long and confusing) or fork over €30 for a taxi. But just recently, a shuttle bus has been put in place with stops in front of the Teatro San Carlo opera house, Piazza Dante, and the Naples National Archaeological Museum. "
"Most of the Italians I know in American have ceramics from Capodimonte. The musuem is in the old home of the King if Naples, Carlo. "

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