Real Bosco di Capodimonte


Parco di Capodimonte makes for a blissful chill, with lakes, a wood and various 18th-century buildings, including former royal porcelain workshop Palazzo Porcellane. Designed by Ferdinando Sanfelice in 1742 as a royal hunting reserve, the park’s main attraction, however, is the grandiose Palazzo Reale di Capodimonte. The palace website includes a map of the park, complete with a series of themed walks.

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1. Museo di Capodimonte

0.11 MILES

Originally designed as a hunting lodge for Charles VII of Bourbon, the monumental Palazzo di Capodimonte was begun in 1738 and took more than a century to…

2. Laboratorio Michele Iodice

0.28 MILES

For an evocative encounter with Naples' contemporary art scene, book a visit to Michele Iodice's studio. Located in a spectacular 18th-century quarry, the…

4. Catacombe di San Gennaro

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Naples' oldest and most sacred catacombs became a Christian pilgrimage site when San Gennaro's body was interred here in the 5th century. The carefully…

6. Celanapoli

0.69 MILES

Naples' oldest necropolis, these ancient-Greek aristocratic tombs were hewn into the city’s buttery tufa rock around the 4th century BC. Hidden just a few…

7. Palazzo Sanfelice

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Ferdinando Sanfelice’s debut staircase is this double-ramped diva inside the Palazzo Sanfelice. Upon its completion in 1726 it became the talk of the town…

8. Laboratorio Oste

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The late Annibale Oste was one of Naples' most celebrated sculptors and designers; his workshop is now a small gallery-archive showcasing some of his…