Museo di Capodimonte
80145 Naples, Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy
Museo di CapodimonteConceived as a royal hunting lodge by Charles III in 1738 but actually built as a much grander royal palace, the principal art gallery of Naples stands in a magnificent park to the north of the city. The collection—one of Italy’s largest—includes unmissable masterpieces such as Titian’s erotic Danae, Masaccio’s Crucifixion, Parmigianino’s virginal Antea and Giovanni Bellini’s Transfiguration. Upstairs, you will see Simone de Martini’s glowing St. Ludovic of Toulouse and Caravaggio’s seminal Flagellation of Christ. The sumptuous Royal Apartments are also worth a visit.