The Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte is located in the palace commissioned by the Bourbon family in 1738. The heart of the museum is the Farnese collection which includes masterpieces by Titian, Parmigianino and Carracci. Later acquisitions include works by Simone Martini and Caravaggio. The first floor is home to the Farnese collection and the Royal Apartments, with their 18th century furnishings; on the second and third floors are the Neapolitan Gallery and the sections dedicated to 19th century and contemporary art. The bookshop is located on the ground floor near the Porta Piccola entrance. The selection is inspired by the themes dominating the exhibitions and artwork showcased in the museum and includes books on leading Italian artists through the ages, applied arts, collectibles, museum guides and exhibition catalogues.
The other Neapolitan museums of Villa Pignatelli, Castel Sant’Elmo, Certosa di San Martino and Castello di Baia currently have bookshop corners in the ticket offices offering museum guides and information booklets.
Museo di Capodimonte
via Miano, 2
Free access to the bookshop
Thursday to Tuesday 8.30 am – 7.30 pm
The museum and bookshop are closed on Wednesdays