The catalogue of the Napoli Napoli. Di lava, porcellana e musica exhibition condenses the spirit of a spectacular exhibition, a mise en scène of a place and an era, 18th-century Naples, where the arts were celebration, harmony and splendour as well as the cornerstone of the consecration of a new Bourbon reign. The exhibition is the third and last act in a trilogy designed to reread the museum’s permanent collection, after Carta bianca. Capodimonte Imaginaire and Depositi di Capodimonte. Storie ancora da scrivere. The 18 rooms of the Appartamento Reale in the Museo di Capodimonte have become an engaging set conceived by the artist Hubert le Gall as an opera. They create a unique setting on which are set out sumptuous costumes from the dressmaker’s workshop of the Teatro di San Carlo along with precious porcelain Capodimonte pieces from its museum. The book is fully illustrated with splendid live “set photos” and narrates the 18 rooms, one by one, each having been set up with a theme linked to the history, customs and arts of the period. The essays explore various aspects, from the history of the Reggia to that of the music and that of Capodimonte manufacturing. The interior design of each room is completed by a period music accompaniment, described in detail in the catalogue profiles.