Monday, June 17, 2013

Un giorno in Napoli

View of the Bay of Naples
(from the 30th floor of the Ambassador Hotel)

A photo-essay: twenty-four hours in Napoli....

Buon giorno...

Mosaic on the floor of the Galleria Umberto
Galleria Umberto
Side streets of the Spanish Quarter
The opera tonight: Verdi's 'Rigoletto'
Gambrinus, the cafe where 'O sole mio was composed
Piazza del Plebiscito (with Pantheon lookalike)
View of Vesuvio
The Royal Palace
Vesuvio and the Bay of Naples
Memorial to al soldati
Santa Lucia
Buena sera....

Neapolitan pizza in Santa Lucia
Maestro Giovanni Fummo

The museum houses the collections Farnese and Bourbon which are the main parts of the museum of Capodimonte. The origin of the Farnese collection must be political action and the cultural choices of Alessandro Farnese (1468-1549), who, even before he became pope under the name of Paul III, he had cultivated the interest in collecting art and antiques.

Museo Capodimonte
Museo Capodimonte
And to finish a day in Napoli, of course a visit to the newly-restored Teatro San Carlo to hear a rousing Neapolitan version of Verdi's 'Rigoletto'.

Teatro San Carlo, the oldest Opera House in Italy
The boxes of Teatro San Carlo
Buona notte di Napoli....

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