Located atop Vomero Hill in the monastery complex of San Martino, the National Museum of San Martino is one of Naples’s most significant museums. Visitors will find a church, charterhouse, and beautiful landscaping along with a terraced garden in the monastery complex. The museum makes use of 70 halls in the monks’ former home to display 13th century to 19th century sculptures and paintings, folk art exhibits, and more. A highlight of the museum is the Cuciniello crib (Presepe Cuciniello), regarded as one of the world’s best nativity scenes, with over 150 figures and 450 items. It can be found among the museum’s collection of nativity scenes. Visitors to the terraced gardens are rewarded with expansive views of the Gulf of Naples.
Address: Largo S. Martino, 5, 80129 Napoli, Italy, Phone: +39-08-12-29-45-03 Photo: anghifoto/Fotolia
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