“Today, Artemisia Gentileschi’s works can be found at Capodimonte, specifically, on the second floor in room 87. When they are not on tour, you can see Judith Slaying Holofernes, The Annunciation, and Lucretia.
Capodimonte is also worth mentioning because it’s one of the finest museums in Italy. Designed as a royal palace for King Charles of Bourbon in 1738, it sits on a hilltop overlooking the Bay of Naples and Mt. Vesuvius. In 1742, the Baroque Italian architect, Ferdinando Sanfelice designed the forested area to cater to King Charles’ love of hunting. Today, the gardens cover 130 hectares and feature over 400 varieties of trees. Whether you want to stroll along the hilltop, find Caravaggio’s and Gentileschi’s works, or enjoy the modern art section that includes Andy Warhol originals, Capodimonte is a wonderful destination in Naples.
Getting There: The address of the National Museum of Capodimonte is Via Miano 2. There’s also a large pleasant park for walking. The astronomy observatory is nearby (at Salita Moiariello 16 – by group appointments only) as well as the Torre del Palascino. Note that Gentileschi was a contemporary of Caravaggio, who also spent time in Naples.”
Naples is still a mysterious, dark, colorful city I want to submerge myself into.