The interior of the splendid Palace of Capodimonte, built by the Bourbons in 1738, houses the Capodimonte Museum and the National Galleries of Capodimonte. The museum houses a remarkable collection of art, ranging from the Farnese Collection to a collection of contemporary art pieces.
The historic core of the collection consists of a rich collection featuring Pope Paul III. This was originally was intended to decorate Michelangelo’s Farnese Palace in Rome
In the 1700s, this came to be supplemented by several works of art bought or sourced from closed monasteries. The Borgia collection was acquired in the 1800s and the De Ciccio collection and other important Neapolitan art works were added in the 1900s.