Guided tour of the Royal Palace of Naples with art notes

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Friday 21 June, the Royal Palace of Naples will open the doors for a special event: Art Notes. On the occasion of thirtieth edition of the Music Festival, celebrated on the day of summer solstice in well 120 countries around the world, we will have the opportunity to immerse ourselves in a fascinating journey between art and music.

An event organized by the Italian Association for the Promotion of the Music Festival (AIPFM) with the patronage of the Ministry of Culture.

The event is free, but you must have a ticket to enter the Royal Palace.

The thematic itinerary between art and music

Al Royal Palace, the event Art notes will offer a fascinating thematic itinerary in the world of music. Divided into groups of maximum 25 people, we will be guided by museum staff through the rooms and works of art of the Etichetta Apartment.

Along the way, we will have the opportunity to immerse ourselves in history of music at the Royal Palace, crossing the Court Theater, a space, known in the 600th century as Control room, which was used for musical works with temporary staging.
It was permanently transformed into a theater by the architect Ferdinando Fuga in 1768, on the occasion of the wedding of Maria Carolina of Austria with Ferdinand IV of Bourbon. In the eighteenth century, this theater hosted comic operas by Giovanni Paisiello e Domenico Cimarosa, famous exponents of the Neapolitan musical school.

The musical furnishings and the Royal Chapel

On our journey, we will be able to admire extraordinary things musical furnishings exhibited in the Etichetta Apartment. Among these, the Charles Clay's machine from 1730, a very rare example of an organ clock with 51 pipes that played Handel melodies. Another unique piece is themusical clock with a view of London and automata di Thomas Wagstaffe, which enchants with its refined details and mechanical complexity.

The visit will end in Royal Chapel, which was the center of liturgical-musical practice Neapolitan between the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and which had illustrious musicians as chapel masters, including Alessandro Scarlatti, one of the greatest exponents of baroque music.

Court Theater of the Royal Palace
Photo of Palazzo Reale from press release

Timetable and information on guided tours

The path of Art notes al Royal Palace has a duration of approx 45 minutes and starts from Staircase of Honor at 16pm and 30pm. Guided tours are free and included in the museum entrance ticket, but they will be essential to book To partecipate.

To secure a place, you can make a reservation on the official website at Guided tour booking. It is also possible to book at the Royal Palace ticket office, but only if tickets are still available

Information in brief:

  • Duration: about 45 minutes.
  • Departure times: 16pm and 30pm.
  • By reservation only

Visit to the Caruso Museum

Photo from the Royal Palace website

With the ticket of Royal Palace, we will also have the opportunity to visit the Caruso Museum, located in the Carriage Courtyard. It is the only state museum in Italy dedicated to the famous tenor Enrico Caruso. Normally open only in the morning, on the occasion of the Music Festival, the museum will exceptionally be open to visitors all day, from 9:00 to 19:00, with last entry at 18:00.

Inside the museum, we will be able to explore a vast multimedia exhibition, which is not limited to presenting simple memorabilia, but offers a complete immersive and interactive experience. There Doric Hall it is the heart of this exhibition, transformed into a real room of wonders.

The Sala Dorica: a multimedia experience

La Doric Hall of the Caruso Museum it is a popular area in which interactivity and multimedia are the protagonists, with animations in 3D, multimedia platforms, musical and cinematographic stations and installations that involve visitors in a unique and immersive experience.

Particular attention is paid to enjoyment of audio content, this being a museum dedicated to an opera singer. Listening to Caruso's songs is a fundamental part of the narrative, allowing us to appreciate the voice and art of the great tenor through advanced technology that makes the experience even more engaging.

  • Where: Royal Palace of Naples
  • When: Friday 21 June 2024, from 16:30 to 17:30
  • Price: the event is free
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