Naples, Royal Palace opens depots to the public with guided tours

Starting Saturday, Nov. 18, the Royal Palace of Naples will open its storerooms to the public, every third Saturday of the month, thanks to guided tours that will take visitors through routes that are not usually accessible to the public.

The Royal Palace of Naples is opening its storerooms to the public from Saturday, Nov. 18, with guided tours. These will be held every third Saturday of the month as part of the initiative Saturday of the Depots. Guided Tours of the Depots of Furniture and Works of Art at the Royal Palace. On dedicated days, museum staff will take visitors through routes not usually accessible to the public, which will include guided tours of the Paintings Depot and Restoration Workshop and the Moorings Depot on alternate months.

Saturday, November 18, will begin with a visit to the Paintings Depot and Restoration Laboratory, which are located on the building’s mezzanine level and returned to operation in 2014 following major renovations. There are two visits planned, lasting an hour and 30 minutes with a meeting point at the Fountain of Fortune in the Palace’s Courtyard of Honor: the first will be held at 10 a.m. and the second at 11:30 a.m. with groups of a maximum of 25 people with reservations required while places last at the following link:

The visit costs 3 euros and it is necessary to have a ticket for access to the Royal Palace, which can be purchased at the ticket office or online at the link:

On Saturday, Dec. 16, the Foriera Depot, located in spaces formerly used to serve the Navy and overlooking the military dockyard below, will instead be open to visitors. It is currently used to store 19th-century furnishings mostly from the rooms that now house the “Vittorio Emanuele III” National Library.

The museum headquarters also warns Royal Palace, including courtyards and gardens, will be closed to the public from Nov. 25-30, 2023 inclusive, as it will host the Cultural Heritage in the 21st Century conference from Nov. 27-29, an international summit involving representatives and experts from UNESCO’s 194 member countries. The event, jointly organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Culture and the City of Naples, will address during seven thematic sessions the challenges posed to Heritage by urbanization, excessive tourism, climate change and conflict. On the two days preceding and the day following the event dates, the museum will not be accessible to the public in order to allow for full security management of all organizational phases of the event.

Naples, Royal Palace opens depots to the public with guided tours
Naples, Royal Palace opens depots to the public with guided tours

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