Costa and the Naples’ Museo and Real Bosco di Capodimonte join forces to foster one of the most important parts of Italy’s artistic, cultural and botanical heritage.

Our activity taking countless thousands of tourists to the world’s finest destinations so they can appreciate their superb cultural attractions and natural scenery is closely linked to our determination to allow the public at large to discover local heritage and traditions, often in places that are off the beaten track.

The project developed in partnership with Naples’ Museo and Real Bosco di Capodimonte for the promotion of this former royal residence with its extensive grounds is another step in this direction in line with our mission to work side-by-side with the Ministry for Cultural Affairs so as to help enhance Italy’s finest with specific regard to the country’s inimitable heritage. The aim of the alliance is to increase the number of international visitors to the Museo di Palazzo Reale and the adjoining Bosco pastoral park. Cruise guests now have the chance to appreciate the Farnese art collection – one of Europe’s most impressive, with works from the 13th century to the contemporary period, comprising many unique but relatively unknown masterpieces. To this end we are running organized shore tours to Capodimonte, and promoting them on board by means of a special video and other educational initiatives designed to ensure that visitors make the most of this opportunity to discover the site’s artistic wonders and splendid grounds.

“By means of this initiative, Costa Cruises wishes to lend its support to the ambitious goal of the Ministry for Cultural Affairs and the Director of the Museo Sylvain Bellenger – namely the discovery or rediscovery of the splendid cultural legacy of Capodimonte,” commented Costa Cruises Sustainability & External Relations Director Stefania Lallai. “The partnership we have established is working to strengthen ties with the local community and create exclusive opportunities to discover places that are unique not only in terms of cultural value but also on account of their natural setting; Capodimonte is a prime example of this and has been added to our range of eco-tours.”
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Due le tipologie di escursione progettate in collaborazione con il museo di cui una decisamente innovativa per una città come Napoli, di carattere naturalistico, che sposa la filosofia che guida il nostro spirito di attenzione all’ambiente e il desiderio di avvicinare i nostri ospiti alla natura: una pedalata di 9 km nell’ombreggiato bosco di Capodimonte, patrimonio dell’UNESCO, che vanta specie botaniche centenarie, interessanti giardini tardo-barocchi e giardini con alberi da frutto, spezie e ortaggi, guidata da esperti botanici. Una escursione invece di carattere più culturale, guiderà i nostri ospiti alla scoperta delle più grandi collezioni del Rinascimento Italiano ed Europeo, del periodo Borbonico. Parte integrante dell’esperienza ashore la piacevole sosta nel sereno e salutare ambiente del Real Bosco, per gustare alcune prelibatezze della dieta mediterranea, valorizzata in questo contesto, dalle interpretazioni gastronomiche della Campania.