if you find yourself in naples…

When you go to Naples, go to the top of a beautiful hill and enter the serene parco Capidimonte and stroll through large hedgerow pathways. You’ll find a glorious fountain covered in thick hanging moss and mariner figures. There is a lovely view of the hills of Naples nearby. The fountain is decaying, partly buried under the thick growth of moss and greenery. I couldn’t possibly love it more. After you wander around and linger on the grounds, go into the museum. See wonderful pantings and sculpture. Go to the second floor for the three Artemisia Gentileschis currently available for public viewing. Dream of returning before you’ve even left. Fall in love with beauty all over again.

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Charles III of Bourbon era fountain detail, Capidimonte Park, Napoli, Italy, autumn 2012 (digital)

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. jann says:

    It’s amazing what you’ll find decaying and growing under moss in southern Italy. Gorgeous!

    1. Isn’t it!? And so close to Artemisia paintings so it’s all the more special!

  2. Natalie says:

    Lovely- as usual! I miss Naples…

    1. Thank you!!! I have to catch up on your amazing blog but I’ve been enjoying your facebook. Your blog is an inspiration! I’m returning to Naples in September & October! Capri, maybe a day trip to Rome!

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