The marvellous Palazzo Zevallos Stigliano, in Via Toledo, right in the heart of Naples, takes its name from the very first owner, Giovanni Zevallos. In 1639, this rich Spanish merchant commissioned Bartolomeo Picchiatti, architect and Senior Engineer of the Kingdom to design his new home. Since then, Palazzo Zevallos has undergone different changes in ownership and various renovations. going from a noble residence to an apartment block, then a bank and finally, an art museum. Today the Gallerie d’Italia in Naples displays over 120 works that take the onlooker back through the salient events of the figurative arts in the city, from the early 17th through to the early 20th centuries. Out of the works on display, it is possible to admire “The Last Caravaggio”, the last painting by Michelangelo Merisi, entitled the “Martyrdom of Saint Ursula”, painted in 1610, just a few weeks before the artist’s death.
For years, Gallerie d’Italia in Naples – has been part of a network of museums Napoli tra le mani [Naples in your hands] – offering numerous activities for people with disabilities and a public with special cognitive and social needs, for the purpose of guaranteeing cultural and spiritual enrichment to all visitors. There is a permanent service of guided visits in Italian Sign Language, carried out by a deaf guide, available to deaf visitors/ Guided visits in Italian Sign Language are free of charge(booking required).
Closed on Mondays
Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday: from 10:00 to 19:00
Saturday / Sunday: from 10:00 to 20:00
Last entry 30 minutes before closing.
– 1 November
– 8,17, 26 and 31 December
The Gallerie d’Italia in Naples offers a range of activities for disabled persons or people with special needs: people with Alzheimer’s, people with ASD, or people with Down’s syndrome, but also migrants, refugees and minors at risk, access the works in the Palazzo Zevallos collection, every day. Tactile books containing embossed plates and info sheets in Braille are available from the ticket office so that blind and partially sighted visitors can explore the majority of the collection independently. There is also a service with guided visits in Italian Sign Language with deaf guide, available on request (advance booking required).
Activities and routes for people with disabilities can be booked at the free number 800.454229 or the email: email@example.com