A journey to discover the King's wine and Court anecdotes at the MAVV Wine Art Museum.
What to expect
Meeting point: 5.30 pm Via Università 100, Reggia di Portici
Included: entrance to the MAVV Wine Art Museum and visit with a guide in period costume
It is said that 3 is the perfect number and it was so that His Majesty Charles of Bourbon decided to have the magnificent Palace of Portici built in addition to the Capodimonte palace and the Royal Palace of Caserta.
The sovereign and his wife Maria Amalia of Saxony were enchanted by the landscape that emerged before their eyes when, with the stormy sea, they had to find refuge on the Vesuvian coasts, guests of the Prince of Elbouef Emanuele Maurizio of Lorraine.
Thus was born the idea of erecting a palace between Vesuvius and the sea.
We are in the year 1738. Other residences of excellence and summer residences of nobles began to rise around the royal palace, giving life to the villas that delineated "the Golden Mile".
Accompanied by the commoner "Teresa Calopietro", our journey begins right from the royal road of Calabrie (Golden Mile) at the entrance to the wonderful Palace of Portici.
It continues with the entrance to the MAVV Wine Art Museum, museum of the Art of Wine and Vine, where guests will begin a 360 ° journey through time between art, music and stories.
The visit continues with the narration of the history of wines at the time of the Bourbons: we will discover the name of the places where the vineyards were located (the different qualities and the innovative `` vigna del fan '') and in particular the history of the most loved wine from King Ferdinand: the '' Pallagrello ''.
Centro Musa - Musei del Sito Reale di Portici
History, architectural elegance, archaeology, nature, rare plants, regal decorations, refined rooms and the look that plunges into the blue of the sea that frames a breathtaking view.
Visitors to the Royal Palace of Portici will be amazed: so much wonder in a single ticket?
The royal site of Portici was built before the Royal Palace of Caserta at the behest of the King of Naples Charles of Bourbon and the Queen Amalia of Saxony. The sovereign was looking for a sublime place to devote himself to hunting, his wife wanted to live happy days surrounded by nature and the landscape between Vesuvius and the Gulf. So Portici immediately conquered their hearts.
Today, thanks to the museums managed and maintained by the Musa Centre, visitors can enjoy a multidisciplinary "full immersion".
Over time, in fact, the complex of the Royal Palace of Portici became "a place of accumulation of memories of art, of historical-scientific and landscape memories" and is still today "a place of contrasts in which the archaeological soul and the scientific soul live". Since 1935 it has housed the Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Naples Federico II.
Among the things not to be missed is the small organ kept in the Palatine Chapel(*) , which was played by Mozart in 1770 on the occasion of his visit to Naples, then the capital of music.
Dulcis in fundo, keep the right time to carefully admire the Chinese Room (**), a triumph of the eighteenth-century taste for Asian decorations.
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