The Astronomical Observatory of Capodimonte
DOBEDOO – The Astronomical Observatory of Capodimonte is part of the network of 12 astronomical observatories and of 4 astrophysics organized on the Italian territory by the National Institute of AstroFisica – INAF -, the leading Italian agency for astronomical and astrophysical research on land and space.
It is located on the hill of Miradois in Capodimonte, in Salita Moiariello 16: the building, created by Federico Zuccari and designed by Stefano Gasse, overlooks the Gulf of Naples and offers a breathtaking panoramic view. The works for the construction of the structure began in 1812 and the Astronomical Observatory of Capodimonte was inaugurated in 1819, beginning with the observations in the same premises attended today by researchers engaged in various observation and didactic activities.
The activities of the observatories are significant and they also fascinate amateurs: just to entice people to visit the wonderful structures of the Observatory and to bring them closer to the world of astronomy, often there are cultural or entertainment events, both industry-specific and more generalist, combined with astral observations or concerts.
The Astronomical Observatory of Capodimonte is just a few minutes from the Bosco and you can walk on foot after having strolled through the tree-lined avenues of the park, visiting the National Museum and enjoying the panoramic view. To complete the visit of Capodimonte, in addition, just after 1 km you can access the Catacombs of Naples, in Via Capodimonte 13.
In order to promote research and observation, associations, schools and individuals can contact the Communication Office to receive information on current activities, to propose projects and to arrange for guided tours.
phone: +39. 081 5575111
Salita Moiariello, 16 – 80131 Napoli