Amalfi is a popular, albeit expensive tourist destination on the Tyrrhenian Sea on the coast of southern Italy. This is jet-set territory. And yet many of the museums are free. In addition to the Cathedral Museum, you may enjoy the tiny Civic Museum, and the Museo della Carta (Paper Museum) , located in a functioning paper mill. For more information consult http://www.amalfi.world-guides.com/amalfi_museums.html
In the old days the phrase was See Naples and Die; it was a major stop in the Grand Tour for travellers from northern Europe. Today, watch your step in parts of Napoli. And don't hang around the port at night (anymore than in any other port district). The Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte is located in the Palazzo Reale di Capodimonte, in an idyllic park on a hill overlooking Naples. It contains one of Italy’s finest collections of paintings. For more information consult http://www.portanapoli.com/Eng/naples/museum-capodimonte.html
The Sansevero Chapel Museum is in the heart of Naples. This is a religious museum whose sculptures are virtually unmatched. Don't miss the Veiled Christ or perhaps the crypt. For more information consult http://www.museosansevero.it/inglese/cappellasansevero.html
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