After the Italian Unification (1861) the Palazzo Reale di Capodimonte passed to the Italian king house Savoia, which gave it to the Italian state in 1920.
In the 50's other paintings were added from the Pinacoteca Nazionale di Napoli to the existing collections.
The Museum as you can see it today was opened in 1957 and houses exhibitions of different topics: In one of the
wings on the ground floor, you can see changing exhibitions. The graphics collection and the paintings of the 19th century are located on the mezanine floor. On the first floor, you find the former Farnese Collection and the
outstanding craftwork of the Capodimonte School like porcelain and glass- and ceramic tableware.
On the two other upper floors you can see a significant collection of paintings with works of the Renaissance (e.g., Titian,
Raphael, Botticelli, and Tintoretto), and the “Neapolitan Gallery” exhibits works from the 13th to the 19th century.
Besides the paintings of the 19th century, the second floor has also a collection of
contemporary art. You’ll find works of Jannis Kounellis, Alberto Burri, and Sigmar Polke, and you can also admire the pop art painting “Vesuvius” by Andy Warhol.