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The museum is situated in a patrician villa, surrounded by a citrus grove, with a terrace of Belvedere that overlooks the Gulf of Naples. The villa is owned by Pompeo and Alfredo Correale, the last descendants of the family.
The museum exhibits collections of Neapolitan painters dating from the 17th and 18th century. It contains valuable Capodimonte and Sèvres ceramics, Murano glassware, Bohemia crystals and a collection of watches. There is also an archaeological collection. Some works date from the 19th century and the mansion displays tables, furnishings and finely inlaid jewel cases. In the library are works by Torquato Tasso.
The Museum’s collections are arranged on three floors in twenty-four halls:
- Founders’ hall and chapel: The Section Sorrento tarsia dates from the 19th century with an Archaeological Section and Romanesque section.
- First floor: This area hosts paintings and furniture dating back to the 18th century by Caracciolo, Andrea Vaccaro, Micco Spadaro, Corenzio, Lanfranco, Paolo de Matteis, Del Po, Rossi, Francesco de Mura, Giuseppe Bonito, C. Amalfi and Oriental chinaware dating back to the 17th and 18th century. The hall of Flemish painters exhibits Rubens, J. Vari Kassel, Grimmer and Michiel Sweerts.
- Second floor: Paintings dating from the 17th and 18th century by Giovan Battista Ruoppolo, Tommaso Realfonso, G. Cusati, Ascione, G. Casissa and landscape painters from the 18th and 19th century: Déms, Gaspard Dughet, Rabbel, Vervloet. Landscape painters of the School of Posillipo: Antonie Sminck Pitloo, Duelere, Giacinto Gigante and in the hall of the Italian and European watches dating from the 18th century.
- Third floor: Italian and foreigner majolica dating from the 17th and 18th century from Milano, Savona, Castelli, Sicily, Calabria and Ruen. Italian and foreign chinaware dating from the 18th century from Meissen, Wien, Ludwigsburg, Nymphenburg, Zurich, Chelsea, Bow, St Petersburg - Capodimonte, Venice