Museo di Capodimonte is one of the largest and richest art museums in Italy located in the luxurious and massive Palace of Capodimonte in Naples. With three floors and 160 rooms, the museum exhibits Neapolitan paintings and decorative art, from dishware to architectural structures. The lavish palace was originally designed to be a hunting lodge for King Charles VII of Naples and Sicily in 1738 and took nearly a century to complete. The first and second floors of the palace house the National Gallery with paintings from the 13th to the 18th century. The palace also has a large Farnese collection of classical sculptures, rooms furnished with 18th-century furniture and porcelain and Italian tin-glazed pottery called maiolica. The palace sits atop a hill of 130 hectares and offers incredible views of Naples in a peaceful setting. The palace, the view and the art display astonishing hand-made and natural works of art that bring a sense of tranquillity and serenity.