On a hill above Naples, Vomero, once a hilltop village for Sunday picnics, is where the spectacular Certosa (charterhouse) was founded by Carthusian monks back in the 14th century. The terraced gardens that stretch around it offer spectacular views over the Bay of Naples and Vesuvius. Take the cable car up the hill and admire Certosa’s Gothic arches, cross-vaulted ceilings, its
exceptional range of Neapolitan art, marquetry and 18th century presepi , maps, porcelain and displays devoted to the theatre. Set around the cloister, the Museo dell’Opera art gallery contains works created specifically for the cloister by Ribera, Spadaro and Stanzione.