Museo Nazionale Ferroviario di Pietrarsa
Railway National Museum of Pietrarsa
Via Pietrarsa 80146 - NAPOLI
The National Railway Museum of Pietrarsa is where the first railway line in Italy was created, in October 1839. The complex is located in one of the most significant sites for industrial archaeology in Italy: the Reale Opificio Meccanico, Pirotecnico e per le Locomotive – the Royal Factory for Mechanical and Pyrotechnical Works and Locomotive Production – which was founded by Ferdinand II of Bourbon in 1840. This is a one-of-a-kind exhibition space within Italy and one of the most fascinating railway museums in Europe, nestled between the sea and Vesuvius and enjoying a stunning view of the Gulf of Naples. The museum spreads over an area of 36,000 m2, 14,000 m2 of which has been built on. It was inaugurated in 1989 and was completely restored by the Fondazione FS in 2017.
This has all been achieved without losing sight of its primary role as a railway museum. It is the perfect location for various kinds of events and one of the biggest conference centres in Southern Italy. Private individuals, institutions and big companies can organise their very own event in Pietrarsa, choosing one or more rooms out of the pavilions, halls and outdoor spaces.