Over its storied history, the Certosa di San Martino has enriched itself with prestigious historic, artistic, architectural and cultural heritage. Originally a Carthusian Monastery, the founding of the Neapolitan Republic changed its destiny in 1799 when the monks were accused of being republican sympathizers. They were suppressed and sent away, and the monastery was shut down. In 1866, it became a National Monument and its first Managing Director, Giuseppe Fiorelli, decided to convert it into the Kingdom of Naples “Historical Museum”. From then on, with the help of a lot of private donations, and public ones at a later stage, the museum was able to obtain beautiful art treasures showcasing the powerful artistic heritage of Naples. Since its founding in the 16th century, the Certosa di San Martino with its many treasures and its fascinating location, has been and continues to be a favourite destination for many intellectuals and travellers alike.