Naples ‘Art Stations’ Turn Subways Into Underground Galleries [Pics]
MetroNapoli's publicly funded project transforms local metro stations into commuter-friendly art spaces that are some of the most impressive in Europe
Say the word subway and you think: dirty, dark and rats. But in Naples, Italy, an ongoing public art project has transformed 13 metro stations into works of art, with the most recent on Via Toledo being named one of The Daily Telegraph‘s most impressive undergrounds in Europe.
The project began a decade ago as part of MetroNapoli‘s efforts to renew Naples’ urban landscape.
The Art stations originated from a project formulated by the city government with a view to make the urban area’s public transport centers more attractive and to give everyone a chance to get an up-close look at prime examples of contemporary art