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Villa Pignatelli

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Neighborhood: Chiaia
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Address: Riviera di Chiaia 200, 80121, Naples, Italy
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Fascinating glimpse into an ornate lifestyle

The Villa museum (ground floor) was very interesting. Even the visitor's lobby had large decorated vases, and the hosts could look down from the upper level. The lighting... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 30, 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

The Villa museum (ground floor) was very interesting. Even the visitor's lobby had large decorated vases, and the hosts could look down from the upper level. The lighting fixtures, the chandeliers, the ornate mirrors were a sight to behold. Lots of richly decorative wares, with great detail. One of my favorites was the Qing bowl. Do read the descriptions in... More 

Thank DankeLee
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

This former royal villa is now a small museum and conference centre with an attractive landscaped garden. It was originally built for an englishman, Sir John Acton at the end of the eighteenth century. The coach collection is worth the trip alone.

1 Thank nigelsuenos
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

Well worth a visit we thought it was a real insight into how the other half lived in the 19th and early 20th century. The coach museum was especially interesting and had a amazing collection of old coaches and asocciated equipment well worth the €5 euros

Thank Gary S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

While I've been to Naples 6 or 7 times I was attracted by something else leaving it for an option, this time I decided to go for sure: white from main front looking to the sea, it is red from the back. nice 2-storied mansion of Pignatelli family (original interiors exhibited, collection of porcelain etc.), coach museum in a separate... More 

1 Thank DimsBodnis
Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2016

The most part of Naples - amazing and noisy. But at this place you feel like at another city - here time have stopped. Very beautiful, a lots of flowers and trees, quiet and cozy. The villa looks like 200 years ago. Wonderful rooms, furniture and statues. + little bonus - comics exhibition on the second floor

Thank Sasha Z
Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2016

This museum is great. The building is a beautiful 19th century villa on the west side of town on Riviera di Chiaia. The villa belonged to the Rotschild's until they were forced to sell it after the Italian reunification. It then belonged to Italian aristocrats who used it to host concerts and meetings. Although most of the furniture has been... More 

Thank Guido D
Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2015

Beautiful interior decorating, ornaments and mirrors. Manicured gardens and is this Villa and museum a little oasis in the busy and dense populated Naples. Give a very good idea how the rich lived in the good old days. A must see.

Thank ajes8462
New York City
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2014

This house, in the middle of a park (most Italian houses have their gardens in the center) gives some idea of aristocratic living in Naples in earlier centuries. The house is lovely and well-preserved. But the really interesting part is the museum of "carrozze", i.e., carriages of various types. What I found fascinating is how complicated these things are. It... More 

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Redcar, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2013

The home ofthe Rothschilds when theuy holidayed in Naples, the building is exquisite decorated and furnished. The sun terrace with its columns and statues is spectacular. There are occasional music concerts in the building but casual visitors can still wander around. We found the entrance a bit tricky to locate and walked right passed it twice!

3 Thank Steve M
Adelaide Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2013

This villa reminded us of many we had seen along the Cote d'Azur. It is probably the only place in Naples where you can visit and relax in a garden setting along the sea front... so don't hurry your visit! The closing day is Tuesday and it is located an easy walk from Piazza Amadeo metro stop. Entry cost is... More 

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