Villa Pignatelli
Villa Pignatelli
4.5
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

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Steve M
Redcar, UK696 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2013 • Couples
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!
Written October 19, 2013
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bvas
Bristol, UK30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2011 • Couples
This museum is great.

The building is a beautiful 19th century villa on the west side of town. The interior decoration is pure 'style rothschild' - apparently it did at one stage belong to the family. Although most of the furniture has been removed, the gilded panelling, glass chandeliers and floor length mirrors are still in place as well as a grand piano that was being played - expertly - by the security guard when we entered. When we went we were the only people there - we found this was pretty much the norm in museums in Naples - but walking alone round this crumbling old mansion to the sound of classical music was quite a bizarre experience.

The exhibits on the ground floor were held in a few glass vitrines. I cant really remember what they were - some Meissen china, a couple of bits of dusty but beautiful silver, a riding crop - I think the museum authorities use it as a sort of dumping ground for all the stuff they dont really know what to do with but think should be on display somewhere. Another security guard trailed us into every room to turn the lights on when we entered and off when we left.

As we were leaving, the piano playing security guard said something to us in Italian and then lead us downstairs into the basement through two enormously thick steel doors. It was the repository for the bank of Naples art collection - four or five large rooms with many paintings of variable quality.

A museum experience like no other I've ever had.
Written August 13, 2011
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hereford
Sitka, AK337 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Very unusual and well presented carriage display with excellent signage, Italian and English. Palazzo furnishings and design beautiful and in excellent condition. Currently there is also an enjoyable photo exhibit.
Written October 28, 2019
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Steven E
London, UK109 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
Lovely to wander around what is clearly quite a wonderful piece of history. From the rooms to photos taken of the famous at the start of 1900 and the modern photograph exhibition and then the old carriage museum? Great couple of hours. Shame not more being done to keep I'd better upkeep.
Written August 30, 2019
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dennisfr
Chicago, IL346 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
The villa and its grounds (and its ducks) are grand indeed, and at least when we were there, there was only a handful of other visitors. The carriage museum on the villa grounds was unexpectedly engaging; we're not particularly interested in such things, but the collection of carriages is beautiful, and the extensive collection of whips, bits and tack is interesting.
Written October 21, 2018
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AntoineWaterfall
Volleges, Switzerland164 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
If you are a dreamer, or remember in another life your aristocratic life in a millenium mansion this is the place for you. The house looks as is Princess Pignatelli just left it. Her books, her furniture, her pictures and the walls (paintings and souvenirs by camera), the sofas, the plates, the dining room her library: everything is here. Oh, I forgot: her garden, her pants her trees her gorgeous 'strelitzia' bushes (my favorite flower sometimes called oiseau paradis in French). Go everyday there, ask yourself why the bathroom looks upon the stairs with a bay window (- yes, true, why?). Nearby also the good looking carriage museum (most carriages made in Naples, poor guys and industry destroyed by the automotive industry). In the 'curies' (stables) of the princess. Unforgettable.
Written August 10, 2017
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thewarsawboy
Warsaw, Poland261 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Solo
Located in Riviera di Chiaia in a garden nearby the sea this neoclassical house is very impressive as it still has a feel of how the high society of Naples lived sometime ago.
Written April 1, 2017
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DankeLee
Oxshott, UK22 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Couples
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 each of the rooms, the Red, Blue, Green and Library. Be amazed that the wallpaper in the Library is of leather! The upper level rooms did not have any furniture nor furnishings. There were paintings, photographs. Some ceilings were painted. The master bathroom upstairs was interesting. The Carriage Museum is also great but be aware, there are ticks among the carriages and artefacts that'll bite your exposed skin. Definitely not something you want (fortunately we had some ointment that we carry on us). The video of the carriages in various cities in the early 1900s was worth while to view.
Written September 30, 2016
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nigelsuenos
Nottingham, UK99 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Couples
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.
Written September 27, 2016
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Dieguito55
Turin, Italy83 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Family
The villa is simply amazing. One of the best I have ever seen in the world.
It worth a visit!
Issues I'd like to ask the Naples museum authorities to solve for future visitors please:

1. Missing indication in Italian and English to reach the villa entrance... The villa main door is behind the front garden, without any clear indications.

2. Lack of advertisements and promotions about this villa. Please, advertise it better all around the town. Let's make the turists aware of its beauty!

3. Really the villa entrance closes at 4.00 PM? Please increase the visit opening hours at least at 5.00 PM

4. The lady at the ticket entrance is ok. The other people staying in the villa room should be probably trained to manage the visitors. They looked sad and not very pleasant with the visitors.
I didn't understand if they were there for security or for guiding the visitors... either ways the behaviour could be improved

4. Some more audioguides could be useful!

I hope to visit it again with some improvements next time.
Written January 5, 2019
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