Architectural Buildings in Naples

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Architectural Buildings in Naples

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  • Paolo-Chris
    San Diego, CA937 contributions
    We enjoyed our visit to the Palazzo Reale so much in 2014 that we enthusiastically looked forward to seeing it again with a Globus tour were on in 2022. It did not disappoint; it was even more opulent than we remembered. It’s like a micro-mini Versailles in Paris or Pitti Palace in Florence, but WITHOUT THE CROWDS. However, the self-guided tour we took in 2014, with the aid of audioguides and placards in the rooms, was every bit as good as our guided tour in 2022. The exquisite marble staircase, known as the Scalone d’Onore (Staircase of Honor), greets you when you enter the palace. It was built in 1651 and alone is worth the 10€ price of admission. Montesquieu described that staircase as the most beautiful in Europe, and we can’t argue with him; it is gorgeous. That staircase also leads to the many opulently-decorated rooms of the Historic Apartment on the main floor. Each of the 30 rooms in the palace has interesting architectural elements and is with beautiful neoclassic and Baroque furniture and furnishings. Like Versailles and the Pitti Palace, gold – solid gold, gold-plated, gold-gilt, and gold-embossed – seems to be everywhere and on almost everything.

    The one exhibit that wasn’t embellished with gold was the huge 18th-century presepe napoletano (Neapolitan nativity scene). The intricacy of that nativity scene must be seen to be believed.
    Written January 31, 2023
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  • Nona Bankova
    3 contributions
    Mario was incredibly knowledgable about every part of the museum, and the history of medicine in Italy, as well as universally. He was so generous with his time and the information he knows. Everybody in the museum was very helpful and friendly. The museum itself is full of interesting information and objects. Definitely a great place to visit, even if you are not particularly interested in the medical field :)
    Written June 10, 2021
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  • ChristianH7
    Berlin, Germany307 contributions
    In the roaring tourist heart of Naples you step into this peaceful oasis of beauty and tranquility. A large convent with the most stunning garden.
    Written November 26, 2022
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  • Joanna L
    Tel Aviv, Israel65 contributions
    This mall is gorgeous, but the stores in it are not so special. If I understood correctly the mall is currently being renovated though, hoping there will be some more exciting stores after!
    Written January 10, 2023
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  • KatrinaMolini
    Corciano, Italy7,506 contributions
    Palazzo dello Spagnolo was erected in 1738. The top floor was added at the end of the 18th century. This building was built after another famous palazzo - Palazzo Sanfelice and, for some reason, it’s in a much better state. I loved the pale green color of the facade and staircases with arches and all the details. You can walk freely there - there is no security. Like the other palazzo, it has also been used in many movies. Definitely worth a stop if you are strolling Rione Sanità.
    Written July 29, 2020
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  • Aleksandrs S
    1 contribution
    Visited Vele today. Alone. Came from center by train. Came inside to two of a buildings to ground floor and 1st floor. In fact not so risky as locals say. Yes, you can meet some Scampian guys around but all in all it depends personaly on you - are looking as easy victim or not.
    Written July 30, 2022
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  • Fra Stefanelli
    New York City, NY447 contributions
    PROS
    Excellent service and food
    Great location, you will be speachless in the terrace

    CONS
    There is nothing to be underlined

    Nothing to say: highly recommended to go, especially for an important night such as a wedding or a romantic escape
    Written July 6, 2021
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  • KatrinaMolini
    Corciano, Italy7,506 contributions
    Palazzo Sanfelice was built between 1724 and 1726 by the architect and painter Ferdinando Sanfelice , who designed it as his own private residence. It became the talk of the town right away and resulted in more similar palazzi around the city. Now, almost 300 years later, you can see that the building is in a very poor condition and needs a serious restoration, but I’m always fascinated by such historical buildings and I liked it a lot. Besides, it was used as a movie set for numerous films and TV series, which is cool as well. Too bad we were not allowed to actually enter the building and walk the stairs. There is a security guy at the entrance to the courtyard and he says you can only see it from the outside.
    Written July 29, 2020
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  • nicolas s
    Milan, Italy2,351 contributions
    i read that the town paid for restoration but not to put activiites in this jewel. i hope this will happen soon, and according to plans some elegant shops will be installed. i hope so
    Written June 21, 2019
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  • Eli B
    Sydney, Australia3,697 contributions
    Majestic property impressive for its history a its double flighted staircase , set in the entrance hall that opens onto the courtyard. Its decorated with white marble that contrasts beautifully with the buildings imposing, grey volcanic stone.
    Written August 21, 2019
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  • Rita B
    Torrington, CT80 contributions
    Spent a day researching census records for my family genealogy. Staff was very helpful. There is a requirement to lock personal belongings which is intended to protect documents. I was able to photograph the documents I needed to trace my famiily back in time. The census records are not limited to Naples and surrounding towns. The archive includes records for much of Southern Italy.
    Written October 16, 2019
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  • Anne B
    Exmouth, UK69 contributions
    We rented e-bikes from AD Car Rental (on Via Santa Lucia just inland from Castel Del Ovo - £25 for the day, very friendly service and great fun!) and cycled along the sea front, up the hill pass Villa Volpicelli and on up to the Parco Virgiliano. Fantastic views of the Naples sea front, beautiful buildings like this one. Can't go in, but well-worth the views.
    Written August 24, 2019
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  • Dante B
    Honolulu, HI18 contributions
    Website says it’s open but when we get there it’s closed. The people at the desk joke about it being closed for the next 20 years since there’s no money. I spent a half a day just getting there to find this out. The administration should inform the public of this. We were not the only visitors to be turned away.
    Written July 15, 2022
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  • Shelbypoppit
    Dobrich, Bulgaria3,153 contributions
    A grand building on a main shopping street that stands out due to its bold architecture. We decided to look inside and found a small but interesting museum with plenty of old artefacts and photographs about the banks history. A lovely time capsule.
    Written July 18, 2017
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