Villa Floridiana

Naples, Italy

The Villa Floridiana dates from 1816 when Ferdinand I of the House of Bourbon, King of the Two Sicilies, acquired the property. Between 1817 and 1819 the architect Antonio Niccolini reconstructed the building and the surrounding gardens. The director of the Botanical Gardens, Friedrich Dehnhardt, planted oaks, pines, palms, cypresses and a large selection of flowers in the gardens.

The King then donated the property as the site for a vacation residence to his morganatic wife, Lucia Migliaccio Partanna, duchess of Floridia, from which the villa has taken its name. The neoclassical residence and surrounding gardens were built between 1817-19. The Villa currently houses the National Museum of Ceramics, Naples.



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Founded: 1816
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Italy

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Yasin Aka (2 years ago)
nice and relax park in Napoli
Christina Celes (2 years ago)
animal abuse!! I think its shameful that the turtles don’t have enough shade and islands to be able to lay down especially since the weather is so hot!!
Franiusia Elizka (3 years ago)
It was such a lovely park (dont know museum) full of cats and in small water point a lot of survived turtles! There is also a view for the city!
Simon Weeks (3 years ago)
Great view. Not much else to commend it.
Glhenda Sarnelli (3 years ago)
This is a beautiful, peaceful place where you can sit for hours and enjoy a good book and some coffee. This place has a fountain with turtles... and who doesn't like turtles?
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