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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Treg
Cheshire, UK8 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Very tired and very few furnished rooms although carriage museum was quite interesting not a single for be changed in the gardens to have a rest, all in all not very good
Written June 30, 2023
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hereford
Sitka, AK335 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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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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Giorgio Cannella
Rome, Italy917 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Friends
On the waterfront of Naples since 1826 the English baronet Ferdinand Richard Acton had his villa built with a park that extended to the top of the hill behind.
The Villa was then bought by the Rothschilds, by the Pignatelli family and finally given to the Italian State.
The red room, the blue living room, the dining room, the library, the ballroom, the Pompeian sitting room and the neoclassical veranda bring you back in time, in 1700, the most sumptuous era of the Neapolitan nobility.
Written December 17, 2018
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Steven G
Rome, Italy115 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Solo
I went on an inclement day and was the only visitor. The interior is small but has been nicely restored. However, other than the pleasant lady on the till, the staff seem to be hostile to visitors. There’s no signage so it’s unclear where to enter the house and the separate coach museum yet I was challenged several times by the staff for not being where I should have been and I was even dressed down for wanting to tread across a newly washed marble floor to read one of quite helpful (at least more than the staff) explanatory panels. Others have mentioned exhibits in a basement and upstairs. I only saw a couple of rooms upstairs. The “warden” was engrossed in a book so I don’t know whether I saw everything. Nobody directed me to a downstairs. I left disgruntled, a pity as it’s an interesting house with a fascinating English connection.
Written October 29, 2018
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dennisfr
Chicago, IL343 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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vessi80
North Lanarkshire, UK1,128 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Solo
Came here after my wonderful visit to the Fondazione Plart as it's easy to find, going down towards the Villa Comunale.
The Villa is officially called the Pignatelli Cortes Museum and was owned by both the Rothschilds and the Pignatelli Cortes family.
Entrance is 5 euros or with my Artecard it was free.
The Villa itself is superb- those pillars , those gardens. The ballroom. Full of the finest porcelain and objet d'art.
Remember to visit the wonderful coach museum at the back- carriages fit for the proverbial princess.
Written April 9, 2018
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AntoineWaterfall
Volleges, Switzerland170 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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