Riviera di Chiaia, 200, Napoli, 80121 NA, Italia
Looking at “Villa Pignatelli” you can have just one word in you mind to describe it: “SUUUUPER!”. Well, this villa is one of the Neapolitan neoclassical super cool art expressions, located in “via Riviera di Chiaia”. Do you want to dive straight into the Bella Epoque? Ok, then you need to go there immediately!
Through centuries this villa hosted so many important people, such as Mary Shelley, who dramatized in Naples her romance “The last man”. And it’s not over: it’s in here – during a very long summer – the writer brought Dr. Frankestein to life. We could say it a “monstrous” stay (but that’s a matter of perspective). Honestly the ducks in the gardens are not scary at all; instead most of us usually spend hours with them, even having long discussions with them (maybe that’s unbelievable?)
Villa Pignatelli’s history excites everyone; from history lovers to the art ones, or even the ones who can’t be bothered of either of those and they are just drawn to its beauty. Commissioned by the admiral Ferdinando Acton, this villa has been lived by many families who have been very important in Naples’s history. Its inside is that beautiful we can’t even tell you all the head trips you are going to do! (Such an unforgettable experience!)
When the admiral died, the German banker Carl Mayer Von Rothschild acquired this villa, making it his residence and bringing in Naples his bank branch.
Just a little thing: a remaining evidence of the banker is a monogram on the villa’s first floor and a whole room which holds all the decorations commissioned by Carl Mayer Von Rothschild to Gaetano Genovese. Following the Rothschild’s family decline, this villa was given up to Prince Diego Aragona Pignatelli Cortes, who enriched its artistic heritage and commissioned the construction of very particular buildings, that particular that… our head trip is starting, here we go!
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