Villa Floridiana

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Villa Floridiana
Villa Floridiana
Napoli - Villa Floridiana.jpg
The Villa Floridiana on the Vomero hill in Naples.
General information
Status Palace now used as a museum, National Gallery
Type Villa
Architectural style Neo-Classical
Location Naples, Italy
Construction started 1817
Completed 1819
Client Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies
Technical details
Floor count 2
Design and construction
Architect Antonio Niccolini
Invalid designation
Official name Villa Floridiana
Type Non-movable
Criteria Monument
State Party Italy

The Villa Floridiana is a large park in the Vomero quarter in Naples, southern Italy. It overlooks the western Neapolitan suburbs of Chiaia and Mergellina.

The villa 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.[1]

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.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Legler, Rolf (1990). Der Golf von Neapel (in German). Cologne: DuMont Buchverlag. ISBN 3-7701-2254-2. 

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Coordinates: 40°50′22″N 14°13′48″E / 40.839400°N 14.230050°E / 40.839400; 14.230050