The Villa Floridiana is a large park in the Vomero district of Naples. The main attractions of this park are the Museo Nazionale della Ceramica Duca di Martina and the magnificent panoramas over the districts of Chiaia and Mergellina as well as the island of Capri.
Villa Floridiana Park Naples
History and description
The history of the Villa Floridiana begins in 1816, when Ferdinand I purchased the estate. During the following years, the architect Antonio Niccolini had both the villa itself and the surrounding gardens renovated.
When the renovation was finished, the king gifted the estate to his wife Lucia Migliazzo, who was the Duchess of Floridia (which explains its current name), to be turned into a summer residence.
After the Duchess died (1826), her heirs had the park as well as the building itself constructed several times.
In 1919 it was bought by the Italian state.
Today, the villa houses the National Ceramics Museum Duke of Martina.
Address: Via Domenico Cimarosa 77 – 80127 Naples (Metro: Vanvitelli; Bus: 128, 130, 181, C31, C36, V1). There is a second entrance in Via Aniello Falcone. Opening hours: From 08:30 till 19:00 from April to October, from 08:30 till 17:30 from November till March.