Prince Diego Aragona Pignatelli Cortes Museum - Naples (Villa Pignatelli)
These is a rare example of a House-Museum: the objects within are found in their original locations in their original rooms.
This princely residence radiates with the taste and prestige of its previous occupants, among them the Acton family, the Rothschilds and the Pignatellis.
The villa, a harmonious and elegant example of Neapolitan neoclassical architecture, was designed by Pietro Valente in 1826.
The Museum was created in 1955 when the princess Rosina Pignatelli donated the park and villa, together with all its furnishings and collections to the Italian State.
It displays a variety of furniture, domestic objects, silverware, ornaments and furnishings in bronze, small bronze statues and statuettes and porcelain, all of which demonstrate the interests of the Pignatelli family.
The grand staircase leading to the upper floor takes us to a collection of art from the Bank of Naples with treasures from the 16th to the 19th century.
The basement floor, completely restructured, hosts conferences exhibitions and cultural initiavives.
Since 1960 the old stables have housed the Mario d'Alessandro di Civitanova Carriage Museum.
The rooms in the villa were decorated and furnished in accordance with the refined taste of the Pignatelli family: the sumptuous ballroom and elegant salons filled with photographs and precious porcelain and majolica; the library hung with leather and gold; a dining room with the tableware of the Pignatelli family.
Naples, Riviera di Chiaia 199
All days from 8.30 to 14.00
1 January from 14.30 to 19.30
Tuesday closed (except during the “Cultural Heritage Week”)
15 August closed
EUR 2,00 Adults
EUR 1,00 for European Union members between 18 and 25 years old
Free Entrance for European Union members under 18 and over 65 years old
10% discount with Campania Artecard
Ticket office close one hour before closing time
The Prince Aragona Pignatelli Cortes Museum is a site of CAMPANIA ARTECARD circuit
How you can get there from the Hotel
From Via Martucci, 10 minutes on foot, proceed in direction of sea side road arriving at the end of the street; proceed, turning on the left, for about about 200 metres: the Museum of Prince Diego Aragona Pignatelli Cortes is in Via Riviera di Chiaia 199.