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Villa Floridiana (La), Naples

Villa Floridiana (La) - Naples, Italy
Villa Floridiana (La)
Via Aniello Falcone 171, Naples , Italy 80055Map
Neighborhood: Vomero
Overview

The hilly Vomero district is easily reached from the center by taking the cable car in Via Cimarosa. At the top, the visitor can enjoy the park that surrounds Villa Floridiana built by Ferdinand I Bourbon for his beloved duchess of Floridia in the early 19th century. The large park is filled with tall trees. It slopes gently down towards the sea and offers pleasant walks through grassy areas and shaded woods on avenues and paths that lead to the lookout tower. On the way, you will see small temples, follies and imitations of classical ruins that were very popular during the Victorian era. At the end of the Central Avenue, you see the elegant, Neo-Classical villa against a background of a large open grassy area. Today, the villa is used by the National Museum of Ceramics and boasts of a collection dedicated to the decorative arts.

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