The sixteenth-century building was raised by the Pignatelli family of Monteleone, the current Vibo Valentia, inside the historic center of Naples, in Piazza del Gesù Nuovo.
The rooms of the historic building are set around one central court, but to strike particularly is it splendid entrance portal enriched by the alternation of white and piperno marble. The columns, which rise from smooth bases, end with capitals figuratively faces threatening expressions.
At the end of the '700 the palace hosted numerous worldly events in which famous personalities took part, including the Casanova.
Among the descendants of the owners who stayed on several occasions in the Palazzo Pignatelli there is the famous Impressionist painter Edgard.
Information on the Palazzo Pignatelli di Monteleone
How to get:
- Address: Calata Maggiore Trinità, 53 - 80134 Naples
- L1 metro line: Dante station, go down via Toledo, turn onto Via Cisterna dell'Olio (the second on the left), turn left again and immediately right on Calata Trinità Maggiore (about 5 minutes on foot) | L2 metro line: Montesanto station, go along via Olivella, cross Piazza Montesanto and Via Forno Vecchio, turn immediately right into Piazza del Gesù, taking Calata Trinità Maggiore (about 8 minutes on foot) | Bus E1: Piazza del Gesù stop | Bus 201, 460, N3 or N8, R4: Sant'Anna dei Lombardi stop - Optic Sacco.
Hours and prices: can be visited from outside
Palazzo Pignatelli di MonteleoneThe sixteenth-century building was raised by the Pignatelli family of Monteleone.