The Rosebery Villa in Naples

The villa

The splendid Rosebery villa is located on the Posillipo hill and it's the Neapolitan residence of the President of the Italian Republic. For this reason it is possible to visit only some periods of the year. Built at the beginning of the nineteenth century, it extends over an area of ​​about 66.000 m2 and overlooks the sea. It takes the name from the British statesman who bought it in the 1897 and conceived it as an oasis of peace and tranquility only accessible to a select few.

The villa then passed to the English government and subsequently it was donated to the Italian State. From the royal family he will pass to the Aeronautical Academy and from this to the President of the Italian Republic.

Information about Villa Rosebery

Opening time:

  • Extraordinary openings (announced by the FAI)
  • Mandatory reservations for schools at the FAI (by sending an email to the address indicated in the contacts)
  • Decorative clothing and comfortable shoes are required

Price tickets:

  •  Free entry on FAI days (See article on FAI 2017 days). Normally the Villa is closed to the public


  • Tel: 081 7618514 (FAI number)
  • E-mail: (FAI)
  • Official website of Villa Rosebery, from the site of the Italian Republic

How to get:

Address: Via Ferdinando Russo, 80123, Naples

By subway

Metro Line 2, Mergellina station, take bus 140 from via Giordano Bruno to Via Posillipo - corner with via Ferdinando Russo

By bus
140, stop Piazza Salvatore di Giacomo, about 800 mt on foot
C31, piazzetta Marechiaro stop, take line 140 to via Posillipo - corner via Ferdinando Russo

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Written by Milena Morreale
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