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Villa Floridiana, Naples

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Take a stroll through Villa Floridiana, a large, lush park overlooked by a picturesque, 19th-century Neoclassical residence. Originally built as a vacation property for King Ferdinand I and his wife, the park and villa are decorated by planted oaks, pines, palms, cypresses and a large selection of flowers in the gardens--the work of Friedrich Dehnhardt, director of the botanical gardens. The park offers views of the nearby bay, and wide paved pathways intertwine among dense trees. A grand staircase leads you the front door of the residence, which today houses a museum of Italian art. Villa Floridiana is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Naples Edition.
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  • The villa Floridiana is situated on the Hill, at the heart of Vomero. A walk in this park is to immerse yourself in another dimension, leaving behind the traffic, the smog, the chaos of the big city, and enjoy the tranquility, the scent of plants, lawns, tree-lined streets. Walking, walking you descend down the Hill until you come to a rooftop terrace where you can enjoy the spectacle of the entire Bay, from punta della Campanella at Vesuvius, Capri in front, and up to Posillipo. It's called Floridiana in honor of the Duchess of "Fay", the Sicilian Lucia Migliaccio, mistress of the King of Naples, Ferdinand of Bourbon and later married the latter when she became a widower after the death of the Queen. As a wedding present, Ferdinand gave the bride a villa located on the Vomero hill, little more than a country house, and entrusted the restoration to the Tuscan Architect Antonio Niccolini. The villa remained privately owned by the heirs of the Duchess until, in 1919, was finally purchased by the State: the villa in 1920 became Duca di Martina Museum that houses collections of ceramics, porcelain, pottery and glass, enamels, minor productions corals and ivories of Placid di Sangro, Duke of Martina.
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  • Villa Floridiana and its Park in Vomero are easily reached by funicular. The Park would be nice though is largely cordoned off because of the danger of falling trees. The playground for children is also protected with barriers and access temporarily closed but an inscription "but when reopen? Ever? " Makes us think that the temporary became permanent. The Park is home to a colony of cats well groomed you are a great treat for animal lovers and kids. The cafeteria inside the Park is well managed and has tables that offer great views over Capri. At Belvedere, a small fountain with tub accommodates an incredible amount of turtles. This place would have a huge potential if it were properly valued and well maintained.
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  • Monday, February 7, we decided to visit the Villa Floridiana where there should be beautiful porcelain. Arrived at the entrance, a woman welcomes us with aggressiveness and we ask in Italian that we pay the entry. No problem for us except that we speak french, English, a little German, Italian and Spanish subject our interlocutors speak to us slowly. Not possible for this woman at the front desk of a theoretically Museum visited by foreigners to speak slowly. We understand that one must pay 8 euros. We give a 10 euros and there, she says she doesn't have a currency. One of his colleagues offered him 2 euros. She refuses. Conclusion, not having 8 euros of currency, there is no opportunity to visit this Museum! Is it you please give to the home of a Museum, a "friendly" person (same etymology as host) and who understands that 'customers' may come from far away.
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  • Beautiful view
  • At present it is far too neglected. Many areas are pretty much a bunch of Scrubs harshened. Belvedere practically nullified the neglect to plants and fences that have been applied. To act immediately to return the pomp and the potential at a place originally beautiful.
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  • It was once larger. Now it's closed in part because it was dangerous. But anyway a nice green place in a very densely populated district
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  • The reopening (even partial) has finally given an acceptable size. We wait trusting openness of space still closed
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