If Napoli has such small streets, because behind every door is a small village which give space: large courtyards, stairs leading to the inner gardens, majestic palaces and stately, just crossing the threshold.
Palazzo Venezia is among those historic buildings in Naples that is hidden behind a large wooden and wrought-iron gate, Spaccanapoli site; is an unexpected place we catapult into a blend of art, history and culture.
The history of the Palazzo Venezia is a testament to economic and political relations that bound the Kingdom of Naples and the status of the Republic of Venice. The Palace was the seat of the Venetian Embassy in Naples and was donated in 1412 by King of Naples Ladislaus II d’Anjou Durazzo to the Republic of Venice to serve as a residence to the consuls-general in Naples. Completely fallen into disrepair after its peak in the 15th and 16th century, Palazzo Venice has undergone several restorations, which witness through the tombstones that have been affixed in the yard by Giuseppe Zono in 1610, Peter sweet in 1646 and Antonio Maria Winners who took charge of its restructuring after the Palace was completely damaged by the earthquake of 1688.
Today Palazzo Venezia is historian can be visited free of charge, where temporary exhibitions are exposed and/or, poetry meetings, dance performances and concerts. With the charm of history and art, from which it is wrapped inside the building, the roof garden of the Pompeian House and Chapel “grotta della Madonnina“, make the building a place of peace and silence in the heart of the city, the kind that you wouldn’t expect to find in the chaos of Naples and that for too long has been kept quiet. The public opening was desired by Gennaro Buccino, Neapolitan, who as a child dreamed of bringing the light inside of Palazzo Venezia.
Opening hours: daily from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 15:30 to 19:00
Ticket: Free Admission
Address: Via Benedetto Croce, 19