If Naples has such small streets, it is because it hides behind every door a small village to give space to: large courtyards, stairs leading to internal gardens, majestic and imposing buildings, just cross the threshold.
Palazzo Venezia is one of those historic buildings in Naples that is hidden behind a large door in wood and wrought iron, located in Spaccanapoli, is an unexpected place that catapults us into a marriage of art, history and culture.
The history of Palazzo Venezia is the testimony of the economic and political relations that linked the Kingdom of Naples and the State of the Republic of Venice. The palace was, in fact, the seat of the Venetian embassy in the city of Naples and was donated in 1412 by the King of Naples Ladislaus II of Anjou Durazzo to the Republic of Venice to serve as a residence to the consuls general in Naples. Having fallen completely into ruin after having experienced its greatest splendor between the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, Palazzo Venezia has been subjected to several restoration works, which are also evidenced by the tombstones that were placed in the courtyard by Giuseppe Zono in 1610, Pietro Dolce in 1646 and Antonio Maria Vincenti who took care of its restructuring after the palace was completely damaged by the earthquake of 1688.
Today Palazzo Venezia is a historical apartment that can be visited free of charge, where permanent and/or temporary exhibitions, poetry meetings, dance performances and concerts are hosted. Together with the fascination of history and art that envelops the interior of the Palace, the hanging garden of the Pompeian house and the chapel “Grotta della Madonnina”, make the building a corner of peace and silence in the heart of the city, of those who would never expect to find in the Neapolitan chaos and that for too long has been silent. The opening to the public was wanted by the commitment of Gennaro Buccino, a Neapolitan who since he was a child dreamed of bringing the light back into the Palazzo Venezia.
Opening Hours: Every day from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 15:30 to 19:00
Ticket: FREE Entrance
Address: Via Benedetto Croce, 19