Royal Palace of Naples: Culture, history and richness
The Royal Palace stands in Piazza del Plebiscito in the heart of the historic centre of Naples The entire complex, which dates back to 1600, is made up of several spaces known for their evocative beauty. The visit starts from the historic apartment where you can admire all the majesty of the Royal Chapel, the Court Theatre, the Hall of Hercules, the apartment of Etiquette and the Staircase of Honour. Tapestries, paintings, marble sculptures and frescoes frame this ancient residence and narrate its history and vicissitudes. The gardens and courtyards of the Royal Palace are what makes this complex even more fascinating. They are home to many botanical species and are ideal for strolling. They are made unique by the Hanging Garden and its delightful view over the Gulf of Naples and Vesuvius. The National Library of Naples, the two Superintendencies for the Municipality and the Metropolitan Area of Naples, the Memus Museum of the San Carlo Theatre and the Fondazione Premio Napoli are all housed today in this cultural centre.