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Palazzo Reale

Palazzo Reale Review

Dominating Piazza del Plebiscito, this huge palace—perhaps best described as overblown imperial—dates from the early 1600s. It was renovated and redecorated by successive rulers, including Napoléon's sister Caroline and her ill-fated husband, Joachim Murat (1767–1815), who reigned briefly in Naples after the French emperor sent the Bourbons packing and before they returned to reclaim their kingdom. Don't miss seeing the royal apartments, sumptuously furnished and full of precious paintings, tapestries, porcelains, and other objets d'art. The monumental marble staircase gives you an idea of the scale on which Neapolitan rulers lived.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Piazza Plebiscito, Toledo, Naples, 80132 | Map It
  • Phone: 081/5808111; 848/800288 schools and guided tours
  • Cost: €4, audio guide included
  • Hours: Thurs.–Tues. 9–8
  • Website:
  • Metro Toledo, Piazza Municipio (due 2014).
  • Location: Naples
Updated: 12-12-2013

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