In the heart of The historic metro of Naples, hidden by a large door there is a lovely place… once home to Nobili and a sign of prestige today is one of the most famous places for exhibitions and exhibitions, we are in Palazzo Venezia.
is one of the most famous areas of Naples, it perfectly crosses the historic center… a long street and always crowded with tourists, Neapolitans and street vendors. We love to walk around Spaccanapolis, people watching and distractingly traverse people’s most disparate speeches. We just enjoyed a fantastic pizza (in the center of Naples it is not difficult to eat a fantastic one even in places not very famous). At 15:30 on time we are outside Palazzo Venezia which has just reopened its doors after the lunch break.
The Venice Palace testifies to the political and economic relations between the Republic of Venice and the Kingdom of Naples. It was built around 1412 for the general consuls in Naples.
The confusion in the street stops abruptly already in the courtyard in front of this large red Pompeian building. It is said that probably the central facade of the courtyard was the entrance to the stables. Admission is free and we don’t see any caretakers so we start climbing the steep ladders leading inland.
On the walls hang posters of past and future events then, crossed the small bar from which comes a strong smell of coffee, we are inside a lush and quiet garden.
It’s a piece of heaven, we don’t even remember that we’re in the beating heart of Naples… the confusion, the laughter, the music of street artists already seems a distant memory. There is a warm sun that illuminates the lawn, the song of birds and the slight squeak of a white rocking. This would be the perfect place to study or to work but also to write or draw… it’s all so perfectly harmonious. In this same hanging garden is located the Pompeian casina.
In 1816 Palazzo Venezia became the property of the Austrian Empire and at this time go back gardens and the Pompeian casino.
inside there are three spans interspersed with pairs of Doric columns with a large eardrum on it.
The sun makes the Pompeian red bright and fills the curtains and the room in which there is a large chandelier.
We walk away to go to the small courtyard at the top. A coffee in the silence of this courtyard that invites you to relax and enjoy this wonderful Neapolitan day.
We leave the palace and in a few seconds we find ourselves again in the confusion of the eventful Neapolitan days. Let’s go away but we remain with that desire to return to that silent compound and intimate maybe with a notebook and a pen to focus and design new trips or write new articles in the unusual stillness of this hidden corner.