Explore Palazzo Reale

Pack your slops and run right into Naples’ Royal Palace.

Must-Do's Naples Published on 9 August 2018

That’s right, the house of the Bourbon kings is at a walking distance from the sea shore of Chiaia! So, a casual jol around Plebiscito Square will reward you with spectacular sights of the old city. Finally, walking through the sumptuous gates of Palazzo Reale, you will unveil the wonders of Napoli’s incredible past.

The Royal Library:

Above all sites to discover within the palace, the Biblioteca Nazionale is the one that best demonstrates its majesty. With over 1.5 million of volumes on its shelves, the Library is the paradise of all book lovers! Furthermore, the detail of its renaissance architecture exalts the beauty of its sculptures and frescoes. A collection of papyri from Herculaneum and composer Giuseppe Verdi’s letters can also be seen in the Library.   

Bookings and more info at pm-cam.palazzoreale-na@beniculturali.it.

Time to Explore: About 1.5 hour.

Top Tips: Some rooms are closed in the afternoon, so visit it in the morning.

What’s Close? Piazza del Plebiscito, San Carlo Theatre, Napoli Sotterranea [link to Naples Underground], Castel Nuovo [link to Must-do article on Maschio Angioino], Bourbon Tunnel [link to Must-do article], Ovo Castle [link to Must-do article], Naples Harbour.

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