- Validity: 1 day
- Priority access
- Photos without flash
- Audioguide available
What to expect
- See the Royal Apartments perfectly conserved with ancient furniture
- Beautiful view on the port of Naples and on the Vesuvius
- Skip the line and don't waste your time
- Once entered, spend inside the Palace all the time you want
An amazing Royal Palace
One of the main royal residences used by the Spanish and Austrian viceroys and by the Bourbon kings, the building still retains the ancient furniture of the time, halls embellished with paintings and sculptures, courtyards and pensile gardens that offer a beautiful view on the port of Naples and on the Vesuvius.
The Palace was built starting from 1600 by Domenico Fontana for the will of the viceroy Fernando Ruiz de Castro who wanted a royal palace up to the king of Spain and his wife. The works continued for years and in 1734 the Palace became the royal Bourbon residence; between 1806 and 1815 it was enriched with decorations by Gioacchino Murat and Carolina Bonaparte, then, damaged by a fire in 1837, was restored by Gaetano Genovese who unified and regularized the old project.
Thanks to a monumental staircase of white marble, we enter into the Royal Apartment made by the nobles rooms with the antique furniture and rooms used as art gallery. The main ones are:
- Room I: Hall of the Court Theatre, set up by Ferdinando Fuga in 1768
- Room II: Diplomatic Room, with neo-baroque furniture and tapestries
- Room IV: Second Anteroom, with frescoes of the Fasti di Alfonso il Magnanimo
- Room VI: Throne Room, with the throne dating to 1845-50 and a 18th century baldachin
- Room XI: Hall of the Great Captain, with a beautiful 17th century ceiling
- Room XII: Flemings Hall, with Holland portraits of the 17th century
- Room XIII: Study of the King
- Room XIV: Hall of the Neapolitan 17th century
- Room XVI: Hall of Luca Giordano
- Room XX: Hall of Columns
- Room XXII: Hall of Hercules
- Room XXX: Royal Chapel
What is included
- Entrance with priority access
- Full-time and stay much as you want
- Reservation fees
- Access to temporary exhibitions
- Audioguide (available in Italian, English and French)
What is not included
- Guided tour
The following options can be purchased in addition to the tickets in the booking Wizard on this website.
- Citizens between 18 and 24 years old (valid identity document needed at the entrance) from the EU and the States under conditions of reciprocity (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Hungary).
Free Ticket (it is still required to pay the presale to skip the line) :
- Citizens from the EU under 18 years old (valid identity document needed at the entrance)
- Temporary and permanent teachers of Italian public and private schools equipped with the appropriate documentation issued by MIUR
- Disabled citizens from the EU and a family member or escort belonging to social and health care services.
The ticket is valid all day until closing time of the Palace starting from entrance time.
The entrance time written on the tickets may be subject to small changes depending on the actual availability of the Palace.
For a satisfying experience it is recommended to reserve at least 1 hour and half to visit the Palace.
The tickets will be sent via email within 24-48 hours after purchase (on weekdays) with instructions on how to get there and what to do to enter.
We inform you that, once booked, the date and time selected are binding. Please pick up your ticket at least 15 minutes before the reserved entrance. Who does not respect the time booked will not enter. To pick up the audio guide, you need a valid ID.
The Palace has a maximum capacity of people, in some periods of the year or special days you may experience short delays or waits not dependent on the Palace or Italy Tickets.