The Villa Floridiana on the Vomero hill in Naples.
|Status||Palace now used as a museum, National Gallery|
|Client||Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies|
|Design and construction|
|Official name||Villa Floridiana|
Between 1817 and 1819 the architect Antonio Niccolini reconstructed the building and the surrounding gardens. The director of the Botanical Gardens, Friedrich Dehnhardt, planted oaks, pines, palms, cypresses and a large selection of flowers in the gardens.
The King then donated the property as the site for a vacation residence to his morganatic wife, Lucia Migliaccio Partanna, duchess of Floridia, from which the villa has taken its name. The neoclassical residence and surrounding gardens were built between 1817-19. The Villa currently houses the National Museum of Ceramics, Naples.