The Royal Palace of Naples (Italian: Palazzo Reale di Napoli) is located at Piazza del Plebliscito, a short distance away from the city’s harbour. The building, which dates back to the 17th-century, is one of the largest palaces in Europe.
Designed by Italian architect Domenico Fontana (1543-1607), the palace was originally built to host Spain’s King Philip III (1578-1621). It was last used as a royal residence in the 1940s and now primarily serves as a museum.
The palace includes many stunning features, such as a marble 17th-century staircase, sumptuous furniture that dates back to the 18th-century, the throne room, a small private theatre and various beautifully decorated royal apartments. Many paintings by renowned Italian artists, such as Titian (1490-1576) and Luca Giordano (1634-1705), are on display, while the palace’s facade features large statues of some of Naples’ most prominent Kings.