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Villa Doria D'Angri

This is the most important neoclassical villa in the area: it was commissioned by Prince Marcantonio Doria d'Angri (1809-1837), a prominent exponent of the family of Genoese origins, the works were completed in 1833; he had it built by the architect Bartolomeo Grasso (1773-1835).

The structure seems to emerge from the rock; in fact, it was specifically conceived on a large tufaceous bank, with which it seems to form a single architectural body. The original project, now slightly altered by subsequent additions and remodelling, envisaged a two-storey architecture on a high base with three orders of arches, decorated with stucco ashlars. The last technical element supports the large terrace that surrounds the entire structure and which features, on each side, a loggia with four Ionic columns. The side terraces were hanging gardens with water features and fountains, the exteriors continued along the ramps that went up the hill, forming gardens of Delizie[unclear], rich in flowers and highly prized plants.

The interior spaces were worked by Guglielmo Bechi, to whom he donated original decorations with Pompeian motifs, but also mirrors, majolica, stucco, etc.

The monumental structure also has a valuable octagonal pagoda, built by Antonio Francesconi (1806-1882), and a chapel full of statues.

Villa Doria d’Angri

Via Francesco Petrarca 80, Naples, 80123, Italy​


The most convenient way to reach our venue is by taxi or car. Bus line C21 connects Mergellina railway station to Villa Doria d’Angri.​



Parking for conference attendees is availabele in Villa Doria d’Angri.


If you want to stay near the conference venue, here is a list of suggested accommodations. Please, check room availability on the hotels’ website:



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