Palazzo Orsini in Gravina


Seat of Naples University's architecture faculty, this elegant 16th-century palazzo is one of the most significant examples of Renaissance architecture in southern Italy.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Naples attractions

1. Chiesa di Sant'Anna dei Lombardi

0.05 MILES

This magnificent church is testament to the close links that once existed between the Neapolitan Aragonese and the Florentine Medici dynasty. One…

2. Guglia dell'Immacolata

0.12 MILES

Soaring high above beautiful Piazza del Gesù Nuovo is Giuseppe Genuino's lavish Guglia dell'Immacolata, an obelisk built between 1747 and 1750. On 8…

3. Piazza del Gesù Nuovo

0.13 MILES

Flanked by the spiky Chiesa del Gesù Nuovo and the Basilica di Santa Chiara, this lively square is one of Naples' most beautiful. For hundreds of years it…

4. La Pignasecca

0.15 MILES

Naples' oldest street market is a multisensory escapade into a world of wriggling seafood, fragrant delis and clued-up casalinghe (homemakers) on the hunt…

5. Chiesa del Gesù Nuovo

0.15 MILES

The extraordinary Chiesa del Gesù Nuovo is an architectural Kinder Surprise. Its shell is the 15th-century, Giuseppe Valeriani–designed facade of Palazzo…

6. Complesso Monumentale di Santa Chiara

0.17 MILES

Vast, Gothic and cleverly deceptive, the mighty Basilica di Santa Chiara stands at the heart of this tranquil monastery complex. The church was severely…

7. La Bottega del Mandolino

0.21 MILES

In a workshop with glue simmering on the hob and tools covering the walls, luthiers Salvatore Masiello and Michele Caiazza build mandolins under the warm…

8. Toledo Metro Station

0.23 MILES

William Kentridge’s monumental equestrian statue trumpets entry to this award-winning, jaw-dropping Metro Art Station, then his dazzling mosaic of shadowy…