Decumani, the 17th century made affordable

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Decumani, the 17th century made affordable

Plunge in the unique atmosphere of a high church authority's former residence.

In the heart of old Naples, the Decumani is a former palace that used to house the private apartments of Sisto Riario Sforza, then the Archbishop of Naples and later Cardinal.

Built in the 17th century, this hotel of historic charm has a ballroom with arching ceilings, which sparkle with golden candelabras, and a shiny black grand piano. The antiques spilling out of the interiors of the Decumani are evidence of its illustrious past. The 22 rooms, on offer at a seductive price, are soberly and stylishly decorated, with ancient furniture, high windows, heavy curtains and waxed wooden floors.

After having taken your breakfast in the ballroom, explore the historical sites in the area. Walk to the beautiful Santa Chiara church and take the older streets of the neighbourhood to understand why UNESCO considers this area "the largest open-air museum in the world".

Via S. Giovanni Maggiore Pignatelli 15
80134 Napoli

+39 (0)81 551 8188

Rooms: from 90 EUR