The villa of Marcantonio Doria, Prince of Angri, is Bartolomeo Grassos most significant work and the most important Neoclassical villa of Posillipo. The building of the villa began in 1833. Bartolomeo Grasso was joined by architects Guglielmo Bechi, who oversaw the decoration of the interior, Luigi Gaddi, Antonio Francesconi, who built the Chinese pagoda, and a large team of artists and craftsmen, who remained under Grassos direction for almost the whole duration of the work. The prince of Angri, a cultivated and refined man, had the villa erected for his self-representation and as a prestigious residence, and this function is reflected in the Palladian style chosen by Grasso for the building. The villa has been acquired by the Parthenope University.
The complex is to house international meetings, seminars, and important cultural events.
A conference shuttle bus (free of charge) will be available for participants on Thursday and Friday. The bus will go: