Palazzo Caracciolo


Eight hundred years of history


The Caracciolo family from Naples was one of the most important noble families in Italy’s history.
The earliest records date to before the year 1000, and over the centuries many members of the family have taken their place in history. One of the more well-known members was Galeazzo Caracciolo, an admiral in the Christian fleet that liberated the city of Otranto from the Ottoman siege of Sultan Mohamed II in 1481. The current structure of Palazzo Caracciolo was built in 1584, where a castle had been donated by Robert of Anjou to Landolfo Caracciolo, with some of the remains still visible. It is an imposing and majestic building, with a severe façade that conceals a beautiful cloister, which is currently covered by an original impluvium and pretty garden.