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Caserta Royal Palace

Caserta Royal Palace

It is one of the most important monumental complexes of the Italian artistic heritage. Recognized in 1997 a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Historical background
Designed by the architect Luigi Vanvitelli in the eighteenth century by order of Charles III of Bourbon, décored with works of art of inestimable value.

The royal palace is divided into several areas, the apartments, the Palatine Library, the Vestibolo, (from which you access the Palatine Chapel), the Halls, the Art Gallery and the majestic park outside.
Among the rooms of the Palace are cited, for special decorations:

- The Hall of Astrea which houses within it a variety of stucco, bas-reliefs, frescoes, sculptures and floors with decorative inlay;

- The Throne Room, the largest of the royal apartments and used for receptions;

- Rooms dedicated to the four seasons.

Do not miss the pictorial heritage of the Art Gallery, which houses a variety of paintings depicting still life, war and portraits of the Bourbon family, or even the decorations in the reliefs and frescoes of zodiac signs and constellations of the Palatine Library, at the hands of Vanvitelli.

Finally, the flagship of the Royal Palace, its park outside, definitely the most charming spot and part of the beauty of the Palace. A garden in perfect Italian style with green lawns, flower beds, fountains that offer games and gushing waterfalls, ornate sculptures by large groups.
Accessible by car A1 or A30, respectively exit Caserta North or South, on the train.

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