Visit one of the most beautiful royal palaces in Italy and in the whole world!
In 1750 the Bourbon King Charles commissioned the construction of a new residence that could hold its own against the most important European cities and, inspired by the palaces of Versailles in Paris and El Escorial in Madrid, allowed the construction of the Royal Palace of Caserta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997. The project of the complex, that occupies 45,000 square meters, was assigned to the architect Vanvitelli, who designed a palace with an austere style on the outside, but precious inside, surrounded by a park with elegant and majestic fountains.
Vanvitelli also designed the 'Via d'acqua' which is 3 km long and wose water is comes through the Carolino Aqueduct. Discover the countless wonders hidden in the park, including sculptures inspired by classical mythology, water features, pools and waterfalls, the most impressive of which is called the Great Falls (Grande Cascata) of the Fountain of Diana and Actaeon. Climb the hill in front of the palace to visit the English Garden, a journey through colors of native and exotic plants constructed by Maria Carolina, wife of Ferdinand IV of Bourbon.
The Palace boasts interiors of a shocking beauty: 1,200 rooms, 134 staircases and countless stucco, bas-reliefs, frescoes, sculptures, and inlaid floors that will leave you in awe. Climb the Scala Regia and reach the Royal Apartments. The huge, bright staircase was carved from a single block of marble and is now divided into two parallel staircases. You will also visit the Throne Room and the rooms of the Bourbon royalty, all decorated by great 19th-century artists and furnished by expert silk workers from the nearby factories of San Leucio.