The Majestic Royal Palace of Caserta

The Royal Palace of Caserta
The entrance of the Royal Palace of Caserta
One of four Courtyards of Royal Palace of Caserta
The Royal Palace of Caserta: the frescoes of the grand staircase of honor
The Royal Palace of Caserta: the grand staircase of honor
The Royal Palace of Caserta: the lion of the grand staircase of honor
The Royal Palace of Caserta: the grand staircase of honor
One of four Courtyards of Royal Palace of Caserta
The Royal Palace of Caserta: the guardroom.
The Royal Palace of Caserta: the salon of Alexander.
The Royal Palace of Caserta: the Salon of Mars (god of war).
The Royal Palace of Caserta: the Salon of Mars (god of war).
The Royal Palace of Caserta: Throne Room
The Royal Palace of Caserta: antechamber of Joachim Murat.
The Royal Palace of Caserta: Throne Room
The Royal Palace of Caserta: the frescoes of the Throne Room
The Royal Palace of Caserta: the Salon of Mars (god of war).
The Royal Palace of Caserta: the Hall of the Spring
The Royal Palace of Caserta: the Hall of the winter
The Royal Palace of Caserta: the Royal Nativity scene
The Royal Palace of Caserta: the Margaret Fountain
The Royal Palace of Caserta: the waterway
The Royal Palace of Caserta: the fountain of the three dolphins
The Royal Palace of Caserta: the fountain of the Aeolus
The Royal Palace of Caserta: the fountain of the Aeolus
The Royal Palace of Caserta: the fountain of the Aeolus
The Royal Palace of Caserta: the fountain of Ceres
The Royal Palace of Caserta: the waterway
The Royal Palace of Caserta: the fountain of Diana and Acteon
The god Diana turned the face of the hunter Actaeon into that of a deer because he surprised her during a refreshing bath in the forest. Then he was devoured by his dogs, because they didn't recognize him.
The Royal Palace of Caserta: the fountain of Diana and Acteon
The Royal Palace of Caserta: the fountain of Diana and Acteon
The Royal Palace of Caserta: the Bath of Venus
The Royal Palace of Caserta: the cryptoporticus
The Royal Palace of Caserta: the cryptoporticus
The Royal Palace of Caserta: the cryptoporticus
The Royal Palace of Caserta: the cryptoporticus
The Royal Palace of Caserta: the lake of the lily pond
The cascade of English gardens
The waterway and the Royal Palace of Caserta
The Royal Palace of Caserta: the fontain of Venus and Adonis
The Royal Palace of Caserta: the fontain of Venus and Adonis
The Royal Palace of Caserta: the fountain of the Aeolus
The Royal Palace of Caserta: the Royal Garden
The Royal Palace of Caserta

The history of the Bourbon residence, from its construction to the present day.the royal park and palace of of Caserta, near the city Naples The royal palace of Caserta: the Venus and Adonis fountain, near the city Naples

  • Address: Viale Douhet, 2/a, 81100 Caserta CE
  • GPS CODE to join the Parking near the Royal Palace of Caserta
    41.070842, 14.329936
  • Hours: 8:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday closed
  • info Tickets 

Official web site:
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The Royal Palace of Caserta, the majestic palace with its beautiful gardens, is among the largest royal residences in the world. Since 1997, has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
It is located in Caserta, a city about 25 km north of Naples.
The park of Royal Palace: It's really shaped like a violin. Photo source: Republica.itThe gardens the park and the buildings give the impression to see a big violin

The palace was built in Baroque style. The building has 5 floors, 1200 rooms with an area of about 47,000 m². It has a rectangular shape and it continues inside forming a cross and 4 large courtyards with an area of about  3.800 m² each one. 

In some drone photos we can see spectacular and breathtaking images, because the whole complex (palace and garden) has an huge violin shape. (Source photo: Repubblica.it
          

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE ROYAL PALACE OF CASERTA:

Charles of Bourbon, King of Naples (1716-1788), wanted a beautiful residence as much as the French of Versailles, he then gave the task to realize it to the architect Luigi Vanvitelli, who started the works in 1751. His successor to the kingdom of Naples was his son Ferdinand IV of Bourbon, who continued the work. Luigi Vanvitelli worked on it for years, until his death in 1773.

From that moment there were other architects who continued the work: among them his son Carlo Vanvitelli. It was then completed by the architect Gaetano Genovese in 1848.

It took almost 100 years to complete it. But the Palace was inhabited since 1780.

In 1799 the Parthenopean Republic was born, the palace of Caserta and other properties were expropriated to the Bourbons. Many works of arts, precious objects and valuable furniture were also stolen.

In 1806 Napoleon Bonaparte conquered the kingdom of Naples and he made his own brother, Joseph, the King of Naples, who made the royal palace of Caserta his new residence.

In 1808 Napoleon also conquered Spain, who needed a new sovereign. Napoleon's brother then left the kingdom of Naples for the Spanish one.

Napoleon made General Gioacchino Murat (his brother-in-law) the new king of Naples who also chose to reside in the majestic palace of Caserta.

In June 1815 Napoleon was defeated at Waterloo. There was also the Congress of Vienna (a meeting between the major European powers to restore the ancient regime of the Valois and the Bourbons).  So the kingdom of the 2 Sicilies was born and the power was given to the Bourbon family. New King was Ferdinand I (former king of Naples: Ferdinand IV of Bourbon). In this period most of that was stolen during the Parthenopean Republic was recovered.

In 1861 after the expedition of the thousand by Garibaldi in Sicily, there was the Italian unification. Victor Emmanuel II (King of Sardinia) conquered the whole peninsula becoming new king of Italy.

The royal palace of Caserta was occasionally used by the new royals until 1919, when Emanuele III ceded it to the Italian state.

As below you'll find some YouTube videos, virtual tours on Google to see royals apartments, gardens of Royal Palace of Caserta.

Royal Palace of Caserta: official youtube channelThe royal palace of Caserta, the officail videoThe official video of the Royal palace of CasertaThe Royal park of Caserta: the video The Royal palace of Caserta: the Bourbons residence: the virtual tourTHe royal Palace of Caserta

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