Royal Palace of Caserta

The Royal Palace of Caserta
The staircase of honor of the royal palace of Caserta
The lion of staircase of honor
The three statues of the staircase of honor
The staircase of honor
The Council room
The Council room
The salon of Astrea
The frescoes of astrea room
The salon of Mars
The Salon of Mars (god of war).
The hall of the throne
The Throne Room
The frescos of the hall of Throne
The frescos of the Throne room
The hall of Spring
The Spring room
The Summer room
The fresco of the Hall of Summer
Hall of the autumn
The fresco of autumn room
The Winter room
The Hall of Winter
The Margaret fountain
The fountain of the three dolphins
The wather path
The fountain of the Aeolus
The fountain of the Aeolus
The fountain of the Aeolus
The fountain of the Aeolus
The fontain of Ceres
The fontain of Ceres
The fontain of Venus and Adonis
The fontain of Venus and Adonis
The fountain of Diana and Acteon
The fountain of Diana and Acteon
The fountain of Diana and Acteon
The Bath of Venus
The lake of the lily pond
The cryptoporticus

Palace of Caserta, the history of royal Bourbon residence.

The history of the Charles I of Bourbon's royal residence, since its construction to the present day.

The royal palace of Caserta

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The palace is 61 thousand square meters with four internal courtyards. More than 40 meters high and spread over: 5 floors, 2 of which are underground.

The statue of Hercules

The statue of Hercules

The statue comes from one of the Farnese villas in Rome. The work was probably made by the Athenian sculptor Gliconius.

The royal palace of Apollo

The Royal Palace of Apollo

The reggia of Apollo (royal palace of Apollo) Fresco made by Starace Franchis Gerola (1730 - 1794)

The staircase of honor

The staircase of honor

The 3 statues of the grand staircase. From left: Merit, a young man crowned with laurel, the Royal Majesty, King Charles of Bourbon and finally the Truth who, with her light, lights up even invisible things.

The throne room

The throne room

Royal Palace of Caserta, how to get there.

 

Address: Viale Douhet, 2/a, 81100 Caserta CE

    fontana venere adone

    The fontain of Venus and Adonis

    The Royal Palace of Caserta: included in the UNESCO World Heritage

    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.

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    Palace of Caserta, the characteristics and dimensions.

    It is located in Caserta, a city about 25 km north of Naples.
    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: Casertaweb

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    Royal palace of Caserta: a brief history.

    fresco throne room

    The fresco of throne room: Groundbreaking for the construction of the

    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 on the Royal palace of Caserta, among them Carlo Vanvitelli, son of Luigi. It was then completed by the architect Gaetano Genovese in 1848.
    It took almost 100 years to complete it. But the Royal palace of Caserta was inhabited since 1780.

    The Royal Palace of Caserta and Parthenopean Republic

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

    La reggia di Caserta e Napoleone Bonaparte.

    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.

    percorso d'acqua

    The water's path

    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.

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

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    Video Royal Palace Caserta
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