What to see in Caserta
The Royal Palace of Caserta is a royal palace, with a park attached, located in Caserta. It is the largest royal residence in the world by volume and the historic owners were the Bourbons of Naples. The Royal Palace of Caserta and its park, two jewels of unparalleled splendor, were included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1997.
Designed in the eighteenth century by Luigi Vanvitelli, on behalf of Charles III of Bourbon, the Reggia, which represents the triumph of the Italian Baroque, is one of the most important works of the famous Neapolitan architect: his visitor remains enchanted by the beauty of the interiors and the magnificence of the ‘external.
With attention to detail and divided into four monumental courtyards, the building is faced by a scenic park which is now a destination for thousands of tourists.
The sumptuous palace is an ideal and original fusion of two other royal residences: the Palace of Versailles of the kings of France and the Madrid Palace of the Escorial, seat of the kings of Spain.
- Royal Palace of Caserta
- Caserta Vecchia