Royal Palace of Caserta - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
Piazza Carlo di Borbone, 81100 Caserta CE, Italy
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About Royal Palace of Caserta
The Royal Palace of Caserta is a historic royal palace, with an adjoining park, located in Caserta. Commissioned in the 18th century by Charles of Bourbon, King of Naples and Sicily, based on a project by Luigi Vanvitelli, it occupies an area of 47,000 m² and, with over 1,000,000 m³, is the largest royal residence in the world by volume. In 1997 it was declared by UNESCO, together with the Carolino Aqueduct and the San Leucio complex, a World Heritage Site.
Attractions Near Royal Palace of Caserta
Villa Comunale Park is an absolute must for any visit to Sorrento. Located in the town centre, this small park offers beautifully-manicured gardens and one of the best views in southern Italy. From the park's terrace you can gaze out on to the Gulf of Naples with its landmarks on the horizon such as the islands of Ischia and Procida with the imperious Mount Vesuvius looming in the background.
The National Museum of Capodimonte is a museum in Naples, located inside the palace of the same name, in the locality of Capodimonte: it houses galleries of ancient art, one of contemporary art, and a historic apartment. The museum is the prime repository of Neapolitan painting and decorative art, with several important works from other Italian schools of painting, and some important ancient Roman sculptures.
The Catacombs of San Gennaro are ancient underground cemetery areas dating back to the II-III century and represent the most important monument of Christianity in Naples. The catacombs lie under the Rione Sanità neighborhood of Naples, sometimes called the "Valley of the Dead".The site is now easily identified by the large church of Madre del Buon Consiglio.
The Donnaregina Contemporary Art Museum is located in the historic Palazzo Donnaregina, in via Luigi Settembrini in Naples. The museum has a total area of 7,200 m 2 of which 2660 m 2 are intended for the exhibition areas, is equipped with a dedicated bookshop, a library, educational workshops, an auditorium, a restaurant, and a cafeteria.
The Fontanelle cemetery is an ancient cemetery in the city of Naples, located in via Fontanelle. Named in this way due to the presence of water sources in ancient times, the cemetery houses about 40,000 remains of people, victims of the great plague of 1656 and cholera of 1836. The cemetery is also known because a particular rite took place there, called the rite of the "pezzentelle souls", which involved the adoption and arrangement in exchange for protection of a skull, to which it correspond
The Pio Monte Della Misericordia is a monumental building in Naples located in Piazza Riario Sforza, along the major decumanus . Born as a lay charitable institution, one of the oldest and most active in the city, it houses a seventeenth-century church where the canvas of the Seven Works of Mercy by Caravaggio is kept, one of the most important paintings of the seventeenth century, and other prestigious paintings of the same century belonging to the Neapolitan school.
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Campania is one of the regions of Southern Italy and stretches along the Tyrrhenian Sea, from the mouth of the Garigliano River to the Gulf of Policastro. The mild climate, the beauty of the coasts, the richness of its art and history, and the love for food make Campania the fascinating territory that it is.