Charles of Bourbon made his triumphant entrance into Naples on the 10th of May 1734 and gave way to the dynasty which was to ... More
Reggia di Caserta
Charles of Bourbon made his triumphant entrance into Naples on the 10th of May 1734 and gave way to the dynasty which was to rule the largest and most populous region in the Italian peninsula (Naples and Sicily) until 1860. The king promoted the construction of palaces, theaters, villas, parks, and hunting reserves. His most ambitious project was the construction of a palace which could rival Versailles itself in grandeur and elegance. The Palazzo Reale, designed by the architectural genius Vanvitelli, is full of rich rooms decorated with works and statues from the excavations in Pompeii. The palace's gardens spread out behind it and are the real highlight of a visit here. They are three kilometers long and full of fountains and cascades which descend from Monte San Silvestro towards the palace. The park offers the visitor an absolutely unique sight.
The palace was absolutly breathtaking! The garden stroll by the moonlight, inexplicable! Totally worth every penny! An experience that allows tourists to go back in time of Italian Kings, Queens, Princes and Princesses, and feel apart of royal history! Spectacular customer service, They even had workers available that were easy to communicate with. They are trilingual! Would love to go back!
This museum, one of the main tourist attractions in Italy, welcomes millions of visitors each year. Built between 1989 and
1992, it reproduces a coastal atmosphere in 48 basins, four of which are oceanic and have two viewing levels. ...
From 1805 the Conservatory took place in the 14th century former Augustinian convent which faces onto Piazza Rossini 2. Inside,
a magnificent stairway built by Alfonso Torreggiani in 1752 leads to the upper floors where around 300 portraits of ...
The Arts Institute found temporary accommodation in a wing of the Palazzo degli Studio which subsequently became an Archaeological Museum.
In 1863, a new location was found for the Institute as part of the renovation of the Fosse del ...