REGGIA DI CASERTA
The greatest wealth in the Caserta territory is the Reggia (Royal Palace), built by Luigi Vanvitelli based on the opulent Versailles palace model and commissioned by Carlo di Borbone.
Upon entering the Reggia Palace, you’ll find a rich hall and a grand staircase that leads to the Palatine Chapel and the royal apartments to welcome you: each room contains a large number of paintings and frescoes by artists of the period, but the richest is “the old apartment”, where an original manger scene dated 1800 consisting of 1,200 figurines is still well preserved.
Moving on from the library to the art gallery, from the museum to the theater, you reach the park.
Here, an immense amount of statues, fountains, waterfalls, lakes and artificial ruins, culminating in the charming English garden created by Maria Carolina and the Fountain of Venus and Adonis: places where the Baroque and Rococo art are its most extreme expression.