Royal Palace of Caserta The unique beauty of the Italian Baroque
The Reggia di Caserta - a UNESCO World Heritage Site - is Italy's par excellence royal palace. Designed by Luigi Vanvitelli in the early 1700s with 1200 rooms, it occupies an area of 47,000 sq m. - and is the largest royal residence in the world by volume. The overall Royal Palace complex includes the main rooms, several important collections and works of art such as the Naples Academy of Fine Arts, the collections of portraits of the Bourbon Court and the main European Courts, and many other works of various origins, such as the Terrae Motus Contemporary Art collection. On stepping outside the Royal Palace, we enter the Royal Park in all its grandeur: occupying an area of 120 hectares, it consists mainly of the Italian garden and the English garden, embellished with basins, fountains and evocative, scenic waterfalls.