Royal Palace of Caserta
The Royal Palace of Caserta is an architectural gem and is the largest royal residence in the world!
The Royal Palace of Caserta in Italy was designed by the famous Neapolitan architect Luigi Vanvitelli, on the initiative of Charles III of Bourbon. The most spectacular parts to see are the Atrium, the Palatine Chapel and the grand staircase of honour which is derived from the 18th century scenographic art. The latter connects the lower and upper vestibule to access the royal apartments. Outside, the building, made of bricks and travertine plates, immediately catches the eye. The structure is capped by a huge central dome. The many rooms are decorated with frescoes, stuccoes, sculptures and pavements in marquetry. A huge green park embodying the pure Italian Baroque style stretches out as far as the eye can see, for 3 km, and is organized around 4 monumental courtyards.