Monday, May 7, 2012

Reggia di Caserta - Royal Palace of Caserta


Reggia di Caserta is situated near Naples in southern Italy. It is a former royal residence constructed for the Bourbon kings of Naples. It's is Italy's answer to Versailles. 
It was the largest palace and one of the largest buildings erected in Europe during the 18th century and now it’s Unesco World Heritage Site. This massive palace and park was built by the architect  Luigi Vanvitelli.
The real gem of Caserta, though, is the palace's garden. For visit the garden we took this carriage because area of the garden is 120 ha and contain 40 ha of wild forest. 


The Palace is already far away:


The Palace still farther:

Groups of sculptures:



The main axis is over 3 km (2 miles) in length  to end in the Grande Cascata, or Great Waterfall. 



This carriage got us to last cascade and we returned afoot. It was surprise for me seeing so many people making picnic in the glades of the garden. It was because entrance 1 may was 1 euro instead of 9.
Then we gone to visit palace. Palace has 1,200 rooms.


What struck me most - they were soffits.

7 коммент.:

TonyaUtkina said...

Beutiful pictures! Reminds me St.Petersburg and Peterhof, Russia!

Aleksa Torri said...

Wow! So Beautiful!

Natalka Pavlysh said...

Beautiful place!

Arctida said...

So beautiful! Great post!

Yulia Kazansky said...

Beautiful place!

SocksAndMittens said...

This so so beautiful, I love historical sites. Hope to see it one day with my one eyes.

IrinaN said...

It's amazing! I really need to put it to my "to visit" list :) Thank you!

 

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