CASERTA ROYAL PALACE
The monumental complex at Caserta, created by the Bourbon king Charles III in the mid-18th century to rival Versailles and the Royal Palace in Madrid, is exceptional for the way in which it brings together a magnificent palace with its park and gardens, as well as natural woodland, hunting lodges and a silk factory. The Royal Palace of Caserta is considered the largest royal residence in the world for what is now Unesco Heritage. The Palace includes more than 1200 rooms and covers an area of about 47 thousand m². To welcome you will be the staircase of honor that will lead you into the vestibule, in the royal apartments and in the Palatine Chapel. The Park of the Royal Palace of Caserta, designed in part by the Italian painter and architect Luigi Vanvitelli and completed by his son Carlo, is one of the most beautiful parks in Europe, recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The buried city was rediscovered in the 16th Century, but it was only in 1748 that the exploration phase began, under the King of Naples Charles III of Bourbon. It continued systematically throughout the 9th Century up to the most recent excavations, restorations and enhancements of the ancient city, with the rediscovering of its exceptional architecture, sculptures, paintings and mosaics. The most heart breaking experience is definitely found in the Orto dei fuggiaschi where the bodies of 13 victims were founds. These were all trying to escape but were hit by lava and lapilli. Pompeii also shows us what remains of the Amphitheatre, the most ancient marble construction to ever be discovered. You must also visit the Forum, the real heart of the city that used to be the economic, political and religious centre were all public debates and religious expressions used to take place. To sum it up, Pompeii is full of hidden things to see, and we therefore suggest you wear comfortable shoes, bring water, a camera to take pictures and lots of energy to fully enjoy it