11 Jun Kuwait-Italy travel Royal Palace of Caserta
One of the most beautiful places in Italy is a Royal Palace of Caserta (italian : Reggia di Caserta) constructed for the Bourbon kings of Naples.
Reggia di Caserta is situated in town Caserta, southern part of Italy, region Campania ( distance Naples – Caserta is circa 35 km)
In 1997, the Palace of Caserta was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, described in its nomination as “the swan song of the spectacular art of the Baroque“.
The construction of the palace was begun in 1752 for King Charles VII of Naples, who worked closely with his architect Luigi Vanvitelli.Vanvitelli died in 1773: the construction was continued by his son Carlo and completed in 1780.
The king’s primary object was to revive the ancient splendor and to have a magnificent new royal court and administrative centre for the Kingdom. It is one of the largest palaces and one of the largest buildings realized in Europe during the 18th century.
The Royal Palace is a huge complex of 1200 rooms and 1790 windows. Overall, the palace covers an area of no less than 47,310 meters.
Jakob Philipp Hackert, Landscape with Motifs of the English Garden in Caserta (1797), oil on canvas, 120 x 175 cm
Reggia di Caserta was used as the location for Queen Amidala’s Royal Palace on Naboo in the 1999 film Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace and again in the 2002 film Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones as Queen Jamilla’s palace. The same room was also used in Mission: Impossible III as Vatican City. The main staircase is also used in Angels & Demons as the Vatican’s staircase.