Chamber of Commerce CASERTA
The tired Hercules from the staircase to the square to watch the beholder.
ROYAL PALACE OF THE 18TH CENTURY OF CASERTA WITH THE PARK, THE VANVITELLIANO AQUEDUCT AND THE SAN LEUCIO COMPLEX (UNESCO RECOGNITION 1997)
Caserta – Italy
The name Caserta derives from the Latin “Casa Irta”, due to the elevated position of the city with respect to the surrounding plain. The city rises in the Campania hinterland.
The healthy climate, the fertile lands, and the beautiful landscape convinced the King, Charles of Bourbon, that Caserta would be the ideal site to welcome the new capital of the Bourbon Kingdom.
Close to Naples, but far enough not to suffer the fervor of the metropolis, free from the dangers of attacks from the sea, far from the activities of Vesuvius, but not so far to not enjoy its beneficial effects.
The monumental complex of Caserta is composed of the Palace with the park, the gardens, the Carolino Aqueduct and the industrial complex of San Leucio, intended for the production of silk fabrics. It has been included in the UNESCO heritage since 1997. The complex was built at the behest of Charles of Bourbon in the eighteenth century, as his palace and also with the aim of competing with Versailles and Madrid.VIEW THE SITE