The Royal Palace of Caserta, is a historic residence, belonged to the royal house of the Bourbons of Naples, declared World Heritage by UNESCO.
This marvelous Palace of great impact for its history and for its wonderful works will be the location where will take place the SICSSO PARTY 2016 on Friday 24 June.
The Royal Palace is located in the heart of Caserta, it is surrounded by a large park in which we can identify two areas: the Italian garden, where there are several fountains and the famous Great Waterfall, and the landscaped garden, characterized by beautiful forests.
The Royal Palace of Caserta was built by King Charles of Bourbon. He was impressed by the beauty of Caserta and he wished to give a worthy representative office to the government of Naples and its realm, he wanted to realize a palace like the Versailles Palace.
The construction of the palace was begun in 1752 for Charles VII of Naples, who worked closely with his architect, Luigi Vanvitelli. When Charles saw Vanvitelli’s grandly scaled model for Caserta, it filled him with emotion “fit to tear his heart from his breast”. In the end, he never slept a night at the Reggia, as he abdicated in 1759 to become King of Spain, and the project was carried to only partial completion for his third son and successor, Ferdinand IV of Naples.
During the reign of Ferdinand IV, the palace housed the court in the spring and summer and it was often the scene of parties, receptions and hunts; He became the favorite residence of Ferdinando II. it was part of the assets of the crown until 1921, when it passed to the state. During World War II the building was severely damaged by bombs and then it restored.
The Palace is the last Great Creation of the Italian Baroque.
If the visitors want a unique experience, they can rent a bike or a rickshaw and they will walk around the beautiful Royal Park.
Participation cost: € 60,00 (VAT included)