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Royal Palace of Caserta in Campania, Italy
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18th-Century Royal Palace of Caserta along with the Park, the Aqueduct of Vanvitelli and the San Leucio Complex is a World Heritage Site in the provinces of Caserta and Benevento, Campania, Italy.

Then Royal Palace of Caseta was the royal residence of the Bourbon kings of Naples. It is the largest palace and one of the largest buildings erected in Europe in the 18th century. It was described as the "swan song of the spectacular art of the Baroque" in its nomination file to the World Heritage List. Construction began in 1752 for King Charles VII of Naples, but he never got to live there, as he abdicated in 1759 to become the King of Spain. The palace was completed for his third son and successor, King Ferdinand IV of Naples.


The grounds of the Royal Palace of Caserta
The grounds of the Royal Palace of Caserta
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The Aqueduct of Vanvitelli, also known as the Caroline Aqueduct, was built to supply the water from the springs of Fizzo, at the foot of Monte Taburno, to the Royal Palace of Caserta and the San Leucio complex. It was commissioned by King Charles VII. Construction began in March 1753 and was completed in May 1762. A 529-meter long section bridging the Valle di Maddaloni has been perfectly preserved.

The San Leucio complex was a silk producing factory built by King Charles VII and his son King Ferdinand I, on the site of a former royal hunting lodge. The site was built with care for the needs of its workers and was unique in 18th century Europe.

18th-Century Royal Palace of Caserta was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 21st session of the World Heritage Committee held in Naples, Italy, on 1 - 6 December, 1997.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N 41 4 23.988 E 14 19 35.004
Inscription Year: 1997
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: I, II, III, IV
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