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Royal Palace of Caserta

Listed under Castles & Palaces in Naples, Italy.

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The Royal Palace of Caserta is known as the "Versailles of Italy" and was built on the orders of the Bourbon King Charles to outdo Versailles. The sheer lavishness of this palace is beyond belief, with one gorgeously ornate chamber after another - culminating in the Golden Throne Room. The adjoining Royal Garden is over 3 kilometers long. The palace contains some 1200 rooms and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Interestingly, it was used as a film location in several Star Wars movies.

Written by  Mike Lyvers.

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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,… Read more...

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These are the co-ordinates: 41° 4′ 12″ N, 14° 19′ 33″ E

The address is Via Douhet 22.

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