The Royal Palace of Caserta is the world largest one. Here was born the Neoclassical Architecture.
“The Royal Palace, the crowning achievement of Luigi Vanvitelli, anticipated the external appearance of 18th century buildings whilst at the same time representing the swan song of the spectacular art of the Baroque, from which it adopted all the features needed to create the illusion of multidirectional space”
19 July 1996, Unesco’s nomination for the World’s Heritage List
Royal Palace of Caserta
History, avant-garde, magnificence, wild nature, contemporary art, socialism. Caserta is a dream come true. The Bourbon’s dream.
The Royal Palace of Caserta, the largest palace in the world, revolutionized the world architecture thanks to the genius of Luigi Vanvitelli, the greatest Italian architect of the XVIII century. He designed a new city, Caserta, whose palace was its centerpiece, and its architectural style was so imitated that turned the baroque into the neoclassical architecture, and being ahead of its time about the future concept of form follows function, he laid the foundation of contemporary architecture.
The complex of the Palace also includes the silk manufacture and the relative Belvedere of San Leucio, where the first form of socialism was born and the gender equality was created, and in addition there is also the WWF’s San Silvestro Oasis, the ancient forest for hunting of the King.