The 19th-century wing of the Royal Apartments in the Royal Palace of Caserta — centerpiece of its city and the Versailles-rivaling vision of Bourbon King Charles III — reopened to the public last week after a lengthy restoration. Tiziana Maffei, General Director of the Royal Palace of Caserta, said at the inauguration, “Reviving the dignity [befitt...

As soon as you leave Caserta train station, you will see something peeping out from the hedge without clearly understand what it is. However, once crossed the road and entering the garden, you cannot be unimpressed by its magnificence. Harmonious, perfect, elegant, majestic and at the same time welcoming, harsh but sweet: the Royal Palace of Casert...

Recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and defined as one of the most beautiful works of hydraulic engineering in the world, the Carolino Aqueduct was the work that, together with the Royal Palace of Caserta, sanctioned the great success of the architect Luigi Vanvitelli. He, with his ambitious project for the aqueduct, denied all the expert...

New technologies have enabled us to travel even by just moving a finger on our smartphones. Here tourism has become somewhat virtual. And we have noticed it in these two years of lockdown and pandemic. Enabling it was the innovation introduced in 2007, just 15 years ago, by Google, which after changing our lives with the Maps application, launched...

Those who look for a vacation by the sea and in summertime just cannot renounce to the sensation of the sea on their skin, can find in Italy many locations to satisfy their desires. A region to be taken into consideration, for the magical combination of breathtaking landscapes and warm and comfortable climate, is certainly Campania. Campania, one o...

There’s no doubt that the Royal Palace of Caserta is impressive. In a country with so much world-renowned architecture, the moniker “Versailles of Italy” has to be earned. Extending over an area of 47,000 meters and including five floors, the palace boasts its own chapel, library and theater. Yet it’s something outside that will keep you coming bac...

Luigi Vanvitelli created The Royal Palace of Caserta and park according to the demands of Charles of Bourbon III. It is one of the greatest Italian architectures of the 18th century and combines the influences of Versailles, Rome, and Tuscany. Many people consider Caserta an Italian baroque accomplishment. The garden’s ponds, fountains, and waterfa...

Italy has no shortage of ancient monuments and has 58 sites inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Naples is a big hitter with its historic centre and Pompeii and Herculaneum fond favourites. With such an embarrassment of riches, it’s no wonder that some of them are overlooked. To counter this, the Mirabilia Network has been set up to promote...

In 2021 rose to 58 the number of Italian sites that are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Now the ranking of the 10 most famous and visited has come out, thanks to the analysis of reviews on Google. All categories have been evaluated: cultural sites, natural sites (5) and cultural landscapes (8) that are part of the 58 UNESCO wonders. However...

Aversa is a city in the province of Caserta, located in the centre of a flat area called agro-aversano. It is a millenary city rich in history and culture with important monuments and several typical products such as the asprino, the mozzarella di bufala and the polacca aversana. HAPPY BIRTHDAY AVERSA! Soon the city of Aversa will celebrate the tho...