18th-Century Royal Palace at Caserta with the Park, the Aqueduct of Vanvitelli, and the San Leucio Complex
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, as well as
natural woodland, hunting lodges and a silk factory. It is an eloquent
expression of the Enlightenment in material form, integrated into,
rather than imposed on, its natural setting.