The Royal Palace of Caserta sits majestically on a hill overlooking the estate once belonging to the Bourbon kings of Naples.

Built in grand style and stature, it was one of the largest buildings constructed in Europe in the 18th century and remains one of the continent’s largest palaces.

It is a UNESCO World Heritage site and at nearly 47,000 square meters in size it is the largest royal residence in the world.

The palace was inspired in large part by the Palace of Versailles in nearby France, though maintains its own individuality and style.

Similarly surrounded by beautifully manicured gardens, fountains, and parks, it is a masterpiece of Baroque architecture and impressive in its scale alone.

A few things not to miss: the Royal Staircase, atrium, and Palatine Chapel, which meet a central, particularly scenic part of the palace

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