Palace Profile: Royal Palace of Caserta

  April 23, 2017 at 4:00 am by

Location: Province of Caserta, Campania, the Italian Republic
Built: 1752-1773
Architect: Luigi Vanvitelli
Commissioned By: Carlos VII of Naples (later Carlos III of Spain)
Style: Late Baroque / Early Neoclassical
Rooms: 1,200
On The Palace Grounds: Theatre, Palatine Chapel, Palace Gardens with the Grand Cascade, Aqueduct Carolino
Current Owner: Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo for the Italian State
Current Use: Tourist attraction
Fun Fact: The Palace was a filming location for Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (as Queen Amidala’s Palace) and Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (as Queen Camilla’s Palace)
UNESCO World Heritage Site: Listed since 1997

A full list of Palace Profiles can be found here.

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