Taken 16-Sep-09


Royal Palace of Caserta - Main Staircase

The Royal Palace of Caserta (Italian: Reggia di Caserta) is a former royal residence in Caserta, southern Italy, constructed for the Bourbon kings of Naples. It was the largest palace and one of the largest buildings erected in Europe during the eighteenth century. In 1997, the Palace was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, described in its nomination as "the swan song of the spectacular art of the Baroque, from which it adopted all the features needed to create the illusions of multidirectional space".

The main staircase is used in Angels & Demons movie as the Vatican's staircase.


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Category:Architecture and Structures
Subcategory:Interior Design
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Keywords:ancient, antique, arch, architecture, baroque, building, campania, caserta, castle, column, court, elegance, elegant, empire, entrance, europe, fresco, hall, historic, home, indoors, interior, italian, italy, king, landmark, light, luxury, marble, nobility, ornate, palace, perspective, pillar, renaissance, royal, royalty, stair, staircase, stairway, statue, stucco, style, unesco, windows

Royal Palace of Caserta - Main Staircase