The Royal Palace of Caserta
: 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.