In 18th century every monarch that had a minimum of self-respect had to build himself a VERSAILLES. Of course better and richer than the original. So this impressive one owes its creation to the desire of Charles Bourbon, then king of Naples, who decided on his construction in 1752.
Fondest memory: On its own, the palace is really impressive and the perspective of the gardens with its lenghth of 3km is a magnificent sight.
I just loved all of the decorations, statues, vases, clocks, paintings and everything inside really.
Fondest memory: That everything that is to be seen here, i.e. the gardens, the statues, the palace, the medieval area, the fountains etc., are just so beautiful and all at the one spot for my convenience.
I think that starting at the gardens might be the way to go because we ran out of time to see them and the medieval section. You can see these sculptures on the way in the bus but instead of walking up the mountain to investigate the water source (which was a steep and exhausting climb), you can still view that from the underside and save some energy for the rest. I would leave the look through the castle until last but check the opening and closing times carefully in order to not miss out on this.
Fondest memory: There were many things that I enjoyed and as I said I would have loved to have seen more. Something that always sticks in my mind though is this clock that was dangling from the ceiling in one of the palace halls........not so strange? Well, the face was toward the floor??
Here is another of the sculptures, she could easily have been holding a lamp, a flower or a ribbon?
I really loved looking at the avenue of sculptures and trying to figure out what was missing on just about every one. I imagined him to be missing his lute?
Fondest memory: How kind the attendants inside the palace were by allowing me to take whatever photo's I would like to. Mind you not very many came out as the battery was getting flat.