This is one of the loveliest section of the park: the English Gardens, embellished with a tiny lake and fake ancient ruins.
Take care that the English Garden closes one hour earlier than the big Gardens.
This room is just before the Throne room and it is called Maze Room because there's a big labyrinth on the floor.
The legend tells that people should find the maze exit to be admitted to the Throne Room
The Throne Room is the largest room in the real Apartments. For approximately a century it remained without decorations, neglected both from the French kings and from Ferdinand IV when it returned after the Restoration.
One of the first room, known as Mars room, is in style empire. It was planned by Antonio De Simone under the reign of Gioacchino Murat; the decorations are neoclassical style and exalt the military virtues
The second antechamber, of the Guards of the Body, is the richest one with its putties: groups of putti helding flags.
Doors and windows are surmounted from panels representing historical episodes of the antiquity happened in the kingsdome.
Of forehead to the windows there's a marble sculpture representing Alexander Farnese crown from the Victory.
The majestic main staircase, whose 116 steps were all carved from one gigantic block of stone, is a perfect combination of rich marbles and dramatic perspectives. It leads to the splendiferous 25 rooms of the royal apartments.
In the ceiling there was a space for musicians who started to play music as soon as the king entered the Reggia.
The Royal Palace was begun in 1752 by Vanvitelli for the bourbon King Charles III.
The 82 metres high waterfall at the end of the park is really impressive. The water is coming from a special aquaduct. If you are to tired to walk back to the castle it's always possible to go by bus. Don' forget to visit the park at the right end. It has a lot of tropical vegetation , most of it imported.
The interiors remind me of Versailles castle, but both being spectacular in their own ways.. This is picture set 3
The interiors remind me of Versailles castle, but both being spectacular in their own ways.. This is picture set 2.
The three rooms the Library are part of the apartment of the Queen. The Library was intentionally wanted according to the tradition from Queen Maria Carolina, woman of culture and refined taste.
The palace was the last great building of the Italian baroque, and though you can't visit each of its 1200 rooms, the ones you will see are as extravagant as they are exquisite.