Provinces of Caserta and Benevento, Campania
41.7330° Lat, 14.3263° Lon
Europe/Rome, CEST +0200
Inscribed 1997. The monumental complex at Caserta, created by the Bourbon king Charles III in the mid-18th century to rival Versailles and the Royal Palace in Madrid, is exceptional for the way in which it brings together a magnificent palace with its park and gardens, as well as natural woodland, hunting lodges and a silk factory. It is an eloquent expression of the Enlightenment in material form, integrated into, rather than imposed on, its natural setting.