The Royal Palace of Caserta (Italian: Reggia di Caserta, Italian pronunciation: [ˈrɛddʒa di kaˈzɛrta]) is a former royal residence in Caserta, southern Italy, constructed for the Bourbon kings of Naples. It is one of the largest palaces erected in Europe during the 18th century. In 1997, the palace was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site; its nomination described it 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". In terms of volume, the Royal Palace of Caserta is the largest royal residence in the world with over 2 million m³ and covering an area of about 235,000 m². This comprehensive 126 page guide to the palace contains introductory text and several dozen color photos of the inside of the palace, reproductions of artwork and sculptures, outside shots of the magnificent gardens, and maps of the palace's layout.
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Book Description Mondadori Electa, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M8843548018