Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Day 3: Royal Palace of Caserta

Before this trip I'd never even heard of the Royal Palace of Caserta. Obviously I haven't really studied my Italian history to know that the Spanish used to rule in the southern part of Italy. The palace is in the Baroque style and was started in 1752.

It was very impressive and my favorite part were the mile long gardens at the back of the palace.

I literally took tons of pictures of the inside, but I'll spare you and only pick a few.



The outside of Caserta



The inside of the palace



One of the beautiful chandeliers



One of the many ornate decorations



This was one side of a massive nativity scene. If you look closely you can see the manger scene.



One of the awesomely cool statues in the gardens



Looking back at the castle. Can you imagine having these gardens in your backyard?



The statues at the very top of the gardens.



The waterfalls at the top of the gardens.




Me! After the long hike to the top.


12 comments:

Sara said...

Wow, that's really pretty. I love the gardens. And you looks great. Love the t-shirt.

Hannah Noel said...

How fantastic! The Gardens look like they belong in Pemberly!

Lisa said...

So pretty! Looks like such a great trip!

Shoshanah said...

That place looks awesome! I think the waterfalls might be my favorite though

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Can I tell you how jealous I am of your trip?!?!?!

Golfer's Wifey said...

Sounds exciting! When I was stationed in germany I went to Sardenia, IT...I absolutely recommend it! It was so beautiful and peacful.

Abbie said...

How gorgeous! You and the palace:)

I've never heard of this place before so thank you for sharing!

kd said...

Beautiful!

SinGal said...

Ok, First you are so freakin cute! :)

Second, I love these pics! Man I wish I was there. You are so lucky to get all of this travel in!

Third, I got your email. I will be emailing you back tomorrow (my time!):)

Stace said...

great pics. also, i like your tshirt!

Dana said...

Loving your Naples pics. Did you know that the Palace in Caserta was the set for parts of a Star Wars film. Ummmm....not being a SW fan, I can't name it off-hand. I believe I remember it to be the first in the newer ones. Just some trivia for you.

Windy City Kelley's said...

Those gardens are beautiful!