Way too big for a single photo, this is just one half of the Palace's facade.
The enormous building and its grounds so dominate the centre of Caserta that the only place
to squeeze in the modern main road was just a few feet in front of its imposing entrance.
Immense entrance corridor
The view upwards, from the main staircase
The monumental late-Baroque Royal Staircase, used in "Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace"
One of the locations for Queen Amidalai's Theed Palace on the planet Naboo.
Looking back down the staircase
Gorgeous stonework in the internal corridors
In the libarary, a matching pair of globes - one terrestrial, one celestial.
How I'd love those!
Section of a painting that portrays a Royal hunting party on Ischia
Before the volcanic crater lake was transformed into the island's first proper
harbour, its brackish waters provided excellent duck hunting and fishing, and
the Royal family were frequent visitors - making a villa here their summer home.