Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Caserta

After many pleasant days at Camping Spartacus in Pompei, we finally broke camp and headed north, through Naples, and on to Caserta and its Royal Palace.
We've seen many royal palaces, but Caserta was among the
very best
















Stark from the outside, but glorious and authentic within
















Starting with the grand staircase, all pink marble, domes and
other features of which no lens can capture

















Another double-barrel shotgun house, but
even larger and grander than Capodimonte




















In the royal nursery















Ditto
















King's bedroom
















As it looked in the good old days















Queen's bath















Throne room



















Not a lot of great art here--mostly original furnishings of
interest--but who can resist the flamenco cherub band?
















Nice in-laid marble table















Shotgun view of second floor





















Corner of library, with interesting display case
















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