Reggia di Caserta

I visited the palace at Caserta, about 50km north of Naples. My understanding is that the house of Bourbon ruled in France, Spain and the Kingdom of the 2 Sicilies in what is now Italy. In France this resulted in Louis XIV, building Versailles in the middle of the 17th century, a Revolution etc. Because of Franco, the House of Bourbon still rules in Spain. Meanwhile, the future King Charles III of Spain inherited the Duchy of Parma. He then conquered Naples and Sicily. When he became King of Spain, he handed the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies to Ferdinand, one of his offspring. As a result, Caserta was built about 100 years after Versailles. When Italy was united in the middle of the 19th century, the Bourbons were thrown out and the House of Savoy ruled a united Italy from the then capital city of Turin.
Throne room
What is that woman doing?
Unfortunately the gardens were closed.

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