Naples, Like You Have Never Seen It Before
A breath-taking Virtual Tour to Naples, Caserta Royal Palace and San Gennaro Catacombs.
The layered city
Naples is one of the clearest examples of cities where history can be traced through its "layers".
The Greek Neapolis and the present-day city are not separated by millennia but but metres of soil under the ground. The past is not placed in a glass case or forgotten, but peeps out in some parts of the present-day city.
This coexistence of eras has acquired increasing value in the city's economy, through the integration of archaeological finds in contemporary public works,
Combining the influences of Versailles, Rome, and Tuscany, the Caserta Royal Palace and Park, north of Naples, was designed according to the wishes of Charles of Bourbon III by Luigi Vanvitelli, one of the greatest Italian architects of the 18th century. Caserta is considered a triumph of Italian Baroque, and ahead of its time. Expanding across 11 acres, the garden's pools, fountains and cascades are aligned through a 'telescope effect', extending as far as the eye can see.
Inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in Protected content 18th-Century Royal Palace at Caserta with the Park, the Aqueduct of Vanvitelli, and the San Leucio Complex — and nearby towns and attractions are well worth a visit if you are in Campania or anywhere near Naples.
The tomb of San Gennaro was identified through the study of a 9th/10th-century homily and a passage from the Chronicon of the bishops of Naples.
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