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I porti del Re. Jacob Philipp Hackert dalla Reggia di Caserta al Castello di Gallipoli”

ENDS5 November 2017
From the 21st of June to the 5th of November the majestic Palace of Caserta hosts I porti del Re. Jacob Philipp Hackert dalla Reggia di Caserta al Castello di Gallipoli”. The exhibition presents nine great works by the German artist Jakob Philipp Hackert.

Caserta's Royal Park was designed along with the palace in the second half of the 18th century by the architect Luigi Vanitelli on the command of Charles of Bourbon, son of Phillip V of Spain and Elisabeth Farnese.

In 1750 Charles of Bourbon (1716-1788) decided to build the Royal Palace as ideal center of the new Kingdom of Naples, by that time autonomous and released from Spanish aegis. The choice of the location, where it would rise the new kingdom's administrative capital, fell on the plains of Terra di Lavoro, in the site dominated by the sixteenth century Acquaviva palace. The project for the majestic building, intended to compete with others European royal residences, was committed, after various events, to architect Luigi Vanvitelli (1700-1773), son of the most important landscape painter, Gasper Van Wittel, formerly active in Rome under Benedetto XIV in dome of S. Pietro restoration.

The building of the Royal Palace began with the laying of the foundation stone on January 20th, 1752 and proceeded with alacrity until 1759, when Charles of Bourbon, after the death of the King of Spain, left the kingdom of Naples to reach Madrid. After Charles's departure, the construction works of the “new Palace”, named like this at that time the Royal Palace, suffered a considerable slowdown, so at the death of Luigi Vanvitelli in 1773, they were far from being completed. Carlo Vanvitelli, Luigi's son, and subsequently other architects, trained at the Vanvitelli's school, carried out this great royal residence in the next century.

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Reggia di Caserta
Viale Dohuet, 2/A
81100 Caserta

Tel. +39 0823 277111
I porti del Re. Jacob Philipp Hackert dalla Reggia di Caserta al Castello di Gallipoli”
21 June - 5 November 2017

Historical Apartments + English Park + Garden
Whole: € 12,00
Reduced: € 6,00

Opening times
Historical Apartments: 8:30am - 7:30pm (closing ticket office: 18:45)
Garden: June - September: 8:30am - 7pm; October: 8:30am - 5:30pm
November: 8:30am - 3:30pm
English Park: June - September: 8:30am - 6:00pm; October: 8:30 - 4:30pm; November: 8:30am - 2:30pm

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