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The Palace, developed horizontally, has a regular façade which seems to anticipate neo-classicism choices and which is characterized by a huge, central arch, surmounted by a fronton or pediment.
On the exterior, the ground floor is decorated with ashlarwork, made from a high plinth and a colossal arrangement of semi-columns and ionic parastades on the upper floors. Four rectangular courtyards, vast and luminous like squares and perfectly symmetric, are spread out in the interior of the Royal Palace. Three octagonal vestibules perfectly regulate the complex circulatory systems. The Great Staircase of Honour, wide and scenographical, leads to the octagonal vestibule from the noble floor (on which the apartments and the decorated, neoclassic influenced, plastered rooms open out, as well as to the Royal Chapel, which is similar to that of Versailles, but more harmonious. In the interior of the Royal Place, we can also see a small Court Theatre, in an almost neoclassic style: a small treasure of its kind. The construction of the Royal Palace, carried forward by Luigi Vanvitelli until his death (1773), and then continued by his son Carli, but not entirely completed in accordance with the original project. The Park, also designed by Vanvitelli, is the last grandiose example of garden-park, of the Baroque era. Scenography of grasslands, false ruins, woods, avenues which lead to the “Castelluccia” (miniature fortress, constructed in 1769 for the amusement of the young King) and to the ample sheet of water of the fish pond; but most of all the scenography of fountains and falls, on which Vanitelli based the Carolino aqueduct and the viaduct of the Ponti della Valle, rational constructions of majestic monumentality.
In the building, which has 1,200 rooms and almost 2,000 windows, you can find a picture-gallery and a museum in which a famous collection of precious antique nativity cribs is preserved.

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