Inside the world of Italy’s designer to ‘the 0.001 percent’; AFP

Florence-based luxury designer tells of super-rich customers who shop by private jet, and his experience of dressing the Pope.

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Visit the Royal Palace of Caserta in Naples: tickets, rates, and opening times; Antoine De Cherade; TravelTipy

Are you traveling to Italy and planning to visit the beautiful city of Naples? Here is everything you need to know to visit the Royal Palace of Caserta in Naples!

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The stunning movie scene locations you simply have to visit in Italy; The Local

Over the years, Italy’s cities, mountains, and countryside have formed the backdrop to some of the best films in cinematic history, from Roman Holiday to Under the Tuscan Sun.

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Severe weather in Italy damages World Heritage Site; Renzo Pipoli; UPI

The south of Italy was threatened Tuesday with severe weather, including a rare water spout off the port of Salerno.

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Lampis named interim director of Reggia; ANSA

The Italian culture ministry on Tuesday announced that it had begun the procedure to appoint museums director general Antonio Lampis as interim director of Reggia di Caserta. © ANSA

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World Archery reveal details of competition at Naples 2019; Duncan MacKay; Inside The Games

Details of the archery competition at next year’s Summer Universiade in Naples have been officially announced by the world governing body.

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Road to Naples – via a palace and a winery!; Cathy Bianchini; Travel Blog

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Sadly today we had to bid farewell to the Amalfi Coast! We had to check out and leave by 8:30 this morning (that was rude!) and drive along the Amalfi…

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UNESCO: Caserta, San Gimignano, Aquileia in new web platform to promote sustainable travel; Alessandra Baldini; OnuItalia

PARIS, SEPTEMBER 13 – The Royal Palace of Caserta, San Gimignano and the Archaeological site of Aquileia are included in a new UNESCO initiative…

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Campania Stories 2018; Avvinare

Italy – 18th-Century Royal Palace at Caserta with the Park, the Aqueduct of Vanvitelli, and the San Leucio Complex

I am in Naples for the next few days discovering wines and food products from Campania as well as some of their amazing cultural and artistic sites.

We got to visit the Reggia di Caserta, the local version of Versailles built in the 1700s for the Bourbon royal family of Naples.. I am hard pressed to describe its beauty and the size of the palace.

I have been to Versailles and the Schönbrunn  palace in Vienna, also a baroque monument. The Reggia is just as regal if not more so. It is  the largest palaces in the world and was given UNESCO World Heritage Status in 1997. It has 1,200 rooms.

We saw many of the rooms, maybe not 1,2000 but certainly 40-50. We had a wonderful guide and I learned so much about the Kingsom of Naples which lasted from the 1200s until 1816. The area hen become the Kingsom of the Two Sicilies which lasted until Italian unification in 1861.

I think I took 100 pictures today and that was just at the palace.

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Star Wars Filming Locations That Make Great Vacations; Michelle Rae Uy; Thrillist

Italy – 18th-Century Royal Palace at Caserta with the Park, the Aqueduct of Vanvitelli, and the San Leucio Complex

George Lucas may not be able to direct dialogue to save his life, but he sure knew how to scout out rad places for a film shoot.

No movies more famously transport their audiences to locales far, far away than the Star Wars franchise. Now at seven* installments and counting — and with Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi barreling toward us — the films have been shot on a ton of green-screened sound stages… and some of the prettiest freakin’ places on this planet. It’s not everywhere on Earth, after all, that can stand in for remote moons in ancient galaxies. (Weirdly the prequels were great at finding amazing filming locations. Perhaps to distract from the scripts.)

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Don’t Cross Naples Off Your Places to Visit List, Just Yet; YourAmazingPlaces

Italy – 18th-Century Royal Palace at Caserta with the Park, the Aqueduct of Vanvitelli, and the San Leucio Complex

4 Reasons that the Southern Italian City is undeserving of its reputation

Naples is the city that everyone loves to hate. Whether because of the crime problems or the waste management issues, Naples has soared to the top of many travelers ‘cities to avoid’ list.

That reputation is not wholly deserved nor is Naples a city to be avoided just because there are some problems. The major problem with Naples is that even though it sits in the center of many historic and beautiful locations, the city and its inhabitants just can’t seem to decide what they want to be.
There is a major crime problem. Organized crime controls much of the working of the government in southern Italy and that has caused the pollution problem.

Seven sensational day trips from Naples; Bonnie Alberts; Lonely Planet

Italy – 18th-Century Royal Palace at Caserta with the Park, the Aqueduct of Vanvitelli, and the San Leucio Complex

One of the great attractions of a visit to Naples is the opportunity to explore the rich cultural and natural landscape of the surrounding Campania region. Seaside escapes, restless volcanoes, royal palaces and some of the most famous archaeological sites in the world; there is something for everyone, all within easy reach of the city.

Trek up Mt Vesuvius and explore Pompeii

A morning hike up Mt Vesuvius, the volatile volcano that entombed the ancient Roman city of Pompeii in 79 AD, is classic Neapolitan adventure. The 30-minute ascent along a steep gravel path is suitable for most fitness levels. Peering inside the crater, you won’t see any gurgling lava, but your efforts will be rewarded with stunning views across the Bay of Naples.

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