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Peschiera Grande

The Royal Palace of Caserta is one of the largest and most impressive royal residences in the world, built by the Bourbon royal family of Naples to rival the Palace of Versailles. This 18th-century baroque masterpiece sits on an enormous park that stretches for more than two miles and is decorated with many fountains and statues, ending with a waterfall and the famous English Garden.

Beyond the usual path that leads from the palace to the waterfall, there are other attractions worth seeing within the beautiful royal park. One is found inside the huge Italian Garden, in the northwestern part of the first half of the park. There, you’ll find a large artificial lake known as Peschiera Grande, commissioned by the Bourbon King Ferdinando IV with the purpose of hosting small simulated naval battles for sport.


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