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

The monumental complex at Caserta, created by the Bourbon king Charles III in the mid-18th century to rival Versailles and the Royal Palace in Madrid, is exceptional for the way in which it brings together a magnificent palace with its park and gardens, as well as natural woodland, hunting lodges and a silk factory. It is an eloquent expression of the Enlightenment in material form, integrated into, rather than imposed on, its natural setting.

Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site

iTo represent a masterpiece of human creative genius. All
iiTo exhibit an important interchange of human values, over a span of time or within a cultural area of the world, on developments in architecture or technology, monumental arts, town-planning or landscape design. All
iiiTo bear a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared. All
ivTo be an outstanding example of a type of building, architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history. All



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The Phlegraean Fields en 32.3kmsite_izi
Visiting Fuorigrotta en it 29.9kmsite_izi
Vintage Market of Pugliano 202129.4kmsite_ao
Ruins of Liternum 202030.1kmsite_ao
Sacristy of San Domenico Maggiore 202025.7kmsite_ao
Stazione Neapolis 202025.2kmsite_ao
Tomb of the First Bishop of New York 202025.7kmsite_ao
Birthplace of the Pizza Margherita Plaque 202027.1kmsite_ao
Palace of Portici 202029.2kmsite_ao
The Phlegraean Fields de en fr it 32.8kmsite_izi
San Prisco en it 4.6kmsite_izi
Middle Age in Caserta en es it 1kmsite_izi
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Hidden Beauties – San Giorgio a Cremano en it 27.3kmsite_izi
Greek Naples – between the Naples museum of archeology and the historical center en it zh 201626.7kmsite_izi
The Golden Mile – Portici en it 28.9kmsite_izi
Montevergine Sanctuary 202037kmsite_ao
Arch of Trajan in Benevento 202038.5kmsite_ao
Porta Nolana 202025.3kmsite_ao
Lipsanothecae of the Chapel of Saint Francesco de Geronimo 202025.9kmsite_ao
Ponti della Valle di Maddaloni 20206.5kmsite_ao
Church of Santa Luciella ai Librai 202025.6kmsite_ao
San Michele Arcangelo Hypogeum 202031.9kmsite_ao
San Gennaro Mural 202025.4kmsite_ao
Via dei Presepi 201925.5kmsite_ao
Europe’s Most Beautiful Metro Station 201926.5kmsite_ao
Villa dei Misteri 201937.7kmsite_ao
Peschiera Grande 20190.8kmsite_ao
Rock of Rovigliano 201939.9kmsite_ao
Ruins of Oplontis 201936.8kmsite_ao
Gaiola Island 201933.4kmsite_ao
The Stone Phalluses of Pompeii 201938.4kmsite_ao
Amphitheatre of Capua 20196.5kmsite_ao
MUSA Anatomy Museum 201825.2kmsite_ao
Casina Vanvitelliana 201836.1kmsite_ao
The Arm of St. Thomas Aquinas 201825.7kmsite_ao
Catacombs of Saint Gaudiosus 201824.6kmsite_ao
Skull Cult of Saint Mary of the Souls of Purgatory 201725.5kmsite_ao
Cave of Dogs 201830.3kmsite_ao
Naples Underground 201825.4kmsite_ao
Flavian Amphitheater of Pozzuoli 201832.3kmsite_ao
Bourbon Tunnel 201827.3kmsite_ao
Anatomy Museum of the University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli 201825.2kmsite_ao
Upside-Down Fig Tree 201635.7kmsite_ao
An Exquisite Fresco in an Ancient Mithraeum Cave Sanctuary 20176.3kmsite_ao
Piazza Grande 197922.9kmsite_brutalism
Vele di Scampia 20.8kmsite_brutalism
La Casa del Portuale 25.8kmsite_brutalism
Historic Centre of Naples 199525.3kmsite_whs
Archaeological Areas of Pompei, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata 199738.3kmsite_whs

About the source: UNESCO

Within UNESCO's broad remit, this specialised agency of the UN works towards international cooperation agreements to secure the world's cultural and natural heritage, designating venues of exceptional value as World Heritage Sites.