DAY TRIP FROM CASSINO: the Royal Palace of Caserta
UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997The Royal Palace of Caserta, built by the architect Vanvitelli in 1752 for the Bourbon kings of Naples.The Palace served as the hub of the Fifth Army rest center. The adjoining barracks, which lately housed Fascist airmen now provided quarters for the GI's. Operas were held in the Palace theatre, and other marble-columed rooms became servicemen's clubs.On 29th April 1945 the German signed  the surrender
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