DETAILS OF THE TOUR OF THE BOURBON KINGS
|Meet Your English-speaking driver (with his Mercedes full optional) at Your hotel or Your cruise ship
|Transfer to the ruins of Pompeii
|Two-hour tour of Pompeii with Your private English-speaking guide
|Transfer to Naples
|Sightseeing of the city (with Your Mercedes car and Your guide)
|Guided tour of the San Carlo Royal Theater
|30 minutes of free time for a sandwich - not included
|Transfer to Caserta
|Guided tour of 1,45 h in the apartments of the Royal Palace of Caserta
|1 h of free time for visiting on Your own the Royal garden
|Back to Your cruiseship or hotel
When Charles of Bourbon became king of Naples in 1734, the city could not perform the functions of a capital city of
The Spanish viceroyalty had planned a very restrictive development of the city.
Therefore, the age of the Bourbon kings from the beginning is characterized by the arrival of artists from all over
Italy from abroad.
The Bourbon king opened the Royal Factory of Tapestries, arms, steel, Capodimonte porcelain, ceramics, silks of San
In 1751 Charles of Bourbon called from Rome to his court Ferdinando Fuga and Luigi Vanvitelli.
The architect Fuga created in Naples, "the hotel of the Poor people" (to accommodate the many farmers out of work),
the Royal Barns and porcelain factory of Naples. Vanvitelli built the Royal Palace of Caserta, the Foro Carolino
(Dante Square) and the Bourbon aqueduct.
For the new capital in 1737 The Bourbon kings built the San Carlo Theater.
Meanwhile, this enlightened dynasty began excavations at Herculaneum in 1738, the excavations of Pompeii in 1748, the ruins of Paestum in 1752, and so on.