The IWAR 2023 workshop will be hosted within the premises of the Rectorate of the University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli” in Caserta.
Address: Viale Ellittico, 31, 81100, Caserta
Few words on Caserta
Caserta is one of the five provinces of Campania region, located in the southern Italy.
In 1734, an 18 years old Charles of Bourbon (1716-1788) claims the throne in Naples, a kingdom still independent after nearly 200 years. Son of Elizabeth Farnese and Philip V, the sovereign will be the symbol of an enlightened culture shining through a number of reforms and renovation works. In the 1740s King Charles would begin depicting an unprecedent visionary project in the area. His dream would take shape in 1750, with the purchase of the fiefdom of Caserta for a lump sum of 489.348,13 ducats. The prospect of building a new capital in the hinterland, not far from Naples, comes to life thanks to the architect Luigi Vanvitelli (1700-1773). On the 20th of January 1752, in Caserta, the king lays the first stone of a construction site that will change the fate of the entire area: the Royal Palace of Caserta.
The Royal Palace of Caserta is part of World Heritage Journeys, a project founded by UNESCO in collaboration with National Geographic, funded by the European Union.
How to reach Caserta:
- By train using Trenitalia choosing the station of Caserta
- By plane, the nearest airport is in Naples (NAP), from this it is possible to reach the railway station of Naples by bus shuttle “Alibus“. Thus, from the railway station it can be possible to take a train to reach Caserta railway station.
- By taxi