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Il Real Sito di Portici, Portici

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  • The Royal Palace of Portici, born as a summer residence of the Bourbon, but also as a place of reception of numerous archaeological finds from the nearby archaeological site of Herculaneum, is the first of the buildings in the "golden mile", the stretch of road from the actual site of arcades to the villa Favorita, sees the proliferation of eighteenth-century buildings and villas belonging to the aristocracy of the time. The Royal Palace of Portici transformed into agricultural school, houses a botanical garden without equal in Italy. You recently completed the restoration of the Gallop attached to nearby stables covered, you can see the boat-shaped roof down, made by skilled Shipwrights of the eighteenth century, the only example in Italy.
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  • Only thanks to the reviews of some travelers, I discovered the existence of the Royal House of arcades and, intrigued, I decided to go there. Turned out to be a pleasant surprise and, at the same time, a deep regret to note the conditions of total abandonment in which the building and the grounds. In addition, the beautiful botanical gardens, opposite the Royal Palace, is almost always closed! From Naples Central train station, I caught the circumvesuviana (I had 3 days Campania arte card, useful to move throughout the region and visit 2 websites, your choice) and I went down at via liberties. A long walk downhill to a square with a church, then turn left and proceed straight to the former Royal Palace, now a University (but missing the signs!). You can have free access to the gardens, while the first floor, finely frescoed (the guards ' room and the Throne) and preceded by a majestic staircase, houses a number of shrines and antique scientific instruments, with various different types of minerals, rare insects and, descriptive panels, you can read the history of the Faculty of agriculture and of all the characters who have contributed significantly to the development of innovative farming techniques. Both the building that the grounds are, unfortunately, in a clear, unacceptable state of disrepair and it is scandalous that we have not yet started a wide, effective restoration that will return to their former glory ... it would publicize the importance and potential of this place, its inclusion in tourist maps and pointing, on signs of 2 railway stations: arcades-Royal Palace (eg. Villa dei Misteri Pompei and Torre Annunziata-Villa di Poppea), simple and inexpensive solutions, which would help to publicize the site and to attract many more tourists. Hopefully this ancient treasure will soon emerge from the mud of oblivion and carelessness, I attach some pictures.
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  • Historical Palace, fascinated by architecture and grandeur. From the start, coming between the two huge arxhi that guard the entrance, you dive back in time. To visit, maybe by pairing her excavations at Herculaneum which are on the same road to no more than 1 km. Fascinating even the botanical garden inside. Recommended.
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