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The Casina Vanvitelliana: An architectural jewel in Italy

The Casina Vanvitelliana (that in italian stands for “the little hous of Vanvitelli) is an 18th century architectural jewel. It was designed by the architect Luigi Vanvitelli, famous for his most famous work, the Royal Palace of Caserta. The little house, located on an artificial island in Lake Fusaro, is an exceptional example of the neoclassical aesthetics of the time. Its isolated location and elegant architecture make it an ideal place to spend moments of relaxation and contemplation, far from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

The island on which the Casina Vanvitelliana stands was created by the regulation of the waters of Lake Fusaro, commissioned by King Ferdinand IV of Bourbon. The island itself is a masterpiece of hydraulic engineering, with retaining walls and a canal surrounding it, creating an evocative atmosphere and isolated environment.

This little house was designed as a temple dedicated to peace and harmony. Its circular shape, with an external Doric colonnade and a central dome, evokes the image of a small Greek temple. The interior features an elegant central hall with frescoes and decorations that reflect the neoclassical style of the time.

Over the centuries, the little house has gone through periods of abandonment and degradation. However, thanks to restoration and conservation efforts, today it is possible to visit this extraordinary structure and admire its beauty. It has become a cultural reference point in the region, hosting exhibitions, cultural events and artistic meetings.

To visit the Casina Vanvitelliana, it is possible to take part in guided tours that allow you to explore the interior of the structure and appreciate its architectural details. During your visit, you can learn more about the history and importance of this magnificent construction.