Campania region is full of history and culture, secular traditions and gastronomic excellences. A great heritage that Tenuta Fontana commits to promote and preserve. For this reason we have created a cultural itinerary retracing the most important monuments of ur territory: from the Reggia of Caserta to the Palace of Carditello; from the Cathedral of Casertavecchia to the village of Pietrelcina. A unique and enchanting experience between art and nature that will conquer you. Come and visit our winery, taste our products and discover all the treasures of our beloved Campania.

The Royal Palace of Caserta

The Royal Palace of Caserta is a former royal residence in Caserta, constructed for the Bourbon Kings of Naples. It iso ne of the largest palaces erected in Europe during the 18th century and the largest royal residence in the world with 1200 rooms and covering an area of about 47000 m2. In 1997 has been declared by Unesco Heritage of Humanity. The ambitious project was entraste to the architech Luigi Vanvitelli (1700-1773) who started this palace in 1750 and created what is often declared the last great achievement of the Italian Baroque.

Pietrelcina

Pietrelcina is a small village, located on a lane of an affluent of the Tammaro River, and it is known all over the world for having given birth on May 25, 1887 to Francesco Forgione, Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, baptized on May 26 in the church of Sant'Anna and proclaimed Saint by Pope John Paul II on June 16, 2002. It is in this mystical and fascinating place that our Tenuta Fontana is located.

The Royal Estate of Carditello 

The Royal Estate of Carditello, also called Reggia di Carditello, is a sober and elegant architectural complex, in a neoclassical style once belonging to the Neapolitan Bourbon Monarchy. While the estate functioned as an agricultural and pastoral production center, and included large amounts of royal territory, the palace delighted members of the court as a hunting lodge. The palace was designed by Francesco Collecini (1723-1804), pupil of Vanvitelli. The forecourt had a large horse racing track immersed in a vast estate of forests. In January 2014, the palace was acquired by the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage.

The Cathedral of Casertavecchia  

The Cathedral of Casertavecchia was begun in 1113 and completed in 1153. It is dedicated to the Archangel Michael, the warrior saint who was the protector of the Lombards and later the Normans. It is a perfect blend of several architectural styles: it has a Romanesque floor plan with Siculan-Arab, Apulian and Lombard influences. On the facade, made of tuff rock from Campania, there are three marble doors embellished with zoomorphic sculptures. The interior, divided into three naves, reuses columns from Roman structures.






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