The Palace of Portici
The neoclassical and marvelous Palace of Portici was built in 1738 as a summer residence of the Bourbon royal family. Built at the foot of Vesuvius, it still has a large upper forest that was used for hunting and an ornamental downstream. Among those who worked on its construction include Luigi Vanvitelli and Ferdinando Fuga.
The finds from the excavations in progress of Herculaneum and Pompeii were then placed in the rooms of the Palace giving life, in 1758, to the Herculanense Museum which became a privileged destination of the Grand Tour.I reperti provenienti dagli scavi in corso di Ercolano e Pompei furono allora sistemati nelle stanze della Reggia dando vita, nel 1758, all’Herculanense Museum che divenne meta privilegiata del Grand Tour.
The Botanical Garden
In 1872 the Palace and the Park were assigned to the Royal Higher School of Agriculture, which, within the soprano garden, founded the Botanical Garden until becoming, in 1935, the Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Naples Federico II.Nel 1872 il Palazzo ed il Parco furono assegnati alla Reale Scuola Superiore di Agricoltura che, all’interno del giardino soprano, fondò l’Orto Botanico fino a divenire nel 1935 la Facoltà di Agraria dell’Università di Napoli Federico II.