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Mars Room and hallway
The mars room depicts aspects of war. [enlarge]
Ceiling, Hall of Astrea
The painting depicts Astrea, the goddess of Justice (painted by the artist Giacomo Berger). [enlarge]
Chairs, Hall of Astrea
The Hall of Astrea was originally an anti-chamber for Ambassadors, Secretary of States, etc. Decorated in golden stucco. [enlarge]
The Throne Hall
The biggest hall of the Royal Apartments. Carved Corinthian pillars on the walls, and adorned with portraits of rulers of the reign. [enlarge]
Ceiling, Throne Room
The ceiling fresco, which you can only see part of in this picture, is called "the placing of the first stone of the palace" [enlarge]
Throne, Throne hall
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Ceiling detail, Throne Hall
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That kid can't be happy
There were many paintings of this sort, with images of little babies bound up in what must have been pretty uncomfortable for them. [enlarge]
Pierre Cesar Dery
A portrait of the french military around the time of Napoleon. [enlarge]
Intricate Table
This equisite table is inlaid with huge chunks of amethyst. [enlarge]
Crib, son of Umberto II
The city of Naples donated, on the occasion of the birth of the first child of Umberto II, this intricate cradle. [enlarge]
Crib, Vittorio Emmanuale III
Again donated by the city of Naples; carved and built by Domenico Morelli. Made of, among other things, wood, shells, and coral. [enlarge]
Palace Bedroom
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Royal bathroom
Not too shabby! [enlarge]
Endless Hallways
The hallways leading into the old apartments seem to stretch on forever. [enlarge]
Bedroom, Palace Apartments
Not sure which apartment this room is in... [enlarge]
Fantastic Chandelier
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