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MOC Mediterranean Open Championship Orienteering 2017
30/09/2016 - A Royal Residence for a royal Final! - MOC - Mediterranean Open Championship Orienteering 2017

 

Yes, you read it correctly! The final of MOC - Mediterranean Open Championship Orienteering 2017 will be held in a Royal Residence. Actually, the biggest Royal Residence in the World: Caserta! Some hints? There you go: UNESCO site since 1997, the Caserta Royal Residence includes the residence and its huge park. It was constructed for the Bourbon, kings of Naples, and the works begun in in 1752. The park, in typical baroque style, covers 12h ha. It is partly hilly but mainly flat. It contains different areas, among which the “English Garden”. There are many fountains and cascades, each one filling a basin, with architecture and hydraulics by Luigi Vanvitelli, taking place in a straight canal that runs from the hill towards the Royal Residence. How to bring water for such a long way inland? With the Aqueduct of Vanvitelli (or Caroline Aqueduct), which carries water along a winding 38km route, mostly underground. It was build between 1753 and 1770, and it works perfectly without electricity! It served also for the silk factory nearby, and for the experimentation of new techniques for the cultivation of exotic plants. The palace served as location for great films, such as Star Wars, Episodes I and II, and Mission: Impossible III, in this last film a Lamborghini was blown up in a square inside the palace. How can you miss this opportunity? Enter now at: http://www.orienteering.it/race_subscription.php… Stay with us and…follow the sun! PWT CREW