From honey production to concerts under Flora’s protection
In 1805 the area that Luigi Vanvitelli had designated as a water collection basin was used for the breeding of bees and honey production. In 1826, with the construction of the current neoclassical hemicycle, the Aperia was transformed into a greenhouse. Today, during the summer season, it hosts a rich series of concerts and shows. Located in the central niche, a female statue of archaeological origin in polychrome marble, called Flora, welcomes the visitors. The statue comes from the Farnese Collections however it is a Roman copy of a Greek original, probably integrated by the Caserta sculptor Angelo Solari, at the beginning of the nineteenth century.