The Italic Temple
A romantic evocation of the past
Temple recall the eighteenth-century enthusiasm for the discovery of Herculaneum and Pompeii. Built between 1830 and 1831, when the Royal Botanical Garden of Caserta was managed by Geremia Ascione, these reproduction archaeological remains are inspired by the Doric temples of Paestum. In a romantic setting, the nineteenth-century architectures haunch two ancient bas-reliefs. The first represents a trophy of arms, the second three male togate figures: both pieces come from Ancient Capua.