golden mile

Golden Mile

Corso Resina 283
80056 Ercolano, NA
Italy

Description:

The Miglio D’oro or the vesuvian street of mansions ranges from San Giovanni in Teduccio to Torre Annunziata. Even though she has lost in recent years some of their former glory, you can admire these villas if you drive along this golden mile.
The urban phenomenon was initiated by King Charles of Bourbon. He had visited the villa of the Duke D'Elboeuf on the coast of Vesuvius and he was so enchanted by the beauty of the landscape and the mild climate that he, in 1738, commissioned the construction the Royal Palace in Portici. In the same year under King Charles also the first excavations of the remains of Herculaneum began.