Palace of Caserta
This 18th century palace located in the city of Caserta in southern Italy has housed many different types of figureheads over the years, not to mention a certain queen from Naboo. The Palace of Caserta served as the setting for Queen Amidala’s (played by Natalie Portman, pictured far right) Royal Palace in “The Phantom Menace” and again as Queen Jamilla’s palace in “Attack of the Clones.”
While you are in Italy, take a trip up to the Villa del Balbianello next to Lake Como in northern Italy. The scenic, 18th century villa served as the clandestine location for the marriage between Anakin Skywalker and Padme Amidala in “Attack of the Clones” and has become a popular wedding destination for real life couples as well.