in 1789, with a royal casino, and large silk factories which are still active.
In the nth century Desiderius, abbot of Monte Casino, sent to Constantinople for workers in mosaic.
The Teatro Esteban, Casino Espanol and Government House are noteworthy among the buildings.
From the general confiscation were exempted the buildings actually used for public worship, as episcopal residences or seminaries, &c., or which had been appropriated to the use of schools, poorhouses, hospitals, &c.; as well as the buildings, appurtenances, and movable property of the abbeys of Monte Casino, Della Cava dci Tirreni, San Martino della Scala, Monneale, Certosa near Pavia, and other establishments of the same kind of importance as architectural or historical monuments.
Central Park is surrounded by hotels, theatres, cafés and clubs, the last including the Centro Asturiano and Casino Espanol.