RomanovsFan4Ever, it seems you know a lot more about Maria Carolina, much more than me. This question has always interested me: why was she considered very intelligent? I've read it here and there but never with supporting details. Can you please enlighten me? Thanks! Also, I'm asking because her brother Joseph called her "our crack-brained" sister to Leopold, and that was way before MC became "unbalanced" because of the French Revolution and its aftermath.
Wasn't there a palace named Colli in Palermo? I read it somewhere and it said that it served as the home of Maria Carolina. But according to this thread, she stayed at Il Palazzo dei Normani.
Actually from what you wrote in the topic specifically about Maria Carolina, I'm quite sure that you know much more than me, I became interested in this historical figure just very recently and so I have still much more to know about her.
As far as I know, Maria Carolina was knew since young age for her surprising intelligence, once I read that she was Maria Teresa (her mother)'s favorite daughter, exactly because her intelligence and her strong temper.
As I mentioned in a previous post, as Queen of the Reign of two Sicilies, she was the author of several important reforms (as the "Statuto of San Leucio"), and as a follower of the "Enlightenment"
, she initially earned the esteem of intellectuals (and maybe she promoted the birth of the Masonic movement in the Reign, as some suggest).
Well, actually those are still fragmentary informations I guess, but it's all I read about it...
Sincerely I'm not aware of the existence of a Palace named Colli in Palermo...there is the Piana dei Colli
, that it's a plain in the northern area of Palermo, I don't know if there is a Palace there.