Reggia di Caserta
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  • travel_in_fours
    Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates1,282 contributions
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    Massive palace
    The palace is just outside the train station. We had a timed entry at 11 AM, so we waited at the city centre until 10.30AM The Royal Palace of Caserta is the largest palace in the world when measured by volume, even bigger than Palace of Versailles. It is the largest palace in the world and is the finest representation of Baroque art. We could marvel at the various artworks and riches on display at the painted halls of the Royal Apartments. We could also see the Baroque art illustrated as we walked through this grand palace. The palace’s fountains, gardens, and cascades are aligned in a telescopic manner, creating an illusion that the gardens spread till the horizon. The Royal gardens are also very beautiful. Also inspired by the Park of Versailles, the gardens of the Royal Palace of Caserta is a typical example of the baroque extension of formal vistas. It stretches for up to 120 hectares and is partly situated on hilly terrain. There are two types of gardens within, the Parterre, a French Garden, and a botanical garden called the English Garden. The Par Terre is a clearing that is visible as you leave the palace. Luigi took inspiration from French Gardens and designed the garden to represent weaves similar to colourful flower carpets. The English Garden is situated on the right side of the Fountain of Diana and Actaeon. The Queen invested her personal fortunes to make sure that the English Garden rivaled the Petit Trianon of Versailles. We spent little time here, but it’s a beautiful place to take loads and loads of pictures. The fountains in the Royal Palace of Caserta pass through the park and have been carefully curated after centuries of landscaping. Its waters come directly from the Carolina Aqueduct. Vanvitelli’s optical illusions are on full display as he manages to hide the true length of the avenue along the waterfall. While the canal is almost 3 kms long, it appears much shorter because of a combination of little waterfalls and big basins.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 September 2023
  • Jane P
    Palm Beach, Florida189 contributions
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    A gem that hasn’t reached its potential
    We visited Caserta on our drive from Rome to Pompeii. It’s not easily reached by public transportation. The driving directions and parking instructions could have been clearer. All the instructions, signage & descriptions were poor or lacking. It’s a beautiful, historic gem in the Naples area. However, it falls short by the lack of ease in visiting; starting with buying tickets. The website can be accessed in English. But to buy tickets online, it’s a separate website that’s in Italian and wants you to make an account asking more personal information than I was willing to give for a one time purchase. We were able to purchase tickets easily on site and thankfully there wasn’t a long line. The palace at Caserta rivals that of Versailles and other grand palaces in Europe. There was some construction and cleaning in progress which we hope is to improve the facility. Approaching from the underground parking lot, there’s a vast lawn with decorative hedges but everything was messy, overgrown and not manicured. At most grand palaces, there are manicured gardens with flowerbeds; not here. Again, signage at arrival was poor to lacking. It was very much self service. In the back, you can rent bikes to access the gardens which are large and all uphill. After walking the entire way to reach the falls in the heat, we realized there was a shuttle service. Again, no signage… So we waited to take the shuttle back. And of course, we had to buy extra tickets for that… All in all, it’s a beautiful place that just does not meet it’s full potential at all. It’s very disorganized and poorly organized and maintained.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 October 2023
  • Sandra
    Birmingham, United Kingdom135 contributions
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    A true gem
    All the bad reviews’ writers below do not understand we are in the South of Italy and you cannot expect Western Europe! The palace and the gardens are a true gem allowing you to visualise the life in the 18th century. Be prepared for a lot of walking, breathtaking sights and Italian organisation in its true self. Regardless of how the place is managed and that it’s constantly under construction, it is a truly beautiful site and definitely not to be missed if you stay in Campania! You can get there from Napoli very easily by FlixBus or a train and it won’t take you more than 45mins/1 hour.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 19 November 2023
  • Katie T
    Costa Mesa, California23 contributions
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    Grand palace with beautiful aqueduct and gardens
    The views here are amazing! There is a massive aqueduct that you can walk back to in the private gardens. We stopped by on our way to Positano, and we did not allow enough time to explore the interiors. You need 1.5 hours to really experience the aqueduct and gardens. And probably an additional 2 hours for the interiors. They use this castle on The Great tv series so it was fun to see it in person. They've recently determined it is an UNESCO site and it seems like they're putting money into refurbishment for the castle. Fun fact, it is actually larger than Versailles in France. 😊
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 November 2023
  • Brian G
    New York City, New York44 contributions
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    Spectacular palace and grounds
    I never knew that the largest palace in the world was in Caserta, Italy, not far from Naples. It rivals Versailles but with far fewer tourists. The grounds are massive. If you don't enjoy a long and mostly uphill walk to get to the fountains, take the shuttle bus for a couple of euros. I recommend reserving your tickets in advance. Be aware that you cannot enter the palace before the reserved time, but you can walk the grounds. The palace and the grounds each have separate entry fees. Get the combo ticket. The rooms of the palace are stunning. Each more beautiful than the last. Pay close attention to the train schedules...especially if arriving from Salerno, as we did. The trains might arrive several hours before your entry time. Don't miss this beautiful place. A must for any visit to this part of Italy.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 4 December 2023
  • chocolate123
    130 contributions
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    Services not worthy of an UNESCO World Heritage Site
    Worth while seeing but the service is poor. That's why only three stars. Everybody walks up to the wrong entrance because the sign for the ticket booth is hard to see. Their website clearly states there is a ticket for only the royal apartment. However the lady at the cashier was adamant that there is only the, more expensive, combined ticket including the gardens. Her microphone did not work so we could hardly understand her. Only when you exit you see that and where you can get an audio guide. Was not mentioned to any of the staff (ticket booth and two times ticket control). Some where there must be a place to get a map but we never so it. Nor were we offered one when we bought the tickets. Full price although renovations were going on and parts were closed of. Did not see the theater. But this you only learn once you are inside. The facilities are poor.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 February 2024
  • Vadim
    Murmansk, Russia34,183 contributions
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    Versailles of Italy, created by the labors of slaves and convicts.
    Going to Caserta to inspect the UNESCO heritage - the Royal Palace, it is better to immediately abandon the idea of visiting everything. Fortunately, the administration has made the task easier for tourists: half of the 1200 rooms are open. But even that's a bit much. I wonder how many rooms were visited by the owners themselves - Neapolitan Bourbons? The initiator of the construction himself left for Spain. This is a famous king who was the Duke of Parma, the king of Naples, Sicily and, finally, Spain. Everywhere with the same name, but different numbering. Charles I (in Parma), III (in Spain), V (in Sicily), VII (in Naples). Historians argue that Charles VII's vanity was aroused by Versailles or the Royal Palace in Madrid, in which he completed his voyage to the European thrones. The architect Luigi Vanvitelli, hired by him, managed to build the largest palace of the XVIII century. The question is why? However, after the Great French Revolution, which declared peace to huts, war to palaces, the issue was resolved by itself. The Versailles of Italy was created by the labors of 250 slaves and 160 convicts, and no one counted the locals. Over the years, these people have built a palace with an area of 45 thousand square meters, which currently has 5 floors, 1400 rooms, 1742 windows and 94 stairs. What a blessing that not all of them are available...
    Visited June 2021
    Written 9 May 2024
  • Michael K
    San Jose, California1,108 contributions
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    A must see attraction that is magnificient beyond words
    The Royal Apartments and the fountains are simply magnificient beyond words. Even the ceilings in the state rooms are beautifully painted. There is also a Court Theatre located in a different wing that is opened only on weekends and only for limited hour (10 to 1) that should not be missed. For the fountains there are shuttle buses that take you to the top of the park. But if you walk down alongside the fountains towards the palace, you will miss the English garden on the left. So we decided to walk down and see 4 of the fountains and then turned left to walk uphill to see the English Garden. In hindsight, we should have continued the walk downhill and seen all the fountains instead since the English Garden was not worth the time and effort. For those not driving, this palace is well served by Trenitalia with a train that leaves Naples every 30 minutes for a 1-hour trip that stops right at the gate of the palace.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 May 2024
  • Michelle S
    236 contributions
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    Best meal in Italy
    We wouldn’t have gone here except that a couple of Italian friends insisted we should see it. It’s really like a hidden gem or best kept secret. The rooms are magnificent. And then the day is topped off by an incredible meal at Gli Scacchi!!
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 June 2024
  • elisabethrotsch
    San Diego, California27 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Can't Miss This UNESCO Site
    My husband and I had a great time at the Caserta Royal Palace! I seek out UNSECO sites when I travel and this was quite amazing. I would recommend visiting in a half day trip. We took the train in from Naples. Would also recommend wearing comfortable shoes, cool clothes, and bringing water. It's hot outside and the garden walk is extensive. You can pay to take a bus to the top, but my husband and I did not. We saw more and had a better experience walking the distance.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 June 2024
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TravelGirl
London, UK22 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
We were a group of around 12 people.
We got our tickets online on ticketone.com and printed it at home (thank god a friend told me that).

Starting with the parking. It is really disappointing, it looks still under construction, no proper lights and unauthorized parking guys waiting for money which we didn't give as you already pay 1euros every hour. I believe they don't take cards so bring coins.

The English gardens are not well maintained at all, trees with a minimum of hundreds of years are left dying probably because they need too much maintenance and they can't be asked.

Direction signs are almost inexistent so you basically just get lost or have to memorize the tiny map at the English garden's entrance gate.

There are funny people whistling at you if you do anything wrong. They work there. Other members of the staff just spend their working time looking at their phones. Such hard work.

The room's staff also screams at you if you touch or do anything forbidden because they can't be asked to walk and kindly ask things. Never experienced this before at Louvre or the British Museum.

I suggest you don't waste your money there and maybe they will hire more professional staff and maintain the gardens better when they realize that tourists don't bring their money there anymore.

It such a shame that the Reggia di Caserta a UNESCO heritage site is so badly administrated.
Written 7 July 2021
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Wander224793
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Oct 2019
Caserta is a fabulous look at a by gone era. Opulent and extravagant , but so tasteful. Don’t miss this. After a warm afternoon walking to the waterfall pass gorgeous gardens and sculptures, fountains and statues, we stopped for lunch at the garden restaurant at the top which was delightful. The interior of the Palace is worth spending an entire day.
Written 12 March 2020
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Iva Ivanova
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Jun 2021 • Family
I am very disappoimted by the Royal palace administration. Using Covid as a pretext, they closed the tocket office. Now, you need a ton of extra time and revistration in a mono-lingual website to buy the new digital but more expensive tickets. I am sorry there is no rating 0, cause that's what this organsation deserves.
Written 23 June 2021
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Richard H
Leeds, UK418 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
I visited this site using one of my free entries using the Campania Artecard. The train to and from Caserta is also included with the card.

It's very easy to visit from Naples. Take any train from Napoli Centrale to Caserta Train Station, it takes between 40-60 minutes depending on the number of stops.

You can't miss the palace when you leave the train station as it's right infront of you.

I bought a coffee and sfogliatelle from the up market cafe on site and enjoyed it while walking towards the fountain.

The Royal Staircase and Apartments are stunning (even though the actual throne is a bit underwhelming!).

Well worth a visit if you want to see how royalty lived in the past.

I spent about 2.5 hours in the palace and grounds.
Written 19 March 2023
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Israel R
Ra'anana, Israel16,761 contributions
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Aug 2019
An amazing palace in its size and beauty. One of the largest palaces in the world with over 1200 rooms, not all of which can be visited. The palace has a huge library and hundreds of amazing sculptures and works of art. It is highly recommended to spend a few hours touring the palace and especially not to miss the visit to the huge garden behind it. Since the garden is huge in area, it is recommended to use the various means of transportation (especially in a horse-drawn carriage if you are with children). To sum up in one word "AMAZING".
NOT 2 B MISSED.
Written 31 July 2020
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BaruchBarryPinnick
Ma'ale Adumim, Israel217 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
If you like large palaces, especially Baroque palaces with lovely gardens, don't miss Reggia di Caserta. It's so big that it has to be seen to be believed.
We had a tour (in English) from a local guide and it's good to consider this option - they always know interesting things hard to find in the best guidebooks.
As for the garden: well, it's only over one and a half miles long! For a small fee you can take a bus in either or both directions the length of the garden from the Palace to the fountains at the other end.
Written 25 May 2022
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Roger B
Dallas, TX60 contributions
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Apr 2022
This is a magnificent edifice. The spaces are captivating and the detail within the palace itself is breathtaking. The extensive gardens are quite a walk but are well worth the exertion. If you get anywhere near Caserta, make sure that you take the time to check it out
Written 14 May 2022
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Snooks_12
Winchester, UK37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
This must have been wonderful in its heyday, as it is still extrmemly impressive today. The walk up to the front does not in anyway (apart from size) give any idea of the beauty inside (I think externally it is quite plain). The central stairs that rise to the 1st floor are amazing and constructed on such a grand scale, and these set the tone for the rest of the rooms you can view. Huge high celings, beautifully decorated, gorgeous floors and fabulous fireplaces. Definitely not a small home, and we were inside for much longer than we imagined. Some interesting exhibits, especially the scale models of working fairground rides. Then there are the gardens, again we were way longer than we expected and these are also great. If it had been a little warmer, they would have been a fantastic place to sit and eat a picnic (if that is allowed). I would reserve a whole day to get the most out of the house and gardens so arrive early, if you can to give enough time, especially if you are planning on walking up and back to the top of the water feature. There is a bus, for those who prefer not to walk, but walking was fun and really highlighted the scale of the project. We were lucky to be able to visit at the weekend so could enter the theatre. The is definitely worth doing, as it was amazing. Luckily my daughter speaks Italian so could translate what the guide was saying, but even without that, it would still be worth going to see. It is only open at the weekends and then not all day Check the website. The English garden mde us chuckle as we didn't think it felt very English, but was a lovely place to wander and explore. We were unable to see the greenhouse area as that was closed for refurbshment. As and when it is finished, I think that will be wonderful to view. Be prepared to be on your feet a lot, but this is an easy 40 min train ride from Naples and the palace is directly in front of the train station in Caserta.
Written 23 January 2023
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chocolate123
Switzerland130 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Worth while seeing but the service is poor. That's why only three stars.

Everybody walks up to the wrong entrance because the sign for the ticket booth is hard to see.

Their website clearly states there is a ticket for only the royal apartment. However the lady at the cashier was adamant that there is only the, more expensive, combined ticket including the gardens. Her microphone did not work so we could hardly understand her.

Only when you exit you see that and where you can get an audio guide. Was not mentioned to any of the staff (ticket booth and two times ticket control). Some where there must be a place to get a map but we never so it. Nor were we offered one when we bought the tickets.

Full price although renovations were going on and parts were closed of. Did not see the theater. But this you only learn once you are inside.

The facilities are poor.
Written 9 February 2024
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tricky
Malta24 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
A shame for my country. Everyone should be fired here and all visitor services should be appointed to a private company. Parking is awful, restrooms horrendous, catering options disgusting, transport services inefficient, signage and informative panels are miserable. They rely on volunteers to open the theatre, one of the highlights of the visits, because apparently they haven’t enough personnel. These volunteers are very nice old chaps but can only speak italian.
Every non-local walks around wondering how the experience would be phenomenal with a decent management and capital investment.
Gardens are relatively well cared.
Overall it’s still a must visit despite the despicable service. Unless you’re Italian, like me, and then it’s just infuriating.
Written 10 December 2023
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