The Royal Palace of Caserta, historical royal residence of the Bourbons, was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997. It was built at the behest of the King of Naples, Carlo di Borbone, who was struck by the beauty of the Caserta landscape. The project and the first construction works are by Luigi Vanvitelli. The visit of the Palace begins by walking along the Staircase of Honor up to the upper floor where the Royal apartments are located, the newest built in the nineteenth century which include the Throne Room, and then continue the visit towards the eighteenth century apartments where they are located among others, the Winter Room, the Spring Room and the Palatine Library.
The royal palace is surrounded by a large park, of about one hundred and twenty hectares, divided into two areas: the Royal Park with its fountains and the famous Great waterfall and the English garden, wanted by Queen Maria Carolina of Habsburg-Lorraine, wife of Ferdinando IV, characterized by dense forests, streams and lakes fed by the Carolino aqueduct.
Who is it for?
- Families with children
- Couples and friends of all age groups
Useful to know
Available days: from Wednesday to Monday ( closed December 25th, January 1st); special openings on Tuesday 8, 22, 29 December;
Hours: Royal Apartments 9:30 – 19:30; Last admission: 19:00; Exit from the museum: 7:25 pm
Royal Park 8: 30- October | last admission at 4:30 pm/closing at 5:30 pm; November and December | last admission 2:30 pm/closing 3:30 pm
Services included: skip the line ticket;
Note: In case of bad weather conditions, the visit will take place inside the Royal Palace only.