Caserta Royal Palace

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Activity Level
Easy
Duration
4 hours

Highlights

Explore the majestic residence designed by the architect Luigi Vanvitelli, which glorifies the kingdom of Charles of Bourbon and unveils its ambitious political plans. This Private Tour to Caserta Royal Palace will introduce you to the Royal Apartments, with theirs grandeur- and the surrounding Park – with its parterres, fountains and waterfalls. A special insight shall be given to the English Gardens, a unique example of the Romantic Taste, where beauty reigns sovereign.

The tour is available also from Sorrento (in this case the length is approximately 6 hours).

Included

Mercedes private vehicle with a professional driver, tour guide, bus ride inside the Park.

Extra

Optional

Skip the line tickets.

Meeting place

Where requested in Naples or Sorrento.

Wheelchair friendly

Only if you are able to get on and off the vehicle.

Dress code

Comfortable shoes.

Additional info

The tour can be combined with any other half day tour from Naples.

Closed on Tuesdays.

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Practical Info

You will be met by your driver where requested in Naples or Sorrento. This private Tour of Caserta Royal Palace can run as a Shore Excursion from Naples Cruise Terminal or as a standard half-day trip from your hotel in Naples. If you come from Rome we also offer pick up at the train station in Naples at no additional charge.

The guided visit of the Palace consists of two sections: the Royal Apartments and the Royal Gardens.

From Caserta to Naples the journey lasts about 25 minutes along a direct road that was committed by King Charles himself to connect the city Centre of Naples to the main entrance of Caserta Royal Palace. Once at the Palace you will discover that the king’s “vision” about a straight road continues through the entrance of the palace into the garden all the way up to the main cascade for 2 more miles!

The Museum of the Royal Palace takes part in the upper Noble Floor designed by Luigi Vanvitelli for the Royal Family. On the upper vestibule in front of the Grand Staircase you will find the Palatine Chapel which reminds strongly of the Chapel in Versailles. Going through the Anterooms of the Halberdiers, the Bodyguards and Alexander you find two main Apartments: the “New Apartment” or “Apartment of the Ottocento” completed in the 19th century and the “Old Apartment or “Apartment of the Settecento” with its 18th century decoration, meant for Prince Royal. The latter was the only one really inhabited by the Bourbons. There you see refined Rococo style decorations and furniture, sumptuous San Leucio silk wallpapers, polychrome chandeliers of the Venetian Murano glasswork. After the visit of the interiors of the Palace you can relax and stroll around the park.

A continuous public bus service will bring you along the park to the main cascade.

An alternative activity can be the electric-assisted bicycles – which can be hired on the spot. Biking may allow more pictures-stop on the way up to the main waterfall.

 A spectacular “waterway” with fountains enriched with mythological sculptures and water games will bring you back to the life of the Royal Court. The route ends with the waterfall over topping the Fountain of Diana and Actaeon.

Next to the waterfall do not miss the English Garden, ordered by Queen Maria Carolina of Hapsburg, wife of Ferdinand IV of Bourbon and designed by Luigi Vanvitelli with the support of the botanist Andrew Graefer. This place is only open to walking route. Loose the sense of time by looking at grasslands, waterways, picturesque ponds and hidden temples and simply enjoy this unique place where natural and artificial melts down in a very romantic dream.

Meet your driver to go back to Naples.

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