Reggia di Caserta Unofficial
The Royal Palace of Caserta, created by Luigi Vanvitelli, is the symbol of the Bourbons of Naples and the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies.
The Royal Palace of Caserta (the Reggia di Caserta) is the largest and most copied Royal Palace in the world and from it the Neoclassical Architecture was born.
The Royal Palace of Caserta in brief
- Year: 1752;
- Total length: 4 km;
- Minimum square meters: 135,000 m (excluding park, internal courtyards, external buildings and 2 underground floors);
- Floors: 5 visible and 2 underground floors;
- Rooms: 1200;
- Scales: 56;
- Size of the Park: 120 hectares;
- Aqueduct length: 38 km;
- Square width: 450 m;
The Province of Caserta and its 3000 years of history
What to see in Caserta beyond the Royal Palace? The amphitheater of Capua, the city of Spartaco, medieval and baroque cities, the Museo Campano, the basilica of San Angelo in Formis, landscapes etc.
The Complex of the Saint Leucio Belvedere The silk factory at Saint Leucio and the birthplace of woman’s rights and …
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Plan the Visit to the Royal Palace of Caserta
FAQ about the Royal Palace of Caserta
Frequently Asked Questions about the Royal Palace of Caserta, the largest Royal Palace in the world
The Royal Palace of Caserta has 1200 rooms
The Royal Palace of Caserta is the largest in the world, therefore also bigger than Versailles.
The Royal Park is 3.3km long
The Royal Palace of Caserta has been a movie location for a century, and Star Wars has also filmed there.
Find out which movies have been shot in the Palace!
After the unification of Italy, the people in charge of the Savoy came to make an inventory of the contents of the building before emptying it. Not knowing the bidet, they described them as a “weird object shaped like a guitar”.
Given the enormous size, and that there is also the Royal Park, it takes half a day to visit everything
Hours: open every day, except Tuesdays, December 25th and January 1st.
The Court Theater can only be visited on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 – 13:00
- Palace and Park: 19.00 euros
- Palace only (from 5.00 pm): 8.00 euros
- Park only: 10.00 euros
- Europeans 18-25 years old: 2.00 euros
Is it free to enter? Free admission for all is only on the first Sunday of each month. Free admission is valid for some categories of people (minors, teachers, etc).
Address: Piazza Carlo di Borbone, 81100 Caserta – Italy
A wheelchair is available for the disabled. Admission is also free for a family member or companion. The accompanying person must demonstrate that they are part of the social and health assistance, according to the D.M. 507/97 updated to the D.M. 13/2019 and Law 104/92.
Only guide dogs for the disabled are allowed.
Sinche the 1 April 2022 it is no longer required to have the green pass. The use of masks is recommended.
- The ticket cannot be changed nor can you enter earlier. In the case of queuing at the entrance, it is possible that the time of entry via is postponed.
- The ticket shows the time 8:30a.m.: this is only the opening time, not the entrance time
The relevance of the Royal Palace of Caserta
History, avant-garde, magnificence, wild nature, contemporary art, socialism. The Palace of Caserta was the dream of King Charles of Bourbon and Queen Maria Amalia of Saxon.
The Royal Palace of Caserta, the largest and the most copied royal palace in the world, among the main Cultural Heritage in Italy and Unesco heritage, and it revolutionized the world architecture thanks to the genius of Luigi Vanvitelli, the greatest Italian architect of the XVIII century. He designed a new city, Caserta, whose the Palace of Caserta was its centerpiece, and its architectural style was so imitated that turned the baroque into the neoclassical architecture, and being ahead of its time about the future concept of form follows function, it laid the foundation of contemporary architecture.
The complex of the Royal Palace of Caserta also includes the silk manufacture and the relative Belvedere of San Leucio, where the first form of socialism was born and the gender equality was created, and in addition there is also the WWF’s San Silvestro Oasis, the ancient forest for hunting of the King.
“[…] the monumental complex at Caserta, whilst cast in the same mould as other 18th century royal establishments, is exceptional for the broad sweep of its design, incorporating not only an imposing palace and park, but also much of the surrounding natural landscape and
an ambitious new town laid out according to the urban planning precepts of its time. The industrial complex of the Belvedere, designed to produce silk, is also of outstanding interest because of the idealistic principles that underlay its original conception and management.“
19 July 1996, decision by the Unesco’s committee for adding the Royal Palace of Caserta into the World Heritage List