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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.

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The Palace

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The Park

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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;

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History

Discover the life of the architect, the history of the Royal Palace of Caserta and the Bourbons. Read ancient documents online.

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Collections and Art

The Terrae Motus collection of antiques and modern art. History of art and antiques.

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Movies and Videos

The list of the movies shot in the Royal Palace of Caserta. Watch vintage movies, documentaries etc shot at the Palace.

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Virtual Tour

Discover the 360° virtual tours of the interiors and the Park of the Royal Palace of Caserta.

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.

Plan the Visit to the Royal Palace of Caserta

Cost of ticket, student tickets, free admission days. Buy tickets on Ticketone.

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The entry times to the Royal Palace and the Park, and the entry times to the English Garden

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Where is the Royal Palace of Caserta located?

ADDRESS: Piazza Carlo di Borbone, 81100 Caserta (CE) – Italy

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FAQ about the Royal Palace of Caserta

Frequently Asked Questions about the Royal Palace of Caserta, the largest Royal Palace in the world

The architect of the Royal Palace of Caserta was Luigi Vanvitelli

The Royal Palace of Caserta was built by the will of King Charles of Bourbon, and the Bourbons of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies lived there until the unification of Italy. Later it became the property of the Savoy family who never lived there.

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”.

SEE: The history of the furnishings of the Royal Palace of Caserta

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

Look for the ticket on Ticket One

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).

More information on tickets

Address: Piazza Carlo di Borbone, 81100 Caserta – Italy

There is an underground car park under the square

SEE: how to get to the Palace

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

Look for the ticket on Ticketone.

Choose the date and time, click on “Purchase options & reduced” with the items “Free” and “Reduced Artecard”.

ArteCard holders can access ONLY from the entrance to Piazza Carlo di Borbone.

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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

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