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ROYAL PALACE OF CASERTA

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The garden with its fountains and the Royal Palace in the background
The garden of the Royal Palace
Exterior View of the Royal Palace
Exterior View of the Royal Palace
The Room of the Throne
The Room of the Throne
The Grand staircase of the Royal Palace of Caserta
The Grand staircase of the Royal Palace
The bedroom of the king of Naples Francesco II
The bedroom of the king of Naples Francesco II
Bathroom of the Queen
Bathroom of the Queen
The Nativity Scene of the Royal Palace of Caserta
The Nativity Scene of the Royal Palace
The Fountain of Diana and Acteon in Caserta
The Fountain of Diana and Acteon

GUIDED TOUR TO THE ROYAL PALACE OF CASERTA WITH YOUR OWN GUIDE:





DURATION:

roughly 1,45 h

PRICE:

Euros 150

AVAILABILITY:

All-year-round














INCLUDES:

English-speaking guided for the visit of the Royal Palace and of the Garden - roughly 1 hour and 45 minutes

ENTRANCE FEES ARE NOT INCLUDED


CLOSING DAY IS ON TUESDAY


VISITING HOURS OF THE ROYAL APARTMENTS: 8:30 - 19:30 last admission: 19:00

VISITING HOURS OF THE GARDENS OPENING - LATEST ENTRY

January., Febr., Nov., December. 8.30-14.30
March 8.30-16.00
April 8.30-17.00
May, September 8.30-17.30
June, July, August 8.30-18.00
October 8.30-16.30

The ENGLISH GARDEN closes one hour before the entry to the park.

ADMISSION:

Combined ticket (Royal Apartments + Garden):
Full price: € 12.00

Royal Apartments::
Full price: € 9,00

The Park:
Full price:€ 3

Free of charge: for EU citizens under 18 or over 65 years old.

Half Price: for EU citizens aged 18-24 and EU permanent school teachers.
Reductions and free tickets can be issued only by showing a valid document (passport, identity card, driving license).



The king of Naples Charles of Bourbon, who decided to build a Royal Palace that had to compete with the Castle of Versailles, entrusted Luigi Vanvitelli with the plan in 1751. On 20 January 1752 the ceremony of laying of the first stone took place. The works advanced tirelessly until 1759, when Charles of Bourbon ascended the throne of Spain. The building is rectangular (247 x 184 m), divided into four identical rectangular courtyards, and houses 1200 rooms and more than 1700 windows. More than a thousand people took part in the construction, including many prisoners and Turkish slaves captured by the Bourbon fleet.
In addition, the Palace has a spectacular garden spread over an area of 120 hectares and decorated with a series of waterfalls and fountains with statues of classical mythology. Moreover, the wife of Ferdinand IV of Bourbon, Maria Carolina of Austria, added in the park a beautiful English garden adorned with rare species of plants and decorated with statues, some of them coming from the ruins of Pompeii.




SUGGESTIONS:

Wear comfortable shoes and take camera with You. In low season warmer clothing may be required.



THIS TOUR WILL OPERATE RAIN OR SHINE, SO BE PREPARED FOR ALL WEATHER CONDITIONS.

THIS GUIDED TOUR OF THE ROYAL PALACE OF CASERTA AND ITS GARDEN COSTS EUROS 150.
THE ENTRANCE FEE IS NOT INCLUDED.