Grandi Giardini Italiani Srl

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Largo Luchino Visconti, 4
22012 Cernobbio (COMO)
Italy

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Campania

Reggia di Caserta

Caserta

Giardino storico
Coffee house & Restaurant
Family friendly
Pet not allowed
Wheelchair accessible
In the Name of the Rose

How to reach

By car
From Rome: Motorway A1, exit Caserta North
From Naples, Salerno, Bari: Highway A30 exit Caserta Sud

By train
From Naples Central Railway Station there are daily rail connections with the Caserta Station. The entrance of the complex Vanvitelliano is a few meters from the station.
For information: www.trenitalia.it

By bus
The Atc line ensures a shuttle service to the Park.
For information: www.atc.it

By plane
Distance from Naples Airport: 30 km
Distance Salerno Airport: 95 km
Distance from Bari Airport: 257 km

History

Reggia di Caserta, with its Park were designed in the second half of the eighteenth century by the architect Luigi Vanvitelli, commissioned by Charles Bourbon, son of Philip V of Spain and Elisabetta Farnese.
The 122 hectare park is divided into two parts. The first contains vast parterres, separated by a central avenue which leads to the Margherita fountain and gives access to several avenues bordered with copses of limes, hornbeams and holm oaks.
The Castellucia is to the left of the palace, in the so-called ''old wood'', a miniature castle in which the young Ferdinand IV practised mock battles. Further north is the Great Fishpond, an artificial lake with a little island where naval battles were simulated.
The second part of the park, created by Carlo Vanvitelli, begins at the Margherita fountain. Two lateral ramps lead up to Hercules' bridge, where the great ''waterway'' begins. Basins and ponds decorated with statues are distributed along the hillside.
Two wide avenues bordered by espaliers of holm oaks and clumps of broad-leaved oak trees, skirt the series of basins as far as the great pool where the imposing waterfall from Mount Briano plunges down.
At the end of the eighteenth century the English Garden was created in just a few years covering roughly 23 hectares beside the fountain of Diana and Actaeon. It was commissioned by Queen Maria Carolina and laid out by the gardener John Andrew Graefer, helped by the architect Carlo Vanvitelli who had succeeded his father in work on the Royal Palace.

Vanvitelli Luigi

Information
Opening hours
All year round, every day
Closed on Tuesday

Royal Park
Admission from 8:30AM until one hour before closing time
Closing time: January: 4pm; February: 4:30PM; March: 5PM; April-September: 7PM; October: 5:30PM; November and December: 3.30PM

English Garden
Admission from 8:30AM to one hour before the Royal Park closing time except in October (closing time at 5PM) and November (closing time at 3PM)

Royal Palace
From 8:30AM to 7:30PM (last admission 6:45PM)

Royal Court Theatre
Saturday 10.30AM – 1.30PM; Sunday 10.30AM – 1.30PM
Entrance
Historic Apartments, Park and English Garden: € 18.00 (this ticket also includes a visit to the exhibition Frammenti di Paradiso)
Royal Palace*: € 14.00
Park and English Garden: € 9.00
Evening Apartments**: € 7.00
Under 18: free

*available for purchase only when the park is closed
**available from 5PM
Contact us
Piazza Carlo di Borbone
81100 Caserta

Biglietteria: +39 0823 448084
Centralino: +39 0823 1491211

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