Viale Dohuet, 2/A
Tel. +39 0823 277111
Write to the garden
Every day (except Tuesday, 1 January and 25 December)
Extraordinary openings: 24 April, 1 May and 14 August 2018
Park: from 8.30am to 3.30pm in winter and to 7.00pm from April to September
Last admission one hour before closing time
The English Garden closes one hour before the Park
Historical Apartments: from 8.30am to 7.30 (ticket office closing 6.45pm)
Historical Apartments, Park and English Garden
Full ticket: 12,00
Reduced ticket: 6,00
Historical Apartments (to purchase only when the garden is closed)
Full ticket: 9,00
Reduced ticket: 4,50
Reggia twodays: 15,00
How to reach
From Rome: Motorway A1, exit Caserta North
From Naples, Salerno, Bari: Highway A30 exit Caserta Sud
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
The Atc line ensures a shuttle service to the Park.
For information: www.atc.it
Distance from Naples Airport: 30 km
Distance Salerno Airport: 95 km
Distance from Bari Airport: 257 km
Caserta's royal park was designed along with the palace in the second half of the 18th century by the architect Luigi Vanitelli on the command of Charles of Bourbon, son of Phillip V of Spain and Elisabeth Farnese. Leaving the palace the park, spread over 122 hectares, reveals itself divided into two parts.
The first embodies vast parterres, separated by a central avenue that leads to the fountain of Margherita and presents various paths surrounded by groves of lime, hornbeam and ilex positioned symmetrically in a semi circle formation. Proceeding north one finds the Peschiera Grande; an artificial lake with a small island.
The second part, brought to fruition by Carlo Vanvitelli, starts at the fountain of Margherita where the bridge of Hercules is mounted by means of two lateral ramps and where the great ''water way'' commences. Pools and ponds adorned with statues are alternated along the sloping hill.
Two large paths bounded by espaliers of ilex and groves of oaks flank a string of pools that lead to the great basin holding the impressive cascade of mount Briano.
The gardener John Andrew Graefer completed the English garden at the end of the eighteenth century on the command of Queen Maria Carolina and supported by the architect Carlo Vanitelli.
Over a few years groves, mock ruins, greenhouses, exotic plant collections, canals whose waters run into a small lake with a picturesque effect that inspires to this day.
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