Write
Grandi Giardini Italiani
Reggia di Caserta
Write for information. All fields are required.

PRIVACY POLICY
Grandi Giardini Italiani, as Data Controller, informs you that this form sends the data "E-mail" and "Request" you have entered directly to the garden managers of your choice. These data are not stored by the Data Controller and are intended solely for providing the contact service. By clicking on the "Send" button you confirm that you have read the information on the processing of data and authorize the managers of the Garden chosen to contact you by e-mail.

Send

Search
Grandi Giardini Italiani
Search in the site
Search term Gardens, Events, Topics, and Articles
Gardens
Vai alla versione italiana

Reggia di Caserta

Caserta

Accessibility
Family friendly
Pet not allowed
Bookshop
Food service
Historic garden
DiscoverGallery

Opening times

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)

Tickets

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
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
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.

Vanvitelli Luigi

Landscape Architect.

Topics & Upcoming Events

TOPIC
CAMELLIAS

TOPIC
Fall Foliage

TOPIC
Music

TOPIC
Piccolo Mondo Antico

TOPIC
Roses
Roses are your passion? Discover the best rose gardens in Italy!

TOPIC
Trenitalia
Official Railway Carrier di Grandi Giardini Italiani

Other
Gardens
nearby

Discover
what to do,
where to eat,
where to sleep

Which cities do
nearby

Sign up to our newsletter

Terms and conditions

Subscribe to the newsletter

54.234.228.78 - Sat Dec 15 21:04:32 2018 (UTC Time)
Privacy Policy