Holiday in Caserta
In this area of the Volturno Plain there used to be just a small farm town which has grown over the decades thanks to an influx of inhabitants from the old village of Casertavecchia that clings to a mountainside. In addition to the palace, in the city centre you can see other works of remarkable artistic value, like for example the cathedral and Church of San Sebastiano. Any season or time of the year is ideal for organising your holiday in Caserta. What are you waiting for? A new unforgettable adventure awaits you!
Caserta has a mainly modern look and a tour of the absolutely beautiful palace is totally worth the price of the ticket. Casertavecchia, on the other hand, is rich with history and monuments for the discovering. The atmosphere you breathe as you walk down the narrow alleys and the ruins of the ancient walls is one-of-a-kind. The great number and variety of itineraries that the village has to offer will surprise you, an ideal combination of culture and relaxation. The village is our starting point on our cultural voyage where the old lanes have never lost their function of social gathering place, where still today people meet up to have breakfast or to chat. You can enjoy a coffee or aperitif wherever you look, or soak up the atmosphere of Caserta in its most secluded spots. A holiday in Caserta is all this and more!
The cathedral (or Duomo) is the result of various artistic languages, due to restoration and renovation over the centuries. Construction work on the cathedral began in 1129, under the episcopate of Rainulfo, and ended under the episcopate of Bishop Giovanni I, as may be deduced from the writing on the right, left and central door of the cathedral. These are precisely the elements that make the cathedral a real authentic fusion of different architectural styles, although the stamp of the Middle Ages remains perfectly recognisable. The church is made in a Latin cross shape, which highlights its clean separation into two main bodies and has two entrances to the sides: one to the west, which leads onto Piazza Vescovado and that also acts as a churchyard, and one to the south, where the street that runs next to the bell tower snakes around.
Ideated by King Charles III de Bourbon, the Palace of Caserta is the largest palace in Italy. It was built between 1752 and 1845 on a design by Luigi Vanvitelli, who was commissioned to create an abode capable of vying with the Palace of Versailles. The Bourbon sovereign chose this area for the beauty of its landscape and because he considered it less vulnerable to enemy attacks in comparison to nearby Naples, which was the capital of the kingdom then. Here Ferdinand IV de Bourbon lived with his court, making a reputation for the palace as the social and cultural centre of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies. In addition to the architectural complex, considered the last masterpiece of Italian Baroque, the palace includes grounds that stretch over a surface area of 120 ha.
Casertavecchia offers an extremely rich variety of flavours and products that are just waiting to be discovered, each characterised by processing and conservation methods consolidated over time. What are you waiting for? Check out our holiday packages to Caserta now and get ready for a truly unique experience!