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Caserta

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Gardens · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
Caserta is the capital of the province of Caserta in the Campania region of Italy. It is an important agricultural, commercial and industrial comune and city. Caserta is located on the edge of the Campanian plain at the foot of the Campanian Subapennine mountain range. The city is best known for the Palace of Caserta.HistoryModern Caserta was established around the defensive tower built in Lombard times by Pando, Prince of Capua. Pando destroyed the original city around 863. The tower is now part of the Palazzo della Prefettura which was once the seat of the counts of Caserta, as well as a royal residence. The original population moved from Casertavecchia (former bishopric seat) to the current site in the 16th century. Casertavecchia was built on the Roman town of Casam Irtam (the name Caserta is a subsequent contraction of Casa(m) Irta(m) meaning "home village located above").The city and vicinity were the property of the Acquaviva family who, being pressed by huge debts, sold all the land to the royal family. The royal family then selected Caserta for the construction of their new palace which, being inland, was seen as more defensible than the previous palace fronting the Bay of Naples.At the end of World War II, the royal palace served as the seat of the Supreme Allied Commander. The first Allied war trial took place here in 1945; German general Anton Dostler was sentenced to death and executed nearby, in Aversa.
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Reggia di Caserta ©
World heritage site
Reggia di Caserta
4.0
Duration: 4 hours
Casertavecchia
Neighborhood
Casertavecchia
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
Palace of Bishop of Casertavecchia ©
Landmark
Palace of Bishop of Casertavecchia Casertavecchia
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Prata Sannita ©
Historic Walking Area
Prata Sannita
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Caserta

Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
World heritage site
Pompeii Archaeological Park Pompeii
4.6
Duration: 3 hours
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
World heritage site
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano Ercolano
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
Fiordo di Furore ©
Landmark
Fiordo di Furore Furore
3.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Cantine Marisa Cuomo ©
Winery / Vineyard
Cantine Marisa Cuomo Furore
4.3
Duration: 4 hours

Hidden gems in Caserta

Bagno di Venere ©
Landmark
Bagno di Venere
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie ©
Landmark
Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Chiesa di San Ferdinando Re
Landmark
Chiesa di San Ferdinando Re
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Caserta War Cemetery ©
Cemetery
Caserta War Cemetery
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Caserta

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Real Belvedere di San Leucio ©
Historic Site
Real Belvedere di San Leucio
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Eremo di San Vitaliano ©
Church
Eremo di San Vitaliano
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes
Chiesa San Francesco di Paola ©
Church
Chiesa San Francesco di Paola
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
Parrocchia Sant'Andrea Apostolo ©
Church
Parrocchia Sant'Andrea Apostolo
4.1
Duration: 30 minutes

Museums in Caserta

Museum of Silk ©
Specialty Museum
Museum of Silk San Leucio
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Museo Michelangelo
Specialty Museum
Museo Michelangelo
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Museo d'Arte Contemporanea ©
Art Museum
Museo d'Arte Contemporanea
3.4
Duration: 1h 30 min

Parks in Caserta

Giardino Inglese ©
Garden
Giardino Inglese
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
Parco Reale
Park
Parco Reale
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min

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