The palace of Caserta, also called Royal Palace of Caserta, is a historic residence that belonged to the royal family of the Bourbon dynasty of Naples, built on the model of Versailles in France. The royal residence was inaugurated in 1780 and it was designed by the architect Vanvitelli.
The structure covers an area of 45,000 square metres and the park is about 3 km long. There are two sectors: the Italian garden with numerous fountains, sculptures and waterfalls and the English garden, built at the behest of Maria Carolina, with many native and exotic plants.
Inside the palace there are 1200 rooms, 134 stairs and the numerous stuccoes, frescoes and inlaid floors that leave visitors breathless.
The shore excursion continues towards the city of Naples.
The capital of the Campania region, Naples is one of the largest and most fascinating cities in the Mediterranean, much loved and known in the world for its traditions, history, artistic and cultural heritage, landscapes, cuisine and much more. We’ll walk through the streets and neighbourhoods of the historic centre, full of colour and folklore, such as the famous San Gregorio Armeno with its crib shops. The Spaccanapoli area, the Gesù Nuovo Church, the Sansevero Chapel with the Veiled Christ, Sant'Elmo Castle, Dell'Ovo Castle, the Maschio Angioino, Piazza Plebiscito and the Galleria Umberto are all worth a visit. Naples is the home of pizza, so don't miss a stop to taste the real Pizza Margherita.