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Royal Palace of Caserta Private Tour from Rome

The UNESCO World Heritage listed Royal Palace of Caserta started out as a royal boasting contest. King Charles VII of Bourbon wanted a palace to outshine the Palace of Versailles, so in 1752 he initiated the construction of the largest royal residence in the world. King Charles of Bourbon introduced reforms and kick-started the economy with hectic building activity. His most ambitious project was a palace to rival Versailles, and he commissioned the Neapolitan architect Luigi Vanvitelli with the job. Vanvitelli went for bigger is better. He designed a palace larger than any other royal palace in the world. The proportions are stunning. Walking to the 250m long facade can make anyone feel tiny and insignificant. And there are 1790 windows and 1200 rooms to underline this impression. King Charles night at the palace. He went on to become king of Spain, while Vanvitelli died before the structure was completed, leaving it to his son to finish the project.

per adult from

$488

AUD

Duration

7 to 8 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Pick-up and drop off with luxury transportation and private chauffeur
    • Private English-speaking tour escort at your disposal
    • Entrance tickets in the Royal Palace of Caserta
    • Private professional guide
    • Entry/Admission - Reggia di Caserta
    What's excluded :
    • Food and beverages
    • Gratuities (optional)
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Reggia di Caserta, Viale Douhet Reggia 2/A, 81100, Caserta Italy

    The construction of the Royal Palace of Caserta was ordered in 1750 by Charles of Bourbon, just become autonomous from the Spanish motherland. The structure is an ancient royal palace located in Caserta, the largest royal residence in the world, in 1997 it was declared a UNESCO heritage site. It was built in full Italian Baroque style and finished in 1845. The palace is very large and covers 47000 square meters with its magnificent frescoes painted on the ceiling. Through the palace you can access the old apartment and the new apartment. The latter is made in full neoclassical style. Immediately after the apartments we find the picture gallery with a large art collection, high rooms full of paintings and works. Many paintings coming from the best artistic schools in Campania: from the Academy of Fine Arts, from the school of Salvator Rosa or from the portraits of the Bourbon court. In the elliptical room we find the Royal Nativity with a 40 square meter base, the Terrae Mothus collection is very important: here are collected works by great contemporary artists such as Andy Warhol. Outside the palace we find the Park, very large and full of fountains. There are 6 fountains and tanks dedicated to the gods of the Greek-Roman antiquity, within them we can also admire aquatic plants in excellent condition. Inside the park, the first is the Italian garden and the second is the English.

    Duration: 3 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up at 7:30 am at your accomodation (hotel, B&B, apartment). Please confirm us the pick up address.N.B .: If your accomodation is not in the area indicated on the above map, send us a message to arrange your pick up.
    Departure Time :
    7:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Child rate applies only when shared with 2 paying adults
    • Wheelchair available on request. Please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

7

Organised by Rome Italy Explora

Activity ID: V-120696P82

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