Having a guide when you visit a city that you do not know enough is considered the norm. However, for those who do not want to bind to a predetermined path, it is useful to read articles that suggest tourists the most beautiful and fascinating places of the city that you intend to visit.
This is the case of Caserta, a place that we can admire and study for its history and culture that exudes from every corner.
Are you visiting Caserta? Here's what you don't have to miss
The only veto we put is that we will not only talk about the famous Bourbon Palace, or Caserta, as is best known to the public. Yes, many tourists are targeting the city, but they forget that there is much more in it and they immediately head for the royal palace.
Well, get ready to discover something more about the city of Caserta.
Surely, the Royal Palace of Caserta has a special charm. Here you can admire the historic apartments – the décor is in full Louis XVI style – The Royal Gardens, the English garden and the Venus Bath.
A little gem is that behind the bath of Venus, you can observe the Cryptoporticus. The latter is a representation of the ancient temple, now in ruins: It is a really moving scenario.
A look at the Masters of Silk: the Belvedere of San Leucio
Besides this, we recommend you to stop at the Belvedere of San Leucio. Starting from ' 700, here was one of the most famous silk factories in the world. Here you can locate the royal apartments, an Italian garden and the Weaver's house.
Many tourists decide to give us a jump to buy the artisan silks available along the shops that are on the way. A small gem is that from the external terrace of the Belvedere of San Leucio you can admire Caserta and even Vesuvius. If you are visiting the palace in spring, you will probably have the exclusive view on the islands of Capri and Ischia.
The visit to the Royal Palace of Caserta will probably be the whole day. We recommend that you stay in the city for a few more days and learn more about other characteristic places as well.
The lesser known places of Caserta: Casertavecchia, the Duomo and the Carolen Aqueduct
- Casertavecchia: One of the most fascinating villages in Italy. Here you can spend a romantic weekend, full of great food and legends surrounding the village. The air is cool and the temperature stays stable throughout the summer. Wonderful panoramic view from the highest point of the village, bucolic, immersed in peace and calm.
- Duomo of Casertavecchia: Of course, it is impossible not to visit at least once in your life. Of Romanesque-Gothic style, the Church of San Michele Arcangelo is one of the most fascinating places present in Caserta. Here you can celebrate weddings in the charming romantic setting. A gem is the restaurant by Mage, which will make you taste the typical dishes of the past.
- Canice Aqueduct: It is a splendid construction, considered a masterpiece of the hydraulic engineering of past eras. At night, it lights up, offering tourists a really lovely view. Recently, it has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.