Royal Palace of Caserta and the medieval village of Casertavecchia
This full day tour gives you the opportunity to discover this 2 fantastic seits in only one day:
The Royal Palace of Caserta is one of the most sumptuous palaces ever to be constructed for a King. In 1751 King Charles of Bourbon engaged the architect Luigi Vanvitelli to design a palace that could compete with the great residences of the other european sovereigns, in particular Versailles.
The Palace has 1.200 rooms, 34 stairways and 1.970 windows. The central boulevard, about 3 kilometers long, makes a powerful impact, adomed with fountains, waterfalls and groups ot statues tucked away in the geometry of the woods, grass lawns and flower beds. The sequence of water culminates in the Great Waterfall, known as the fountain of Diana.
There is also an English Garden, wanted by Maria Carolina of Austria. It is rich with rare and exotic plants, greenhouses, thickets and paths After we'll continue with the visit of the village Casertavecchia , one of the most evocative and well preserved medieval villages in Italy.
A stroll along the medieval streets gives one the sensation of going back in the time. At the centre of the village faces the Cathedral of San Michele, a magnificent example of arab-norman architectdre with a polychromatic lantern.