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The Royal Palace at Caserta

Via Douhet, 22, 81100 Caserta, Italy
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Ranked #2 of 51 attractions in Caserta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Historic Sites, Castles
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Wandering the rooms in the palace taking in all the frescos, mosaics, and sculptures was a delightful sensory overload! Each room just seem to get more and more ornate. To say its extravagant is just a understatement! A must is to take the coach or if you're feeling adventurous walk to the end of the pools to the upper gardens!... More

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Verbier, Switzerland
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10 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

A strange palace. It is huge, far bigger than any other old royal palace in Europe, but it brings quantity not quality, a crazy extravagant folly built not long before the French Revolution by an architect off the leash and trying to outdo Versailles. The project comprises a vast palace and a vast garden nourished by water brought 40km via... More

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Maryland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I've seen Versailles and I was honestly going into this day thinking, "how great can it really be?" Wow, it was really great! Definitely worth a side trip if you have a chance. My favorites were the fountains down at the end of the property, at the bottom of the waterfall. Just amazing. The house was very special as well.... More

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New York, New York, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

There is plenty to see in this palace and they have done a very good job at filling a lot of the rooms. Even with a much that is open to the public....this building is enormous!!! Definitely worth seeing - we did not go out into the gardens as we were too tired, but the gardens are huge as well.

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Sydney, Australia
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189 reviews 189 reviews
140 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The Palace is beautiful to visit, don't let all the scaffolding and blocked off areas dissuade you. It's expensive to visit at €14, and it's an additional €5 if you want the guided tour. I gave the guided tour a miss. There are Italian and English information boards in most rooms, however these don't provide an overview on each room.... More

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Italy
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

La Reggia di Caserta is huge and very impressive. The garden, ponds,fountains and waterfalls reach some 3 kilometres in a straight line from the palace. On our first day we had a guide to the Palace which for us, understanding Italian, was a great tour into the history of the Bourbon kingdom, the Palace and Caserta. The second day we... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

If you want to see the English Garden be careful!! You have to go around in groups on the hour and the guide was not interested and they show you one small section. We were in and out in 20 minutes! The rest is closed for security!!!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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59 reviews 59 reviews
26 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

It is a grand palace from the bygone era. Well worth to spend a few hours in it. There are many rooms to explore and admire!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The walk up was dirty , there was scaffolding on the whole building which I assume hopefully means its going to be cleaned up soon. The ticket clerk was rude and just shouted the price. Though the building is ornate and rooms are lovely there was a conference in part of it and outside they were setting up for some... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We went on the Monday of the Anniversary of the Republic so perhaps it was a little more crowded than usual. Although the architecture and size of the palace is impressive, the lawn in front needs attention - cutting and weed removal. In addition, there were all kinds of street vendors hawking junk - not a good first impression. There... More

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