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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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Genoa, Italy
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

the place is fantastic, but its conditions are quite miserable: you'll find after the 14€ entrance fee many unofficial sellers of guides, tours, opinions, whatsoever... the English Garden is opened once per hour, and an annoyed guard will escort you to visit less than one fourth of it, with no other reason; he will not give any information or history... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We've visited the Royal Palace twice and the difference is astounding. There has sadly been very little upkeep over the years and it's starting to look a little sad especially from the outside. The English gardens are spectacular and it's definitely worth visiting. Sadly it looks a lot like it's been forgotten.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
19 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

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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120 reviews 120 reviews
10 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

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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Senior Contributor
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
11 reviews 11 reviews
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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222 reviews 222 reviews
160 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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
35 helpful votes 35 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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