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“Caserta: Dirty and Deserted”

La Reggia di Caserta
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Ranked #2 of 83 things to do in Caserta
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“Caserta: Dirty and Deserted”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2012

I haven't been here in many many years and now the surroundings look like a third world country with dark gum stains on cobblestones, graffiti on the buildings and a not so well maintained Reggia di Caserta. There is one day in May where it costs 1 euro to visit otherwise expect to pay 10+x more. I didn't bother visiting the rooms or garden this time as time was limited but the gardens still seem beautiful but get ready for a 1/2 day just to walk its grounds. I was just so put off by the neglect that I made my visit to Caserta a short one.

Visited July 2012
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“rent bikes”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2012

I don't normally review monuments, but wanted to send the tip that the bikes are 4 E per hour and well worth the money. We travelled quickly and past many of those slogging up hill. We also rode them through sprinklers. Fun for everyone, including kids! They have a tandem for 7 E hour and electric cars and bikes also.

In addition, just a note that Caserta is very built up with a kind of hodge-podge wild west feel and add a bit of Naples on to it as well. It takes a moment to reach the palace and then you are in an amazing oasis. But the approach is not as lovely as perhaps other palaces. Not a criticism, just to be aware.

Visited July 2012
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“majestic alternative attraction from naples”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

a 40 minute train journey from naples took us to caserta station, where it was a 5 minute walk to the royal palace of caserta . when we arrived we had hoped to take the mini-bus to the top of the gardens and walk back,however their was no mini-bus available. this meant a very long round trip ,but the unique gardens and cascade just have to be completed .the english garden was very nice but a gate was locked ,meaning there was one way in and one way out. the palace itself is wonderful, 1200 rooms from which around 30 are open to the public .a lovely display of bourbon regalia, the painted ceilings ,architecture,furniture and paintings, the palace and gardens offers a pleasant excursion from the bay of naples .the combined admission was 14.5 euros. the palace and gardens were a little neglected in areas and visitor numbers are low compared to attractions in more popular italian cities. however had the palace been in another city it would be a major attraction.

Visited June 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2012

We only found out about this Place through our hosts at Castello di Limatola (a wonderful experience in itself). Parking was easy in the nearby underground car park. First impression approaching the Palace is a little underwhelming, as although its size is imposing, the outside seems a little unkempt and is full of street-sellers. The minute you walk through the entrance though you are transported to another time and overwhelmed by the grandeur. The gardens are equally as impressive, with a succession of fountains and water features. Allow a full day to take it all in.

Visited May 2012
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“You must see!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2012

Our friend brings us at Caserta, we were so lucky to have Filippo as our guide. The palace is so amazing inside and out. The garden are amazing, if you are lucky enough you will find the pounds were the Venus fountain is. Inside the castle you will be speechless and stunt by the beauty of the place. This is a wonderful place and you have to see

Visited October 2011
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