Royal Palace and Gardens of Caserta

starting from 12.00 plus the service charge of 4.00* panoramic view of Royal Palace and the park
Category: Museum Tickets
Location: Caserta, Italy
Rating: 4.0 / 5
     (based on 3411 reviews)

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panoramic view of Royal Palace and the water path front of Royal Palave front detail of Royal Palace night view of Royal Palace the entrance of Royal Palace

Visit the Royal Palace of Caserta without queuing up!

With 3 simple steps you can buy tickets and visit the Royal Palace and Gardens without standing in line.

With a few clicks you can see the royal park, the historical apartments and the museum of decorative arts.

Do not waste time during your holidays by standing in line. Buy tickets online through our safe and easy system and you will have immediate access to the masterpieces of Caserta.

You can buy tickets for most museums in Caserta at the same time. Do not waste your time, rely on us!

In our website you can find all the necessary information on how the system works, on the safety of transactions or simply on how to get more information on your past or future purchases.

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If the time requested is not available, the museum will confirm a timetable different from the one you requested, but as close as possible to the one you requested.

What makes this Tour Unique?

  • historical apartments of Bourbons
  • Palatine chapel and Pinacoteca
  • the unedited paintings of the Quadreria
  • the upper vestibule and grand staircase of honor
  • the Museum of decorative arts

Reduced and free tickets

Reduced/Half Ticket:

  • European Community citizens between 18 and 25 years old (valid identity document needed at the entrance)
  • Teachers from EU public institutes (Città del Vaticano, Montecarlo, Switzerland, Luxemburg, Repubblica di San Marino, Lichtestein included) with proof of tenure.

Free Ticket:

  • Citizens under 18 years old (valid identity document needed at the entrance)

Service fees and eventual temporary exhibition fees are always due.

Acceptance

At the ticket office, qualified staff is available to provide information.

Audioguides

Audio guides to rent at the ticket office in Italian, English, French, German.

Transports

Electric Bus service starting at the park entrance and destination at the Diana Fountain, cost of 1 € round trip.Bicycle and rickshaws rental. Horse carriages service.

Bookshop

A bookshop with the official guide of the palace, exhibition and art catalogs, children's literature, books of local history as well as souvenirs and various objects is located at the entrance, adjacent to the ticket office.

Cafeteria

Within the complex there are two refreshment points.

Disabled Visitors

Visitors with physical disabilities have the possibility of access to the museum by lift and to the park by their own means or by electrical means placed at disposal by the museum.

The Royal Palace is in Giulio Douhet Avenue in Caserta.

How to get there: from the station about 5 minutes, through the old town

Museum

The Royal Palace of Caserta and the Royal Park are inspired by the great residences of the time as Versailles, celebrating the grandeur of the Kingdom of Naples under the Bourbons at the turn of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

History

In 1750 Charles of Bourbon decided to build the Royal Palace as the symbol of the new Kingdom of Naples, by that time autonomous from Spanish aegis. The project for the majestic building was committed to architect Luigi Vanvitelli.
The foundation stone was layed on January 20th, 1752 and the construction proceeded quickly until 1759, when the King of Spain died and Charles of Bourbon left Naples to reach Madrid.
After Charles’s departure, the construction works of the New Palace, so called at that time the Royal Palace, slowed down so much that they were still incomplete at the death of Luigi Vanvitelli in 1773. Carlo Vanvitelli, Luigi’s son, and then other architects managed to end this magnificent royal residence in the next century.

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The Royal Palace of Caserta has a rectangular articulated plan, facing onto four large inner courtyards and covers an area of ​​about 47,000 square meters. An imposing portico, optical telescope, is the ideal connection with the park and the waterfall, settled at the peak of the scenographic perspective escape.
The great staircase of honour connects the lower and the upper vestibule, that leads to the royal apartments. On the upper vestibule the Palatine Chapel open that indicates a clear analogy with Versailles.
The Court Theatre is a perfect example of eighteenth-century theatre architecture. You can visit also the Pinacoteca and the Nativity Scene, the Picture Gallery (Quadreria) and the Museum of decorative arts.
The traditional visit to the Royal Palace of Caserta has been recently magnified by inedited routes.

Masterpieces

Inside the Royal paace and gardens you can admire masterpieces such as:

  • The royal apartments
  • The unedited pantings of the Picture Gallery
  • The Palatine Chapel
  • The elliptical vault of the Great Staircase of Honour
  • The optical telescope
  • The Royal Gardens
  • The Museum of decorative arts
panoramic view of Royal Palace and the water path front of Royal Palave front detail of Royal Palace night view of Royal Palace the entrance of Royal Palace the theater the cryptoporticus Fountain of Diana and Actaeon Fountain of Aeolus
30 May 2016
This 18th century palace was built to rival Versailles, and it will not disappoint. It's huge in scale, with 1200 rooms--though mercifully perhaps only about 15 or 20 are open to the public. They're well conserved, with period furnishings and fantastic Baroque decorations in each room. If part of the point of palaces was to over-awe the visitor with the...
26 May 2016
Definitely it's among the biggest castles in the world. The architecture is unique and the interiors are also amazing with the drawings and decorations. The furniture is still preserved which makes it a genuine experience. Unfortunately we felt it's a bit neglected as some parts could have been cleaner and restored in a better way
23 May 2016
This unique Royal Palace is storically coming from the same ideas that brought to Hermige in S.Petersburg and Versailles in Paris because they were the will of the three daughter of Austrian MarieTherese and her Schombrun. In the Caserta's one we have also some new and unique items like the WONDERFULL English Garden at the top the water falls with...
18 May 2016
The first thing that hits you is the emmence size of the front of it, much bigger than our own Buckingham Palace or any stately home in the UK .When you get through the ticket area ( 12 euro pp. which I think is very reasonably priced in comparrison to some of our own.) you go into the forecourt arrival...
18 May 2016
This palace is a gem.We spent 5hours here and were never bored once. The frescos on the ceilings are stunning. I felt it was on a par with Versailles although Caserta does need some care and attention to bring it to its true glory. Renovation is in place although it will take some time. The gardens looked very neglected statues...
17 May 2016
Only one thing spoiled our visit but be warned.- that was way school parties were allowed to scream and shout continually around the palace rooms. It is said there are 1,700 rooms in the palace, that it is the final flourishing of the baroque style, and that restoration will go on for many years. I believe! Wear good walking shoes:...
16 May 2016
This palace is fashioned after Versailles. You can only see a few rooms in the palace as it is under going a huge renovation but the grounds and fountains are really worth some time. There are many beautiful fountains that are part of an extensive aqueduct system that was designed to bring water to the palace. You can spend a...
05 May 2016
The Royal Palas is must see if you are around there . Something like Versailles. Don't forget the shopping in La Reggia Designer Outlet. Open from 10 to 21 pm Something to be done while visiting around there .
02 May 2016
We liked the gardens of the "Italian Versaille" a bit more than the palace, which is mostly monumental and impressive, rather than attractive. The decor in many of the rooms is quite over the top! The gardens are enormous, and a wonderful place to take a hike or long walk. We particularly liked the fountains, the English garden, and the...
01 May 2016
I loved how you can walk in the rooms in the palace and you can transport yourself to that era! The park is also lovely, it is a long walk so make sure to wear comfortable shoes!
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