Tour the Royal Palace of Caserta and Designer Outlet Village
Usually, you would think that the only things worth visiting in Campania are the Amalfi Coast and Naples. Instead, in Campania’s inland there are many other treasures that are part of our huge historical heritage. One of these exceptional sites is the Royal Palace of Caserta. Thanks to The Chauffeur of Positano you can discover all the secrets of the Royal Palace of Caserta through a tour that is completely tailored for you. Our Caserta Royal Palace tour is designed to allow our customers to immerse themselves in the history of the ancient Bourbon dynasty.
Caserta Royal Palace tour starts with a visit to this magnificent building, that was built in 1752 when Charles of Bourbon, King of Naples and Sicily, ordered the construction of a new Capital, with a new palace as a main symbol of his power. This is why he chose Caserta as a location: it had to be outside Naples, far away from the sea and therefore less vulnerable from enemy attacks. Most importantly, the building had to be much more beautiful than any other Royal Building already existing in Europe at the time, even more than Versailles in Paris or Schonbrunn in Vienna. This is why nowadays we can admire one of Italy’s proudest historical sites, the most magnificent Palace ever built on our planet.
The Caserta Royal Palace covers an area of more than 61,000 square meters (200,131 square feet), 4 internal courtyards, it has the shape of a rectangle 250 meters (820 feet) long and 200 meter (657 feet) wide. The building is higher than 40 meters (132 feet), with its 5 floors plus two under-ground ones, and presents more than 1100 rooms and 1742 windows. Luigi Vanvitelli, one of the most influential and famous architects of the 18th cen-tury, was hired by the King himself to design the building, that would have become his greatest masterpiece. Unfortunately, Vanvitelli died before the work was finished, as it took nearly 100 years to build regardless of the huge workforce employed in the construction. During the Caserta Royal Palace Tour, you can admire the broad park with gardens, fountains, waterfalls and sculptures, along with the famous En-glish garden with arboreal essences, small lakes and streams.
Following your Caserta Royal Palace Tour and after exploring the History of the place, you can take a break not far away in a Designer Outlet that offers endless entertainment, from the Adventure Playground to upscale restaurants and bars. La Reggia Designer Outlet is the first designer outlet in Campania where you can find your favourite brands from 35% to 70% off, all year round. With 131 store, 7 cafes and restaurants, a children’s play area, and easy parking, La Reggia Designer Outlet offers something for everyone. They have a wide range of stores, from iconic fashion brands like Prada, Armani, Valentino, Versace, Roberto Cavalli and Hugo Boss to athletic labels, like Nike, Reebok and Adidas, and high-street favourites, like Polo Ralph Lauren, Guess, Patrizia Pepe, Levi’s and Timberland.
8 to 9 hours
Meet and greet - Luxury air conditioned vehicle - English speaking driver - Highway tolls, gasoline, taxes, parking - Bottles of water on board
Does NOT Include
Lunch, entrance fees to monuments and archeological sites, and private guides are not included if not mentioned on the inclu-sions