Caserta is one of the major cities of the region of Campania and famous worldwide for being the home to the "Reggia".
This 18th-century palace was the rich and sumptuous residence of the Bourbon sovereigns and an excellent example of the style and luxury of that period. The Bourbon king Charles III commissioned Luigi Vanvitelli to build it in the mid 1700s in order to rival the Versailles Palace near Paris and the Royal Palace in Madrid.
It covers an area of 44,000 m2 and contains 1,200 rooms. The rectangular building is surrounded by four courtyards filled with fountains, waterfalls and reflecting pools decorated with wonderful sculptures.
Thanks to this magnificent royal palace, the city of Caserta was able to expand and absorb all the inhabitants of the ancient city of Casertavecchia, which is a medieval village perched 400 metres above sea level with a breathtaking view of the city.
Must-see monuments in Caserta include: the Cathedral dedicated to San Michele Arcangelo, the Church of the Annunciation, the Medieval Castle, the Royal Belvedere of San Leucio and the many other churches, convents, abbeys and ancient buildings located throughout the city centre and surrounding hamlets, many of which are still unknown to tourists despite their notable historic and cultural value.
Caserta is not just about history; it has become very popular with shopping enthusiasts in recent years. Particularly, Via Mazzini, considered the city's most elegant street, which offers many world famous designer brands and confirms the desire of Caserta to become a modern commercial city.
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