Caserta is known throughout the world for its marvelous Royal Palace which holds its own against the Palace of Versailles and which was to be the place to establish the Kingdom of Naples in Campania.
Caserta, however, is not only the Royal Palace, in fact, but there is also much more to see in the surrounding area and in this article you will discover all that there is to see and eat in this province.
The city is rich in history, churches, and monuments and is a very popular spot for international tourism and offers the possibility of a very varied stay.
Only to visit the Royal Palace of Caserta you will need at least an entire day, so it is advised to book a hotel in this place for at least a few days.
If you are ready to discover the Reggia Di Caserta and what to do in the city center and what to eat in Caserta read on this guide.
Caserta What To Do
Since it is the most important thing in Caserta we have to start our tour from the Reggia Of Caserta, this is a masterpiece and it should take you at least 1 day to visit.
The palace was built by King Charles of Bourbon and designed by the famous architect and engineer Luigi Vanvitelli.
It is the symbol of the city and one of the most important monuments in Italy. You will need more than one day to visit it all and you will be amazed after the visit.
I have dropped a video that will show you some of the beauty of this place down below.
The Belvedere San Leucio is a monumental complex of the nineteenth century commissioned by Charles of Bourbon King of Naples and considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you have time you should go to visit this place as well.
Casertavecchia is the old town part of the city and it includes many things to visit that you don’t want to miss, this is a medieval borgo that is located a few minutes drive from the city center of Caserta. According to me is the best place to hang out if you like arts and architecture.
Duomo di S.Michele Arcangelo is a beautiful cathedral that was rebuilt after the second world war and that you can visit in Caserta.
Bosco San Silvestro is a beautiful WWF heritage forest that you can visit independently. The Capuan Amphitheater is a beautiful Roman amphitheater, built by Augustus and renovated by Hadrian in 119, it was devastated over the centuries by various incursions by barbarians and Saracens.
The imposing structure also included a building used as a school for gladiators, where, in 73 BC, the famous revolt led by Spartacus broke out.
Some other monuments and museum worth a visit are:
Museo della Seta,
Eremo di San Vitalino,
La collezione Terrae Motus,
Il parco della Reggia di Caserta,
Bagni di Venere.
Food In Caserta
The best food you can eat while in Campania is the Mozzarella di Bufala, but apart from that every city you will go you will find awesome and different food.
For instance here in Caserta a very good dish that a lot of people eat during the festivity is the Menesta ‘Mmaretata.
The word “Maritata” derives from the fact that meat and vegetables, main ingredients, are married, in the soup and marinated with other ingredients.
What you want to eat is also the traditional mozzarella di Bufala, there are storers that are selling just this awesome food.
Trust me, it will change your life and vision about the mozzarella, a real mozzarella di Bufala campana will be never forgotten.