Discovering Bourbon splendour just outside Naples
The province of Caserta should be discovered and savoured starting with one of the masterpieces of Italian Baroque: the magnificent Royal Palace, built by Charles III of Bourbon on the outskirts of Naples.
Here, you can spend an entire day strolling through the huge park surrounding the main building, amidst a manicured English garden and fountains that will leave you speechless. A visit to the Royal Apartments, starting with the imposing Scalone d'Onore often used as a TV and film set, is a magical experience.
Another obligatory stop for those wishing to discover this area is the medieval village of Casertavecchia with its alleyways full of charm and history, restaurants for you to sit down and enjoy local delicacies and panoramic terraces from which you can take unique photographs. Near Caserta, you can also admire one of the most ingenious structures from the Bourbon era: theaqueduct built by Luigi Vanvitelli to supply water to the entire city and its surroundings.
In Santa Maria Capua Vetere you can take a step back in time and stroll through the well-preserved remains of theCampano Amphitheatre, built when the Western Roman Empire was at its peak.