Insiders guide to: Caserta

Overview

Take a virtual tour of the Royal Palace of Caserta which is incredibly two times the size of the Palace of Versailles. Many moments of historical significance have taken place within these grounds.

What you'll learn:

  • who built the Palace of Caserta and their relation to the Queen of France
  • why King Ferdinand was beloved while his French brother-in-law was beheaded
  • the best way to explore the expansive gardens
  • what it would have been like to live in this region at the height of the court's power

Resources

If you want to see some beautiful images of the palace, it has been featured in the movies Angels and Demons, as the government building of Naboo in the Star Wars films and in the recent HBO series The New Pope (also titled The New Pope)

Danielle Oteri

Danielle Oteri

Danielle Oteri is an art historian, expert on Southern Italy and owner of food and wine tour company Feast on History. She has written about art and food for Condè Nast Traveler, BBC Travel, Gothamist, NPR, and Roads + Kingdoms. 

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1 Comment

  1. Tui McCaughey on December 16, 2020 at 7:24 AM

    Another great presentation, and definitely another place to add to my list of must sees.

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