The palace was soooo grand.
I just loved all of the decorations, statues, vases, clocks, paintings and everything inside really. That everything that is to be seen here, i.e. the gardens, the statues, the palace, the medieval area, the fountains etc., are just so beautiful and all at the one spot for my convenience.
Reggia di Caserta: Pt 4 Gardens Walk Stage 3
In this stage, you can see cascading pools of water from nearly the back of the gardens. Each pool there are large carp-like fishes. It's refreshing to hear the water gushing from one pool to the next. The gradient of the land starts to slope up.
"Home to Reggia di Caserta"
Caserta is easily reached from Naples; less than an hour by Trenitalia. Reggia di Caserta, a large palace meant for the King of Naples, was built in the 18th century. If you have ever gone to see Versailles Palace near Paris in France, you would have seen the resemblence of it's interiors as the former is one of the inspiration for this castle.
The immediate area of Caserta is quite a balanced spaced area as you will notice coming from Naples, where Naples is a large city with many inhabitants. The small town centre is to the west of the castle and you could probably do some shopping there, sit at a cafe, or eat in a restaurant after your castle visit before returning back to Naples. All in all, you'd feel pretty safe here compared to walking the streets of Naples.
See "Things to do" for my extensive photo tour of the castle!!
Inside the Palace.
"Oh! The joys of a new scanner."
Seven of these photo's could not be seen this clearly prior to them being scanned on my new scanner.......where hey presto they came out like this.
Inside the palace at Caserta was luxury to the nth degree.
"Amazing artistic treasures on the walls."
"Magnificent pieces of furniture"
"The rooms are huge....it would have been"
extremely hard to insulate against draft during winter but marvelously cool in summer.
"Lying in bed in one chamber this would"
have been your view.
"Mt Vesuvius a smokin."
"Bus comfort stop on way to Amalfi"
Shows a recently blown out vesuvius in the distance 1998.