Royal Palace of Caserta Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit to Royal Palace of Caserta | Timings, Getting There, Facilities & More

A crowning achievement of the famous engineer and architect Luigi Vanvitelli, the Royal Palace of Caserta is the largest palace in the world when measured by volume. Also known as Reggia di Caserta, the entire complex of the palace, including the park and the gardens, stretches for up to 4 km. If you’re planning to visit the Royal Palace of Caserta, here is everything that you might need to know.

Royal Palace of Caserta Opening Hours

Palace Hours

Opening Hours: 9:30 AM to 7: 30 PM

Ticket Office: Closes at 6:45 PM

Last Admission: 7 PM

Exit from the Palace: 7:25 PM

Park & Garden Hours

Park Hours

General Opening Hours: 8:30 AM to 7 PM (last entry at 6 PM)

English Garden Hours

General Opening Hours: 8:30 AM to 6 PM (last entry at 5 PM)

  • Is the Royal Palace of Caserta closed on any day?

The entire Royal Palace of Caserta, including the park and the garden, is closed on Tuesdays. 

  • How long does it take to tour the Royal Palace of Caserta?

The Royal Palace of Caserta has quite a large estate. To be able to cover it all you might need up to half a day.

What is the Best Time to Visit the Royal Palace of Caserta?

It is better that you arrive at the Royal Palace of Caserta early in the morning and avoid the weekends when it is more likely for greater crowds to be present. It is also recommended that you buy your Royal Palace of Caserta tickets online beforehand so that you don’t have to spend too much time in queues if you’re unable to arrive early in the morning or on the weekdays.

The Royal Palace of Caserta can be visited at any time of the year. The weather is mostly pleasant any time of the year, but it is recommended that you visit the palace during the spring and summer months as this is when the gardens will be in full bloom. 

The garden and park usually close early between the months of November and March. So, if you arrive late to the palace, it is better that you cover the park first and then continue over to the other sights at the Palace of Caserta.

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Royal Palace of Caserta Location

Address: Royal Palace of Caserta, Piazza Carlo di Borbone, 81100 Caserta CE, Italy

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The Royal Palace of Caserta is located about 30 km from the city of Naples. You can either travel by car, bus or even train to arrive at the Royal Palace of Caserta. 

The journey should take you a little over one hour. 

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How to Visit the Royal Palace of Caserta?

When you book your Royal Palace of Caserta ticket, you will receive a voucher on your phone. You can redeem your ticket at the Royal Palace of Caserta Ticket Office, Viale Douhet 2A, Caserta. Once you arrive, you can skip the lines and directly display your mobile ticket at the ticket office at the Palace of Caserta and obtain entry. 

You can either choose to cover the estate on foot or rent a bike or even use a shuttle service. You can also rent audioguides for the price of €5. The audioguide is available in English, Italian, Spanish, German and French.

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What to See at the Royal Palace of Caserta?

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The Royal Palace

When you first arrive at the complex of the Royal Palace of Caserta, it is better that you head straight over to the Palace to explore it first. Visiting the Royal Apartments, the Grand Staircase, and the Library should take you about 2 hours, after which, you can focus on exploring the 3.3 km park and garden. 

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The Garden and Park

It is also better that you visit the park and garden on foot or on a bike. Although a little tiring, hiring a carriage could be quite expensive. Also, this would be a more immersive experience than zooming past the greenery

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The Fountains

We also recommend that you take the walk up to the Fountain of Diana and Actaeon. This might once again be quite tiring, but you can also get the most spectacular views of the Royal Palace of Caserta from here. There are also many shaded areas along the trail to allow you to rest during your climb.

Getting to the Royal Palace of Caserta

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By Plane

The city of Naples has an international airport where you can arrive by plane. From here, you can either catch a train to Caserta.

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By Train

It is quite common for visitors to take a day trip to Caserta and nearby places. You can arrive at Napoli Centrale, the central train station in Naples. From here, you can catch another Trenitalia regional train to Piazza Garibaldi station which is directly in front of the Royal Palace of Caserta. The palace is a 5-minute walk from here.

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By Car

If you turn on your navigation system for the Royal Palace of Caserta, you will have absolutely no trouble arriving at the palace. However, the journey might be slightly long so make sure that your phone or navigation device has enough battery.

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By Bus

From the Naples Central Bus Station at Piazza Garibaldi, a bus leaves for Caserta every 15 minutes. The bus stop is within walking distance of the palace.

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Piazza Matteotti

The nearest parking spot available at the Royal Palace of Caserta is at the Piazza Matteotti. This is a paid parking service and the price will depend on the duration.

Free Parking

There is also free parking available near the Piazza Matteotti, however, the number of slots is quite limited.

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Bicycle: You can rent bicycles at €4 per hour and electric bicycles at €6 per hour. You can also get approved child seats for up to 15 kg.

Bus Tour: You can visit the park by bus for €2.50 for a round-trip.

Quad Tour: 2 seats €13/hour; 4 seats €15/hour

Tandem Tour: €7/hour

Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour: €5 for a 30-minute route, €10 for a 50-minute route (Max capacity: 4)

Maps: Maps are available for free at the bookshop at the Royal Palace of Caserta. 

Luggage: There is a luggage storage service available for free near the ticket office. It is open from 8:30 AM to 7 PM every day. However, it is not possible for you to leave clothing, purses, fanny packs, small bags, food and valuables here.

Audioguides: You can rent audioguides at the Royal Palace of Caserta as well. The charges are €5 and the audioguides are available in English, Spanish, German, French and Italian.

Wheelchair Accessibility: The Royal Palace of Caserta is completely wheelchair accessible. There are also wheelchair-accessible toilets and minibusses with ramps that allow the disabled to climb on board. You can either request for an electric scooter or avail a wheelchair at the ticket office. 

Free Entry: Entry into the Royal Palace of Caserta is free for people with disabilities. For assistance, you can get in touch with the staff at the ticket office. 

There is a book shop located at the entrance of the Royal Palace of Caserta with a wide range of items available. Apart from maps and guides, you can also avail books on Luigi Vanvitelli’s works, the Kingdom of Two Sicilies, the Bourbon Dynasty, the city of Caserta and surrounding provinces, and also other famous archeological sites like Pompeii, Herculaneum and the Phlegraean Fields.

There are also merchandise, souvenirs and art and craft products available here for you to purchase. Some of these include reproductions of old prints, calendars, porcelain, collectible dolls with silk clothes from San Leucio, and much more.

Address: Bookshop Colonnese Reggia Di Caserta, Viale Giulio Douhet, 2/a, 81100 Caserta CE, Italy

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There are two eateries at the Royal Palace of Caserta.

There is a cafe on the left side of the Royal Park gate where you can have lunch as well.

There is also a restaurant at the end of the park on the left side of the waterfall. 

Address: Ristorantino Diana&Atteone, Via Maria Cristina Di Savoia, 81100 Caserta CE, Italy

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Budget Hotels: Little sweet escape, B&B Tartaglione

Mid-Range Hotels: B&B Stazione La Reggia, Celeste Room, B&B Viella Salomone

Luxury Hotels: Hotel Royal Caserta, Welchome Charming House

Casertavecchia: Located about 10 km northeast to the city of Caserta, Casertavecchia is a medieval Italian village situated at the foot of the Tifatini Mountains. 

Pompeii and Herculaneum: Ancient Roman cities showing stills from life back in AD 79 that was preserved after the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Herculaneum is about 50 minutes away from Caserta and Pompeii is a little over one hour from Caserta.

Mount Vesuvius: You can also discover the volcano that buried the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum under lava and ash. Mount Vesuvius is also located about one hour away from Caserta

Visitor Tips

  • Book your tickets in advance online to make sure that you get an entry on crowded days. 
  • Show the ticket on your mobile device along with a valid photo ID at the ticket redemption point.
  • Carry a valid photo ID for discounted tickets.
  • Wear comfortable clothes and footwear as you may need to walk around a lot to explore every highlight of the Royal Palace of Caserta.
  • We suggest that you get a map at the bookshop to make sure that you don’t get lost on the vast property.
  • You will not be allowed to take strollers, bags, umbrellas, backpacks or any other large items inside the attraction. You can leave these at the luggage storage near the entrance.
  • If you don’t want to walk the entire distance, you can take a halfway walk instead; take the shuttle to the top and walk on your way back. This way, you won’t miss much.
  • Carry a bottle of water and some refreshments, especially during the summer months to keep yourself hydrated and your energy high.
  • If you want to use the toilet, it is better that you use the paid ones as they will be cleaner than the free ones.

All Your Questions About Visiting the Royal Palace of Caserta Answered

Q. Is the Royal Palace of Caserta open for visits?

A. Yes, the Royal Palace of Caserta is now open for visits post Covid-19.

Q. Is it safe to visit the Royal Palace of Caserta?

A. Yes, the Royal Palace of Caserta has adequate measures against Covid-19 and is now safe for visits.

Q. How can I visit the Royal Palace of Caserta?

A. You can easily buy your Royal Palace of Caserta tickets online. Just display this ticket on your mobile at the ticket office to obtain entry.

Q. What is the best way to get to the Royal Palace of Caserta?

A. If you’re traveling to Caserta from Naples, it is best that you catch the regional train, Trenitalia, to the city of Caserta. The train will drop you off directly in front of the Royal Palace of Caserta.

Q. Where can I purchase tickets to the Royal Palace of Caserta?

A. You can purchase your Royal Palace of Caserta tickets here.

Q. What is the price of a Royal Palace of Caserta ticket?

A. The starting price of a ticket to the Royal Palace of Caserta is €19, which is a palace entrance ticket. You can upgrade the same ticket to include the park and gardens as well.

Q. What is the best time to visit the Royal Palace of Caserta?

A. The Royal Palace of Caserta is a year-long destination. However, it is recommended that you visit the palace during the spring and summer months when the gardens are in full bloom.

Q. How long does it take to tour the Royal Palace of Caserta?

A. It is better that you set aside about half a day to cover all the highlights at the Royal Palace of Caserta.

Q. Is the Royal Palace of Caserta wheelchair accessible?

A. Yes, the Royal Palace of Caserta is completely wheelchair accessible. There are also wheelchair-accessible toilets and ramps on the shuttle services to move around inside the complex.

Q. Is there a map available of the Royal Palace of Caserta?

A. The book shop near the entrance of the Royal Palace of Caserta has maps of the palace available for free.