Caserta - Italian Versailles

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Caserta is a city in northern Italy, located in the Campania region. According to the data, the commune with an area of 53 km2 is inhabited by 85 thousand. people. Although it is not the largest or the most popular city for travelers in this part of Italy, it has a lot to offer to tourists visiting it. There you will find numerous monuments, including the picturesquely situated and impressive palace. What else will you see during your trip to Caserta? What dishes should you try while in the area?

Reggia di Caserta

Caserta is only 35 km from the capital of the region - Naples. Even more so, due to the short distance, it is worth visiting this small town during your trip to Campania . The town attracts visitors mainly with its monumental Royal Palace - Reggia di Caserta, often compared to the French Versailles. Apart from similar buildings, located in Capodimonte or Portici, it is one of the larger residences of the former Kingdom of Naples and Sicily. The building was erected in the second half of the 18th century by order of the then king of the region - Charles III of Spain, from the Bourbon dynasty. The designer of the palace was an Italian engineer and architect with Dutch roots - Luigi Vanvitelli. In the palace, considered at the time the largest stone building in Europe, you will find four internal courtyards, 1,200 rooms, 34 staircases and 143 windows on the facade itself. The apartments are full of splendor - numerous marbles, frescoes, decorative chandeliers with gilding will take your breath away. The whole area, together with the adjacent park, creates a very picturesque view, worth capturing in photos during a family vacation in Italy .

The campaign behind the scenes

What would traveling without food be. In Italy , it does not require special advertising - after all, it is a country with one of the most famous cuisines in the world - rich in flavors and aromas that will appeal to even the most demanding people. A real feast awaits you in Campania, it is this region that enjoys the title of the best culinary point on the country's map. The very fertile volcanic soil, associated with the presence of Vesuvius, is responsible for the uniqueness of the cuisine of the region. It is conducive to the cultivation of high-quality vegetables such as tomatoes, peppers, artichokes and fruits, especially citrus. While exploring Caserta , try some of the typical dishes of the region, such as pasta al pomodoro - with tomatoes, basil, olive oil and garlic, and spaghetti alle vongole with clams. In Campania you will also find the best pizza in Italy - the famous napoletana pizza made from local ingredients. Do not forget to try also fresh fish, especially anchovies and sardines, and seafood - oysters, mussels, cuttlefish and shrimps. In this part of the country, you can also eat a real Campanian mozzarella di bufala, made from the milk of arni buffalos. It is most often used to prepare the famous caprese salad with tomatoes and basil. Traditionally, each meal should be finished with a liqueur from the region - lemon Limoncello.

Camping in Campania

Campania is the perfect destination for those traveling to a campsite in Italy . This extremely diverse region offers many attractions - from the atmospheric towns on the Amalfi Coast, to the Vesuvius towering near Naples, historic towns such as Caserta or historic Pompeii or the nearby island of Capri. Camping Baia Domizia Villaggio is a great base for those who enjoy the sunbathing. Located inside the Garigliano Natural Park, right on the shores of the Tyrrhenian Sea, it is the perfect spot for a holiday in Campania . You will be able to take advantage of the rich sports offer there, spend time in swimming pools or on the beach. The place also offers the possibility of using the jacuzzi, solarium and access to the cafe. There is also a bar, restaurant and grocery store with fresh bread. There are animators waiting for the children who will take care of your kids' free time.

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Ania Halagarda
Ania Halagarda

I like closer and longer journeys - with an analog camera and a great appetite, because I always like to get to know the local cuisine during the trip. My favorite region in Europe is the Balkans, especially Montenegro, Albania and Bosnia with Herzegovina, which I have visited several times. I dream of returning to beautiful and unpredictable Iceland. I am currently in Southeast Asia.

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Abruzzo is a region in the central part of Italy, on the Adriatic Sea. It neighbors three other regions - Lazio, Molise and Marche. The main cities are Chieti, Teramo and Pescara. Many people call Abruzzo the bridge that connects the north with the south of the country. It is also one of the most natural places in Europe, known as a green land. It is home to over 70% of the continent's flora and fauna species. Traveling in a motorhome on vacation to Italy will bring a lot of fun mainly to nature lovers, who appreciate both access to the sea and hiking in the mountains. Interestingly - Abruzzo is not one of the most popular places among tourists, so it will appeal to everyone looking for a holiday away from crowded routes. The convenient location makes Abruzzo unique. On the one hand, 2/3 of the area of the region is covered by the Central Apennines, on the other hand, it is surrounded by the clear waters of the Adriatic Sea. These are ideal conditions for one day to enjoy the charms of the coast in coastal towns, and the next day to climb the snow-capped peaks with Monte Amaro and Corno Grande towering over the area. Numerous attractions await nature lovers on a trip to Abruzzo . On its territory, they will find three national parks and as many as 30 nature reserves. Many endangered plant and animal species can be observed there. Abruzzo is not only beautiful nature, but also monuments. It is also called the land of castles for a reason. So you will find numerous medieval castles, palaces and even monasteries in the area. There are also caves and hermits. Don't forget to visit Teramo with the Church of Saint Mary, the Bishop's Palace from the 14th century, and the remains of the fortifications and the Roman amphitheater. In Pescara, which serves as a port, you will find numerous beaches, and in the capital of Abruzzo - Aquila, lying at the foot of the mountains, you will be able to practice winter sports.