Welcome to our selection of holiday homes to rent in Caserta, Italy.
The province and city of Caserta are located in the Campania region of southern Italy, around 30 kilometres north of the nearest major city of Napoli. The surrounding countryside is mountainous, and popular with hikers and climbers, while the old town of Caserta itself is home to some impressive historic structures and interesting buildings. However, the main tourist attraction in the region is undoubtedly the expansive and opulent Royal Palace of Caserta, built for the local ruling family in the 18th century.
The current Royal Palace at Caserta is one of the most impressive 18th century buildings in Europe, and was built to replace the 14th century medieval fortress which still stands today, and can be visited in the old town of Caserta. This more luxurious replacement palace stands on the outskirts of the town, in its own very extensive grounds. The gardens, fountains and forests have even been used in Hollywood films, including the Star Wars prequels; fans may recognise some of the grounds as the gardens on the planet of Naboo! The most impressive features of the garden are the dozens of sculptures and fountains that seem to appear round every corner. The garden's designer even insisted that an aqueduct was built to ensure his creations were supplied with enough water to keep them flowing.
Once you have grown tired of exploring the gardens, the palace itself also has more than enough to keep visitors entertained for several hours. Besides the impressive works of art and period furniture within the rooms, the architecture of the building itself is one of the main selling points. Modelled on the famous Parisian Palace of Versailles, the Palace at Caserta is laid out in the shape of a rectangle, with arms forming inner courtyards where you can enjoy the sunshine and escape the crowds that flock to the laid-out gardens.
More intriguingly, the palace was used as headquarters for the Allied forces in Italy during World War II and there is a war cemetery not far away on the edge of the town.
It is worth spending an hour or so wandering round the narrow streets of the old town of Caserta, with its historic churches, local craft shops and selection of restaurants. There are also several hotels in town, if you decide you need longer to explore the palace. Head away from the town and you will find that the countryside in this part of Italy is suited to walkers and even climbers, while the hilly areas immediately around Caserta also offer amazing views over the town and the palace.
Looking for self catering holiday accommodation in Caserta? Then below is a selection of Apartments in Caserta and villas in Caserta that can be rented direct from their owners. You can either click on each listing for further details or you can use our search engine on the left if you are looking for something in particular.