Keeping up with the Joneses? Surely, one proud royal family would never seek to out-do another? Whether it was built to rival Versailles or not is a moot point, for The Royal Palace of Caserta is truly vast and monumental. By at least one measurement it’s the largest royal palace ever built. A two-hour train ride from Rome, this palace and gardens combo is the perfect destination for a daytrip.
The Royal Palace of Caserta is an absolute marvel - not only the largest royal palace in Europe, a visit here will also give you a delightful sense of déjà vu. Having featured in Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones, Mission Impossible III and other blockbuster movies, it is both cinematic and memorable. With Royal Apartments, lush formal gardens (including a park and English Garden), and a number of opulent water features, there's more than enough here to warrant the journey from Rome.
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