CASERTA, AND THE IMPOSING BAROQUE-STYLE REGGIA OF CASERTA
Although the city has got a modern urban structure, you can still visit some nice, old streets and squares, such as Piazza Dante, Piazza del Mercato, and Piazza Vanvitelli, as well as some statues and museums. Also, the Museum of Contemporary Art could be the right choice.
The ancient fortified village of Casertavecchia (Ancient Caserta) (pic n°4) is located about 10 kilometers north-east of Caserta and 400 meters above sea level. In Medieval times, this picturesque village was the center of Caserta. Today it still preserves its ancient urban structure and some interesting attractions, such as the twelfth-century Church of San Michele Arcangelo, Church of Annunziata and the castle with a tower, dating back to the tenth century. From here, you can enjoy amazing views over Caserta and beyond.
Also, not far from Casertavecchia you can visit Eremo of San Vitaliano (pic n°6), a Medieval, austere style complex built in the twelfth century that consists of several chapels and the main church.
Some pictures of Caserta:
Reggia of Caserta, Royal Palace (pic n°1); Throne Hall, Royal Palace (pic n°2); Park, Reggia of Caserta, Royal Palace (pic n°3); Cathedral San Michele Arcangelo (pic n°4); Casertavecchia (Ancient Caserta) (pic n°5); Eremo of San Vitaliano (pic n°6);