In the city of Caserta we can find two squares. The oldest, which is called the ‘Piazza Mercato’, houses the market, and the Vanvitelli square, which is the main square consisting of the modern life of Caserta such as bars, hotels, banks, shops, boutiques and more.
At the center of the Vanvitelli square we can see the statue of Luigi Vanvitelli the architect of the Royal Palace
Another sightseeing that is worth a visit is the Caserta’s war cemetery as it is an important piece from the World War II history. The cemetery was designed by Louis de Soissons and contains 768 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War.
Other spots on your list to visit should include the Cathedral
that was built in the 18th century and the Aqueduct of Vanvitelli.
Like all other Italian cities, the region of Campania
and more specifically the city of Caserta has more to offer than only history for the tourist explorer. You can find the market to buy fresh local products, have a relaxing coffee at the outdoor cafes, shop at the small boutiques or even dig out old valuable treasures at the antique shops.
Finishing the tour or your day in the city of Caserta, you will have the chance to try the cooking traditions that influenced the specialties. The local food in Caserta is one of the best in the world. Some of the top dishes include the Neapolitan pizza, which is perfect only in this region of Italy, consisted of fresh tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, basil and olive oil.
Other dishes you should try is the ‘risotto alla pescatora’ which uses rice and other sea based flavors, the polpette, which is a traditional pasta with the mythic meatballs, and the caprese salad, which captivates the flavors of fresh tomatoes, laves of basil and olive oil together with the di bufala mozarella.
These are only some of the excellent traditional dishes that you will have the chance to try in Caserta. To explore the city you will need strength, and what gives more strength, is a perfect meal full of energy.
The city of Caserta will stimulate all your senses so let yourself being relaxed and live a new experience. This city should be in the top of the list of someone’s holiday destinations.
Through the days of the last Monday of August until the 15th of September, Caserta hosts a local music and art festival. You can experience the live concerts, the dance, the folk songs and the theater, among other things.
The first camellia imported from Japan was planted in 1880 in the ‘English Garden’