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Italy in Photos

Photos of Italy taken on Walks in the Cities Towns & Villages of Italia

Welcome to Italy in Photos and let our captivating photographs transport you to the heart of Caserta: – Caserta is a city in the Campania region of Italy, about 36 kilometres north of Naples. It is the capital of the province of Caserta, which has an area of 2,651.35 square kilometres and a population of 924,414 people. Caserta is known for its agricultural, commercial, and industrial activities, as well as for its historical and artistic heritage. The most famous attraction in Caserta is the Royal Palace, a magnificent 18th-century residence built by the Bourbon Kings of Naples. The palace is one of the largest and most splendid in Europe, with over 1,200 rooms, a vast park, and a series of fountains and waterfalls. Caserta also has a medieval castle, a cathedral, several churches, and museums. Caserta was founded by the Lombards in the 8th century on the site of an ancient Roman town called Casa Irta. The name Caserta comes from this Latin expression, meaning “home village located above”. Caserta was the property of various feudal lords until it was acquired by the royal family in the 18th century. During World War II, Caserta was the headquarters of the Supreme Allied Commander and the location of the first Allied war trial. In 2014, Pope Francis visited Caserta and apologized for the persecution of Protestant Pentecostals during the fascist regime in Italy. Caserta is a city with a rich history, culture, and natural beauty that attracts many visitors every year.

Via Fulvio Renella is a street in Caserta which runs from Via Unità Italiana to Via Giuseppe Verdi. (Photos 1-2-3-4) – Piazza Sant’Anna is a square in the center of Caserta, near the Royal Palace. It is named after the church of Sant’Anna, which is located on the square and dates back to the 17th century. The church has a baroque facade and a bell tower, and inside it preserves some valuable paintings and sculptures. Piazza Sant’Anna is a lively and charming place, where you can enjoy the atmosphere of the city and admire its architectural beauty. It is also a good spot to find some cafes, restaurants, and shops, where you can taste the local cuisine and buy some souvenirs.  (Photos 5-6-7) – The church of Sant’Anna is a historical and religious site in Caserta, Italy. It is located on Piazza Sant’Anna, near the Royal Palace. The church was built in the 17th century and dedicated to Saint Anne, the mother of Mary. The church has a baroque facade and a bell tower, and inside it preserves some valuable paintings and sculptures. The church is also known as Sant’Anna la Misericordia, because it was founded by a confraternity that practiced works of mercy. It is a place of worship and culture, where you can admire the artistic heritage and the devotion of the people of Caserta. It is also a part of the historical center of the city, where you can find other interesting buildings and monuments.  (Photos 8-9) – Via Giuseppe Verdi is a street in Caserta which runs from Piazza Sant’Anna to Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi. (Photos 10-11-55) – Via Cesare Battisti is a street in Caserta which runs from Via Giuseppe Verdi to Piazza Dante. (Photos 12-14) – Piazza Dante is a historical and cultural square in the center of Caserta. It is named after the poet Dante Alighieri. The square was built in the 19th century and was originally called Piazzetta ellittica del Trivio, because it was the junction of three streets. Later, it was renamed Piazza Margherita, in honor of the Queen of Italy, and became the elegant meeting place of the Caserta society. The square is surrounded by porticoes and historical buildings. Piazza Dante is a lively and charming place, where you can enjoy the atmosphere of the city and admire its architectural beauty. It is also a good spot to find some cafes, restaurants, and shops, where you can taste the local cuisine and buy some souvenirs.  (Photo 15)

Via Giuseppe Mazzini is a street in Caserta which runs from Piazza Dante to Piazza Luigi Vanvitelli. (Photos 17-19-43-44-46) – Via del Redentore is a street in Caserta which runs from Via Giuseppe Mazzini to Piazza Duomo. (Photos 21-22-23-45) – Piazza Duomo is the main square of Caserta, Italy, where you can admire the beautiful Duomo di San Michele Arcangelo, the cathedral of the city. (Photo 24) – The Duomo di San Michele Arcangelo is the cathedral of Caserta, and one of the main attractions of the city. It is located in the Piazza Duomo, the central square of Caserta, where you can also admire a tall bell tower and other historical buildings. The Duomo was built in the 18th century by Luigi Vanvitelli, the same architect who designed the Royal Palace of Caserta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Duomo has a neoclassical façade with six columns and a triangular pediment. The interior is richly decorated with paintings, sculptures, and a marble altar. The Duomo is dedicated to Saint Michael the Archangel, the patron saint of Caserta. The entrance is free, but you can make a donation if you wish. You can also climb the bell tower for a small fee and enjoy a panoramic view of the city and the surrounding countryside. (Photos 25-26-27-28) – Via S. Carlo is a street in Caserta which runs from Piazza Duomo to Viale Medaglie D’Oro. (Photos 29-31-32-33-34-35-39) – The Chiesa di Montevergine is a small church located in Via S. Carlo, a street in the historical center of Caserta. The church was built in the 17th century and dedicated to the Virgin Mary of Montevergine, a popular devotion in southern Italy. The church has a simple façade with a single portal and a round window. The interior has a single nave with a vaulted ceiling and a wooden choir. The main altar has a painting of the Madonna of Montevergine, attributed to Francesco Solimena, a famous Neapolitan painter. The church also preserves some relics of Saint Carlo Borromeo, the patron saint of Caserta (Photo 37)

Piazza Luigi Vanvitelli is one of the main squares of Caserta, Italy, where you can enjoy the historical and architectural beauty of the city. The square is named after Luigi Vanvitelli, the famous architect who designed the Royal Palace of Caserta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the largest and most splendid palaces in Europe. (Photos 40-41-42) – Corso Trieste is a street in Caserta which runs from Piazza IV Novembre to Piazza Carlo Terzo. (Photos 47-48) – Piazza Carlo Terzo is a magnificent square located in Caserta, Italy, in front of the Royal Palace of Caserta. It is dedicated to King Charles III of Spain, who commissioned the construction of the palace in the 18th century. The square is elliptical in shape and covers an area of about 130,000 square meters, making it the largest square in Italy and one of the largest in the world. The square was designed by Luigi Vanvitelli, the architect of the palace, as the starting point of five main streets of the city. On the sides of the square, there are two semicircles that housed the stables and the military barracks for the royal guard. The square has been recently restored and pedestrianized, with a large underground parking lot and a new lighting system. The square is a popular meeting place for locals and tourists, and offers a splendid view of the palace and its gardens. If you are visiting Caserta, you should not miss this impressive example of Baroque urban planning and architecture. (Photos 50-51-53)

The Royal Palace of Caserta is a stunning example of Baroque and Neoclassical architecture, built by the Bourbon kings of Naples in the 18th century. It is the largest palace in Europe and one of the largest in the world, with over 1,200 rooms, a majestic grand staircase, a magnificent throne room, a splendid chapel, a splendid theatre, and many other treasures. The palace is surrounded by a vast park, with fountains, waterfalls, statues, and an English garden. The palace and the park are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with the Carolino Aqueduct and the San Leucio Complex. The palace has been used as a filming location for many movies, such as Star Wars, Mission Impossible, and Angels and Demons. If you are visiting Caserta, you should definitely visit this amazing palace and its park. – Il Parco Reale is a vast park that surrounds the palace, with fountains, waterfalls, statues, and an English garden. The park was also designed by Luigi Vanvitelli and his son Carlo, who combined Italian Renaissance and French Baroque styles. The park is characterized by the water games that come from the Carolino Aqueduct, a 38-kilometer-long engineering masterpiece that brings water from the mountains to the fountains. The park has several monumental fountains, such as the Fountain of Diana and Actaeon, the Fountain of Venus and Adonis, the Fountain of Ceres, and the Fountain of Aeolus. The park also has a Bosco Vecchio (Old Wood), where there is a Castelluccia (Little Castle), a miniature fortress where the young king Ferdinand IV used to play war games3. The park also has a Giardino Inglese (English Garden) created by Queen Maria Carolina, who wanted to compete with her sister Marie Antoinette of France. The garden has a naturalistic appearance, with lakes, streams, hills, exotic and native plants and flowers. (Photos 57 to 108)

Caserta Cusine – Caserta is known for its rich culinary heritage and its famous buffalo mozzarella cheese. Some of the special dishes that you can enjoy in Caserta are:- Mozzarella in carrozza:- This is a fried cheese sandwich made with slices of bread, mozzarella cheese, eggs and breadcrumbs. It is a popular street food and snack in Caserta and Naples. Sartù di riso:- This is a baked rice dish with a variety of fillings, such as meatballs, cheese, peas, mushrooms, ham and tomato sauce. It is a typical dish of the Neapolitan cuisine that was introduced by the French chefs of the Bourbon kings who resided in the Royal Palace of Caserta. Pasta e fagioli: – This is a hearty soup made with pasta and beans, flavored with garlic, onion, celery, rosemary and olive oil. It is a traditional dish of the peasant cuisine that can be found throughout Italy, but especially in Campania. Polpette al sugo:- These are meatballs cooked in a rich tomato sauce, seasoned with parsley, garlic, cheese and bread crumbs. They can be served as a main course or as an appetizer with bread. Pastiera napoletana:- This is a sweet pie made with ricotta cheese, wheat berries, eggs, candied fruits and orange blossom water. It is a typical dessert of the Easter season in Naples and Caserta.

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Photo Gallery of Walk 1 – Via Fulvio Renella to Duomo di San Michele Arcangelo, Piazza Duomo
Approximately 1.59 km – 0.99 miles

The walk starts in Via Fulvio Renella – Piazza Sant’Anna – Santuario di Sant’Anna, Piazza Sant’Anna – Via Giuseppe Verdi – Via Cesare Battisti – Via Roma – Via Cesare Battisti – Piazza Dante – Corso Trieste – Via Giuseppe Mazzini – Via Alessio Simmaco Mazzocchi – Via Giuseppe Mazzini – Via Franco Ferrante – Via Giuseppe Mazzini – Via del Redentore – Piazza Duomo – Duomo di San Michele Arcangelo, Piazza Duomo

Photo Gallery of Walk 2 – Via S. Carlo to Via Giuseppe Verdi
Approximately 2.85 km – 1.77 miles

The walk starts in Via S. Carlo – Via Vincenzo Crispo – Via S. Carlo – Via Michele Ferrara – Via S. Carlo – Chiesa di Montevergine, Via S. Carlo – Viale Medaglie D’Oro – Via S. Carlo – Via Generale Alberto Pollio – Piazza Luigi Vanvitelli – Via Giuseppe Mazzini – Via del Redentore – Via Giuseppe Mazzini – Corso Trieste – Sacrario dei Caduti dell’Aeronautica, Piazza Antonio Gramsci – Piazza Carlo Terzo – Viale Giulio Douhet – Piazza Carlo III – Piazza Garibaldi Giuseppe – Via Giuseppe Verdi

Photo Gallery of La Reggia di Caserta ed il Parco Reale

Photo Gallery of Giardino Inglese, La Reggia di Caserta ed il Parco Reale