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Palazzo Paternò

Caserta is one of the most famous place in Campania. Founded by the Langobard of Capua in the second half of the IX century, in 1544, under the Acquaviva d'Aragona, the city became a Principato. Caserta was later acquired by the Borbone of Naples.

This historical place boasts beauty as Palazzo Paternò that is the result of a project commissioned in the XVIII century by Lorenzo Maria Paternò, exponent of one of the most important and ancient royal Sicilian family.

Lorenzo Maria wanted to build for himself and his son Vincenzo a palace in Caserta on the ancient via San Carlo, near the Royal Palace.

The project was commissioned to Gaetano Barba (1765), a famous architect who also designed some parts of the Certosa di Padula. Ended 10 years later (1775), the palace looks like a mix between the central plan Baroque organism and a longitudinal structure, typical of an urban residence.

In the inside, multiple frescoed halls make the palace a rare example of an eighteenth-century building. In the second part of the twentieth century, the palace was gradually restored until the last and final intervention carried out by the current owners of Palazzo Paternò.

by CAR

From Naples

Take the Naples tanzgenziale and proceed to the route.
Take the A1 / E 45 highway towards Rome and take the Caserta Sud-Marcianise exit towards Caserta.
Continue towards Caserta on Viale Carlo III di Borbone.
At the first roundabout take the second exit and continue on Viale Carlo III di Borbone.
At the second roundabout take the first exit onto Viale della LIbertà.
Continue straight until the intersection with Via Roma, then keep right and head towards Via Roma.
Continue on Via Roma until the last intersection, then turn right onto Via Unità Italiana.
After 100 meters make a U-turn on Via Sud Piazza d'Armi and continue straight for another 100 meters, then turn right and head down Viale Medaglie d'oro for about 150 meters.
Make a U-turn again and go straight on via S. Carlo. Palazzo Paternò is 200m after on the left.

From Rome

Take the A1 highway towards Naples and take the Santa Maria-Capua Vetere exit towards Santa Maria-Capua Vetere, then continue on the SS7.
Take the exit towards Caserta, after 400 m turn right and take Via Cappuccini.
At the roundabout, take the 4th exit and stay on Via Cappuccini for 800 m.
At the next roundabout, continue straight on Viale Raffaello, then continue on Viale Cappiello for 350 m. Continue on Viale Alberto Beneduce and after 350m turn right and take Via S. Carlo. Palazzo Paternò is 200m after on the left.


From Naples

From the Napoli Central Station, take the Regional train 26416 toward Caserta 40 min (5 stops).
From Caserta Station the distance to the destination is 1.5 km.

By car from Caserta station: Proceed eastbound from Viale Ellittico / SS7 towards Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi. Turn right and merge into Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi. Continue on Via Giuseppe Verdi / SS7. Turn right and take Viale Medaglie D'Oro / SS7. Make a U-turn and then continue straight on Via S. Carlo. Palazzo Paternò is 200m after on the left.


Route from Capodichino Airport (Naples airport ) to Caserta: