Caserta is the capital of the province of Caserta in the Campania region of Italy with 74 868 inhabitants ( 31 December 2012).

Location and data

The municipality covers not only the main town of Caserta many other districts, some of which were in front of the local government reform under Mussolini independent communities, such as the medieval San Leucio, which is known for its silk fabrics and the former royal summer palace Belvedere.

The city is a small railway junction, which is round at its southern edge of a bypass path with the marshalling yard Marcianise Smistamento for the entire Neapolitan railway junction area.

The neighboring municipalities are Capua, Casagiove, Castel Morrone, Limatola (BN ), Maddaloni, Recale, San Marco Evangelista, San Nicola la Strada, San Prisco, Sant'Agata de ' Goti (BN ) and Valle di Maddaloni.

Origin of the name

The name Caserta goes back to the medieval village of Tor Lupara, the dialect Irta Casa (literally "upper house" ) was called and due to the migration to the level completely depopulated. This village was in large part to the territory of today Casertavecchia, a suburb about 10 km away from Caserta.


Caserta was the seat of many bishops.

The Bourbon Royal Palace of Caserta

The main town belongs together with San Nicola la Strada and San Marco Evangelista (formerly farmsteads ) to the three settlements that have grown to the baroque palace of Caserta ( Palazzo Reale) of the Bourbons. We started the construction of the palace in 1752 by the famous born in Naples Roman architect Luigi Vanvitelli modeled after the Palace of Versailles ( " Italian Versailles "). It is one of the most visited tourist attractions of Italy with ornate rooms and a unique castle park, which is one of the largest green areas of Campania and belongs to the best that the 18th century has produced in the field of garden art.

The castle, which is grouped regularly around four courtyards and comes up with two broad fronts the city and the park, is one of 1,217 rooms to the largest baroque buildings in Europe. The facade of the planned, but executed only in outline city is very strictly structured and allowed by the central axis views of the 3-km long Castle Park, which is an Italian version of a Baroque garden. The garden area of Caserta is designed as a mountain park and includes the entire area over a large area in the architecture of the castle with a.


The basketball club Juventus Caserta played from 1983 to 1994 in the Serie A1 and won the Italian Cup in 1988 and 1991, the Championship, but in 1998 had to be set the game mode. 2004 the society bought JuveCaserta Basket newly founded license from another club for the Legadue, the second highest league in Italy, and since 2008, the club will be represented in the top division.

The local football club currently playing in the U.S. Casertana series D.


  • Romania Pitesti, Romania
  • Lebanon Aley, Lebanon

Sons and daughters of the town