Caserta Palace-Safe luggage question

Sep 13th, 2009, 08:08 PM
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Caserta Palace-Safe luggage question

Is our luggage safe in the car in the parking lot at the Caserta Palace?
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Sep 13th, 2009, 10:29 PM
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If it is locked away, out of sight, I might risk it. I seem to remembere that the parking seems to be "on street" rather than a dedicated lot. I am currently on holiday in Campania and I will probably be in Caserta this week sometime, so I will try and remember to check the parking alternatives.

The main railway station at Caserta is directly in front of the Palace. This may well have a left luggage facility. Again, if there , I will look for you (it may be too late for you by then)
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Sep 13th, 2009, 11:48 PM
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Thank you for your reply. We won't be there until mid October so if you are in the area and have a chance to check, I would appreciate it. By the way, have you been to the palace and if so, what did you think about it? We will be driving from Umbria to Amalfi and can include it in our route.
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Sep 14th, 2009, 03:18 AM
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The Bourbon Royal Palace of Caserta is similar to Versailles. It is the largest royal palace in Italy, meaasuring 247 by 184 meters. It has 1200 rooms and 1790 windows. It was completed in 1774. The site was selected far enough from the sea to be outside of cannon fire from hostile warships. The park behind the Palace is also very stunning. Most definitely well worth a visit, particularly if you can stop by with a car.
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Sep 14th, 2009, 11:52 AM
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packed - I have been before, and thought it stunning. I have not been to Versaille, so cannot compare.

I really did not think it would appeal to me as my main interests historically are Roman and Renaissance, and I am not really enamoured with the extravagent decorations found in 17th - 18th century palaces. I was completely wrong, and it was well worth the trip.
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Sep 24th, 2009, 12:34 PM
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I was unable to get to Caserta, but GAC was kind enough to look up the information for the station on the Trenitalia website, and Caserta does not have a left luggage facility.
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Sep 24th, 2009, 12:38 PM
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willit - You can check on Trentialia whether a station has luggage storage or not. Click the region you want, then click servizi in stazione. Deposito bagagli is the far right column.
http://www.trenitalia.com/cms/v/inde...0080a3e90aRCRD
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Feb 27th, 2011, 11:48 PM
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Just to update this....

Officially at least there seems to no longer be a "Deposito bagagli" at Caserta's station....
http://www.trenitalia.com/cms/v/inde...003f16f90aRCRD

.... however I've a recollection of queuing to put stuff into, and later collecting it from, a left luggage place just inside the main entrance to the Palace.

The only reference I've found online is in their rules, which say you can't take any sort of big stuff into the Royal Apartments, but have to leave it at the cloackroom (guardaroba) - which is free...

http://www.reggiadicaserta.benicultu...egolamento.pdf

So that may be handy, even if it's not on their map...
http://www.reggiadicaserta.benicultu...copercorsi.jpg

And, unusually for such places elsewhere in the country, do remember that the Palace is closed on Tuesdays!

http://www.pbase.com/isolaverde/caserta

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Mar 26th, 2011, 07:57 AM
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More developments at Caserta...

http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic..._Campania.html

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