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Amalfi Coast and Naples Tours: Day Excursions

Reggia di Caserta and Lunch and Wine Tasting on Mt. Vesuvius


Exploring Reggia di Caserta: A Royal Masterpiece

A Day Trip to the Reggia di Caserta, followed by lunch and wine tasting on the slopes of Mt. Vesuvius, with Your Own Italy, is a journey that marries architectural grandeur with the natural beauty and culinary excellence of Campania. This tour offers an escape into a day of royal splendor, volcanic landscapes, and gastronomic delights, designed to provide an immersive experience into the rich culture and traditions of this vibrant Italian region.

Exploring Reggia di Caserta: A Royal Masterpiece

Morning at the Reggia di Caserta

Your day begins with a visit to the Reggia di Caserta, often referred to as the ‘Versailles of Italy’. This UNESCO World Heritage site is one of the largest royal residences in the world, commissioned by the Bourbon kings of Naples in the 18th century. As you wander through its lavishly decorated rooms and expansive gardens, you’ll be transported into a world of opulence and elegance. The palace’s art and architecture, a testament to the genius of Luigi Vanvitelli, showcase the pinnacle of Italian Baroque and Rococo.

The Gardens and the English Garden

Beyond the palace itself, the Reggia di Caserta’s gardens extend for miles, featuring fountains, waterfalls, and beautifully landscaped areas inspired by the gardens of Versailles. Don’t miss the English Garden, a botanical wonder with exotic plants and ancient ruins, offering a peaceful retreat within the royal estate.

A Culinary Journey on Mt. Vesuvius

Lunch with a View

After exploring the regal beauty of Caserta, your journey continues to the fertile slopes of Mt. Vesuvius, the only active volcano in mainland Europe. Here, amidst the lush vineyards that thrive on the volcanic soil, you’ll enjoy a lunch that highlights the region’s culinary heritage. Savor traditional dishes prepared with fresh, local ingredients, all while taking in the breathtaking views of the Bay of Naples.

Wine Tasting on the Volcano

The highlight of your afternoon is a wine tasting session at a local vineyard, where you’ll sample wines uniquely influenced by the volcanic terroir. Learn about the ancient winemaking traditions of the area, which date back to the Roman times, and taste the difference that the mineral-rich soil makes to the wines produced on the slopes of Vesuvius.

Your Own Italy: Crafting Memorable Experiences

With Your Own Italy, this day trip to the Reggia di Caserta and Mt. Vesuvius is tailored to offer an enriching blend of history, nature, and gastronomy. Our commitment to personalizing your Italian journey ensures a day filled with unforgettable moments and insights into the local culture and traditions.

Embark on Your Italian Adventure

Ready to explore the royal splendor of Caserta and indulge in the culinary delights of Mt. Vesuvius? Contact Your Own Italy to plan your day trip, and experience the beauty, history, and flavors of Campania in an intimate and unforgettable way.

What's Included

Visiting two of Italy’s most fascinating sites: the Royal Palace of Caserta and the Bosco de Medici Winery. Here’s what to expect from your adventure:

Royal Palace of Caserta:
Historical Magnificence: Often referred to as the “Versailles of Italy,” this grandiose palace is a masterpiece of Italian Baroque architecture, constructed in the 18th century for the Bourbon kings of Naples. It stands as one of Europe’s largest royal residences.
Personal Guide Tour: With your personal guide, you’ll explore the palace’s lavish interiors, including beautifully decorated rooms, and vast gardens that are a testament to the opulence of the Bourbon monarchy.
Architectural Splendor: Be prepared to marvel at the palace’s architectural and artistic highlights, including the Grand Staircase, the Palatine Chapel, and the historic apartments.

Bosco de Medici Winery:
Lunch and Wine Tasting: After exploring the palace, you’ll enjoy a more relaxed atmosphere at the family-owned Bosco de Medici Winery. Lunch and wine tasting included in your visit provide a perfect opportunity to sample local cuisine and the winery’s best vintages.
Vineyard Insights: Learn about the winery’s history, its winemaking process, and how it incorporates traditional methods with modern sustainability practices.

This excursion offers a unique blend of cultural history, architectural beauty, and gastronomical delight, providing an immersive experience into the richness of Italian heritage and the pleasures of its contemporary offerings. Enjoy your journey through history and taste in Caserta!


Tips for Your Day Trip

Comfortable Attire: Wear comfortable shoes and clothing suitable for walking through the palace gardens and vineyard.
Sun Protection: Bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat, especially for the outdoor portions of the tour.
Camera: Don’t forget your camera to capture the stunning architecture of Caserta and the picturesque landscapes of Mt. Vesuvius.
Dietary Preferences: Inform Your Own Italy of any dietary restrictions to ensure a delightful culinary experience during your lunch and wine tasting.


Is there a dress code I should know about?
There is a dress code for churches and basilicas. Shoulders and knees must be covered; shorts, miniskirts, and sleeveless shirts are not permitted. It is also recommended that you not take large bags or backpacks on tours that include churches as you may not be permitted to enter and storage accommodations are not usually available.
What if there is bad weather?
Our tours operate rain or shine!
Is tipping customary in Italy?
Tipping is indeed customary in Italy ! It is considered a kind gesture and proper etiquette to leave “a little something extra” depending on the level of service you receive. For a private guide it is suggested to leave 15 – 25 euros for a typical 3-hour tour.
What happens after I’ve requested a booking through your website?
Your Own Italy will send a confirmation email within 24 hours of your booking. You will then be invited to make your payment using a link that will be provided.
Can wheelchair users go on this walking tour?
Not all walking tours are fully accessible for wheelchair users or those with walking disabilities. However, if anyone in your group requires special accommodation, please let us know when completing the booking and we will work out suitable alternative routes.
Can tours be modified?
Yes, we will do our best to adjust any tour to accommodate special requests.
How far in advance should I book my walking tour?
Tours should be booked 48 hours in advance. While we cannot guarantee availability if booking occurs in less than 48 hours, we will do our best to accommodate your request.
What are Your Own Italy’s payment terms?
Full payment is due when the tour confirmation email is sent, within 24 hours of your booking. You will be provided with a link to our payment page. We accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.
What is your cancellation policy?
Tours must be canceled by email 24 hours prior to the start of the tour. If cancellation is made in less than this time, Your Own Italy cannot guarantee a full refund.
How do I amend a reservation?
Any changes to existing reservations must be requested by email. All efforts will be made to accommodate changes, but they cannot be guaranteed.
What should I do if I have a larger group than the size suggested on the website?
Your Own Italy is delighted to accommodate large groups. Please specify the number in your party when booking, and every effort will be made to organize a tour within the time limits provided.

Meeting Point

Please specify when booking whether you would prefer to meet your private guide at your accommodations or at a designated point near the highlights of the tour.

Duration Of Tour

Walking Tours last approximately 3 hours unless otherwise specified.
Tour times are average – some groups prefer a more leisurely pace with fewer sites, with your private guide, this is your option.