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Casertavecchia, Caserta

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Visit a well-preserved castle citadel that hosted a succession of conquerors and rulers from the Lombards to the Bourbon family at Casertavecchia. Beneath the Tifatini Mountains, you can explore the narrow alleyways and winding streets of this antique town, which arose in the ninth century. Many restaurants and pizzerias offer terraced, outdoor seating. At an elevation of 401 m (1,315 ft), you can see plenty of countryside and a bit of the nearby city. Some streets are steep and aren't recommended for those with mobility issues. Put Casertavecchia at the forefront of your travel plans using our Caserta holiday planner.
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  • It is a medieval village, virtually untouched and, it seemed, still inhabited. There is an air of other times very narrow alleys and other attractions not to be missed. These include the Cathedral, which unfortunately we couldn't go inside because closed (!) at lunchtime. A pity we recommend visiting at different times than those in which we stumbled upon.
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  • Casertavecchia (frazione of Caserta) is a medieval town situated at the foot of the Tifatini mountains approximately 401 meters above sea level and at 4 km away to the North East from Caserta. In the Middle Ages it was the Centre of Caserta. From the 1960 's Italian national monuments. The origins of Casertavecchia are uncertain, but according to some information gleaned from a Benedictine monk, Erchempert, Historia Langobardorum Beneventanorum already in the year 861 a.d. There was a village called Casam Irtam (Latin for "village"). The village has suffered several dominations throughout history. Originally belonging to the Lombards, Landulf of the Lombards of Capua after the death of his father, count Lando, seizes the city; but his uncle Pando the rapacious manages to apprehend this prick as, after 863 Casertavecchia was occupied by the son of rapacious, Lacy. But only in 879 with another son of rapacious, Pandolfo, begins the series of the counts of Caserta. As a result of the Saracen invasions and devastation of cities of the plain, the people and the clergy of the surrounding areas, especially those of the disappeared town of Calatia, found in Casertavecchia, protected by mountains, a safe haven. During this period the population increased endore with the construction of the present Cathedral, consecrated to the worship of Saint Michael the Archangel. UPS and downs the village passed under Swabian domination with Riccardo di Lauro (1232-1266), who increased the importance of the village also from a political point of view. In 1442 the village passed under aragonese rule, beginning his long and progressive decline: in Casertavecchia remained only the Bishop and the seminar. With the advent of the Bourbons and the construction of the Palace, Caserta became the new center of each activity to the detriment of Casertavecchia, which, in 1842, it removed the bishopric, also moved to Caserta. In 1960 the settlement of Casertavecchia has been listed as national monuments links [1]. Since then the village has experienced a gradual return of interest, mainly due to tourism
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  • It is curious that in 15 minutes from the most famous Palace there is a small medieval village so cute and well preserved. After the inevitable visit to the Palace worth visiting Casertavecchia, maybe eat something in one of the restaurants. RECOMMENDED
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