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Another royal residence is located, also part of the Caserta one. This one was used as a hunting grounds, and then later transformed into a silk factory, thus a village was created around it to bring in workers from the nearby towns. Still today many...More
A short distance from the royal palace of Caserta, situated in a lovely place with a beautiful view (chosen of course by the Bourbon kings...) the factory museum is an interesting place to visit. We arrived in early afternoon, so a tour in English was...More
After a complicated drive to find the Belvedere, we wanted to also visit the silk factory. Very disappointed that entry not possible without a guide. So I would not recommend going there for only the view. Waste of time and effort.
San Leucio is off the beaten track and can be a little difficult to get to without a car. You also shouldn't expect any of the staff to speak any English. That said, after a cab ride and quite a lot of pointing, we managed...More
The hunting lodge at San Leucio is a stone's throw away from the main palace at Caserta and easily combined for a visit.
San Leucio includes the silk manufacturing facility installed by the Bourbon kings. The machines, mainly in wood, are intricate and amazing. The...More
It is unbelievable to think that not only some of the best fabrics in the world were born here but even the history of your pc started in this experimental avant-garde factory. Don't you believe me? Go and see!
We had a recommendation to visit the Royal Silk Factory when an Italian friend heard that we would be visiting Castera and I'm glad that they did. Also known as "Real Belvedere Di San Leucio" (on the museum receipt) it is situated on the outskirts...More