Where We Are

 

Along the silent Volturno river lies the ancient “Casilinum”, strategic harbour of the old Capua, considered one of the largest cities of ancient Italy, after Rome.

Founded by the Etruscans, probably around 800 BC, with a history of over twenty-eight centuries, Capua has been Oscan Etruscan, Roman and Sunni city, and it became, in its heyday, one of the largest cities in the world.

Its territory, which covered a vast area, stretched to the slopes of Mount Massico and to Ager Falernus, the northwestern part of the huge Campania valley. It also included the current city of Santa Maria Capua Vetere.

After the destruction and looting by the Saracens, in the ninth century AD, the population moved to Casilinum, founding what is now the modern Capua.

The B&B Palazzo Lanza is 1 km from the railway station of Capua and a 20 minute drive from Caserta.

For more detailed information about the history of Capua and some suggestions for tours in the surrounding areas, including Caserta, you can take a look at the following websites:

http://www.ancientcapua.com/

http://cir.campania.beniculturali.it/archeocapuavetere/history-of-site   

http://www.italythisway.com/places/articles/capua-history.php 

http://www.italythisway.com/places/capua.php  

http://www.venere.com/things-to-do/italy/caserta.html

You may also check the websites indicated in the Italian version of the website

 

 

     How To Reach Us

 

 

 

By car:

A1 highway Naples-Rome.

  • From Naples: A1 – exit: Santa Maria Capua Vetere; then follow the indications for Capua .

  • From Rome: A1 – exit: Capua.

Follow the indications to the center.

 

By train:

Local trains from Naples to Vairano or Cassino stop in Caserta, S. Maria Capua Vetere and Capua. Any train for Caserta is also a good solution, with a link to Capua via local train. The walking distance from the station to the B&B is about 15 minutes’ walk.