THE TOURNAMENT: ITF WOMEN 30° Internazionali di Tennis città di Caserta
From 05/20 to 05/28
Surface: Clay outdoor
Prize money: $ 25,000
Tournament location: Tennis Club Caserta – Via Laviano 1, Caserta 81100, Italy
How to get: Caserta station is far 100 mt from official Hotel Royal Caserta and about 3 km from Tennis Club Caserta. The closest airport is Napoli Capodichino which is far about 28 km from tournament location.
Past champions: 2016 Isabella Shinikova – 2015 Daria Kasatkina – 2014 Isabella Shinikova – 2013 Renata Voracova – 2012 Bianca Botto – 2010 Romina Oprandi – 2009 Martina Di Giuseppe – 2008 Jelena Dokic – 2007 Valentina Sulpizio
Entry list: Eri Hozumi (Jpn) – Mayo Hibi (Jpn) – An Sophie Mestach (Bel) – Julia Glushko (Isr) – Anna Zaja (Ger) – Olga Saez Larra (Esp) – Andreea Mitu (Rou) – Diana Marcinkevica (Lat) – Shilin Xu (Chn) – Camilla Rosatello (Ita)
THE TOWN: Caserta, in the Campania region of Italy, is an important agricultural, commercial and industrial city. Located on the edge of the Campanian plain at the foot of the Campanian Subapennine mountain range, The city is best known for the Palace of Caserta.
Infact for Lonely Planet :“The one compelling reason to stop at the otherwise nondescript town of Caserta, 30km north of Naples, is to gasp at the colossal, World Heritage–listed Reggia di Caserta. With film credits including Mission: Impossible 3 and the interior shots of Queen Amidala’s palace in Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace and Star Wars Episode 2: Attack of the Clones, this former royal residence is Italy’s monumental swan song to the baroque. Regular trains connect Naples to Caserta (€3.90, 35 to 50 minutes) Monday to Saturday. Reduced services make Sunday an inconvenient day to visit. Caserta train station is located directly opposite the palace grounds. If you’re driving, follow the signs for the Reggia.”
TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS:
- Royal Palace
- Royal Palace English Gardens
- Casertavecchia Cathedral
BEST PLACES TO STAY:
- Hotel Amadeus. Excellent 3 stars Hotel Amadeus is set in a building of the 19th century, just 200 mt from Caserta Train Station and 500 mt from the Royal Palace. All rooms offer rooms with free Wi-Fi and air conditioning. A cozy double room costs 69€ per night with breakfast included. Rated 8.8 on Booking.
- Grand Hotel Vanvitelli. This wonderful **** hotel offers elegant baroque-style accommodation 5 minutes’ drive from Caserta’s historical centre. Guests can take in lovely views from the roof garden or enjoy a swim in the pool. A restaurant is also available. This historic building offers luxuriously decorated rooms with satellite television, minibars, some with private balconies. Prices? With 89€ you can already reserve a 29 mq2 double room with breakfast, free wifi and parking included. This is the perfect hotel if you come in Caserta by car.
- Hotel Royal Caserta. Wonderful **** hotel which is the official accomodation of the tennis event. Located just in front of the Royal Palace and rated 9.0 on Booking, it features free wifi and public areas and good breakfast buffet, fitness center and airport shuttle. It’s possible to enjoy good meals in the onsite American bar and restaurant. The price for a standard double room is 119€ per night.