Castel dell'Ovo, Naples

#7 of 171 in Historic Sites in Naples
Castle · Historic Site
Enjoy the views from the seaside Castel dell'Ovo, the oldest standing fortification in Naples. Its name comes from a legend that a sorcerer placed a magical egg in the foundation of the castle. If the egg breaks, the building supposedly will be destroyed, and Naples will experience a series of disastrous events. Study the tiled map of the landscape to identify the many landmarks you can see. Arrange your visit to Castel dell'Ovo and discover more family-friendly attractions in Naples using our Naples trip planning app.
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  • Despite the beautiful location and the wealth of history inside, I had the feeling of being abandoned as soon as I crossed the threshold. Not only is it not possible to take a guided tour, but there.....  more »
  • This is a very interesting visit, and for free! You just need to register on a website, once you arrive. Nice views to Vesuvius and over the city.  more »
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