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Castel dell'Ovo, Naples

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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. Put Castel dell'Ovo and other Naples attractions into our Naples trip builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • If you can check it out on a sunny day, you will enjoy stunning views of Vesuvius and the Islands! Otherwise subjected to currents suckers "ruin" the visit. Free entrance
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  • Beautiful tour of the Castle, surrounded by the sea and surrounded by the picturesque scenery of the Gulf of Naples. Admission is free and the Castle you can admire much of the coastline of the city, the lungomare Caracciolo and Via Partenope, Mergellina and Vesuvius, visible from many "terraces" overlooking the sea. Recommend the visit to sunny days and with little wind being the Castle extremely exposed to the currents. Beautiful place and very romantic.
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  • Nice to walk inside. You do not pay the ticket. From here there is a breathtaking view that stretches from Mount Vesuvius to the Gulf.
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  • Am interesting castle but I have no luck to enter.
  • Amazing castle but it's a constuction site right now. Seems they're expanding the Metro in Naples right now - not the greatest time to see it.
  • Beautiful and magnificent... Place to sit, water works in the front and two guards standing at the door pretending to protect the place.
  • The view is mesmerising giving a panorama on the golf and the surrounding . Inside a very historical defence building plenty of history and great paths.
  • I think if you want to breathe The perfect air of Naples, you have to go there on The top terrace of The Castle and be grateful to get rich yourself with The magnificent landscape you will see.