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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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  • Great location, lots of climbs, but the view up on top of beautiful. The effort of the climb serves to compensate for what has been gained in weight by eating all the specialties of Naples that is hard to resist
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  • Castel dell'Ovo is one of the oldest castles of Naples and one of the most significant monuments of the cityscape. Its name derives from the legend that the poet Virgil, who was also a little magician, hid in the basement of the building an egg whose breakup would lead to instability of the entire structure and a series of misfortunes for the city of Naples. A must in the classic walk on the beautiful seafront of Naples.
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  • Located in a charming panorama on a small piece of land is seen in all the photos taken from the Boardwalk to Vesuvius, but the castel dell'Ovo is also a benchmark for history and culture of Italy, visit it is beautiful out far and wide within its strete alleys until you get on the beautiful terrace with cannons that Crown Imperial construction. At his feet lies a small village (Borgo Marinari) where you can eat at some of the most famous restaurants in the city. I highly recommend you won't be bored is like living a few hours in Paradise or small crib.
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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.