Castel dell'Ovo, Naples

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#9 of 67 in Historic Sites in Naples
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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  • August 18, 2017
    Beautiful walls with a view of the Gulf, wonderful place to watch the sun setting over the Vesuvius and the sea shines in Naples. Free admission.
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  • August 18, 2017
    A castle by the sea. Its more like a fortress, and nothing inside the castle. Free admission. On top of the castle you can seea beautiful scenic area of Naples.  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    What can I say, this place is beautiful and charming, with breathtaking views of the Bay of Naples, I recommend to visit at all, eye if you with strollers, there are many steps to visit, but still there is also elevator access.
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  • Awesome service and quality of local food, if you go there say hi to Antonio :)
  • Average food, expensive for quality and Service. Tax for sitting Outside. Redicolous
  • - rude service - awful food - service is included in the bill An employee tried to get more people into the restaurant and gets more and more angry when walk by.
  • Only negativity that accept only cash payment ... and if you're not you can't consume ... Nowadays qst in a tourist place cannot happen.
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  • One of the oldest castles located in a setting between sea and Sun, impressive human remains that can be observed through a glass paivento
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