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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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  • On sunny days it is really tempted to wander around the Naples waterfront and get in here. It is definitely a place to visit, with a splendid view of the city and sea. Curious and interesting also the legend concealed inside the Castle.
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  • The impressive castle. Not at all similar to the egg. This place is the cradle of the city. Museum free
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  • A majestic structure that tells a lot about the history of Naples, located on the sea front. On a sunny day was a spectacular visit, a leisurely stroll around the perimeter with elevator upstairs where you can enjoy a unique view over the Gulf of Naples and Mount Vesuvius. The visit is free and it is pleasant for families.
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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.