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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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  • What an amazing experience. I’m so happy I had the opportunity to visit the Castel dell’Ovo Free admission.  more »
  • 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 »
  • Really enchanting place. Free Entrance. Nice experience walking through the Walls. Nice view from the top of the castle!
  • I loved it. Very nice Castell. Beautiful view and a big plus is that it's free. No entrance fee is always nice. We spent 45 min. in the Castell to take in the view. If you're visiting during Covid, you have to register beforehand. I would recommend to do it one or two days in advance, since I noticed that some people didn't get in, when the registered there in the moment.

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