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Castel dell’Ovo

Castle Naples, Italy

The oldest of Naples Castles Castel dell’Ovo

The castle's name comes from a legend about the Roman poet Virgil, who had a reputation in the Middle Ages as a great sorcerer and predictor of the future. In the legend, Virgil put a magical egg into the foundations to support the fortifications. Had this egg been broken, the castle would have been destroyed and a series of disastrous events for Naples would have followed. The castle is located between the districts of San Ferdinando and Chiaia, facing Mergellina across the sea.

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Opening Time
    Monday: 9:00 am – 6:30 pm
    Tuesday: 9:00 am – 6:30 pm
    Wednesday: 9:00 am – 6:30 pm
    Thursday: 9:00 am – 6:30 pm
    Friday: 9:00 am – 6:30 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am – 6:30 pm
    Sunday: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Contacts
+39 081 795 6180

Location
Via Eldorado, 3, 80132 Napoli NA, Italy

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