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Castel dell'Ovo

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Address: Via Eldorado, 3, 80132 Naples, Italy
Phone Number: +39 081 795 6180
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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A free attraction full of history.

It's built on an island in Santa Lucia, a lovely part of Naples by the bay. There is no entrance fee & you can explore it at your leisure. The views of Naples from the fort are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Fremantle, Australia

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Fremantle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

It's built on an island in Santa Lucia, a lovely part of Naples by the bay. There is no entrance fee & you can explore it at your leisure. The views of Naples from the fort are lovely & lots of people swim around the bay or ride around in small boats. There is also a very nice pizzeria on... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

When we visited it the entrance was free. There is not much to see really - no exhibitions inside, however it was still lovely to walk inside and around the castle.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Unbelievable that such a touristic attraction is closed at 14h on a sunday afternoon during peak holiday season!!! We were standing at the gate in the pooring rain with 3 kids when they told us visits were over...

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Chorzow, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Castle of the Egg is not a museum, but an historic area opened for public access without any fee. The huge castle built on rock is really impressive and provides a spactacular view of the Naples from the sea. A easy walk along the promenade from the centre is quite picturesue..... a place is a great start to explore Naples... More 

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Welwyn Garden City, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

There is nothing to see inside the castle but you can walk around it. You can also walk up to the roof and take a look at beautiful views around the naples coast and the gulf.

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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Oldest castle in Naples and it has free entry and on the daym of my visit a free photographic exhibition, sloped walking area into the castle and then steps but there is also a loft for those less able bodied, Gresat views and history.

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Catania, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Castel del Ovo, in Italian, not to be confused with Castel Nuovo, (New Castle, also known as Maschio Angiovino). The Castel Nuovo is located at Naples Main Seaport, the Castel del Ovo is located approximately 1 K further around the natural peninsular. (Note: Italians, especially Neapolitans have no concept of distances, 100 meters can be actually be 500 meters! AND,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

We wandered through the castle one evening. Several bridal parties came and went for photos. Access is free, it is a very easy walk up through the castle with a few short flights of stairs. The views are wonderful as are pictures of the castle from the shore. As good as it was to wander around the castle I felt... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

Held up well. Great view of the Gulf of Naples, its long sea and the city. The interior is a bit 'bare, but still very pleasant to visit. It is also free. The only drawback: Sunday closed.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

After you cross the little bridge the entrance is in front of you. There is no charge but that is because there is not a lot of open areas with items inside to look at. It is mostly a spot for pictures of castle walls and back towards Naples main land. It looks like most of the castle is used... More 

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