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Castle of the Egg

Via Eldorado, 3, 80132 Naples, Italy
+39 081 795 6180
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Ranked #24 of 200 attractions in Naples
Type: Historic Sites
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Naples, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Castel dell'Ovo was an old fortress to defend the area of Naples. It is said that an egg was inserted in the foundations with a legend that if the egg broke there would be disasters in the area - some four hundred years or so have allegedly gone by so that eggs well hard-boiled and resisting. What a view of... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Didn't know anything about it but wandered over as we were passing. Not a huge amount to see but some great views when you get to the top. Can be quiet so keep an eye out for dodgy looking characters about

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Gainsborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

this was on our to do list anyway, before the lady at our BnB recommended it. Its free to get in, there's not a lot to see in there but its worth it for the view.

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

The ''Castel dell'Ovo'' alongside Mount Vesuvius is the undisputed symbol of Naples, it is on the seafront of Naples in the romantic and busy Via Caracciolo. It was a pleasant experience, this castle is open every day absolutely free is a good idea to spend a relaxing time away from the hustle and bustle of the city. From the terrace... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

It wasn't anything amazing to see, except wander through a castle seeing the beautiful area of Naples. Mt. Vesuvius on the one side and the city of Naples on the other. It was nice, but nothing AMAZING.

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Biarritz, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

As any visitor to Naples will notice, it is not the nicest place. The area around the castle is ok but still plenty of 'interesting' characters and tourist trap stalls.

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

For me, the Castel dell'Ovo is one of my favourite places in Naples. The building itself is beautiful from both the inside and outside, and its position on the seafront means that the views are spectacular. On a reasonably clear day, you can see the island of Capri far out in the sea, and given that it's not too cloudy,... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

On a nice day this is worth stopping in. there are lots of great places to view the bay and look down at the water. Just makes a nice stroll.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

The views of the bay are sensational. It's a good leisurely walk with views of the sea and land and at the very top a hand painted tiled map so you know what you are looking at.

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Mountain View, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

The Castle of the Egg is a relaxing and picturesque spot on the water in one of the prettiest spots in Naples. Driving in from the airport we saw the grungier side of Naples. Many of the streets were stacked with garbage and most of the buildings had graffiti painted on them. This was a more tourist oriented area and... More

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