Castel dell'Ovo
Castel dell'Ovo
4.5
Historic Sites • Castles
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9:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:45 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 1:15 PM
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KatrinaMolini
Corciano, Italy7,476 contributions
Couples
The castle (castel in Italian) is super ancient and is more like the fortress rather than castle. You will just go up and stroll outside looking over the walls to admire beautiful views of Mount Vesuvius, the gulf of Naples and city line. Honestly, there is not much to do and see there other than that, BUT it’s free and makes a lovely stop after a walk on promenade of Naples. We visited it like five years ago and it was super crowded, but this month we came back to bring my aunt who was visiting us and thanks to the required reservation needed online, there were only a few people and the visit was better this way. It felt like a relaxing time and we took some nice photos there. Highly recommend as a free cultural thing but don’t build high expectations.
Written July 26, 2022
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APP2015T
Province of Barcelona, Spain64 contributions
Solo
I had the oportunity to go there but could only visit the inside in a guided tour. They told me that's because Covid19: as I hadn't reserved previously it was already full and I couldn't enter on my own. But they offered me to be added in a guided tour that it was about to begin. For 10 € the guide, Teresa, explained both in italian and english a brief history of the castle and led us to the top of the buildinng to admire the views and also to a very interesting room articulared by columns, that, otherwise, I couldn't have seen if I could have entered on my own. All In all, it was great I cojld enter. Teresa was concise but very nice. The lack of two stars is because I missed written panels about the building and its history and because I would have liked to see a little bit more of it. It's also a nice walk to arrive there so it deserves a place in the list "what to see in Naples".
Written September 26, 2021
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claire2767
Dumfries, UK145 contributions
Family
Well worth a visit. You have to book a time slot on the website but this is easy. Surprisingly the entrance is free but you can pay 10 euro for a 45 min guided tour which we took. You get to see extra parts of the castle and learn a lot more about its history. Not sure it was worth the extra but it was interesting.
Written July 14, 2022
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Tori E
4 contributions
Friends
When we arrived we were informed we could only access a ticket online, to start with the website is rubbish and you actually are only obtaining a QR code to buy the tickets, we were greeted by a really nice guy who explained what you could see in the castle. We then found out the ticket price is misleading online as there is one rate for just going into the museum and an additional €10 to see the rest of the castle.
The initial €6 had to be paid by card and the extra €10 in cash 🙄.
We were given a time to come back to the forecourt to have the guided tour of the castle, we thought great!
When up to the museum and immediately got insulted in Italian by the man checking tickets 😡
We then went to the forecourt and waited for our tour to start, a nice lady took our tour for the English speaking. We followed her to the room with glass floor and thought there would be some sort of background given but nothing… we then went to the dungeon and again nothing… we went to the throne room and had to ask what we were seeing she then left us to go up the 4 flights of stairs to the roof where you can’t see the view of The bay of Naples at all.

We left feeling that we had been misled to buy the tickets for the whole tour.
Written May 5, 2022
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Steven P
Bophut, Thailand36 contributions
Can’t actually comment on the castle because we didn’t make it in. Stopped on the way in by some people suggesting they worked there and told that you can only access the castle for free if you make an online reservation, which you can’t do. However if you pay them 10 euro you have a guided tour. Just felt really uncomfortable, left in the end.
Written May 19, 2022
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Eeyore75
1 contribution
Friends
We were greeted by a pleasant young lady who was able to speak to us in English. She explained we could book a free e-ticket or pay €10 per person for a guided tour in English and Italian. We chose to pay and were taken into the castle where we paid and joined a tour straightaway. Our guide Nicoli was great. He explained everything about the history of the castle in English. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and would recommend.
Written May 20, 2022
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Rachael H
3 contributions
Couples
The castle was a really unique experience, each section having been built up at a different time either as a monestary, fortress, or bomb shelter. The guided tours are definitely worth it at £10, you get to see a lot more of the parts of the castle and you support the team who maintains the castle now the government has stopped funding the project.
Going through the little tunnels monks carved through the walls was a real highlight only available through the tour!
Written May 28, 2022
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Giorgos K
7 contributions
Friends
Nothing awesome. It is pretty from outside but 6€ compared to all the other city’s attractions are too much. You just pay for it cause it’s well known but nothing that good. If you want to go upstairs and see the view you have to pay an extra 10€
Written September 26, 2021
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G.B.
871 contributions
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 is not even an audio guide and, once inside, only a few explanatory signs scattered here and there. I strongly suggest to equip yourself with an external guided tour. It's a shame that such a diamond is treated like coal.
Written December 15, 2020
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andyh67186334
Coalville, UK6,537 contributions
You will need to book a slot online to gain entry to the Castle dell'Ovo, as you can no longer walk in from the street.
Your temperature is checked on entry and as the castle is mainly open spaces, with views of surrounding Naples and Mount Vesuvius.
You need just under an hour for your visit as there are no internal rooms to view.
Written August 16, 2020
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