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“Slightly less dodgy than the rest of Naples”
Review of Castel dell'Ovo

Castel dell'Ovo
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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, Vesuvius looming over the city.

It also has a fascinating story. Virgil apparently placed a magical egg here, and if the egg is destroyed, then the city will face disaster.

I would definitely recommend visiting, especially as it is free to get in and enjoy the stunning views of the bay and the city.

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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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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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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 seemed much cleaner and safer.

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