Castel dell Ovo is a castle located on the small island of Megaride in the Gulf of Naples, Italy. It is the oldest castle in the city and one of the most important historical landmarks in Naples. The castle was built in the 1st century BC by the Roman general Lucius Licinius Lucullus, and it has been used as a military fortress, a royal palace, and a prison over the centuries.
It is named 'Castle of the Egg' because legend Virgil, a roman poet, states that the castle is built on top of an egg and if the egg is broken, it would cause the castle to collapse. Despite this legend, the castle has stood the test of time and remains an important cultural and historical attraction in the city of Naples.
Castel dell Ovo is one of the oldest castles in Italy and is considered a symbol of the city. This castle offers stunning views of the city and the surrounding area. The castle is also home to several museums and cultural events throughout the year.
Via Eldorado 3 L'accesso al castello è gratuito. 80132, Naples Italy