Castel dell’Ovo

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This is the entrance to Castel dell’Ovo, which literally means the Egg Castle. When I first read about it I pictured something more… fowl, but I was surprised to discover that it’s just a medieval castle, not very different from Castel Nuovo, nearby. However, the name comes form a legend that says that the famous poet Virgil put an egg in the fortification of this building so it will support the fortifications. Had this egg been broken, the castle would have been destroyed. So far so good, the castle is still up and standing and is the oldest standing fortification in Naples. The building is interesting and all, but what I really loved about this place is the fact that is located on the Megaride peninsula which offers the visitors a gorgeous view of the shore.

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