Castel dell' Ovo
Castel dell’Ovo is the oldest among the neapolitan castles and is located on the seafront, between the neighborhoods of San Ferdinando and Chiaia. Mysterious and impressive, the Castle stands on Megaride’s Island, a strip of land where the history of Naples and of its ancient civilization began. Next to the castle, discover the Borgo Marinari, with its charming little port.
The origin of its name is linked to a legend according to which Virgil, the great Latin poet, hid an enchanted egg in a room of the castle’s basement.
Nothing else is known about this fact, and the precise place where the egg is has been kept secret, because the fortunes of the city of Naples and of its inhabitants depend on the integrity of the egg […]