Castel dell'Ovo

Castel dell'Ovo
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Castle Facts:

Location: Naples, Italy.
Built: --
Condition: In good condition.
Ownership / Access: --
Notes: Castel dell'Ovo (in Italian, Egg Castle) is a seaside castle in Naples, located on the former island of Megaride, now a peninsula, on the Gulf of Naples in Italy. The castle's name comes from a legend about the Roman poet Virgil, who had a reputation in medieval times as a great sorcerer and predictor of the future. In the legend, Virgil put a magical egg into the foundations to support the fortifications. Had this egg been broken, the castle would have been destroyed and a series of disastrous events for Naples would have followed. The castle is located between the districts of San Ferdinando and Chiaia, facing Mergellina across the sea.

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