Castel dell'Ovo

Castel dell'Ovo ("Egg Castle" in english) is a well-known castle situated on Megara Island in the Gulf of Naples (Italy). The island has a short walkway connecting it to mainland Europe. Originally the leading castle in the Naples area, it was overtaken in importance when the Castel Nuovo was built. With its views of the Naples waterfront, through its canon holes and steep fortifications, the Castel dell'Ovo is well worth a visit.

Castel dell'Ovo (Egg Castle) in Naples, Italy

Walkway from the mainland to Megara Island with Castel dell'Ovo on it.

There are a number of fine restaurants on the Megara Island, including Ristorante Ciro pizzeria (, phone 081-7646006).

walkway to Castel dell'Ovo Ristorante Ciro next to Castel dell'Ovo

Here's a view from a canon-hole in the wall of the Castel dell'Ovo. In the background one can see (from left to right) the Royal Continental Hotel, the Albergo Vesuvio, the Hotel Santa Lucia and the Excelsior.

view of hotels from Castel dell'Ovo (Egg Castle) in Naples, Italy

Fortifications on top of the Castel dell'Ovo. At the top of the picture is the Castel Sant' Elmo. The red building is the "gran quartiere di Pizzafalcone Caserma Nino Bixio". The dome shape near the left is the "Chiesa della Concezione al Chiatamone".

fortifications on the Castel dell'Ovo (Naples, Italy)


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