The oldest of Naples Castles, Castel dell’Ovo juts out into the bay on the tiny isle of Megaride. This is the island where legend tells us Siren Partenope washed ashore after plunging herself into the sea because she failed to lure Ulysses. It was Partenope for whom the first settlement of Naples was names, but it was Virgil who gave the castle its name.

Today, the halls of Castel dell’Ovo are home to temporary art exhibits and events like Vitigno Italia, a wine trade fair and show.

Visit Castel dell’Ovo

Via Eldorado, 1, Naples
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+39 081 7954593
Mon – Sat, 0900 – 1900, Sundays 0900 – 1300
Free

Castel dell'Ovo