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Castel dell'Ovo

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Via Eldorado 3 | L'accesso al castello è gratuito. L'orario indicato è quello estivo., 80132, Naples, Italy
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All reviews free entry egg castle bay of naples nice castle worth a visit nice walk walk around walk up mount vesuvius virgil cannon poet fortress backdrop shore lungomare landmark
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This location is the other great spot to catch the sun setting. This is reasonable walking distance from the ancient centre and you get the opportunity to stroll down Toledo which offers smart end shopping. Access is free and there's a lift inside the castel...More

Thank scud56
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They were getting ready for some sort of event here. It is quite an imposing castle and the little seaside town next door is quite good to walk around. The walls are huge and high and you really do have to admire the builders. It...More

Thank drpaigec
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst strolling round the waterfront, we wandered into the Castle. Very interesting and great views over the Bay of Naples and Mt Vesuvius from the top.

Thank Trish V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can see this castle from almost everywhere in Napoli. It is great view. When you reach this place, you will be able to see this breathtaking Napoli panorama. But of course this is not only a point of view, but also a very interesting...More

1  Thank Leszek K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The cannons in the Castel dell'Ovo face into town. The Angevin French had them placed here to defend the castle from Spanish invaders perched up on on the heights of Mount Echia above the main town of Naples You get great view from the top...More

Thank I H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While enjoying Naples' beautiful (and underrated) harbor you can drop by this castle/fort for a quick self guided tour. The views of Vesuvius and other mountains/islands and the bay in general provide great backgrounds for pictures. There are plenty of nice restaurants in the area...More

2  Thank Jobojoanne
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice to visit as it’s free, very little info on the castle, nice views of the area. Killed 1/2hr as nothing was open to go inside so pretty much do a external walk up and down then leave. It should have maps etc & more...More

Thank m0sue
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This castel lies in the sea and you can climb it very easily until the reach the upper platforms to overlook the sea, the harbour, Naples,... It is totally free and it is perfect to escape the noisy and hasty parts of Naples (I hate...More

1  Thank DendermondesRos
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The castle offers a beautiful view of the harbour, sea and coast. Offers nice refuge from the bustling city - it offers shaded spaces, windy terraces and is little crowded. Go there!

1  Thank Domi O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Entrance is for free. We went there withour a tour guide. Great place with an amazing view from the top

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April 19, 2018|
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Response from Jonathan M | Reviewed this property |
In Italy is not holiday 19th september. just check if it s holiday in Naples
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June 11, 2017|
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Response from nikhil b | Reviewed this property |
Renting a boat:the castle itself is surrounded by a jetty with boats for hire. Plus there r 2 yatch clubs right next to it. Here is one name of a club to start ur enquiries;Club Nautico Della Vela, 12 Borgo Marinari, Napoli... More