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Castel dell'Ovo (Castle of the Egg)

Castel dell'Ovo (Castle of the Egg) Review

Dangling over the Porto Santa Lucia on a thin promontory, this 12th-century fortress built atop the ruins of an ancient Roman villa overlooks the whole harbor—proof, if you need it, that the Romans knew a premium location when they saw one. For the same reason, some of the city's top hotels share this site. Walk up onto the rooftop Sala della Terrazze for a postcard-come-true view of Capri. Then, as the odd car honk drifts across from inland, use the tiled map to identify the sights of the city and maybe plot an itinerary for the rest of the day. It's a peaceful spot for strolling and enjoying the views.

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  • Address: Santa Lucia waterfront, Via Eldorado 3, off Via Partenope Naples, 80121 | Map It
  • Phone: 081/7956180
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Mon.–Sat. 8–7:15, Sun. 8–1:45
  • Location: Naples
Updated: 12-12-2013

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