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Castel dell'Ovo description and photos - Italy: Naples. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Castel dell'Ovo.
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One of the city's main attractions is the ancient castle of Castel del Ovo, the Egg Castle, so named because of its configuration, stands on a volcanic tuff island. Its history dates back to the times of ancient Rome: the villa of Lucullus, famous for its abundant feasts, was located here. In the early Middle Ages, there was a monastic desert, and in the XII century the first Varangian fortifications appeared, expanded in the XIV century by the Angevin rulers. At the end of the 15th century, the castle, damaged during the fighting, was completely rebuilt. Its yellowish harsh walls contrast sharply with the peaceful quarters of Santa Lucia. Inside Castel del Ovo there is an ancient chapel of the Savior, as well as the Museum of Ancient History.
At the bottom of the fortress,
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