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DISCOVERING NAPLES

Buildings, churches, streets, ancient fortresses and castles in the sea, as well as natural caves and places impregnated with mystery and mysticism, all of which makes Naples unforgettable in the minds of all travellers.

No only natural stages, but places symbolic of the city, an integral part of its history, of mythology and the legends that have touched it.

CASTEL SANT’ELMO.

The imposing tufo mass of the Castle on the summit of the hill is one of the best-known sites of the city of Naples.

The castle as it now appears, with its six-pointed star structure, was the work between the years 1537 and 1547 on a design by Pedro Luis Escrvà of Valenzia, an expert in military architecture in the service of the Viceroy don Pedro de Toledo, whose name appears on the inscription over the entrance portal.

Castel dell’Ovo stands on the ancient isle of Megaride. One of the most fantastic of the Neapolitan legends takes its name from the egg which Virgil is said to have hidden inside a cage in the underground parts of the castle.

Fonte:uff stampa Comune di Napoli