Magnificent Ovo Castle

You will surely get into Ovo Castle on the promise of the best view of downtown Naples, the shoreline and Mt. Vesuvius.

Must-Do's Naples Published on 9 August 2018

Guaranteed! However, the Castle will surprise you with its ancient architecture and archaeology. The castle was built in the 6th century BC and so, even today, it’s as raw as it comes! You can’t miss “Castel dell’Ovo” as you walk along the coast of Posillipo.

Ethno-prehistory Museum at the Ovo Castle

Since it’s erected on the small and gorgeous island of Megaride, Castel dell’Ovo is often used for private events and exhibitions. The island also houses the Ethno-Prehistory Museum, a collection of archaeological finds from Campania and neighbouring regions. The Museum will take you to the beginning of time, introduce you to the first men and, lastly, describe their evolution into the ancient civilizations of Naples.

Booking is essential to visit the Ethno-prehistory Museum. Contact

Time to Explore: 1-2 hours.

Top Tips: Prepare your cameras! There are great views of Napoli and the coast from the top of the Castle.

What’s Close? Piazza del Plebiscito, San Carlo Theatre, Napoli Sotterranea [link to Naples Underground], Castel Nuovo [link to Must-do article on Maschio Angioino], Bourbon Tunnel [link to Must-do article], Palazzo Reale [link to Explore Palazzo Reale], Naples Harbour, University of Naples “L’Orientale”.

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