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Steeped in Myth

The fancifully named “Castle of the Egg” and the island on which it perches are steeped in myth. A Greek legend tells the story of siren Partenope, who washed up on the island, and the famed poet/rumored sorcerer Virgil was said to have placed a magical egg underneath the castle foundations for its protection. Its strategic position was not lost on historic residents such the exiled Roman emperor Romulus Augustulus, scholar Eugippius, and Roger II of Sicily. Castel dell’Ovo offers little in terms of actual attractions, but if you’re looking for a refreshing walk along the seaside, the view doesn’t get any better from atop the castle towers.

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