Overlooking the azure waters of the Bay of Naples, Castel dell’Ovo stands as a testament to Naples’ rich maritime history. Perched on the islet of Megaride, it’s the oldest standing fortification in the city. The castle’s name, meaning “Egg Castle,” is derived from a legend that the Roman poet Virgil placed a magical egg in the foundation to support the structure. Visitors can wander through the arched hallways and chambers, and explore the lush gardens. Climb to the top of the tower for panoramic views, capturing Vesuvius, Capri, and the city’s bustling port. Throughout the year, Castel dell’Ovo also hosts art exhibitions, cultural events, and concerts, making it a vibrant center for local arts and culture. The castle is free to visit, providing a budget-friendly and memorable experience for all ages.