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Monumental complex of Castel dell ' Ovo-Naples

Castel dell'Ovo Napoli
Monumental complex of Castel dell ' Ovo-Naples
 

[:it]Castel dell ' Ovo is located on the ancient islet of Megaride, a tufaceous island that goes into the sea, and is joined to the mainland by a bridge (Arcon) that connects it to the beautiful via Partenope, the promenade where the most prestigious Hotels in the city are located.

The monumental complex of Castel Dell ' Ovo, located in a suggestive corner of the city, adds to the fascination of historical memory a particular natural beauty. From the stands of the castle and its terraces you can enjoy an enchanting view of the Gulf, which offers to the visitor a unique panorama of the city.

Among the legends related to the name, is to remember that tied to the egg that Virgil would hide inside a cage in the basement of the castle. From that moment the fate of the castle and the city remained tied to that of the egg.

It seems that, at the time of Queen Joan I, the castle suffered considerable damage due to the collapse of the arch that joins the two rocks on which it is built and the Queen was forced to declare officially to have proceeded to replace the egg: otherwise, the n City would spread panic for fear of disasters coming.

Background

In the mid-7th century B.C., on the islet of Megaride landed the Cumans (of Greek-Euboica origin) who then founded the city of Partenope on the back of Mount Echo, of which in 1949 was discovered the necropolis in Via Nicotera 10, while you were digging the foundations For the construction of a building, which replaced another destroyed by the bombardments of the last war.

On the islet and on Mount Echos, in the 1st century B.C., during the Roman domination, was built the famous villa of Lucio Licinius Lucullus, which, probably, extended with gardens and fountains to the current Piazza Municipio, as it seems to demonstrate a structure Brought to light by recent excavations under Castelnuovo.

Of the recalled Villa remain the columns in the so-called "Hall of Columns" which, during the High Middle Ages, was used as a refectory of one of the monasteries that were built on the islet and the remains of a nymphaeum on the terrace of Monte Echos.

The services

The complex, as well as being a prestigious venue, is often chosen as a place to host Congresses and prestigious exhibitions, due to the beauty of the panorama and the easy reachability.

Inside we find different and suitable spaces to organize: conventions, meetings and business meetings. The rooms are not furnished, just to allow the custom settings according to the needs of the event.

The preparation and the catering are at the care and choice of the organizers, you only have to observe some small rules. For coffee breaks and buffets you can not use equipment that Sprigionino fires, and also are forbidden musical or spectacular moments connected to the buffets. At the castle can also be carried out photographic services and films for strictly personal use related to ceremonies (weddings, communions etc.).

How to arrive

by plane From the airport take the Alibus to Piazza Municipio

By train From the railway station (Piazza Garibaldi), underground line 1 from Garibaldi, direction Piscinola stop Toledo. Or from Piazza Garibaldi take bus R2 to Piazza Municipio

by subway Line 1 Stop Toledo, walk for 750 Mt.

By bus From Piazza Garibaldi R2 to Piazza Municipio; From Piazza Vittoria tram 1 to Piazza Municipio

In the Funicular From Piazza Fuga (Vomero) Central funicular to the Augustan stop, walk to 500 MT

by car From the motorway, Tangenziale, Exit Centro – Porto, take Via Marina to Piazza Municipio

Opening hours

Open daily, with free access and in particular:

In the summer Time Weekdays from 9.00 to 19.30-Last access hours 18.45 On holidays and Sundays from 9.00 to 14.00-Last access hours 13.15

In the winter period Weekdays from 9.00 to 18.30-Last access hours 17.45 On holidays and Sundays from 9.00 to 14.00-Last access hours 13.15 [:en]Castel dell ' Ovo is located on the ancient islet of Megaride, a tufaceous island that goes into the sea, and is joined to the mainland by a bridge (Arcon) that connects it to the beautiful via Partenope, the promenade where the most prestigious Hotels in the city are located.

The monumental complex of Castel Dell ' Ovo, located in a suggestive corner of the city, adds to the fascination of historical memory a particular natural beauty. From the stands of the castle and its terraces you can enjoy an enchanting view of the Gulf, which offers to the visitor a unique panorama of the city.

Among the legends related to the name, is to remember that tied to the egg that Virgil would hide inside a cage in the basement of the castle. From that moment the fate of the castle and the city remained tied to that of the egg.

It seems that, at the time of Queen Joan I, the castle suffered considerable damage due to the collapse of the arch that joins the two rocks on which it is built and the Queen was forced to declare officially to have proceeded to replace the egg: otherwise, the n City would spread panic for fear of disasters coming.

Background

In the mid-7th century B.C., on the islet of Megaride landed the Cumans (of Greek-Euboica origin) who then founded the city of Partenope on the back of Mount Echo, of which in 1949 was discovered the necropolis in Via Nicotera 10, while you were digging the foundations For the construction of a building, which replaced another destroyed by the bombardments of the last war.

On the islet and on Mount Echos, in the 1st century B.C., during the Roman domination, was built the famous villa of Lucio Licinius Lucullus, which, probably, extended with gardens and fountains to the current Piazza Municipio, as it seems to demonstrate a structure Brought to light by recent excavations under Castelnuovo.

Of the recalled Villa remain the columns in the so-called "Hall of Columns" which, during the High Middle Ages, was used as a refectory of one of the monasteries that were built on the islet and the remains of a nymphaeum on the terrace of Monte Echos.

The services

The complex, as well as being a prestigious venue, is often chosen as a place to host Congresses and prestigious exhibitions, due to the beauty of the panorama and the easy reachability.

Inside we find different and suitable spaces to organize: conventions, meetings and business meetings. The rooms are not furnished, just to allow the custom settings according to the needs of the event.

The preparation and the catering are at the care and choice of the organizers, you only have to observe some small rules. For coffee breaks and buffets you can not use equipment that Sprigionino fires, and also are forbidden musical or spectacular moments connected to the buffets. At the castle can also be carried out photographic services and films for strictly personal use related to ceremonies (weddings, communions etc.).

How to arrive

by plane From the airport take the Alibus to Piazza Municipio

By train From the railway station (Piazza Garibaldi), underground line 1 from Garibaldi, direction Piscinola stop Toledo. Or from Piazza Garibaldi take bus R2 to Piazza Municipio

by subway Line 1 Stop Toledo, walk for 750 Mt.

By bus From Piazza Garibaldi R2 to Piazza Municipio; From Piazza Vittoria tram 1 to Piazza Municipio

In the Funicular From Piazza Fuga (Vomero) Central funicular to the Augustan stop, walk to 500 MT

by car From the motorway, Tangenziale, Exit Centro – Porto, take Via Marina to Piazza Municipio

Opening hours

Open daily, with free access and in particular:

In the summer Time Weekdays from 9.00 to 19.30-Last access hours 18.45 On holidays and Sundays from 9.00 to 14.00-Last access hours 13.15

In the winter period Weekdays from 9.00 to 18.30-Last access hours 17.45 On holidays and Sundays from 9.00 to 14.00-Last access hours 13.15

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