There is a small island in the Bay of Naples that juts out from the mainland in front of the Borgo Marinaro. The Castel Dell’Ovo dominates the island, called Megaride. The castle complex is quite large, so be sure to set aside several hours for the visit. Legend says that this is the spot where the Mermaid Partenope was entangled, and you might hear the full story from your hotel manager if you pick a budget hotel near the Ovo Castel in Naples. If you do want to stay in a hotel close to the Ovo Castel, it will probably be back on the mainland. But you can get to the island easily.
The castle dates from the 12th century, and today it is the venue for a number of cultural events and exhibits. Some of the most popular seafood restaurants in Naples are found on the island as well. When you get back to the mainland, also visit the nearby Villa Comunale and the Fontana degli Innamorati (Fountain of the Lovers).
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