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Castel dell'Ovo

By wakima
"Egg" Castle.
The castle stands on the small island known in antiquity as Megaris. The Roman patrician, Lucullus, built his magnificent villa on this site.It was during the fourteenth century that the current name (Castel dell'Ovo) came into general use, perhaps on account of its shape, though legend associates the name with Virgil, who is said to have hidden an egg in the castle, to which the castle's fate was linked.

Taken last friday.

Tags: General Architecture Italy Naples Landscape and travel

Voters: anthhope, joss, Brilane and 3 more


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Comments


Leox 10 3
5 Oct 2006 10:30AM
Beautiful shot.
Bei colori Wink Un filtro polarizzatore avrebbe aiutato perņ

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wakima 10
5 Oct 2006 10:31AM
Ad avercelo... anzi, ad averci na macchinetta come se deve...
AlanBW 10 20 England
5 Oct 2006 11:00AM
Fine shot of this magnificent structure
Brilane 10 5 12 Wales
5 Oct 2006 2:06PM
Lovely sunny picture.
phototime 10 8 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2006 10:38PM
Wonderful shot,lovely warm light and composition.


Mo.
anthhope 10 1 England
6 Oct 2006 9:35PM
Great photo)).

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