Legends and curiosity of Naples

Legend Castel dell'Ovo

The name " Castel dell'Ovo " derives from an ancient legend that the Roman poet Virgil , who in the Middle Ages was considered a magician , buried in the dungeons of the building an egg that kept standing the whole fortress . Its failure would have caused not only the collapse of the castle , but also a series of ruinous disaster to the city of Naples . Legend has circulated since 300 A.D. : L ' egg would be placed in a glass jug full of water protected by an iron cage . This was hung in a heavy oak beam placed in a small room located in the basement of the castle . So far no one has found the egg .