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Casteles

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The Maschio Angioino - Piazza Municipio

The Maschio Angioino Is the land mark of Piazza Municipio, the large squa re facing the port. It was built by the Angevin dynasty in the 13th century, but was then completely rebuilt by order of the Aragonese kings and restructure dover the years. Its most noteworthy featu res are: the Cappella palatina (Palatine  Chapel), also called the Chapel of St. Barbara, and the Sala dei Baroni (Hall of the Barons) where the meetings of the City Council of Naples are held. T h e magnificent Arch at the entrance to the castle was built to commemorate the triumphal arrival of Alfonso I of Aragon in Naples on February 26th 1443.

Castel dell’Ovo - Borgo Marinari

Castel dell’Ovo Is the splendid castle in the Borgo Marinari, the «fishing village» on the sea-front of the Sant a Lucia district. Its foundations rest on a tufa rock in the bay which was later connected to the mainland. In Roman times the out-buildings of the villa of the patrician Lucius Licinius Lucullus stood on that site . At the end of the 5th century,  order of Basilian monks settled there and in the 12th century a fortress was built. This was later enlarged by both the Normans and Angevins.

Castel Sant’Elmo - Largo San Martino

The foundations of Sant’Elmo Castle are laid in the tufa rock of the hill on which it stands, called Paturcium in ancient times, which towers above the city. The castle was begun in 1349 during the reign of Roberto of Anjou . Its ground plan is on an elonga ted, six-pointed star, though ramparts and forts were in later times added to the ori ginal design. Times: Weekdays from 9am to 7pm, Sundays 9am to 7pm. Closed on Mondays. € 1.

Capuano Castle

Has been the seat of the Neapolitan Civil and Criminal Courts for several centuries. Its name derives from the nearby Porta Capuana, one of the old city gates. Castelcapuano was originallybuilt by order of William I, called «il Malo» or the Wicked, in the second half of the twelfth century. It was later enlarged by Frederick II of Swabia and restored and fortified by Charled I of Anjou.

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