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Egg Castle wheelchair accessible tours excursions is a castle in the Italian city of Naples.
The fortress is located on a small island, the Megarides, where colonists from Cumae founded the original nucleus of the city in the VI century.
In the I century the Roman patrician Lucius Licinius Lucullus built a magnificent villa Castellum Lucullanum on the site.
Fortified by Valentinian III in the early V century, it was the place where the last western Roman emperor, Romulus Augustulus, was exiled in by Odoacer in 476.
Eugippius founded a monastery on the site after 492.
The remains of the Roman-era structures and later fortifications were demolished by local residents, to prevent their use by Saracen raiders.
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The first castle on the site was built by the Normans in the XII century.
The importance of the Egg Castle began to decline when King Charles I of Anjou built a new castle, Castel Nuovo, and moved his court there.
Egg Castle became the seat of the Royal Chamber and of the State Treasury.
Egg Castle wheelchair accessible tours , current appearance dates from the Aragonese domination ( 15th century ).
It was struck by French and Spanish artillery during the Italian Wars.
In the Neapolitan Republic of 1799 its guns were used by rebels to deter the philo-Bourbon population.
In the 1800s a small fishing village ( Borgo Marinari ) sprung-up around the castle's southern wall.
This village still stands. However, it is now more known for its marina and several fine restaurants.
Egg Castle wheelchair accessible tours , castle's name stems from a medieval legend which holds that the poet Virgil.
Who developed a medieval reputation as a great sorcerer, had a magical egg put in the foundations to support them.
Its location affords it an excellent view of the Naples waterfront and the surrounding area.
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