Napoli continua a svelarsi nella 6^puntata di Nottetempo in viaggio a km0 sulle note dei Kaiorda , ogni giorno fino a domenica 17Marzo h:0-3-6-9-12-15-18-21su RadioLibriamociWeb oppure in podcast QUI.
per poi proseguire verso Castel dell’Ovo sulle tracce di una leggenda che vede protagonista il grande poeta Publio Virgilio Marone. Ascolta il racconto e guarda il virtual tour del Castello.
- Naples underground forty meters below the characteristic and lively streets of the Historic Center of Naples, you find a different world, unexplored, isolated by time, but deeply connected with the world above. It’s the heart of Naples, and the place from which the city was born. To visit it is to travel to the past, a world 2400 years old.Every historic epic, from the foundation of Neopolis, to the bombs of WWII, has left it’s mark on the walls of the yellow tufa stone, the soul of Naples, and the stone with which the city was built”.
- “Castel dell’ Ovo stands on the islet of Megaride. According to one of the most fanciful Neapolitan legends, the name of this castle derives from the egg that the Latin poet Virgil apparently hid in a cage placed in the dungeons of the castle. The egg was locked up and kept hidden because “the fortune of the Sea Castle depended on that egg.
Since then, the destiny of that castle has been in parallel with the fate of that egg. Chronicles report that, during queen Anne’s reign, the castle was heavily damaged when the hump-backed bridge connecting the two rocks the castle was built on collapsed, thus obliging queen Anne to reveal she had made sure the egg would be replaced so as not to spread panic among her subjects who feared further troubles and disasters.