Castel dell'Ovo - Naples, Italy
The island of Megaride was where Greek colonists from Cumae founded the original nucleus of the city in the sixth century BC. Its location affords it an excellent view of the Naples waterfront and the surrounding area. In the first century BC the Roman patrician Lucius Licinius Lucullus built the magnificent villa Castellum Lucullanum on the site. Fortified by Valentinian III in the mid-fifth century, it was the place to which the last western Roman emperor, Romulus Augustulus, was exiled in in 476. Eugippius founded a monastery on the site after 492.