Visit Italy's most important archaeological collection without waiting in line!
The National Archaeological Museum has a particularly rich collection of Greek and Roman sculptures. Many of the objects come from excavations at Pompeii, Herculaneum, and nearby archaeological sites around Vesuvius and the Phlegraean Fields, silent witnesses to one of the most famous vulcano eruptions in the history of mankind.
Discover Pompeii, the ancient Roman city that was crystallized by the eruption of the Vesuvius in 79 AD. In the course of just a few hours, a rain of ash and fragments of lava (lapillus) buried the rich city pulsating with life 25m/82' deep – houses, people, roads, public buildings, and objects of everyday life were encased, locked forever in a terrible instant. With an extent of about 66 hectares/163 acres, Pompeii represents a unique heritage of architecture, sculpture, paintings, and mosaics. The ash that buried the city after the eruption allowed for exceptional preservation, giving visitors today the unique opportunity to experience the Roman city in its magnificent wholeness.
Admire the lavish Caserta Palace complex, Versailles of the Campania region. It not only housed the Bourbon kings of Naples, but also accommodated a university, the ministries, a public library, the magistracy, a large theater, a seminary, and a cathedral church. Breathtaking architecture, splendid vistas, beautiful parks and gardens – visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site near Naples!
Visit one of the most important Italian museums with treasures from the Farnese and Borbone collections. The museum preserves a series of paintings coming from Neapolitan churches, among them two Caravaggio masterpieces. Enjoy the park and gardens of this former hunting “lodge” - and the magnificent view of Naples and surroundings!
Discover with us the Bourbon Gallery: a splendid underground trail in Naples, built in the 1850s. The Bourbon Gallery's recent opening to the public adds a prime example of Bourbon civil architecture to the already impressive list of tunnels, caves and quarries of "the city beneath the city."
Take a journey through history and discover the beauty and fascination of our cultural and archaeological heritage through interactive displays that digitally reconstruct the destroyed towns and recreate life as it once was.
Visit the Royal Palace, seat of the monarchy in Naples and of southern Italy for three centuries, without waiting in line!
For those who see Naples from the sea, one building in particular strikes the eye: the long pink and grey facade of the Royal Palace, decorated with its spectacular hanging gardens.
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