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Naples: National Archaeological Museum Ticket & Pemcards

1. Naples: National Archaeological Museum Ticket & Pemcards

Visit the Naples National Archeological Museum with your day admission ticket and marvel at one of the world’s finest collections of Greco-Roman artifacts. Charles III of Spain founded the museum in the mid-18th century.  The museum hosts extensive collections of Greek and Roman antiquities. The core of the collection comes from the Farnese Collection and includes engraved gems and the Farnese Marbles. You can also see the museum’s best-known collections as well as new displays including the history of coins and the celebrated Secret Cabinet.

Naples Archaeological Museum 2-Hour Guided Private Tour

2. Naples Archaeological Museum 2-Hour Guided Private Tour

Enjoy a guided tour of the Naples National Archaeological Museum, located at the northwest corner of the city’s original Greek wall. The 2-hour tour will introduce you to one of the world’s greatest archaeology collections, including extraordinary masterworks of art discovered in Pompeii, Herculaneum, Stabiae, Oplontis, and related villas. At its core is the Farnesian collection of sculptures and other objects, such as the mosaic of Alexander the Great from the House of the Fauno in Pompeii. See silvers from the House of Menandro in Pompeii, and a number of Roman frescoes excavated from the Vesuvian area. Wander the gallery containing the Farnese Collection to admire the legendary statues of Hercules at rest, as well as 2 Tyrannicide and the majestic group called “Toro Farnese.” Your guide will explain the use of everyday objects, most notably the beautiful silverware from the Villa of Menandro and the so called “Blue Vase” from a tomb in Pompeii.

National Archaeological Museum of Naples Private Guided Tour

3. National Archaeological Museum of Naples Private Guided Tour

The National Archaeological Museum of Naples (MANN) is one of the richest and most important museums in the world. Along with your expert archaeologist private guide, explore this trove of knowledge and make your way through the fascinating stories and artifacts of our ancient history.   Your guide will take you on an immersive trip through time: you’ll be spectators at the Battle of Osso, stand in front of the mosaic of a portrait of Alexander the Great, pass by Pompeii frescoes with still-clear colors, and stroll among the huge classic sculptures of the Farnese Collection. This museum accommodates new discoveries from excavations, as can be seen through its large section of Pompeii and Herculaneum antiquities.   Perfect for history pros and beginners alike, this tour through the MANN is a must-do on your trip to Naples.

Naples: National Archaeological Museum of Naples Guided Tour

4. Naples: National Archaeological Museum of Naples Guided Tour

See the best of the Archeological Museum of Naples in the company of a guide on a walking tour. With skip-the-line entrance privileges, make the most of your time. Admire the art and artifacts from Pompeii, Herculaneum, and more up close. Start the tour at the museum's ticket office and be led by a professional guide and archaeologist. Cruise past the long waiting lines with your skip-the-line entry tickets. Discover the hidden treasures of one of the oldest and richest museums in the world. See the Farnese collection with ancient statues of Hercules, the 2 Tyrannicides (tyrant slayers), the majestic group of Toro Farnese, Greek gods, and Roman emperors. Get up close to some of the best-preserved frescoes and mosaics from nearby Pompeii and Herculaneum. Walk in the gallery's wings to admire the Roman collection with artifacts that survived the Mount Vesuvius eruption in 79 AD. Be inspired by the finest masterpieces of classical art along with artifacts, coins, and wall paintings from throughout ancient history, learning about their origins from your guide.

Naples Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

5. Naples Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

Get to know Naples at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts.  After downloading the scavenger hunt tour on your mobile device (via a link and login credentials received upon booking), use the mobile app and integrated maps to reach 10 of Naples’ most important attractions on foot. You can start the tour at any time. Start your tour at the National Archaeological Museum, with its unique exhibits! Visit the Sansevero Chapel Museum that will leave you speechless with the art that has been enchanting for centuries, even the Monastery of San Domenico Maggiore with its stunning facade will dominate your tour. Snap a photo at the jaw-dropping complex of Santa Chiara in the center of town, and get lost in the Gesu' Nuovo, with its distinctive stone facade and ornate interior filled with religious art. Visit St. Nicholas the Charitable with its unique location and history. You will also pass by the Fountain of Neptune which, especially at night, will give you the impression that you are in a movie setting. Admire the Maschio Angioino, the stone casto/fortress that many would like to live there. See, walk, and relax at Galleria Umberto in the city center, while Piazza del Plebiscito will be the icing on the cake of this unique tour. At the end of the tour, a story about the real Saint of Naples awaits you, don't miss it... At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the tour. As you walk through the city, enjoy the flexibility to pause your game at any time to take a break, snap the perfect photos, stop for lunch, or visit a museum. Choose to continue the tour later or save the rest for another day.

Naples: City and Underground Tour with an Archaeologist

6. Naples: City and Underground Tour with an Archaeologist

Naples is one of the oldest cities in Italy and preserves the world's largest underground path: between Greek cisterns, Roman aqueducts, and WWII air shelters, 45% of the city's underground is practically empty! There are different was to access underground Naples, some are very famous and also quite touristy, while others are real hidden gems. On this journey you'll embark on a real archaeological underground journey (the tour is the LAPIS Museum path). The tour starts from piazza San Gaetano, the ancient Greek Roman square, where you'll walk through streets and local culture to understand the "underground cults of Naples." Admire a gothic church and peer through its glass floor at the remains of a previous ancient mosaic. Next, go 40 meters below the crowds of Naples through a doorbell in one of the oldest churches of the city: Santa Maria Maggiore. The church, built on a Pagan Roman temple dedicated to Diana, still features Roman structures. Keep journeying downwards to see the Greek cisterns carved into the tough stone. Once you arrive at the lowest point of the route, walk through the tunnels to reach the tanks used for the collection of water in Roman times.This trail was also used in medieval times as a secret passage by the Templar Knights and in 1943 as an airplane retreat. Many of the bathrooms, kitchens, and memorabilia are still preserved to this day.

Naples: 7 Days Pass of the Campania Region

7. Naples: 7 Days Pass of the Campania Region

Discover the city of Naples, eat in typical restaurants, find the best craft shops, or shops and find hotels, apartments or B&B recommendations, with discounts of up to 35%. Take advantage of discounts in the most important and historical activities of the city with a 'Naples Pass', such as Scaturchio, Tandem, La Locanda del Grifo. Get an official magnet from the owner of pizzeria da Michele. Explore the excavations of Pompeii and explore the Catacombs of Naples at San Gennaro. Visit Bourbon Gallery, Neapolis Underground of San Lorenzo Maggiore, Museodivino, Filangieri Museum and Treasure of San Gennaro Museum. See the Royal Palace of Naples, Capodimonte Museum and the National Archaeological Museum of Naples. Get a real key to the city with many advantages to be consulted by downloading the app or link. Try Snav (the major sea transport company), which guarantees a 20% discount on every route to the island of Procida and Ischia or the collaboration with Taxi Partenope service, which gives you a free fee when calling and booking your cab.

Naples: City Landmarks Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour

8. Naples: City Landmarks Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour

The captivating city of Naples is packed with sights of interest. On this tour you will see Castel dell'Ovo , the oldest wooden structure in Naples, and the Naples National Archaeological Museum, one of the world’s biggest archaeological museums and particularly famous for its Roman antiquities collections. You will also see the Royal Palace of Naples, Castel Nuovo, Gravina Palace, St Chiara Church, Palazzo Venezia, Museo Capella Sansevero, Cattedrale Santa Maria Assunta, and the Naples Botanical Garden. Naples has churches, museums and palaces galore. Your tour. Your way.

Naples: City Introduction Self-Guided Phone Tour

9. Naples: City Introduction Self-Guided Phone Tour

Do you want to learn interesting information about 10+ of the most important attractions in the city, discover hidden locations, read incredible legends(not an audio tour) and walk a magical and relaxing route? Do you want an accessible, easy and interactive way to explore Naples? This self-guided mobile walking tour might be perfect for you. Grab the opportunity to explore Naples in at least 10 locations that every person would like to have in their memory. There is no schedule, you can attend the tour any day you want, any time you wish, you can do it in snippets, taking a break for food, shopping or anything else you can think of, you can even close the app and continue another day, the tour will be there waiting for you. The most important thing? It's a completely private activity, as the app offers you the uniqueness and privacy of your mobile phone. Additionally, you'll learn about stories and urban legends associated with the city or monuments you visit. The trails you follow are unique, and will not bore you, but will in themselves direct you to explore other "treasures" such as small scenic paths or enchanting but unknown squares. Enjoy the tour in your language. The integration with google maps will make sure that you will never get lost! You can join with friends, alone, with your family, or with your partners and learn about the city as you wander around. Start your tour at the National Archaeological Museum, with its unique exhibits! Visit the Sansevero Chapel Museum that will leave you speechless with the art that has been enchanting for centuries, even the Monastery of San Domenico Maggiore with its stunning facade will dominate your tour. Snap a photo at the jaw-dropping complex of Santa Chiara in the center of town, and get lost in the Gesu' Nuovo, with its distinctive stone facade and ornate interior filled with religious art. Visit St. Nicholas the Charitable with its unique location and history. You will also pass by the Fountain of Neptune which, especially at night, will give you the impression that you are in a movie setting. Admire the Maschio Angioino, the stone casto/fortress that many would like to live there. See, walk, and relax at Galleria Umberto in the city center, while Piazza del Plebiscito will be the icing on the cake of this unique tour. At the end of the tour, a story about the real Saint of Naples awaits you, don't miss it... Download the ‘’World City Trail ‘’ app from the store. You will receive a serial key via SMS , What’s app and email in order to login. Then start your tour and enjoy!

Naples: National Archeological Museum Tour with Michele Arpa

10. Naples: National Archeological Museum Tour with Michele Arpa

Visit the National Archaeological Museum of Naples with local guide Michele Arpa. Learn about new archaeological discoveries, hear in-depth explanations of the items you see, and connect with the ancient inhabitants of Pompeii through Michele's love of Naples, history, and art. Meet Michele at the Archaeological Museum and head inside. Begin with the collections of frescoes and mosaics from Pompeii and Herculaneum, preserved by the enormous eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. As you stroll through the collections, hear about daily life in Pompeii and Herculaneum. Continue to the Villa dei Papiri collection, objects taken from the residence of the Pisoni family, which included Cesar's father-in-law. See the papyrus scrolls with writings on Greek philosophy, charred by the lava. Marvel at the statues of the Dancers and the Runners, ready to start a race. Head to the statues of the Farnese collection, belonging to the family of the first Bournob King of Naples: Charles II. Enter the statues room of the Baths of Caracalla and see the Hercules and Farnese Bull statues and the Farnese cup. Travel around the world and back in time with a stop in the Egyptian collection, the Magna Graecia collection, and the Prehistory and Protohistory collection before finishing your tour.

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What people are saying about Naples National Archaeological Museum

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4.4 / 5

based on 370 reviews

Enjoyed my visit - especially after our visit to Pompeii a few days before. It’s good to have some background regarding the history. We booked our tickets on the day and we got to the museum- there was no line. Grazie

Leave yourself lots of time because there is lots of interesting collections . You also should go to Pompeii and or Orculano to put it all into perspective

Teresa was our lovely guide to the museum of archeology in Naples. Very knowledgeable and a wonderful personality. Highly recommend.

Our guide Vincenzo ( Vince!) was just great. Really informative and humorous too. We only had 4 in our group and it was brilliant.

Very impressive exhibition, unfortunately not that many explanations in English.