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Naples National Archaeological Museum

Naples National Archaeological Museum

Naples National Archaeological Museum: Our most recommended tours and activities

Naples: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour 24-Hour Ticket

1. Naples: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour 24-Hour Ticket

Explore the birthplace of pizza with a 24-hour ticket valid for up to 2 routes on this panoramic hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tour. Discover the unforgettable sights and flavors of Napolitano culture at your own pace. The ticket gives you the freedom to explore one of the world’s oldest cities at leisure, with buses running every 45-90 minutes. You can even take in views of Mount Vesuvius from the city's waterfront. The hop-on hop-off bus is also ideal for shopping expeditions and exploring the many tasty restaurants that Naples has on offer. Use your 24-hour pass to explore the following attractions: Line A Stop 1 - Largo Castello (Piazza Municipio) Stop 2 - Chiesa Del Gesu Nuovo Stop 3 - Piazza Dante - Ingresso Ai Decumani Stop 4 - Museo Archeologivo Nazionale Stop 5 - Porta San Gennaro Stop 6 - Palazzo Caracciolo Stop 7 - Stazione Garibaldi Stop 8 - Corso Umberto I Stop 9 - Piazza Bovio/Universita Line B Stop 1 - Largo Castello (Piazza Municipio) Stop 2 - Piazza Vittoria - Via Calabritto Stop 3 - Viale Dohrn Stop 4 - Mergellina - Piazza del Leone Stop 5 - Capo Posillipo - Veduta Panoramica Stop 6 - Posillipo Stop 7 - Parco Vigiliano Stop 8 - Via Petrarca Stop 9 - Piazza Vittoria Stop 10 - Chiatamonte Stop 11 - Via Acton/Porto Stazione Marittima, pier for cruises and Le Isole Del Golfo

Campania: Artecard 3 - 7 Day or Gold/Lite 365 City Pass

2. Campania: Artecard 3 - 7 Day or Gold/Lite 365 City Pass

Purchase the Naples & Campania Artecard for access to over 40 monuments, museums, and archaeological sites, including Ruins of Pompei, Herculaneum, National Archaeological Museum, Madre, Museum and Royal Wood of Capodimonte, Royal Palace of Naples, Castel Sant'Elmo, Certosa of San Martino, Royal Palace of Caserta, Paestum, and the Archaeological Museum of Capua. Enjoy free admission to many museums or sites and discounted admission to all other museums and archaeological sites visited thereafter. Explore the city as you travel for free on the Naples and Campania regional public transportation network (UnicoCampania public transport system). Visit your chosen cultural sites, selecting freely from the following list, and receive a discount of up to 50% from the other sites on: • Parco Archeologico di Pompei • Parco Archeologico di Ercolano • Museo Archeologico Nazionale • Palazzo Reale di Napoli • Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte • Reggia di Caserta • Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Paestum • Palazzo Reale di Napoli • Certosa e Museo di San Martino • Madre_Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Donnaregina • Museo Pignatelli Cortes • Museo Duca di Martina • Museo civico di Castel Nuovo • Castel Sant'Elmo • Parco Archeologico di Oplontis • Scavi di Oplontis • Scavi di Stabia • Scavi di Boscoreale ed Antiquarium • Parco Archeologico di Baia • Museo Archeologico dei Campi Flegrei nel Castello di Baia • Anfiteatro Flavio • Parco Archeologico di Cuma • Museo Archeologico dell'Antica Capua • Museo dei Gladiatori • Anfiteatro Campano • Mitreo • Parco Archeologico di Paestum • Certosa San Lorenzo • Parco Archeologico di Elea Velia

Naples: 3-Day City Attractions and Public Transport Pass

3. Naples: 3-Day City Attractions and Public Transport Pass

Gain access with a single city pass to over 20 monuments, museums, and archaeological sites in Naples, including the National Archaeological Museum, Madre Museum and Royal Wood of Capodimonte, Royal Palace of Naples, Castel Sant'Elmo, Certosa of San Martino. Enjoy free admission to 3 museums or sites and discounted admission to all other museums and archaeological sites visited thereafter. Explore the city as you travel for free on Naples public transportation network (Unico Campania). Use the underground Line 1 “Metro dell’Arte”, Line 2, Line 6, funicular, tram, trains Circumflegrea, and Cumana e Circumvesuviana Urban Route.

Naples: National Archaeological Museum of Naples Guided Tour

4. Naples: National Archaeological Museum of Naples Guided Tour

Experience the Archeological Museum of Naples like never before on a guided walking tour. Benefit from skip-the-line access and delve into the rich history and art of ancient Italy. Marvel at the impressive collection of art and artifacts from the world-famous sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Your journey begins at the museum's ticket office, where you'll meet your professional guide and archaeologist. Avoid the queues with your skip-the-line tickets, entering directly into a world of historical wonders. Explore one of the world's oldest and most esteemed museums, home to the illustrious Farnese collection. Witness ancient statues of Hercules, the significant 'Tyrannicides' sculptures, and the awe-inspiring Toro Farnese, along with sculptures of Greek gods and Roman emperors. Get an up-close view of some of the most well-preserved frescoes and mosaics from Pompeii and Herculaneum as you walk through the museum's extensive galleries. Admire a remarkable Roman collection, including artifacts that withstood the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Immerse yourself in the realm of classical art, exploring a vast array of artifacts, coins, and wall paintings from ancient history. Throughout the tour, your knowledgeable guide will share insights about the origins and stories behind these timeless masterpieces. This tour is not just a walk through a museum; it's a journey through the ages, offering a unique perspective on ancient civilizations.

Naples: National Archaeological Museum audio guide

5. Naples: National Archaeological Museum audio guide

Itguides app offers you the more accurate audio guide of the Archeological museum of Naples with 85 point of interest each one with audios, photos, and hypertext. Discover the 3 meters tall resting Hercules! Admire the grace and erotic pose of the Venus Callipigia. Look for the Mosaics of the House of Fauno and see Alexander during is battle against the persian king. don't forget the Egyptian collection and the famous "Gabinetto segreto".

Naples: National Archaeological Museum Tour & Audio Guide

6. Naples: National Archaeological Museum Tour & Audio Guide

The National Archaeological Museum in Naples is one of the most famous and visited museums in Italy, among the oldest and most important in the world for the richness and uniqueness of its heritage. Imposing in its architecture and collections, a protagonist of cultural life in the city, the museum is an essential stop to experience an initiatory journey into the world of antiquity. Visiting the Mann means touching one of the cornerstones of the history of Italian and Western culture. Lose yourself in the rooms that house the group of masterpieces from the Farnese Collection . Let yourself be dazzled by the finds from Herculaneum and Pompeii , including splendid frescoes and mosaics , statues , precious and everyday objects. Visit the splendid Egyptian Section or one of the many temporary exhibitions scheduled throughout the year. Marvel inside the Secret Cabinet, which welcomes the "obscene" finds, testimony of ancient customs in terms of eroticism. We will provide you with a handy audio guide to download directly to your cell phone and the priority entrance ticket to enjoy the beauty of MANN to the fullest and in full autonomy. A day before the tour our team will contact you via whatsapp or via email: we will send you the tickets and all the informations you need. Be sure to download on your smartphone all the contents before the visit. The ruins and museums don't have free Wi-Fi and mobile network coverage is not always good. Reservations arriving after 6 p.m. will be processed the following morning after 8 a.m.

Naples: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

7. Naples: Self-Guided Highlights 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 and legends. An ideal outdoor activity for first time visitors, couples, groups, families, and children. Can be used as a great team-building activity. 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. 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 city sightseeing game. 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 Lapis Museum Tour with an Archaeologist

8. Naples: City and Lapis Museum 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 ways to access the underground of Naples, and the experience will take you through a real hidden gem. Embark on a real archaeological journey in the undergrounds (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: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

9. Naples: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

Walk through a beautiful route of the city, discover hidden gems and visit 10+ of the most important attractions and spots. Learn some introductory information about each place and interesting stories about the city in general. Download the ‘World City Trail ‘app from the store and login. Read the instructions and head to the starting location. Unlock photos of the exterior and the interior of the location. Read some information regarding the attraction and continue walking to the next checkpoint. Note what you liked and did not like and create your bucket list for the next days! Start your walk any time, without a schedule. Pause it for lunch, have a drink, visit an attraction of your choice, and continue later or even another day. With the maps feature, you will never get lost. 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...

Naples: 3-Day Campania Museum Pass

10. Naples: 3-Day Campania Museum Pass

The main attractions and activities included. A digital pass for uninterrupted access. Flexibility to decide the day Skip the queue Incredible savings. From Pompeii to the National Archaeological Museum in Naples. From Herculaneum to the Royal Palace of Caserta, from the Capodimonte Museum to the Royal Palace of Naples: access the main attractions with the city's official tourist pass! For many attraction passes it is not necessary to book in advance. However, some may have limited capacity, so you will need to book in advance. Full booking details can be found by clicking on the i in the My Naples Pass section of the individual attractions.

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What people are saying about Naples National Archaeological Museum

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4.3 / 5

based on 1,391 reviews

The audio guide is great, I really recommend There is the map of the museum and the official audio guide numbers of the museum so super practical for finding your way around the works There are a lot of audios, and this allows you to see the main works, with explanations. The app is easy to use

It allows you to get to know the main places in Naples in a convenient way. Ideal if you don't have much time to get around.

This is a great way to see the city and hear some of its history. The ability to get off and on was a great bonus.

Experience already done for the second time... always fascinating

Very good knowledge, and ability to communicate with a group.