Museo Archeologico Nazionale

Among the world’s top museums of ancient art, Naples’ Archaeological Museum overwhelms with its wealth of beautiful and priceless objects. The building itself was built in the 16th century as headquarters for the royal cavalry and converted a century later into a university. Another century saw it turned into a museum, the Real Museo Borbonico, to house the Farnese collection and the fascinating finds that were brought to light at Pompeii and Herculaneum. Now the Farnese Collection is broken up, with the paintings at Capodimonte and the books in the National Library, leaving this museum to focus on its ancient marvels.Piazza Museo 19 • 081 44 22 149 • Open 9am–7:30pm Wed–Mon (ticket ...

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