One of the most important Greco-Roman collections in the world is gathered over three floors. A visit is akin to opening splendid textbooks of pages containing the gripping mosaic of Alexander the Great in battle against Darius III, and the Head of Caracalla (the Roman Emperor who ruled from 211 to 217). Antique sculptures have been exceptionally well preserved and pay a vibrant tribute to the great characters of mythology, like the Dancing Faun, Seated Hermes and the Farnese Hercules. You will be amazed by the sculpture of the punishment of Dirce, made of one block.
We can't forget the Callipygian Venus, which has stunned viewers for the last 23 centuries, or the amazing bronzes of runners from the Villa of Papyri in Herculaneum. There is also a beautiful collection of cameos, weapons, pottery, and jewellery. An appointment is necessary to see the museum's hidden collection of erotic objects and frescoes.
National Archaeological Museum of Naples
Piazza Museo Nazionale 19
+39 (0)81 442 2149