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Naples: National Archaeological Museum Ticket and Pemcards

1. Naples: National Archaeological Museum Ticket and 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: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour 24-Hour Ticket

2. 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 - Galleria Principe Di Napoli Stop 5 - Chiesa Di Santa Maria Della Sanita Stop 6 - Museo e Bosco Di Capodimonte, Osservatorio Astronomico Stop 7 - Santa Maria Incoronata Stop 8 - Teatro Bellini - Mura Greche Stop 9 - Museo Arte Contemporanea Donna Regina Stop 10 - Castel Capuano - Porta Capuana Stop 11 - Piazza Bovio/Universita Line B Stop 1 - Largo Castello (Piazza Municipio) Stop 2 - Piazza Vittoria - Via Calabritto Stop 3 - Palazzi Storici Stop 4 - Mergellina - Piazza del Leone Stop 5 - Capo Posillipo - Veduta Panoramica Stop 6 - Discesa Marechiaro Stop 7 - Parco Vigiliano Stop 8 – Veduta Panoramica Stop 9 - Viale Dohm Stop 10 – Piazza Vittoria Stop 11 - Castel dell'Ovo - Borgo Marinan Stop 12 - Stazione Marittima, pier for cruises and Le Isole Del Golfo

Naples: National Archaeological Museum of Naples Guided Tour

3. 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 Archaeological Museum 2-Hour Guided Private Tour

4. 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.

Naples: 3-Day Campania Museum Pass

5. 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.

National Archaeological Museum of Naples Private Guided Tour

6. 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: City and Underground Tour with an Archaeologist

7. 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 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: 7 Days Pass of the Campania Region

8. 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: Guided E-Bike Tour of Pausilypon Archaeological Park

9. Naples: Guided E-Bike Tour of Pausilypon Archaeological Park

A guide will lead the tour and show you the panoramic points as well as the artistic and cultural sites along the road heading to Seiano tunnel, entrance of the Romans site of Pausilypon, nested on a secluded bay down Posillipo hill. From our bike bar and shop Bicycle House, located just in front of the National Archaeological Museum (MANN), after a short briefing, your journey starts with castle Maschio Angioino Piazza Plebiscito with the Royal Palace and the San Carlo theater on the way. The tour will continue along the seaside with Vesuvius, the Sorrento peninsula and the islands of Capri, Ischia and Procida in the background. A light, steady climb takes us on the hill of Posillipo, a panoramic oasis so close and yet far from the city, dear to poets and nobles, with its villas overlooking the sea, the bold road that bypasses caves and gullies and crosses with the winding down that lead the former agricultural villages of the hill, to the green sea sailed by the fishing boats. Here, after a thrilling downhill, you 'll reach the Pausilypon park, where the walking visit of the archaeological and environmental area of the first century B.C. will expect you. After the underground path of Seiano Grotto (a 770 meter long tunnel built by Romans), your guide will explain the history, the excavation techniques and the various events that have seen the history of the cave over the centuries. At the other end of the cave, you will be able to admire the remains of the astonishing II thousands years old Villa of Vedio Pollione and the panoramic view point overlooking the charming bay of Trentaremi. Professional guides from the CSI Gaiola will lead us through the beauties of the site. On our way back we will stop at the North Jetty in the Pozzuoli bay, to enjoy the view “from the sea” of Campi Flegrei area. Unforgettable is the sensation of touching the nearby tiny island of Nisida and having the impressive bulk of Ischia island in the same picture. More details about the history of the former industrial area (steel plant) and the undergoing redevelopment projects are provided by the guide. Then we'll ride back to the meeting point, Bicycle House, on the cycle path.

Naples Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Naples National Archaeological Museum

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4.3 / 5

based on 1,354 reviews

Se si va a Napoli per la cultura, non si può non pensare a prendere questo Pass. In 3 giorni sono riuscito a vedere Pompei, il Palazzo Reale di Napoli, Ercolano, la Reggia di Caserta, il MAN ed il museo Capodimonte. È stata una bellissima esperienza. Assolutamente consigliato se si ha voglia di girare e non fermarsi mai!

Very well. Once the pass has been purchased, you will receive a message during the day (on WhatsApp for me) with the identifiers to connect to the NaplesPass application. Easy to use, no problem for us!

It would have been very helpful to get a map of the musium so that we could plan our stay and choose where to go.

Simply practical because you can get on and off wherever you like.

Busy but well organised and well worth doing good value for money