Naples National Archaeological Museum
Museum type :
ARCHAEOLOGICAL

Established in :
1585

Holidays :
Sunday

Visiting Hours :
Monday-Saturday 9a.m.-2p.m

Contact No :
+39 081 8080457

Location :
Cagliari,Naples , Italy

Display Objects :

The museum hosts extensive collections of Greek and Roman antiquities. Their core is from the Farnese Collection, which includes a collection of engraved gems (including the Farnese Cup, a Ptolemaic bowl made of sardonyx agate and the most famous piece in the "Treasure of the Magnificent", and is founded upon gems collected by Cosimo de' Medici and Lorenzo il Magnifico in the 15th century) and the Farnese Marbles.




Description :

The Naples National Archaeological Museum is located in Naples, Italy, at the northwest corner of the original Greek wall of the city of Neapolis. The museum contains a large collection of Roman artifacts from Pompeii and Herculaneum. The collection includes works of the highest quality produced in Greek, Roman and Renaissance times.Naples is known for its rich history, art, culture, and gastronomy while it is located between two volcanic areas which are the volcano Mount Vesuvius and the Phlegraean Fields and sits right on the edge of the Gulf of Naples. This city is over 2,800 years old and plays a very important role in its existence. It was founded by Ancient Greeks and they called it New City. The city has a wide effect with music, it is a strong part in Neapolitan culture. There is an event called the romantic guitar and the mandolin, they even have strong contributions to opera and folk music.The main styles in architect for Naples are from the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods. One feature of Naples is that it has 448 historical churches which makes it one of the most Catholic cities in the world. The main city square, also known as piazza, is the Piazza del Plebiscito. It is located on the east side of Naples by the Royal Palace as well as on the west side of Naples by the chuech of San Francesco di Paola.