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NATIONAL ARCHEOLOGICAL MUSEUM: 2 Hours
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Closings: Tuesdays

Includes: Private tour guide, reservation fee and entrance tickets.

This private guided tour will take you through Naple’s National Archeological Museum’s extensive collections of Greek and Roman antiquities, particularly artifacts from Pompeii, Stabiae and Herculaneum. The building itself that houses the museum is an architectural and historical gem, built in the 17th century.

The museum contains over 100 exhibits, including a collection of engraved gems and a well-known classical sculpture collection, largely carved from the famous Farnese marble. The special exhibits include the Egyptian Collection and the Mosaics Collection, which includes a piece from the House of the Faun in Pompeii comprised of more than 1.7 million pieces.

The museum’s remarkable painting collection showcases frescoes taken from buildings buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. These fragments represent a compendium of subject matter: mythological and literary themes, still lifes and landscapes, portraits, scenes of daily life and religious ceremonies related to the household gods.

Don’t miss a visit to the “Secret Room” of Roman erotica, depicting the treatment of sexuality in Roman times. The so-called “Cabinet of Obscene Object” was created in 1817 to bring together about a hundred miscellaneous items, only to be viewed by important visitors of the male sex on obtaining the relevant authorization from the Ministry.

 

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