Best of Naples with Archaeological Museum

Best of Naples with Archaeological Museum

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Tour Highlights

  • Espresso coffee or Cappuccino with typical Neapolitan Sfogliatella
  • Entry ticket at the Archaeological Museum
  • Expert, English-speaking guide
  • Small groups of 25 people or less
  • Audio headsets when appropriate so you can always hear your guide

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Discover the dazzling city Naples with its rare geographical beauty, regal architecture and timeless traditions, all set against the backdrop of Mt. Vesuvius, continental Europe’s only active volcano.

Tour Description

Let Dark Rome help you to discover the magic and history that Naples hides. This beautiful ‘city by the bay’ sits in an incredible natural context crowned by Mt. Vesuvius, continental Europe’s only active volcano, the islands of Capri and Ischia, not to mention this ancient city’s baroque domes and architecture.

From here your expert guide will bring you to the San Carlo Theatre, the oldest continuously used opera house in Europe, and the iconic Umberto I shopping-gallery, an Art Deco masterpiece of iron and glass.

Then it’s time to embark on the monumental Piazza del Plebiscito, with its fascinatingly domed church, before taking time to enjoy the famous sfogliatella, a local pastry with delicious orange flavored ricotta cream,. Coffee culture is a religion in this part of the world and your guide will explain the rituals that the locals have mastered, before sampling it for yourself. Make sure to pair your sfogliatella with a cup of local coffee to get the full Italian expierence.

Continue your walk through the little backroads around Via Chiaia, getting a feel for the modern way of life in the city, while mixing with the locals.

From here take in your first glimpse of the sea, you’ll walk along the pleasant lungomare promenade to reach Castel Dell’ Ovo. This medieval castle provides us with amazing views over the bay of Naples, Mt. Vesuvius and the famous islands of Capri and Ischia. Then take some time to enjoy Castel Dell’ Ovo panoramic terrace, where you have time to take in the essence of the city from above - the perfect photo opportunity to capture the beauty of Naples!

After taking some free time to relax, it’s time begin your guided tour of the Archaeological Museum. Considered to be one of the most important classical museums in the world, mostly for its rich collection of Roman art. The Farnese collection coming from Rome itself displays an impressive range of marbles and Roman statues, such as the famous Hercules and the Farnese Bull, the largest statue recovered from antiquity. Make sure to note the mosaics in the museum which were recovered from Pompeii and neighbouring towns, they are a perfect example of the extraordinary skills that the artist developed, giving us invaluable insights not only into crucial historical events, but also into everyday life and entertainment at the time.

This tour is a must if you are planning to visit Pompeii and want the complete picture of what the city used to look like when these remarkable works of art and archaeological artefacts were still in place.

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What's included

  • Espresso coffee or Cappuccino with typical Neapolitan Sfogliatella
  • Entry ticket at the Archaeological Museum
  • Expert, English-speaking guide
  • Small groups of 25 people or less
  • Audio headsets when appropriate so you can always hear your guide

Sites Visited

  • Historic café in Naples (inside)
  • Naples Archaelogical Museum (inside)
  • Piazza Municipio
  • Maschio Angioino
  • Teatro San Carlo
  • Galleria Umberto I
  • Piazza Plebiscito
  • Via Chiaia
  • Piazza Vittoria
  • Lungomare Caracciolo
  • Castel dell'Ovo

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