National Archeological Museum

Duration 3 hours
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About the place you will visit

The most important archaeological museum of Europe with the largest number of findings from Pompeii and Herculaneum is situated in Naples. We are able to admire original mosaics like the famous Battle of Issus from the House of the Faun, the collection of erotic items hidden in the Secret Cabinet, the bronze sculptures from the Villa of Papyrus in Herculaneum, and a large selection of original tools and objects of the everyday life and some of the marvelous wall paintings stripped from the walls  of the buried cities.              

Tour Description

Meeting point at the National Archarological Museum. Visit of the most important sections, with a particular focus on the findings from Pompeii, Herculanuem, Oplontis and Stabiae

Useful Tips

We suggest a full-day tour (Museum+ Pompeii or Museum + Herculanueum) to give you a wider perspective of the context of objects brought to light during the digs. The full-day tour takes 6 hours apprroximately

Tour Lenght

Approximately 3 hours; upon request we can arrange a shorter or a longer tour


It depends on the number of people and on the tour length


Private tour with a licensed guide

Not Included

Entrance tickets, tips, meals, extras


Free admission for under 18 and for all visitors on the first Sunday of the month. Discounted admission for UE citizens aged 18-24 by showing a valid document


Bring your passport or driving license to get the discount or the free ticket. The museum is closed on Tuesdays

How to get there

By train: from Sorrento take the local Circumvesuviana train (approx. 1,20 hour), stop Napoli Piazza Garibaldi. At the train station you can catch the subway, LINEA 1 (Garibaldi-Piscinola), stop MUSEO or you can walk to the museum (about 30 minutes). If you are staying in Sorrento another way to get there is by hydrofoil from Marina Piccola. I am at your disposal to help you to choose the best option! By car: private transportation is provided upon request at an extra charge. (Read the section TRANSFER SERVICE)
Transfer Service
In the section A TASTE OF NAPLES: HISTORY AND FUN we offer another type of tour which encloses other important buildings and monuments. Do not hesitate to contact me for further information!

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