The Archaeological Museum of Naples is one of the first museums built in Europe, built inside a seventeenth-century palace at the end of the thirteenth century. The museum is located next to the subway and is a large and imposing structure that includes among the most important works and the most important artifacts in the world.
Walking inside the museum you can see the findings of Pompeii, including frescoes and mosaics in the first rooms of the first floor. Continuing the path you will come across sculptures of the Baths of Caracalla and part of the Farnese collection. Still on the first floor there is the most beautiful and incredible part of the museum: the Meridiana hall. A huge seventeenth-century hall with marble floor and the ceiling completely frescoed. It is rich, luxurious and elegant in all its integrity and originality. A fascinating collection in the museum is the Egyptian collection. A collection of sarcophagi, stelae, statuettes, papyrus and accessories that refer to the life of the pharaohs. The visit to the museum can arouse contrasting emotions as it is possible to admire the magnificence of classical art and the riches, the gold and meticulously decorated jewels of Egyptian art but also the funerary objects and the mummies of the pharaohs that refer to a sense of anxiety.
The museum is open until late afternoon, so you can visit it in the early afternoon planning a pizza to taste at the famous restaurant “Concettina ai tre santi” not far from there and then spend a pleasant evening in Piazza Bellini, center of the Neapolitan nightlife.