Posted by: Angela Buer | August 17, 2009

Naples Archaeological Museum

Within the hustle and bustle of the metropolis of Naples, Italy, the Museo Archeologico Nazionale (National Archaeological Museum) is located at the NW corner of the original Greek wall of the city of Neapolis. This museum contains a large collection of Roman artifacts from Pompeii, Stabiae and Herculaneum. The collection includes the best quality of Roman, Greek and Italian Renaissance works, including the famous Farnese Collection. This museum also houses gems collected by Cosimo de’ Medici and Lorenzo il Magnifico in the 15th century, as well as the Farnese Marbles.

Museo Archeologico Nazionale
Piazza Museo Nazionale, 19, 80135 – Napoli
Tel. 039.081.292823


Bacchus

Bona Dea


I love this one – it’s like a “Dia de los muertos” from Pompeii – awesome mosaic

Doryphoros – the Spearbearer (Roman Copy)


Mosaic Lion


Farnese Bull – this is one of the most amazing works.


Three Graces Mosaic from Pompeii – again, simply amazing detail

And when exiting the Museum, take a walk straight across the busy, noisy street. Through this quiet little oasis, you will find a quaint and peaceful reprieve from the hustle and bustle, car horns, yelling, sirens and traffic. At the other end of this thruway, there is a cute ristorante/cafe that has the most excellent pizza for lunch.

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