When in Naples a trip to the National Archaeological Museum is an absolute must. Here, some of the greatest treasures excavated from Pompeii and Herculaneum are on public display after being lovingly restored. Below are photos (and accompanying quips that I just couldn’t resist) of some of the Museum’s grand exhibits.
It was at this point my puerile sense of humour kicked in and I just couldn’t help but notice how some of the statues looked remarkably like certain modern day celebrities and characters.
Before I left, I spotted this empty display case and wondered what could have been here that was sent to London weeks before to help celebrate the London 2012 Olympics.
What instantly came to mind was this:
The museum is next door to Museo station on red metro line 1, or five minutes walk from Cavour station (turn right out of the station) on blue line 2, one stop direct from Garibaldi. If you have an Artcard it can be used at the museum for free/discounted entry depending on the card you have and how many times you have used it to date.
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