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Naples MuseumsNational Archaeological Museum - Piazza Museo, tel. 081440166. This is the most important archaeological museum in Europe.With the collection that Charles of Bourbon inherited from the Farnese of Parma, bronze and marble sculptures, paintings and furnishings recovered from the excavations at Pompei, Herculaneum and other parts of Campania. Collections of Etruscan and Egyptian antiquities, antique coins and "secret room" ("gabinetto segreto").

The Capodimonte Museum and Picture Gallery - Park of Capodimonte, tel. 0817499111. The palace houses the National Picture Gallery whose central feature are the Farnese Collection inherited by the Bourbon dynasty, the gallery of 19th century works of art, the historical apartments, the china and majolica collections, the arms museum and several other collections.

The San Martino National Museum - In the Vomero, next to Sant’Elmo Castle. This Museum is located within the monastery of St. Martin which dates from the time of the Angevin dynasty. The terraced gardens provide a wonderful view of the city. Collection of Nativity scenes and collection of 19th century Neapolitan paintings.

The Royal palace Museum and Royal apartments - Piazza Plebiscito, call center 848800288. The magnificently decorated halls and rooms contain the original Bourbon furnishings, paintings, statues and porcelain.

The Prince Aragona Pignatelli Cortes Museum - Riviera di Chiaia, tel. 0817612356. Furniture of the 1800s, porcelain, furnishings, art collections of the Bank of Naples. In a pavilion at the end of the garden, the chariot museum.

The Duke of Martina Museum - Located in the park called «villa Floridiana» in the Vomero, tel. 0815788418. The museum contains valuable collections of European, Chinese and Japanese china and majolica as well as collection of enamel, ivory and other works.

The Civic Museum of Castel Nuovo (also called Maschio Angioino) - Piazza Municipio, tel. 0817955877. This museum contains 14th and 15th century sculptures and frescoes in the Palatine Chapel. On the three floors in the South Wing paintings, silver and bronze objects from the 15th to 20th century are on display.

Museum of San Gennaro’s Treasure - Via Duomo 149, tel. 081421609. In the Chapel of the Treasure and adjacent areas. Silver artefacts, jewels and pain- tings donated to the saint over the centuries.

The Sansevero Chapel - Via De Sanctis 19, near piazza San Domenico Maggiore, tel. 0815518470. Master-pieces of 18th century sculpture including the " Veiled Christ" by Sammartino. Petrified anatomical figures. Founded in 1590.

The Santa Chiara Complex - Via Santa Chiara, 49. Tel. 0817971256 / 0815526280. The complex includes the majolica cloister, the museum and archeological area.

Pio Monte della Misericordia Picture Gallery - Via Tribunali 253, tel. 081446944. Can be visited on Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturdays, in the mornings.

Picture gallery of the Girolamini - Via Duomo 142, tel. 081449139. Paintings from the 16th-18th centuries.

Monte di Pietà Chapel - Via San Biagio dei Librai, 114. In the monumental Palazzo Carafa of the Banco di Napoli.

Industrial artistic museum - Piazzetta Salazar (near piazza Plebiscito), tel. 0817645844. Part of Istituto d’Arte Palizzi. Museum of the Pagliara foundation - Corso Vittorio Emanuele 292, tel. 081412908. Part of the university Suor Orsola Benincasa.

Tirrenia Collection - Palazzo Sirignano, rione Sirignano 2 (riviera di Chiaia), tel. 199123199. Works of art from the fur- nishings of transatlantic liners.

Science City - Via Coroglio 104, tel. 0813723728 ( The first Italian "science centre".

Museums of anthropology, mineralogy, zoology, palaeontology of the University Federico II - The first three are in via Mezzocannone 8, the latter in largo San Marcellino 10, tel. 0812535162.

Anatomical Museum - Via Armanni 5, tel. 0815666010. Visits by appointment.

Maritime Museum - Via Pozzuoli 5 (Bagnoli area), tel. 0816173749.

National Railway Museum - Corso San Giovanni a Teduccio, tel. 081472003.

Museum of the Observatory at Capodimonte - Salita Moiariello 16, tel. 0815575111.

Elena Aldobrandini Museum of Textiles and Clothing - Piazzetta Mondragone 18, tel. 0814976104.

Ethnoprehistorical Museum - Castel dell’Ovo, tel. 0817645343. In the head-quarters of the Club Alpino Italiano.

Casa Santa dell’Annunziata - Via Annunziata 34, tel. 081289032. The wooden wheel here was used to anonymously leave abandoned children.

Napoli in the De Mura collection - Underground passage of Piazza Trieste e Trento. Documents about songs.

Cathedral archaeological site - Under the Cathedral see archaeological remains from Greek times to the Middle Ages.

Sorrento Web Site

Excavations of San Lorenzo Maggiore - Piazza San Gaetano, tel. 0812110860. Beneath one of the city’s most ancient churches lie the rich remains of several strata of previous ages, from Greek and Roman to early medieval times.

Grotto of Seiano and Pausillypon - Tel. 0812301030. Pre booking by phone is necessary for visits in the mornings.

Crypta Neapolitana - Via Grotta Vecchia (Fuorigrotta). It connects Naples to Pozzuoli and was originally dug out in the 1st century B.C.

Ruins of Pompei -  Tel. 0818575347.

Ruins of Herculanum - Tel. 0818575347.

Oplontis - Torre Annunziata, via Sepolcri

Antiquarium di Boscoreale - Boscoreale, via Settetermini 15, tel. 0818575347.

Ruins of Stabia - Castellammare di Stabia, via Passeggiata Archeologica, tel. 0818575347.

Museum of solar energy - In Torre Annunziata, via Fiume 8, tel. 0818612538.

Phlegrean Archaeological Monument Complex - Includes the Museums of the Phlegrean Fields (the Castle of Baia, tel. 0815233797), the archaeological area of Baia (0818687592), the archaeological area of Cuma (0818543060), the Flavio Amphitheatre and the Serapis of Pozzuoli.

Solfatara Volcano of Pozzuoli - Tel. 0815262341.


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