Naples’ National Archaeological Museum takes you on a journey back in time with its vast collection of ancient Roman and Greek artefacts – many of which were discovered in nearby Pompei
and Herculaneum. If you’re on a tight schedule, make a beeline for the museum’s most celebrated exhibits, starting with the Toro Farnese
on the ground floor. Part of the prestigious Farnese Collection, this striking marble sculpture depicts the humiliating death of Dirce, Queen of Thebes.Insider Tip:
Some parts of the museum have been known to close without warning – this especially applies to the famed Gabinetto Segreto,
a secret chamber that houses erotic art unearthed in Pompeii and Herculaneum. Avoid disappointment by calling ahead on the day. It’s open every day except Tuesdays from 9am-7.30pm.