The National Archaeological Museum of Naples (Mann) is one of the most important museums in the city of Naples.
It boasts the most rich and valuable heritage of works of art and artifacts of archaeological interest in Italy, and is considered one of the most important archaeological museums in the world. The building that currently houses the museum is the palace of the royal museum, built in 1585 as the “Cavalry barracks”. The palace itself shows a high architectural significance because it is one of the most impressive monumental palaces of Naples. It insists on the area of an ancient Greek necropolis: the necropolis of Santa Teresa.
The Museum is composed of three main sections: the Farnese collection (consisting of finds from Rome and its surroundings), the Pompeian collections (with finds from the Vesuvian area, which are mainly part of the Bourbon collections) and the Egyptian collection which, as a matter of importance in Italy comes in second place after the Egyptian Museum of Turin.
From 2005 in the near subway station “Museo” another small exhibition area has been opened where it is possible to admire archaeological finds retrieved during the excavations made for the subway line and now on exhibition among the masterpieces of the museum heritage.
You will be amazed by the magnificence of the various collections of the archaeological museum: the Farnese collection with sculptures, busts and gems, the Pompeian collections with statues coming from Pompeii, Herculaneum and the archaeological sites of the Campi Flegrei, the Mosaic section from the Pompeian houses, the Secret Cabinet and the Sundial Hall.