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Art Lover's Guide to Naples

Art Lover's Guide to Naples

The historic port city of Naples offers a captivating mix of shop-lined streets and grand monuments, and it is also home to some of Italy’s most important works of art. Join an art tour to take in the city’s masterpieces, housed in museums, palaces, and churches across the city. Here are some must-sees for art lovers visiting Naples.

 

National Archaeological Museum - Art and artifacts from the ancient world

The most important museum in Naples is the Museo Archeologico Nazionale, set in the center of the city and home to some of the most significant ancient art in the world. Much of the collection was unearthed in nearby Pompeii and Herculaneum, so choose a tour that combines a visit to the ruins with skip-the-line tickets to the museum.


Capodimonte Museum - Renaissance treasures in a sumptuous palace

Many visitors to Naples are surprised to learn that the city is home to one of the largest collections of art in Italy, housed in the lavish Capodimonte Palace. Join a guided tour that concentrates on the highlights of this vast museum, which include works by Botticelli, Titian, Caravaggio, and Raphael.

 

Sansevero Chapel - The most famous sculpture in Naples

The baroque Cappella di Sansevero in the historic center of Naples houses the spectacularVeiled Christ by Giuseppe Sanmartino, a startlingly life-like marble statue of Christ lying under a thin veil. Visit as part of a walking tour of the historic center to gaze in wonder at this remarkable artistic achievement. 

 

Charterhouse of San Martino - Spectacular paintings and views above the city

Set high above the city, this former charterhouse is now an excellent museum housing a collection of Neapolitan and Italian art dating from the 16th to the 19th centuries. Join a guided tour with skip-the-line tickets to see the wealth of art and history in the museum as well as the site’s historic monastery, cloisters, and church.  

 

Museum of the Royal Palace - An eclectic collection from Naples' royals

Housed in the Royal Palace, this museum set inside the palace’s historic Royal apartments encompasses a vast and eclectic collection of furniture, art, porcelain, and objets d’art dating from the baroque and neoclassical periods. Visit with a guide to put this large collection in its historic context.

 

The Cloister of Santa Chiara - Colorful majolica cloister decorations from the 1800s

The Santa Chiara complex includes a rather austere church as well as a sumptuous cloister decorated with elegant painted 17th-century tiles that were left miraculously untouched during the World War II bombing of the area. Choose a tour of the historic center that includes a stop to admire the cloister.

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Skip the Line: Royal Palace of Naples Entrance Ticket

Skip the Line: Royal Palace of Naples Entrance Ticket

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Home to the Neapolitan monarchy for more than three centuries, and an architectural marvel in its own right, the Royal Palace of Naples is a highlight stop for visitors to the southern Italian city. With an advance ticket in hand, you won’t just have guaranteed admission to the palace—you’ll also beat the crowds with special, skip-the-line access. Your ticket additionally grants you admission to the venue’s temporary exhibitions.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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$11.43
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$11.43
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Tour of the Archaeological Museum of Naples

Tour of the Archaeological Museum of Naples

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Step back in time on this 3-hour tour of the Archaeological Museum of Naples and discover a trove of ancient Greek and Roman art. Accompanied by an expert guide, browse archaeological treasures unearthed in Pompeii and Herculaneum; marvel over colorful mosaics and ancient frescos; and see iconic sculptures like the Farnese Bull and Atlas.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$196.60
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$196.60
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Skip the Line: National Archaeological Museum of Naples Entry Ticket

Skip the Line: National Archaeological Museum of Naples Entry Ticket

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The National Archaeological Museum of Naples is a must-see destination for art lovers. The museum’s collection contains an array of Greek and Roman masterpieces, including sculptures from Pompeii and Herculaneum. Get up close and personal to the archaeological treasures, and explore at your leisure, when you purchase this ticket. Skip-the-line access will help you beat the crowds, while securing guaranteed admission in advance means one fewer travel worry.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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$17.45
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$17.45
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Capodimonte Museum

Capodimonte Museum

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Prebook your admission with skip the line access to the Capodimonte Museum. This means you have more time to visit one of southern Italy’s largest art galleries—three floors and more than 160 rooms inside a grand Bourbon palazzo. There’s a small collection of modern art including works by Andy Warhol, but most come to see the vast Farnese collection and Caravaggio’s The Flagellation of Christ.
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$18.06
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Pompeii ruins and Archaeological Museum private tour from Naples or Sorrento

Pompeii ruins and Archaeological Museum private tour from Naples or Sorrento

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Step into the past with this comprehensive tour of Pompeii, the ancient Roman settlement that succumbed to the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Follow your guide through the city, visiting the gymnasium, bakeries, the Isis Temple, central square, city baths, and even the red-light district. Enjoy lunch and a visit to the archeological museum before your tour concludes.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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$570.15
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Mystic Naples: private tour of San Severo Chapel & Poor Souls Church

Mystic Naples: private tour of San Severo Chapel & Poor Souls Church

One could spend a lifetime in Naples, Italy's third-largest and one of Europe's longest inhabited cities, and not see all there is to see. While visiting, however, a visit to the San Severo Chapel is a must in order to peer behind the veil to discover Neapolitan traditions and beliefs. Aside from all that, it's a stunningly beautiful albeit spooky setting to spend a few hours in the heart of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$210.73
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Capodimonte Royal Palace Museum and Park Guided Tour with Optional Transfer

Capodimonte Royal Palace Museum and Park Guided Tour with Optional Transfer

If you have time for one attraction in Naples, the Capodimonte Royal Palace Museum and Park is a must. This historic gallery — once the summer residence of the kings of the Two Sicilies — is home to masterpieces by artists including Botticelli, Correggio, Parmigianino, and Titian. Your package includes the standard admission ticket and guide, and showcases the best of the museum’s collection. Upgrade your ticket to include round-trip travel from the airport, cruise terminal, or your hotel in Naples.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$212.58
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