An August 2005 trip
to Naples by Jarde
Quote: At first sight, this city seems like a disgusting, dirty, crowded, crime-infested city. But after just a few hours in Naples, you learn to see past its flaws and recognise it for the charming, friendly, and welcoming city that it is.
Restaurant | "Bellini's"
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 29, 2005
Via Santa Maria di Costantinopoli, 79/80
Naples, Italy 80138
Attraction | "Archeology with a dash of sexual explicity"
The museum contains many of the best archeological finds from Pompei and Herculanium, including some impressive mosaics. The Egyptian section is not a must-see, though the open sarcophagi, complete with withered bodies, promise some grizzly viewing. The main attraction here is the Gabinetto Segreto, which is definitely well worth a look. It has hundreds of ancient '"curiosities" collected by Neapolitan collectors over the years. Artifacts range from the hardly noticeable at first glance to the somewhat more noticeable statue of Pan seducing a goat! Entrance to the exhibit is included with your ticket, but sometimes you must ask at the front desk for an allocated viewing time.
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 29, 2005
National Archaeological Museum of Naples ( Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli)
Piazza Museo Nazionale, 19
Naples, Italy 80135
Oxford, United Kingdom