Naples Museums Walking Tour, Naples

Naples is one of the oldest cities in the world and has an incredible past. The city went through a multitude of civilizational changes that have left their mark, something you can see in the city's museums. This self-guided tour will lead you through the museums that will show you what remains of Pompeii and Herculaneum, and other great world historical sites:
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Naples Museums Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Naples Museums Walking Tour
Guide Location: Italy » Naples (See other walking tours in Naples)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 km
Author: vickyc
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Naples National Archaeological Museum

1) Naples National Archaeological Museum (must see)

The Naples National Archeological Museum has one of the best collections of classical Greek and Roman art in the world. Most of the exhibits are from excavations around Naples, Pompeii and Herculaneum.

The Naples National Archeological Museum occupies a building that was constructed to house the cavalry barracks of the Spanish army. Between 1616 and 1777, it was the seat of the University of Naples. The building became the Royal Bourbon Museum in 1816. It housed exhibits and artwork...   view more
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Treasure of Saint Gennaro Museum

2) Treasure of Saint Gennaro Museum

The Treasure of Saint Gennaro Museum displays the wealth of offerings made by popes, aristocrats and the common people to the patron saint of Naples, St. Januarius. It is located within the grounds of the principal cathedral of the city.

The Treasure of Saint Gennaro Museum was opened to the public in 2004. At first, the idea of setting up the museum met with resistance from the local people who felt that displaying the treasure for all to see was irreverent to their patron saint. Its...   view more
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Excavations of San Lorenzo Maggiore

3) Excavations of San Lorenzo Maggiore (must see)

The Excavations of San Lorenzo Maggiore show a complete Roman forum and earlier Greek Agora. They are located under the church of San Lorenzo Maggiore. The site was opened to the public after 25 years of painstaking work by archeologists.

The excavations of San Lorenzo Maggiore have revealed a wealth of details about the city of Naples in classical times. The site of Piazza San Gaetano near the church was once a Greek Agora or marketplace. Later, it became a Forum or Roman marketplace....   view more
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Museo Cappella Sansevero

4) Museo Cappella Sansevero (must see)

The Museo Cappella Sansevero has works by leading 18th century artists and a unique anatomical exhibit. It was once the funerary chapel of the Sansevero family and lies within the grounds of their residence.

The Cappella Sansevero was built in 1590 by John Francesco di Sangro, Duke of Torremaggiore in gratitude for recovering from a serious illness. It was converted in 1613 as the family burial chapel by Alessandro di Sangro. Prince Raimondo di Sangro of Sansevero remodeled the funerary...   view more
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Zoological Museum

5) Zoological Museum

The Zoological Museum is a teaching and research facility attached the University of Naples. It has some unique natural history exhibits on display.

The Zoological Museum of Naples was founded by Gioacchino Napoleone Murat, Napoleon’s brother in law and King of Naples between 1808 and 1815. The museum opened its doors in 1811 with Luigi Petagna as its first curator. It housed the natural history collections of the Royal House of Bourbon and the private collection of eminent physician,...   view more

Walking Tours in Naples, Italy

Create Your Own Walk in Naples

Create Your Own Walk in Naples

Creating your own self-guided walk in Naples is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Naples is the 3rd largest city of Italy. It is situated on the shore of the Mediterranean and is a dream city for tourists. Within it there is a hidden city of ancient civilizations. You can visit its underground streets. The architecture of the city is magnificent and contributes to the magical landscape of the city. This orientation walk will lead you to the most ancient and amazingly beautiful sights of Naples.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.5 km
Naples: Chiaia District Walking Tour

Naples: Chiaia District Walking Tour

Chiaia is deservedly considered to be the most exquisite part of Naples. Refined and exclusive, it hosts world-known brand name stores and is the place where one can always meet a famous personality. Home to once-in-a-lifetime pizzas and amazing seafood restaurants, it also offers gorgeous views of the Bay of Naples and its marina. The famous volcano Vesuvius can be seen from Chiaia too. Villa Pignatelli and Castello Aselmeyer are arguably the neighbourhood’s main attractions, however as you wander its streets you’ll see that there is much more to it. This self-guided tour will lead you through the most popular places in Chiaia.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 km
Art Galleries and Art Museums Walking Tour in Naples

Art Galleries and Art Museums Walking Tour in Naples

Italy is well known in the whole world for its outstanding artists. Naples has an especially rich culture and history that you can admire by visiting its museums and galleries. These contain priceless paintings and works of art that are both old and contemporary. This self-guided tour will lead you to the most prominent art exhibitions in Naples:

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 km
Religious Sites Walking Tour in Naples

Religious Sites Walking Tour in Naples

Naples is a city with many religious, historical and architectural sights of great artistic value. The city has numerous magnificent churches. They are especially worth a visit because they have preserved their original structure from ancient times. This self-guided tour will lead you to churches, cathedrals and basilicas with beautiful paintings, architecture and history:

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km
Nightlife Walking Tour in Naples

Nightlife Walking Tour in Naples

Naples is a city with an exciting and diverse nightlife. There are different types of venues, clubs and bars, catering to a variety of tastes. The crowds at the discos are usually made up of young students who come from the many universities in Naples. There are streets packed with small wine bars. This self-guided tour will take you through the most seductive nightlife of Naples.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 km
Naples: Capodimonte Hill Walking Tour

Naples: Capodimonte Hill Walking Tour

Capodimonte Hill is very rich and full of unique attractions. It rises above the lower part of Naples and offers panoramic views of the sea, the islands and the volcanoes. The unique Royal Botanical Garden and the famous Capodimonte Palace are set on this hill. This self-guided tour will lead you through the most popular sites of Capodimonte:

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 km