Naples
Museums & Exhibitions

Enter your dates to find available activities

Our most recommended Naples Museums & Exhibitions

Naples: Downtown Tour and Veiled Christ Entry

1. Naples: Downtown Tour and Veiled Christ Entry

Discover downtown Naples on a guided tour. Begin at Piazza Bellini to see the remains of ancient Greek walls. Continue to Piazza del Gesù, one of the most famous squares of the city a few steps away from the historical center. Visit Spaccanapoli, a long and narrow street that divides the old Naples into two halves with shops, restaurants, and alleys. Be amazed by the San Domenico Maggiore church with a perfect overlapping of different architectural styles and the pearl of Naples, the Chapel San Severo. See the famous statue of the God of Nile river, Piazza St. Gaetano, and the churches of Naples, San Lorenzo, and San Paolo Maggiore. See the 13th-century baroque cathedral of Saint Gennaro at the heart of the Neapolitan faith. Here the blood of the saint patron St. Gennaro is preserved.

Naples: The Bourbon Tunnel Guided Tour with Entrance Ticket

2. Naples: The Bourbon Tunnel Guided Tour with Entrance Ticket

Come and see enchanting scenery unfold before your eyes in a secret place full of history and atmosphere. This emotional journey conducts visitors through the new section of the underground of Naples. The Bourbon Tunnel was built in 1853 by Ferdinand II of Bourbon, who, concerned about the outbreak of the rebellion, asked for an escape from the Royal Palace to the barrack in Via della Pace, now Via Morelli. The work was not completed and, during the Second World War, was used by residents of the area as a military hospital, later becoming the Hall Judicial Deposit. The war left its mark even in the subsoil where we find handwritten messages of wish and desolation of those who lived there. In the tunnels you will also find statues dating back to the fascist period and a unique exhibition of many cars and motorcycles, abandoned for years and then freed from piles of rubbish, arranged and illuminated ad hoc along the route.

Herculaneum: Tickets & Tour with a Local Archaeologist

3. Herculaneum: Tickets & Tour with a Local Archaeologist

Discover the ruins of Herculaneum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the world's best-preserved ancient cities. Herculaneum was buried under volcanic material after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD but, unlike the nearby site of Pompeii, a lot of the town was preserved, such as roofs, beds, doors, food, and even skeletons. Walk the cobbled streets of this UNESCO World Heritage Site with an expert archaeologist and get a glimpse of what life was like before the devastating eruption. Explore intact buildings at your own pace, see well-preserved frescoes, and imagine the daily rituals of those using the shops, public gymnasium and public thermal baths that can still be seen today.

Naples: Royal Chapels & Treasure of St. Gennaro Ticket

4. Naples: Royal Chapels & Treasure of St. Gennaro Ticket

Visit Naples' Chapel and Museum of the Treasure of San Gennaro independently. Take advantage of a convenient combination ticket and discover these treasures of Naples at your own pace. See the exquisite Baroque art and architecture inside the Cathedral of Naples at the Chapel of San Gennaro. Afterwards, go to the Museum of the Treasury of San Gennaro and take in the breathtaking display of artwork donated by devotees over the centuries. Learn about the places you're visiting with the included audio guide.

Naples: National Archaeological Museum of Naples Guided Tour

5. Naples: National Archaeological Museum of Naples Guided Tour

See the best of the Archeological Museum of Naples in the company of a guide on a walking tour. With skip-the-line entrance privileges, make the most of your time. Admire the art and artifacts from Pompeii, Herculaneum, and more up close. Start the tour at the museum's ticket office and be led by a professional guide and archaeologist. Cruise past the long waiting lines with your skip-the-line entry tickets. Discover the hidden treasures of one of the oldest and richest museums in the world. See the Farnese collection with ancient statues of Hercules, the 2 Tyrannicides (tyrant slayers), the majestic group of Toro Farnese, Greek gods, and Roman emperors. Get up close to some of the best-preserved frescoes and mosaics from nearby Pompeii and Herculaneum. Walk in the gallery's wings to admire the Roman collection with artifacts that survived the Mount Vesuvius eruption in 79 AD. Be inspired by the finest masterpieces of classical art along with artifacts, coins, and wall paintings from throughout ancient history, learning about their origins from your guide.

Naples Archaeological Museum 2-Hour Guided Private Tour

6. Naples Archaeological Museum 2-Hour Guided Private Tour

Enjoy a guided tour of the Naples National Archaeological Museum, located at the northwest corner of the city’s original Greek wall. The 2-hour tour will introduce you to one of the world’s greatest archaeology collections, including extraordinary masterworks of art discovered in Pompeii, Herculaneum, Stabiae, Oplontis, and related villas. At its core is the Farnesian collection of sculptures and other objects, such as the mosaic of Alexander the Great from the House of the Fauno in Pompeii. See silvers from the House of Menandro in Pompeii, and a number of Roman frescoes excavated from the Vesuvian area. Wander the gallery containing the Farnese Collection to admire the legendary statues of Hercules at rest, as well as 2 Tyrannicide and the majestic group called “Toro Farnese.” Your guide will explain the use of everyday objects, most notably the beautiful silverware from the Villa of Menandro and the so called “Blue Vase” from a tomb in Pompeii.

Naples: Guided Underground Tour with an Archaeologist

7. Naples: Guided Underground Tour with an Archaeologist

Embark on an archaeological journey through the vast underground 40 meters beneath the streets of Naples. Move through time past ancient cisterns, aqueducts, and World War II-era air raid shelters. Start your tour at Piazza San Gaetano. Go through Santa Maria Maggiore, one of the oldest churches in the city, to find the entrance to the underground. Go down to the ancient Greek cisterns carved into the hard stone. Arrive at the lowest point on the route and walk through the tunnels to the ancient Roman water collection tanks. Move along a trail used by the Knights Templar during the Middle Ages before entering air-raid shelters from the 1940s.

Naples: San Gennaro Experience With Filangieri Museum Option

8. Naples: San Gennaro Experience With Filangieri Museum Option

Start the tour by visiting the Treasure Museum, adjacent to the Cathedral of Naples, which preserves and protects a unique collection in the world formed in over seven hundred years of history, thanks to the numerous donations of devotees and the work of protecting the Deputation.  Continue with the entrance to the Cappella del Tesoro, a symbolic place of art and popular devotion, a real jewel of Baroque art and architecture inside the Cathedral of Naples, which contains the most important expressions of art between the 16th and 17th centuries. End with a visit to the Filangieri Museum, in the setting of the reborn Palazzo Como. Admire collections of the greatest masters who worked in the Neapolitan kingdom, from coins and medals to the precious fabrics of eighteenth-century clothes to which the beautiful library with 30,000 volumes.  This reservation also includes the audio guide for the Chapel and the Museum of the Treasury, available in Italian, English, French, German and Spanish (for the Filangieri Museum, the audio guide will be available shortly).

Naples: Capodimonte Museum 2-Hour Guided Private Tour

9. Naples: Capodimonte Museum 2-Hour Guided Private Tour

Visit the Capodimonte Museum, one of the most prestigious museums in Naples, and discover its rich collection of Italian and European art. Located in the grand Bourbon Palace of Capodimonte used by the kings of the Two Sicilies as a summer residence and hunting lodge, the museum is the prime repository of Neapolitan painting and decorative art. Your guide will take you to the main sections to see the legendary Farnese and Borbone Collection, the largest and most important collection of art in Southern Italy. Admire works by Tiziano, Botticelli, Bellini, and Brueghel, as well as Parmigianino and Correggio. See a depiction of the “Crucifixion” by Masaccio, and “The Mystic Marriage of St. Catherine” by Carracci. Discover drawings by Michelangelo, as well as art by El Greco, Titian, and many more. Wander into the old apartments to see the 18th-century furniture and a collection of royal porcelain and majolica. On the 3rd floor, you will find more contemporary art in the museum’s growing collection of significant artists of the international scene.

Naples: Chapel & Museum of San Gennaro Guided Tour

10. Naples: Chapel & Museum of San Gennaro Guided Tour

Enjoy a guided tour of two historic sites in Naples: the Royal Chapel of the Treasure of San Gennaro and the Museum of the Treasure of San Gennaro. Explore over seven centuries of art, culture, and history as you learn about the art and architecture you see from your expert guide. Start with a visit to the Royal Chapel of the Treasure of San Gennaro, also known as the “Reale cappella del Tesoro,” a chapel located in the Cathedral of Naples. Accompanied by your guide, explore this symbolic place of art and popular devotion. Marvel at the Baroque art and architecture, which features some of the most important expressions of art between the 16th and 17th centuries. Next, follow your guide into the Treasure of San Gennaro, the museum adjacent to the basilica. As you tour the museum, hear the stories and legends behind the museum’s collection of art and precious items. Thanks to the donations of devotees and to the protection of the Deputation, the museum holds many unique items you can’t see anywhere else.

Frequently asked questions about Naples Museums & Exhibitions

What are other things to do than Museums & Exhibitions that are worth visiting in Naples?

The other unmissable things to do in Naples are:

Other Sightseeing Options in Naples

Want to discover all there is to do in Naples? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Naples

Our guide Sandra was very informative about all the places we were passing on our way to pompei, and also gave us a small tour of the cameo jewellery factory in Pompei which was great she also helped us with our tickets that we bought online as they wouldn't let us into the site Sandra was 1st class in dealing with this Great trip

Exciting tour, with alot of «funfact» guided by Sabrina, who did the tour a bit fun but in a informative way. This is an important part of Naples history, and it is perfect for people who dont like the typical touristtraps.

The reservation went smoothly and the visit was definitely worth it. Once you understand how the floor plan works, with the zones, it is a real journey of discovery.

Very interesting visit. The guide Carlo, very pleasant full of anecdotes and good advice

Amazing experience great guides totally recommend going here when you are around!