Your LivTours begins in the center of Naples at the front main entrance of the grand museum, where you will meet your private guide. The Naples National Archaeological Museum (Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli) is an excellent museum filled with ancient artifacts, including works from Greek, Roman and Renaissance times. Additionally, the collection of artifacts from Pompeii and Herculaneum is one of the most impressive, upon entering the museum, you will be impressed by the incredibly detailed mosaics, colorful frescoes, and a spectacular collection of classical statues.
With your private expert guide by your side, you will see all the best highlights while hearing their interesting stories. The Farnese Collection is the jewel in its crown. Admire the beautifully engraved gems on the 2nd century Farnese Cup and the many Farnese marbles that line the corridors. Enjoy the Farnese Bull (Toro Farnese), one of the most memorable and the largest single sculptures ever recovered from antiquity! Pompeii and Herculaneum mysteries are uncovered with the impressive collection of artifacts from ancient Roman cities destroyed by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Seeing and learning about the many artifacts excavated from these sites will give you an extraordinary insight into the life of these ancient cities.
Not to be missed is The Secret Room, also known as The Secret Cabinet (Gabinetto Segreto), is a collection of erotic artifacts from Herculaneum and Pompeii. Only in the 18th century, when these sites were rediscovered and excavated, did this grand collection of ancient erotic art emerge, showcasing an incredible collection of statues, frescoes, and even household items decorated with sexual themes.
Your guide will explain why these artifacts were hidden away for over 100 years and why it took until 2000 to finally reopen this amazing collection. Visitors will quickly learn the ancient Romans strong appreciation for erotic art through a compelling selection of naughty statues, frescoes and mosaics.
Once your tour comes to a conclusion, perhaps you will take some time to enjoy a walk along the seafront elegant boardwalk with waterfront castles and views of Mount Vesuvius. If you have worked up an appetite, your guide will be happy to make some suggestions!