March 30 – Naples National Archaeological Museum

There is not much in the way of museums or art galleries in Naples and I wasn’t expecting too much from visiting the Archaeological Museum. But I was in for a pleasant surprise. I’m not particularly interested in Archchaeology, but I could have spent a couple of days there. 

There were hundreds of statues and other sculptures, fascinating information about the development of the Byzantine empire, fantastic mosaics  and a really impressive section on Pompei. Rather incongruently, there was also a spectactular section comemorating the musician Lucio Dalla who had a very close connection with the city. 

Brilliantly curated, annotated and organised. Worth dropping into Naples just to see it.