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.