Sunday you may go hungry
We arrived around lunchtime on a Sunday. Actually, it was probably about 13:30 by the time we got our gear stowed away in our hotel and started scrounging for food. Not only were we up against "siesta time", but it was also Sunday. We had been really looking forward to our first Naples pizza and were disappointed at not being able to get one. It was really hard to find anything open. Eat when you see something open or when something looks good. Don't wait until you are hungry to eat because by then, nothing may be open.
It's a combined ticket valid for three days, allowing you to enter, without queues, the more representative of the Neapolitan museums and the archeological areas of the Phlegrean Fields, travelling on the entire public transport network, by land and sea, on the special shuttle that connect the museums and the archeological sites.
It costs 13 Euro for adults and 8 for young people of between 18 and 25 years. It is valid for three days from the first use (there is another card whose validitiy is longer).
The card kit contains the microchip card and a guide to the museums and services in six languages ( Italian, English, French, German, Spanish and Japanese).
Where you can buy it:
Tha card kit is on sale at Capodichino Airport, At the Central Station and that of Margellina, at Molo Beverello, in tha Metropolitan train stations, in the main hotels in the city, in all museums on the circuit, in the main newsagents.
Buying the card you can get free entrance, without queues, to the first two sites on the circuit and half price for the others. Entrance is free for the young in all the museums.
Free transport on the entire urban transport network and as far as the Phlegrean Fields and, at the weekend, on the LM shuttles the connect museums and tourist transit areas ( stations, port, etc.) and on the Archeobus shuttle that connect the archeological sites of the Phlegrean Fields.
From 15 to 40% discount on reception services ( bookshops, guided tours, audio guides ) of the museums on the circuit.
10% discount on the entrance ticket to the Santa Chiara Complex.
50% discount on the entrance ticket to Submerged Baia
20% discount on ANM car parking ( Brin and Colli Aminei ).
20% discount on the main ferry and hydrofoil lines for the isles of Capri, Ischia and Procida.
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Museo Archeologico - Part 1 - Pompei's artifacts
Pompei's (and other ancient town's) artifacts can be found here in the museum. There are plenty of mosaics and metalware. Unfortunately most of the commentary are in italian, except for the major ones. There's a small room featuring the erotic artifacts of the ancient roman world - mosaics, statues and bronze figurines. Seems like limited access but you could go through if there was a tour group around.
Before reaching Naples, you...
Before reaching Naples, you should make a stop in Sperlonga. Beautiful ancient city. Very hard to walk around (hundreds of steps) if you are tired.
There are many wild cats in Sperlonga, beging for food. An old man decided to feed them and there were at least 20 there in just a few seconds.
After reaching the top of Sperlonga and enjoying the view, I visited The National Archeological Museum of Sperlonga (downhill, by the road, watch out for the sing). Small museum, huge statues! :) Impressive.
Begun by Domenico Fontana for the Spanish Viceroys in 1600, and expanded by subsequent residents, Naples' royal palace is a handsome building with great halls filled with furniture, tapestries, paintings and porcelain. The exterior of the palace has been partly restored with 19th century statues representing the dynasties of Naples.
Open: 9am-8pm daily. Admission 4€