The National Archaeological Museum of Naples houses an exceptional collection, one of the largest, most beautiful and precious in the world: the Farnese collection.
Among the numerous finds it includes not only marble statues, such as the fascinating Venus Callipige, the magnificent Apollo Citaredo, the imposing Athena, the beautiful Flora, the majestic Artemis Efesia and many others, but also very famous cameos such as the Farnese Cup, which belonged to Frederick II and Lorenzo de ‘Medici, a cup obtained directly from an agate and decorated with symbolic scenes that still today arouse the curiosity of experts intent on researching its meaning.
Other masterpieces of antiquity such as the Farnese Hercules from the Baths of Caracalla in Rome together with the Farnese Bull, considered one of the largest statues in the ancient world, complete this marble collection.
Together with the collection of paintings, preserved in the National Museum of Capodimonte, and other works located in the most beautiful palaces of the Campania region, the Farnese Collection constitutes one of the most extraordinary testimonies of a past world that gave art a leading role in transmitting the beauty of creation.
For an interesting visit with a qualified tourist guide, please contact us at the following email address: belsannino@mariasannino
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