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  • Nicola B
    Brighton, UK13 contributions
    Very enjoyable and thoroughly interesting tour of this underground tunnel and complex. The guide in English was excellent and really entertaining, he took us from 500 years ago right up until the use of the tunnel in the 1960s. It was a challenge to find the entrance but that made it all the more interesting really as it's right in the middle of Naples near the port area.
    Written 25 October 2021
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  • Virgina C
    Chino Valley, AZ779 contributions
    A highlight of our visit, this is an amazing sculpture of Christ. The detail and mastery of this work is incredible. Be sure to have a reservation.
    Written 20 May 2022
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  • Chris C
    Brighton, UK5 contributions
    This is a fantastic museum and I loved every second of it, the statues and mosaics are unbelievable, I will definitely go back as I only had 3 hours and there is so much to see. Beware though of the pick pockets around there and on the busses and underground, I had my phone and wallet lifted and when reported to the police found out it happens so many times every day. Lock your valuables away and try to avoid being crowded into a space as this is how they work. They are really good at what they do. Only a 4 star as my day was ruined and the local authorities don't seem to do anything about it.
    Written 27 May 2022
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  • Vadim
    Murmansk, Russia22,439 contributions
    CNN and the Daily Telegraph have recognized Toledo as the most beautiful metro station in Europe. Toledo, opened in 2012, bypassed Munich's minimalist Westfriedhof and the luxurious (according to CNN pompous) Komsomolskaya in Moscow. Architect Oscar Tusquets and artists William Kentridge and Robert Wilson have developed an unusual design of the deepest (50 m) station in Naples. Or rather, the part of it where the escalator is located. The unusual overflow of light at the top really catches the eye. We were here late in the evening and this is the best option to linger near the escalator and look up. I think it's not safe during the day. However, all the admiration will remain here. It seems that the designers were contracted to do only the lobby. Or they weren't paid. The same photo in all ratings and there are no trains! This is because the platform itself is nothing unusual. There are hundreds of such platforms around the world. Therefore, CNN's rating is controversial. I would recognize Toledo as the most beautiful lobby of the metro station.
    Written 19 December 2021
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  • Jacquie
    9 contributions
    We did the tour through a cruise we had booked. The tour took us down and showed us the cisterns and some other uses of the underground and finished with the use of the underground during World War II. It was very interesting and a different perspective. There was another tour that wen down in the Roman part of the tunnels that also looked really interesting.
    Written 15 March 2022
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  • lamusi
    Parma, Italy274 contributions
    The building is beautiful and set in a fantastic park that makes you forget the noise and traffic of the city below. The paintings are sometimes boring but with incredible peaks like for the work of Tiziano, Raffaello and especially Caravaggio )one painting only but woth the trip. Highly recommended.
    Written 5 November 2021
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  • Marija L
    Sibenik, Croatia3 contributions
    Amazing experience - a true gem in Naples! Very interesting to see and you really learn a lot by listening to the audio guide. We were welcomed by a kind and polite man who explained how to use their app. :)
    Written 11 May 2022
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  • Brun066
    Florence, Italy10,960 contributions
    The only example of a national railway museum that I knew of before visiting this one is the York Museum.
    I believe that Pietrarsa can hold a candle to York in terms of the richness and value of the material on display. In the meantime, its location in the former factories created in 1840 by the Kingdom of Naples, for maintenance and partly also for the construction of railway material, is remarkable.
    The historians of modern Italy are well acquainted with the tale of Italian railways starting from 1839 (date of the opening of the first section, Naples-Portici, which still passes just outside the Museum). For instance, they note that this early departure of the railways in the Kingdom of Naples doesn't correspond to an equal development in the following twenty years (those preceding the Italian unification): in 1860 they were operational in the Kingdom of Naples (southern Italy plus Sicily, by far the largest state in Italy) 127 Kms of railway, compared to about 100 Kms in the Papal State, 332 in the Grand Duchy of Tuscany, 656 in the Kingdom of Lombardy-Venetia (Austria) and 835 in the Kingdom of Piedmont-Sardinia.
    The grandeur of these industrial "containers", now used as a museum, is all the more astonishing. In particular, the pavilion hosting the steam locomotives (and also some electric ones), at the southern end of the museum area, is impressive; both because it's the largest of all (a real "cathedral"), and because it contains a very rich series of steam locomotives, each adequately illustrated with captions in Italian and English.
    But the other pavilions are also noteworthy; such as the one that, in addition to many electric locomotives, houses, among other things, a coach from the train of the King of Italy from the 1930s, and a rare coach for the transport of prisoners.
    Yet another pavilion has an assortment of diesel-powered locomotives; another retains the original machinery for the maintenance of the locomotives; finally another one preserves models of trains, including two large working models: one reproducing the Florence station and the line to Bologna and another reproducing the Rhaetische Bahn line from Tirano (Italy) to St. Moritz (Switzerland) in its initial stretch, the one straddling the border.
    The location of the Museum has no equal in the world: from the external terraces the view sweeps across the entire Gulf of Naples, including the islands of Capri and Ischia, while Vesuvius looms behind it.
    It's probably possible - I write this always bearing in mind the example of York - to do more in the sense of the museum's interactivity (British institutions seem to me to be masters in this). But already in this way the Museum is an outstanding - and quite unexpected - attraction of the Naples area.
    Written 15 December 2021
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  • Arizonapopi1
    Florence, Italy752 contributions
    Went here to see Caravaggio’s Martyrdom of Saint Ursula and Artemisia Gentileschi’s Samson and Delilah. Easy in and out, observing Covid protocols. One of only three Caravaggio’s in Naples.
    Written 13 September 2020
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  • Jennifer Barker
    2 contributions
    Compulsory stop for those visiting Naples: the museum exhibits a priceless treasure. A journey into the history of Neapolitan art. A must visit.
    Written 11 May 2022
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  • kellykosmin
    North Miami Beach, FL132 contributions
    The Church was among the most breathtakingly beautiful that we have seen in all of Italy. No expense spared, intricate marbles, frescos, floors, you name it. The museum is also a must see, a collection of elaborate nativity displays like nothing you have ever seen. Tons of interesting displays of art and Naples history and culture. Spectacular views of the entire Bay of Napoli. Not to be missed. Located close to the Castle, which is also not to be missed.
    Written 24 May 2022
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  • Nona Bankova
    3 contributions
    Mario was incredibly knowledgable about every part of the museum, and the history of medicine in Italy, as well as universally. He was so generous with his time and the information he knows. Everybody in the museum was very helpful and friendly. The museum itself is full of interesting information and objects. Definitely a great place to visit, even if you are not particularly interested in the medical field :)
    Written 10 June 2021
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  • Jan B
    79 contributions
    Whether you have kids or not, I really suggest you stop in this magic place which will take you back to your childhood.

    The story is really amazing and what these people have been doing for generations is really moving.

    I went with my 8ys old daughter, she was delight to see that magic world made of ancient and modern dolls. The lady in charge got my daughter dressed as a real doctor ready to visit her favorite puppet.

    The feelings we all felt worth the ticket!
    Written 22 March 2022
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  • Jack H
    4 contributions
    stunning church with acquired Renaissance sculptures frescoes. vasari here has created a true masterpiece. in the center of Naples
    Written 17 May 2022
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  • Gabriella
    2 contributions
    Definitely worth as visit! The tour guide Eleonora was highly knowledgeable and her English was excellent. We all enjoyed it very much.
    Written 13 May 2022
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