Originally found in 470 BC by Greek settlers, Naples is one of the most ancient cities in Europe: the city boasts an incredible wealth of art and culture, both outside in its streets and inside its many museums and galleries. Book a visit to these must-see museums to admire classical sculptures, artifacts from Pompeii, Baroque paintings, contemporary art and more. The National Archeological Museum of Naples is the most important archeological museum in all of Italy, as well as one of the most noteworthy in the world. Housing a wealth of ancient Greek, Roman and Renaissance works of art, it also has an extensive collection of mosaics and other artifacts recovered from Pompeii, Herculaneum and other cities destroyed during the explosion of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Key pieces include a 3rd century Farnese Hercules marble statue, the colossal Farnese Bull sculpture, Roman bronzes from the Villa of the Papyri in Herculaneum and Roman mosaics from numerous villas in Pompeii.