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Museo Nazionale Ferroviario di Pietrarsa

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Address: Via Pietrarsa, 80146, Naples, Italy
Phone Number: +39 081 472003
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Thu 14:00 - 20:00
Fri 09:00 - 16:30
Sat - Sun 09:30 - 19:30

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A Temple of Steam Locomotives...

It's one of the regions best kept secrets. It's almost as if they don't want people to go... On the afternoon we went we were almost the only paying visitors! We combined it... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 April 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

It's one of the regions best kept secrets. It's almost as if they don't want people to go... On the afternoon we went we were almost the only paying visitors! We combined it with a visit to Herculaneum, walked to Portici (about 20 minutes at a brisk pace), and then after a superb lunch at Guiseppe Al Granatello took a... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016

Located on the outskirts of Naples and readily accessible by train from the Central Station. Outstanding location with many excellent exhibits and well laid out. We were fortunate in being able to return to the city on a vintage train hauled by an electric locomotive built in the 1920's pulling a rake of passenger coaches of a similar era. Would... More 

Thank Paul K
Portland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

This was my 2nd visit to the great National Railway Museum at Pietrarsa, Naples, and there is so much detail, that a second visit is worthwhile.. The afternoon of my visit there was preparation for painting and decorating the main steam-engine hall, so work-people were covering the huge steam locos with thick clear plastic sheeting as protection from paint droplets.... More 

2 Thank IanM31
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2015

After a long time being renovated, cleaned, re-arranged and generally tarted up this museum is well worth the 45-minute tram ride from Piazza Garibaldi. The museum covers a waterside site of about 3 and a half hectares with a number of pavilions. The first pavilion is dedicated to steam locomotives from the first Bayard which pulled the inaugural Napoli-Portici train... More 

2 Thank Ryszard L
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2014

To tell the truth, I did not expect something extraordinary form this museum but I had to change my mind after visiting it. The place is big, peaceful and at the same time it has much to offer. Great impressions.

Thank Harriette O
Naples, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2014

Today I visited it for my very first time and I have really good time here. If you are looking for a museum offering culture and history mixed with amusement and surprise, this is the right place. No matter if you are travelling alone, with friends or with family with kids, because we all take trains and to be in... More 

4 Thank Isia T
Gloucester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

The Museum was peaceful and very interesting, there was lots to see and will go back again. The surroundings and building was amazing.

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Bacup, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014 via mobile

This museum was wonderful. We were shown around by a young lady called Valeria who explained the history of the exhibits. The only downside was the lack of parking. It's a shame for the people in the museum that it wasn't better used. We had a wonderful time; thank you!

Thank Peter H
Naples, Italy
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111 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2014

Paraphrasing Sheldon in the Big Bang Theory the best possible way to visit Napoli is to start from the trains... the Museum in Pietrarsa is a little jewel in the outskirts of Napoli. First of all the place, an historical factory built on the sea shore, with a magnificent view of the Gulf of Naples. The buildings, perfectly restored, are... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2013

The museum is difficult to find if you're not a local. The location was described as being adjacent to S. Giorgio station in the Naples suburbs, but there are in fact two stations with that name. We alighted at the wrong station (on the Circumvesuviana line) and were faced with a long trek across town. If my wife had not... More 

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