The Naples Capodichino International Airport has been enhanced with a one-of-a-kind archaeological itinerary.
The unique project, entitled "Archaeological Airport", was originated from an idea of GESAC, the management company of the airport of Naples, and the Archaeological Superintendence of Campania.
Implemented thanks to a Memorandum of Understanding signed with the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Tourism, its purpose is to enhance and foster the rich archaeological and cultural heritage of Campania, offering passengers, visitors and the many Italian and foreigner tourists in transit at the airport, a one-of-a-kid experience.
The leit motif of the archaeological itinerary is Travel and Flight: the works positioned inside the airport, including original statues and some certified copies, are "winged gods". The traveling public is immersed, surprisingly, in an unusual dimension; a charming and historically rich location where visitors have the privilege of being accompanied by some of the gods who dominate the sky like Nike, Hermes, Triptolemus and Urania, main works of the route, coming from the National Archaeological Museum of Naples and the Archaeological Museum of Capua.
The exhibition is set up in the transit areas (departures and arrivals) along the same path that passenger go through to board or upon their arrival in Naples.
Nike Acefala (certified copy), Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli (Mann)
Trittolemo (original work), Museo Archeologico dell’Antica Capua
Triclinium (table laid with original artifacts), Mann
Urania (original work), Mann
Mosaici da Pompei (certified copy), Mann
Hermes (certified bronze copy), Villa dei Papiri, Ercolano
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