After a 5-year renovation process that has finally paid off, the Royal Jewellery Museum of Alexandria is reopened to tourists since April 2010. Housed in an exquisitely decorated villa that formerly belonged to king Farouk’s first wife, the museum is a true gem, offering on display a great collection of glitzy artefacts that belonged to the excessive and extravagant Egyptian monarch and his family. You have to go there to see what excess really means; diamond-encrusted garden tools are only a foretaste!