Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Metaponto

Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Metaponto

Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Metaponto
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Soccca
Tolmin, Slovenia1,541 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
We did not visit the museum, but only the archaeological park. In time of our visit there was no admission fee. We could just enter and admire the temples. They are really magnificent. It was late afternoon, so we could take some wonderful photos.
Written 6 June 2022
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Linda D
Westerham, UK301 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Both are very good indeed. The temple ruins have a zap app which allow you to see a computer generated reconstruction which is pretty cool. The museum just down the road has a fine collection of artifacts dating back to pre- history. English translations throughout. We were lucky to find there were two other exhibitions on at the museum: one about the facinating artist Esher and another all about numbers and mathematics. The latter particularly good hands on for children. The staff were all very helpful and spoke English.
Written 11 September 2019
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Virginia S
Ogdensburg, NY263 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
We stopped at this venue to take pictures and check out the pillars. Not much time is needed, but a great stop if you want to let your kids run around.
Written 23 March 2019
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Taran H
Long Beach, CA57 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
Probably like many other tourists, we drove to Metaponto in search of the Temple of Hera. Well first of all the Temple is about 9km outside the town and not at the address shown at the top of this review; and secondly, you must spend at least a couple of hours in the bricks and mortar part of the museum which you will find there. The Italians demonstrate time and time again that they not only have in store an enormous wealth of archaeological material but that they also have a real knack of showing off their great depth of knowledge surrounding those artefacts. Unfortunately there were no English translations available at each display cabinet, but it was easy enough to glean a great deal using a bit of guess work about the translation! And then go out into the countryside and see the Temple - it looked splendid in the late afternoon, even on a cold dank November day. Oh yes, the main archaeological site was completely shut off to the public on the day we visited town.
Written 19 November 2018
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Paul S
London, UK117 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Solo
Fantastic history of this region of Italy, which formed part of Magna Grecia in the distant past.

The site is spread over a large area, with a small museum.

The most romantic is the Temple of Hera, with the remaining columns is inspiring of thoughts of Greek conquest, located on a junction of old Greek roads.
It's quite a remote site, despite being next to a main road, there is a visitor centre, but this was closed when I was there. A picnic site also there.
Entrance FREE.

The museum is fairly small, but very well organised with lots to see.
There is an entrance fee (2.50 I think) but well worth it to see some unique finds from the Greek past in the area.
Staff at the museum ok, but seemed disinterested even though I was the only visitor, and could not change a 20 euro note, luckily I managed to find enough in coins just!!

I was the only visitor at all sites, shame as such interesting history.

There are several other sites, with remains of theatre and buildings etc.

Well worth a visit if in the area, Matera is less than an hour drive away, so you can easily combine the 2 in a visit.

So nice to find roads in Italy that were not busy with mad driving!

You need a car as fairly remote and sites are long distances apart.
Written 6 October 2018
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Villi Helgason
Glattfelden, Switzerland240 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
A bit difficult to find. Entry was free. Only two other visitors there when we visited on a Sunday afternoon.
Written 25 September 2018
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5*Hotelreviewer
London100 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018
Not a huge amount to see and hard to find but if in the area its interesting to spend a whist visiting the various sites.
Written 18 June 2018
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Michael C
Chicago, IL171 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
First a warning, the Museum, Archeological Park, and the Temple of Hera are difficult to find in three different poorly marked locations. But it is WORTH the effort! The Museum is full of Vases, terra Cotta pieces and artifacts of the Greeks. The Archeological Park is large and while the ruins are not in good condition the magnitude of what ws there comes through. If you can find the temple...strap on your seat belt. Isolated, no other visitor to be seen, no guards, no facilities...but after you walk through the overgrown bushes to get there it is a magical place. Look up the history before you go. A local map will help, GPS did not.
Written 14 June 2018
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whoamiwhoknows
33 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
We went to the area planning on going to the museum and visiting the ruins. After a hard search, we found the museum. We were glad we did. Although there are no explanations in English, a staff member who spoke some English, immediately came up to us and told us enough to give us an overview of what the museum and the different rooms displayed. For a small museum, there were many fine archeological objects, including beautiful Greek urns and other pottery, jewelry and statues. The building itself is beautifully designed. There was a school group there but no other visitors. The museum deserves more visitors. Maybe having some English signage would help.

We then tried to find the ruins. We found the theatre and the cemetery but not the showcase Greek columns. We finally gave up. Please add better directions ("go towards the sea".)
Written 17 May 2018
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Grant
Cleveland, OH732 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
Not worth making a trip just to see it. Driving through the area, stop and check it out. About 10 minutes and you're done. Cool to see a Greek temple still standing in Italy.
Written 13 April 2018
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