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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...More
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...More
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...More
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...More
We found this site more by luck really , we were not aware of it before but called in anyway .
There are a couple of different sites and a museum , which was closed when we were there , however the site we saw...More
Temples, amphitheater, other ruins from thousands of years ago. It was very windy, so dress accordingly. An interesting museum is on site with several lion architectural artifacts as well as pottery and funeral items.
We drove out of our way from Matera to visit this location because we nerd-out on ruins. Keep in mind, the ruins are on three different sites and the museum is in a fourth location. My advice is to visit the museum first because the...More
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The museum was wonderful. There were not any tour guides. The signage and directions were not helpful. We had 2 GPS's and almost gave up. It was worth the struggle. In the parking area there are no guards, no employees, and... More
The museum was wonderful. There were not any tour guides. The signage and directions were not helpful. We had 2 GPS's and almost gave up. It was worth the struggle. In the parking area there are no guards, no employees, and no other people. My wife and I were overwhelmed and glad we took the time to find it. High Drama and the more you can learn beforehand the better. Throughout Southern Italy are the best preserved masterpieces of the Hellenistic Era, and no crowds.