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“The best place where you can meet history of Italy and Greece.”

Museo Nazionale Archeologico
Ranked #3 of 88 things to do in Taranto
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The National Archaeological Museum of Taranto is ones of the most important in Italy and was founded in 1887. The Museum is located from the beginning in a building named as Convent of S. Pasquale or of the Alcantarini monks, erected in mid-18th century. The structure has been expanded during the 20th century by the erection of the Northern wing, named Ala Ceschi. On the 29 July 2016 was opened the second floor. The MArTA in his magnificent new look HAS BEEN RETURNED TO THE PUBLIC!. It's a leap into history: a story of Taranto and the territory. The new exhibition traces the history of men and women from the Paleolithic until the IV century B.C; completing the exhibition of the first floor of the museum
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Nysa
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“The best place where you can meet history of Italy and Greece.”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

You can read about history of Italy and Greece in books and newspapers but only in this place you can see and touch with real "past" and discover more info than you have expected.

Visited October 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“This museum is virtually unknown but has one of the best Greek and Roman relic collections in Italy.”
Reviewed 6 February 2014

The large number o exhibits from Greek and Roman times, that were recovered from tombs in the Necropolis under the town are astounding. There needs to be more recognition in tourist literature of this exhibition.

Visited February 2014
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Martina Franca, Italy
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“AMAZING COLLECTION OF GREEK AND ROMAN FINDS”
Reviewed 30 January 2014

The archaeological museum in Taranto contains a large collection of artifacts from southern Puglia and the city of Taranto displayed in a modern setting within an old building five minutes walk from the Ponte Giravole. Spend and hour on a damp morning and be amazed. (pensioners get in free, this applies to most museums in Italy).

Visited January 2014
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A joy to witness artifacts over 2000 yrs old”
Reviewed 1 November 2012

It not well known that Taranto is older than Rome but to see the precious artifacts,statues,and many gold coins/jewelry was wonderful to see.Not large by any means but interesting to go through.worth the 2 hrs to spend

Visited July 2012
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Brussels, Belgium
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“NO EXCUSES .... JUST GO AND SEE”
Reviewed 8 August 2012

Again a gem. Free entrance parking in front. Not many visitors. A beautiful collection of golden and other jewels. Objects of daily use , marble heads and torso's. Well exposed . Please go and visit ,it is nice and won't take much of your precious time.:-)

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