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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Tavole Palatine

Tavole Palatine
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Metaponto
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Naples, Florida
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149 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2013

This is fantastic Greek temple ruin with 15 standing columns that dates from 560 BC. And not another person in sight -- anywhere! If this were in Rome or Athens or any number of other places, it would be swamped with busloads of tourists. For us, it was completely empty. Pythagoras was its most famous resident during the days of Magna Grecia. The name derives from the fact that the Knights Templar once gathered here before leaving for the Crusades. The site is always open and free.

Visited May 2013
3 Thank rmitgoteam
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“Interesting but not a lot to see”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2013

This is located just off the E90 between Metaponto and Taranto. The columns that are standing are interesting to see since they've been there for thousands of years and make very good photo settings.

There is a small parking area and the park is unattended so access is free and you just walk in.

You can see this in less than 30 minutes and makes a nice stop when driving along the coastal road.

Visited September 2012
2 Thank BrunoAP
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