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“Flooding is an issue”
Review of Tavole Palatine

Tavole Palatine
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Metaponto
Certificate of Excellence
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Holiday, Florida
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296 reviews
138 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
“Flooding is an issue”
Reviewed 28 October 2013

On this day in late October we visited the local museum with its fascinating displays, particularly of the bronze jewelry ensembles adorning elite ladies of the day. Pay particular attention to the "mannikin" in the first gallery and to the line drawings throughout in order to gain an enhanced appreciation of the types of jewelry worn by those women. The labels and didactic panels are in Italian. A short walk from the museum brings one to the remains of the 6th century BC Temple of Hera, labeled in both Italian and English. At the time of our visit in late October the archaeological park was literally drowned by an enormous flood on which the local media devoted special attention. As of this writing, one is shocked by the prospects of how damaged this site is and there is no indication about when it might be re-opened to tourists.

Visited October 2013
1 Thank Bob B
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Naples, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
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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Potenza, Italy
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54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
“Interesting but not a lot to see”
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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