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Museo Nazionale Archeologico

Via Cavour 10, 74100 Taranto, Italy
0039 0994 532112
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Ranked #3 of 48 attractions in Taranto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

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.

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Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 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.

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Martina Franca, Italy
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32 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 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).

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 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

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Brussels, Belgium
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 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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Brussels, Belgium
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

Not even a fifth of the original museum has been reopened to the public with all the major pieces missing but one still has to pay the full amount to enter.The explanation one gets is that the funds assigned have been diverted to another project! So what!? Very sad to see how italy is mismanaging its' heritage.

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