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Museo Nazionale Archeologico

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Address: Via Cavour 10, 74100, Taranto, Italy
Phone Number: 0039 0994 532112
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Beautiful museum full of antiquities.

This is a gem of a museum, filled with ancient pottery, sculpture, mosaics, jewelry, etc that were excavated from the local area. Definitely worth a visit!

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2015
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Farmington, Connecticut
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74 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

This is a gem of a museum, filled with ancient pottery, sculpture, mosaics, jewelry, etc that were excavated from the local area. Definitely worth a visit!

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Portland, Australia
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

MARTA is an abbreviation for this museum. It is divided into several sections on the 1st floor, and one section shows its development over many years with different directors and conservators. Other sections cover the Greek town 4th to 3rd C BC; another the Roman Conquest 3rd C BC; another the Roman Town 3rd C BC, and then the funeral... More 

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Taranto, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

Fabulous jewellery displays and undamaged pieces discovered in the area. Rooms are a bit jumbled and it was a tad confusing at times to follow the correct way but being "lost" wasn't a problem. Loads to see and take in. Plenty of English. Most sign boards were in both Italian & English and corresponded to the cabinet contents numbering systems.... More 

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Taranto, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

One of the best juwel collection I have ever seen. Be sure that the juews are there before going . They are often landed to other museums.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Excellent displays off funerary items from the period of Magna Greca. Located in the center of Taranto. A modern method of display and excellent artifacts.

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Amazing collection of Greek and Roman artefacts, clearly displayed and described. A definite 'must' to visit. A little difficult to find the entrance which is in the side street, up a ramp.

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Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Archelogical museum of Taranto is housing most interesting artefacts found in the area of ancient spartan city of Taras, now Taranto and nearby. We were glad to see big collection of laconian artefacts, which were wonderfully artistic and beautiful in form, colour and diversity. We have visit a number of museums looking especially for spartan art, including museums in Sparta... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Not all of the collection is on display, but most of the major pieces are. The design of the museum shows lots of imagination and forethought. While the Naples Museum has a much larger and more significant collection, they could take a lesson from Taranto on how to run a museum and display a collection. Kudos to the management and... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

I had been to the Museum of Taranto as a teenager and came back to take the whole family and help our son in his research piece for school on Greek gods. The museum has been recently refurbished and it's just amazing! The staff were helpful an proud to show us around. Excellent experience all round.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This museum contains a good collection of artifacts from southern Puglia and the city of Taranto displayed in a modern setting. It is something not well known, than I suggest to go there end get surprised

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