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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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So interesting for non-museum buffs

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The marble sculptures are very imposing. They are huge in size, very accurate in depiction and we appreciated the antiquity . The work that was invested to cure the broken pieces and show to us the perfect result.

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Capalbio, Italia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

beautiful museum, but not very publicated. On a rainy Sunday afternoon we have been the only visitors. It's a pity Rich and well exposed collection of Magna Grecia and roman period. Museum shop should be updated / see other museums in the world and staff ( more than 5 persons where badly engaged)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

A lovely peaceful place where you can engage with the region's ancient past in Magna Grecia - so many artifacts that tell of people's lives - gold crafts, delicate earrings, children's toys..... I recommend a visit even if you are not usually keen on visiting museums!

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Trieste, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Couldn't imagine how advanced was the technique of the jewellery, before the visit at MARTA Museum in Taranto. Mosaics too were amazing

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Beautifully laid out and wonderfully understated. The history (long and very varied) of the area is told through the artefacts, most of which have been found locally. The exhibits date from around 400 BC and you can really get the sense of how much the area was invaded and under the control of different cultures in the following 1500 years.... More 

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Address: Via Cavour 10, 74100 Taranto, Italy
Phone Number: 0039 0994 532112
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Taranto  >  Taranto

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