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Museo Provinciale Sigismondo Castromediano

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Address: Viale Gallipoli 28, 73100 Lecce, Italy
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8:30 am - 7:30 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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This tucked away museum possesses some wonderful things. It has a huge collection of very fine Greek vases but the thing that we enjoyed the most was the exceptionally fine... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
gianlorenzo
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norfolk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This tucked away museum possesses some wonderful things. It has a huge collection of very fine Greek vases but the thing that we enjoyed the most was the exceptionally fine altarpiece by Veneziano: worth a visit on its own. And it's free!

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Udine, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

An amazing museum! A bit hard to find (the main entrance was closed and there were few signs). Once inside, you follow a path in the history from the Greek origins of Ancient Apulia (dating back to Homer) to the Hellenistic times (hundreds of Greek-style vases, Apulian and Messapic ceramics) until the Middle Ages and present times. It is definitely... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

It was very quiet when we went to the Museum, so quiet it looks closed from the front on Via Gallipoli, but persevere and enter via the side. Once inside a guide will indicate which way to go and you will see a variety of pottery artefacts from pre-history to the height of the Roman Empire. When I say a... More 

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

I went to the museum with a friend expecting to spend an hour or so there, but the number of Greek-style urns in particular were so fascinating that we spent a couple of hours and then came back the next day! Unfortunately there is little explanation in other languages if you don't read Italian, but the displays speak for themselves.... More 

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Holiday, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Located at some distance from the old town of Lecce, this Museum, in a building with an unpretentious facade, is well designed and extensively labeled, alas almost exclusively in Italian. Not to be missed are three Paleolithic idols--two female, one male--reminding one of the antiquity of the region! There are more examples of both Messapian and South Italian Greek vases... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

The well displayed interesting archaeological findings from the Messapian culture of classical times, till Roman time and beyond.

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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

This museum houses a fabulous collection of pots and pottery from early history. There are hundreds of them and they are just lovely to look at. When I was there, they also had an exhibition of ceramics from later centuries. The space is well designed, delightfully airy and cool - it was hot and muggy outside. The simplicity of the... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

Small museum with a beautiful collection. Of course the early vases , Roman marbles , collection of earthenware (albarello's) ..... The staff is helpful and friendly. Visit it ! It won't take much time and you see some interesting things.

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