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“More than 30 centuries of history” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Scavi di Egnazia - Museo

Scavi di Egnazia - Museo
Strada Provinciale Savelletri Capitolo, 72015 Bari, Italy
39-0804829056
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Ranked #10 of 48 Attractions in Bari
Type: Ancient Ruins, Museums
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“More than 30 centuries of history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

The ancient city of Egnazia and the necropolis next to it are well worth a visit if you are in Puglia. This site is probably the largest and best restored ancient city in Puglia, and although it also has a museum, it was closed for renovations at the time of our visit in mid June. Strategically located along the coast about midway between Bari and Brindisi, Egnazia was originally settled a millinium before Christ by the Messapians, a local tribe that fortified the city with walls that can still be seen. The city was subsequently occupied and modified by the ancient Greeks and then the Romans beginning in the second century BC. Restoration work lets you see the layout of the city from a catwalk above the site, and you can actually enter an underground storehouse where some of the cities provisions were kept. The necropolis nearby is also interesting, and two underground tombs with paint still visable on the walls can also be entered.

Visited June 2013
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“Interesting scavi just a step from the ocean”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

Don't miss this excavation of an old messapien (later on greek and roman) city. A wonderful site, well excavated and descripted, so that one could understand the city plan. You can also see a piece of the old trajan road. Now they restore the therme. Unfortunately the little museum was closed (because of prepairing a new exhibition, and like always in the south it takes much more time than planned). The museum offers - when open - really interesting artefacts and findings.
It is a pleasure to stroll through the ruins (apart from July and August never overcrowded) and feel the breeze of the nearby ocean.

Visited May 2013
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“The end of the Appian Way”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

A wonderful site with well excavated ruins and a nice museum. Many school children here for part of our visit.

Visited May 2012
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