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Ruvo di Puglia tour: an incredible place of History and Mediterranean Identity

Ruvo di Puglia tour: an incredible place of History and Mediterranean Identity

By Le Terre Di Federico
Ruvo is a town of 25,000 inhabitants almost unknown but that worth a visit especially for the two jewels that it hides: the Jatta National Archaeological Museum and the Romanesque cathedral. Our visit will start from Jatta Museum, we will visit the only example in Italy of a nineteenth-century private collection. The exhibition is organized in 4 rooms: the first contains terracotta vases with geometric decorations dating back to the peucet age of the seventh and sixth centuries BC. The second room contains about 700 vases of Greek or local production. The third room contains over four hundred pieces and several craters positioned on a column. In the fourth and last room you can admire more than 270 artifacts and the vase of Talos. After the visit of the Museum, the tour continues in the historical center passing through the Aragonese tower towards the cathedral, one of the most important examples of Apulian Romanesque style.

Ages 0-120
Duration: 2h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English, Italian

  • Licensed guide
What's not included
  • Cathedral hypogeum ticket

  • Piazza Giovanni Bovio, 70037 Ruvo di Puglia, Metropolitan City of Bari, Italy
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
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    • You'll start at
      Piazza Giovanni Bovio
      70037 Ruvo di Puglia, Metropolitan City of Bari, Italy
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    • 1
      Cattedrale di Ruvo di Puglia
      Stop: 60 minutes
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    • 2
      Palazzo Jatta
      Stop: 60 minutes
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    • You'll return to the starting point
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    • Le Terre Di Federico
      Trani, Puglia, Italy
      Joined in March 2012
    • Sightseer48050379798
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      It is good
      All think is good room cleaning, is good fresh about services is so good and Meera was take care to us so nicely she has good service every thing is good so in future I’ll be plain to visit again
      Written January 23, 2024
    • kpalmer734
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      This was my second visit to the Roman Villa and every bit as exciting as the first time in 2019. Constant excavation and research is going on so it was delightful to see what had been discovered or even reassessed in a historical context from my last visit. The villa is an outstanding example of both visual storytelling and of the architectural detail of the time. Each room contains tiny detailed mosaics of hunting scenes, athletics, mythology and daily living. The “grand hall” is breathtaking in its detail of the capture of exotic creatures around the world. The entire villa speaks of the wealth of its owner (still tentative as of 10/23 as to who this was) and the culture of the time. We stayed approximately 2.5 hours but could have easily stayed an hour or two longer! There is a museum on site that can be easily missed but is fascinating as well! Wear your most comfy walking shoes when visiting this site!
      Written November 1, 2023
    • Patti45
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      Terrific Walking Tour
      Seven of us toured Ostuni with Flo today and it was wonderful! We loved her knowledge of Ostuni history and her readiness to answer our wide-ranging crazy questions. She gave us tour choices several times so we felt like she developed our tour just for us.
      Written October 24, 2023
    • Vincent S
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      Padre Pio’s Shrine
      Our guide Teresa was just wonderful! She did such a great job of guiding us through both the old and new churches while faithfully explaining the life of our dear Padre Pio. We highly recommend her.
      Written September 27, 2023
    • rinniej2023
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      excellent ambience, excellent service from your employees
      The hotel has very reliable internet connectivity, friendly staffs, clean environment with creativity. However, there is need to have a separate washbasin in the dining room Motivate clients with complementaries
      Written September 20, 2023
    • 882katej
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      Allow plenty of time
      Museum is open until 19:30. We arrived at 18:45 and were warned that there was a lot to see, and that we wouldn’t have enough time but decided to go in anyway and whizz round. There IS a lot to see, very interesting and with English translations, we regretted not allowing more time. However, by 19:10, staff were screaming “USCITA! USCITA!” at us and we were forced to leave, having paid €9 each for 25 minutes of viewing with staff trailing us. Lesson learned.
      Written September 17, 2023
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      Francesca is awesome and Gallipoli is beautiful
      We spent a couple of hours in Gallipoli with Francesca, a native of the town, who took us all over the old town telling us about the history and the people and the way of life in Gallipoli. I especially loved all of the stories about the saints that are important in the town culture, the churches of the brotherhoods, etc. And she gave us a wonderful recommendation for lunch.
      Written September 10, 2023
    • Y326ZOfrankr
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      If you like the view and sound of the ocean at your doorstep, coupled with outstanding service, dining experience as well as the most pleasant staff, then you will enjoy a visit to this boutique hotel on the ocean.
      Written September 3, 2023
    • IndyBee
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      Highly recommend!
      Our family of 8 (parents, 6 young adults including spouse and significant other) arranged for a ride from Rome to Vieste. Over months as our plans changed, Leonardo was in constant communication and was extremely flexible and accommodating. His van was clean and comfortable and he was very efficient in our journey but also ensured our comfort. We have recommended him to friends traveling to Vieste later this month and will use him for any return trip. Highly recommend!
      Written September 1, 2023
    • 441wendellc
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      Excellent tour with an outstanding guide... Ben
      Excellent tour with a knowledgable guide. Ben was very good and really "knew his stuff." The tour is well worth your time, and it"s free if you have a card from a participating library!
      Written August 19, 2023
    • Ed V
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      Meh. Just enjoy the town on your own.
      The tour was fine but not very insightful. It’s a beautiful place to walk around and enjoy. Not sure we really gained much from it.
      Written July 30, 2023
    • Tuurtje75
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      Excellent old roman villa with beautiful mosaics
      Returning from valley of the temples don't mis this one, Unesco site Villa del Casale is a must see site in Sicily. The very old mosiac's in spendid condition think belonging to the best preserved in the world
      Written July 23, 2023
    • Roving34881854041
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      Real Scary Museum. In Maine. See Stephen King's house a few miles away. Then get bizarro in Hinkley Maine. Odd off the charts.
      See photos. Taxidermy gone bad. Skulls. A full stuffed bison. Pink flamingo turned grey. Endangered birds, mammals, bird eggs, all from "remember the day" way back when. Wife too scared to visit basement. The Bates Motel is not as scary as this Bates Museum
      Written June 17, 2023
    • jitjumlongh
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      Great place, great guide
      This was one of the best tours of our South Italy trip. Lecce was a great place, and it was even greater with the understanding in history and detail, which made possible by our knowledgeable guide, Ilenia. She led our walk through many interesting places and even went beyond our expectations by going into some churches which, as I understood, was not previously included in our tour. It was truly enjoyable and informative.
      Written June 17, 2023
    • Michael E
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      Private guided tour
      Our guide Filippa was very knowledgeable and made it so interesting. The hour and a half your seemed to fly by.Very good value. Would recommend to anyone.
      Written June 11, 2023
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    Very good

    Molfetta, Italy763 contributions
    Ruvo è una città storica dalle mille potenzialità. Musei, chiese, buon cibo, parchi e murgia da scoprire. Si consiglia di visitarla in primavera o autunno. Chiedere info alla proloco molto attiva.
    Written July 20, 2021
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