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Museo Nazionale Archeologico

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Museo Nazionale Archeologico

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Via Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour 10, 74123, Taranto Italy
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Taranto walking tour: the town of the two seas

The guided tour starts from Piazza Castello square, the center of the major monuments of interest. Here we will visit the ruins of the Doric Temple of Poseidon dating back to the 6th century. B.C. with two Doric columns that bear witness to the ancient Magno-Greek temple. The tour continues with the visit of the Aragonese castle inside which there is the Navy: the first tower was built by the Byzantines in the eleventh century and over the centuries was expanded to the current conformation.<br><br>Very close to the castle you will visit and travel the revolving bridge, symbol of Taranto, connecting the island of Borgo Antico with the peninsula of Borgo Nuovo. About 90 meters long, it was inaugurated in 1887 and overlooks a large navigable canal that unites the two seas: the Mar Grande with the Mar Piccolo.<br><br>The tour concludes with a visit to the Cathedral of San Cataldo, built by the Byzantines in the second half of the tenth century, although remodeled with a Baroque façade in the mid-1700s.
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SomiLondon wrote a review Oct 2020
Kew, United Kingdom161 contributions73 helpful votes
A cut above many in Italy. Tells a great story, beautifully laid out, very well written descriptions of the wonderful treasures in both Italian and first class English. Well worth a visit. Currently online timed booking only though they also sold tickets at the desk as not busy.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Dimitrios L wrote a review Dec 2019
Athens, Greece24 contributions4 helpful votes
Needs booking a day before. Greeks ancient city pieces... Taranto was new town and territory from Greeks Spartans..
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Ppoupore wrote a review Nov 2019
Clyde, Texas714 contributions145 helpful votes
We were blown away by this Archeological museum of Taranto agreeing it is among the top we have been to in the world. We very much appreciated the English signage The sequential display of artifacts, the quality and the clear markings, with dates was most informative. This is world class impressive!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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johannes0692 wrote a review Oct 2019
Venlo, The Netherlands37 contributions4 helpful votes
The museum has an interesting display from the pre-historic history of the area and later periods. Look for the right opening hours and ask specifically which floor will be open at what time. The floors are openend one aftre the other, because the museum is understaffed
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Margaret S wrote a review Sep 2019
Napier, New Zealand553 contributions111 helpful votes
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A must do in Taranto, make sure you allow two hours. Check out both floors. The collection is huge and varied. I liked the Versace symbol history and the gold death wreaths. Also some great mosaics,
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Date of experience: September 2019
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