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Museo Nazionale Archeologico

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An incredible collection

As something of an archeology buff, I was excited to see this museum, reputed to be one of the most... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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World class museum

The artefacts, the curation of the exhibitions and the design and layout are excellent. As others... read more

Reviewed October 20, 2018
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The National Archaeological Museum of Taranto is ones of the most important in Italy and was founded in 1887. The Museum is located from the beginning in a building named as Convent of S. Pasquale or of the Alcantarini monks, erected in mid-18th...more
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Very interesting museum. Placed in the centre of the town, it's well kept and extremely interesting place. My whole family enjoyed the visit. Lightening can be improved. Children can enter the museum for free but some kind of children activity could help them to be...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As something of an archeology buff, I was excited to see this museum, reputed to be one of the most important in Italy, and was not disappointed. The Greek and Roman collection is excellent and comprehensive – especially the Greek. But it was the Bronze...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

The artefacts, the curation of the exhibitions and the design and layout are excellent. As others have said, the range and quality of the collection is outstanding – from Bronze Age, to Greek, to Roman – and includes beautiful vases, amphorae, sculpted figures and perfectly...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

Could hardly believe the number and quality of the artefacts on show, plus good English explanations. Start at the top if possible (oldest) and work your way down. Only floors 1 and 3 were available when we went, open for an hour each at a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

The museum is organized chronologically around the different civilizations that have lived and settled in Taranto and around Puglia from thousands of years ago to present. Comprehensive and very interesting, an extremely well done and well maintained museum.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Anne H
Reviewed August 29, 2018

Very interesting and lots of beautiful trasures to see. It's spacious and well explained (both in italian and english) but without any fuzz. Friendly and helpful personel. The kids (7 and 9)had lots of fun too and their favourite part was the athlete's grave, of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic museum with some iconic pieces! Well worth the visit! A collection of Greco-Romano pieces that leave you open mouthed!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

Wow. The guidebooks haven’t really caught up with the wonders of the remodeled museum. The displays are really well organized (and in clear English!) and provide an in-depth look at burial practices in Taranto from Greek through Roman times. I was skeptical paying the 8...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank JillianG
Reviewed July 23, 2018

Took longer than expected, a good way to spend a couple of hours. Staff were helpful. Would have liked an English book with some highlights, but only expensive Italian books available.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Jackiethebear
Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

Very beautiful visit in a very well renovated central building in 'Taranto Nuova", just 300 Mt from the iron moving bridge of Taranto. Inside you can get free visits or guided ones by paying a fee. Kids do not pay the tickets. 2 and a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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