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Spartan Museum of Taranto - Hypogeum Bellacicco

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a must!

a private museum owned and and managed by a very special man! If ever in Ταραντα you must check it... read more

Reviewed September 5, 2018
Thanassis G
A place to visit , but

It is a real fine museum to visitas you learn a lot about the history of Taranto during the ages... read more

Reviewed April 23, 2018
diane j
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Sep 5, 2018
“a must!”
Apr 23, 2018
“A place to visit , but”
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The hypogeum Bellacicco is a hypogeum structure. Its peculiarity which makes this structure unique all over the historic and artistic landscape of Taranto is that in it we can find records of all the ages and the historical periods dating back from...more
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Corso Vittorio Emanuele II 39 | Borgo Antico di Taranto, 74123, Taranto, Italy
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Reviewed September 5, 2018

a private museum owned and and managed by a very special man! If ever in Ταραντα you must check it out!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Thanassis G
Reviewed April 23, 2018

It is a real fine museum to visitas you learn a lot about the history of Taranto during the ages. BUT if youare not familiar with the Italian language, I can imagine that for these people ther is not much to learn, I would advise...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank diane j
Reviewed June 11, 2017 via mobile

Reserved in advance for a Sunday visit. Personal tour by most enthusiastic and informative host. History is within the walls.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed April 25, 2017

Visiting this place is a must, especially if you're a ancient history lover. Enjoyed every second. Their way they conduct the tour in the Ipogeo is great. Every time I come back it's always better

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank alenauta
Reviewed April 26, 2016

From the arrival of the Spartans who developed Taranto into one of the major cities of the ancient world, then the Romans conquered Taranto, then the Saracens and then the Spanish. The museum is actually in the underground chambers built by expert Spartan stonemasons in...More

Date of experience: April 2016
4  Thank Blueswallow22
Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Generally this place is very interesting. But they could've made so much more out of it. For instance, add more interesting information and more correct information! After the tour I googled a bit to learn more about ancient Taranto and found out that some info...More

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank cortezalisa
Reviewed December 21, 2015

This small private museum is only open on Sundays, get there 10:30 ish and get a tour. It occupies various levels of the basement of one of the old buildings in an area that has been occupied for a long period. Whilst the artefacts are...More

Date of experience: December 2015
3  Thank HampshireBirdman
Reviewed August 25, 2015

I visited the "Museum" the other night and I was really pleased by the tour. But don't expect a "proper" museum! Indeed the guide explains that it is a "Museum" in the Greek sense of the words: a place for the Muses, an inspirational location...More

Date of experience: August 2015
5  Thank MarcoSchnabl
Roberto B, Proprietario at Spartan Museum of Taranto - Hypogeum Bellacicco, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2015

Thank you for the nice words

Reviewed August 12, 2015

Excellently displayed artifacts from the period of Magna Greca in the Salient. Burial wreaths of gold and silver as if yesterday. Jewelry from that period. Some few artifacts from the Roman period as well.

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank Arthur R
Reviewed July 13, 2015

Spartan Museum in Taranto is an interesting place to visit. It is situated in the basement of one of Old city-mansion of Taranto, standing in a first row of buildings along the seafront and Corso Vittorio Emanuele II. Walls of museum rooms can show a...More

Date of experience: June 2015
2  Thank Superkatt
Roberto B, Proprietario at Spartan Museum of Taranto - Hypogeum Bellacicco, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2015

Thanks for the nice review. And see you soon!

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Phthagan
September 17, 2017|
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Good morning, spartan museum will open on Wednesday (h 20.00) and sunday (h 11.00)
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Erik C
January 10, 2017|
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Yes, museum will open Sunday January 15th. Guided tour starts on 11.00
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