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Canne, Barletta, Italy
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Reviewed September 13, 2018

If you know and like your ancient history, then you will love this place. There is a great museum and a fantastic view from the hilltop overlooking the Cannae battlefield where it all happened ie: where Hannibal won the textbook battle against the Romans which...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Hamilton W
Reviewed July 18, 2018

Cannae is a seminal battle in the history of warfare, and the tactics have formed the basis of many syllabuses in universities, colleges and military schools. The museum is a true wonder with accommodating staff, relevant quotations about the battle from authors through the ages,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Graham K
Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

I was very happily surprised with this museum (with free entrance)! One of the most important battles of antiquity is brilliantly remembered. The museum hosts archeological findings from the long history of the town of Cannae, before and after the battle. Then a 3D movie...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 18, 2017 via mobile

It is extremely interesting to visit what remains of the citadel of Cannae, built on the rock overlooking the field of the famous battle fought during the second Punic war. The new antiquarium built next to the citadel has some very interesting archeological finds and...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed June 2, 2017 via mobile

Took a long time driving round to find this site to find that they are doing it up so it is not open at the moment,even though the sign outside clearly states that it is open. I am sure it would have been great if...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed September 12, 2016

We almost didn't find out about this interesting piece of history. The museum we wanted to visit was closed so while drivin back to our hotel we saw a traffic sign for canne and decided to go for it. We were not dissapointed. Free for...More

Date of experience: October 2015
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Reviewed December 15, 2015

The site is kinda hard to reach, lost in the beautiful Puglia's land: atop of an hill relics of medieval/roman Cannae await you to walk into. There's a museum where volunteers will guide you thru, but IMHO is the view from the monumental column (of...More

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank Alan K
Reviewed October 28, 2015

The hill behind the museum has been occupied since Magna Grecia, so the ruins on top span the period from then until the Middle Ages. From the top you can see the river in the valley to the north. Beyond the river is the site...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

This is worth a visit, the site had marvelous views and wonderful ancient ruins, has a great museum, but unfortunately in the museum there are no translation in english. But there are (despite earlier review) mentions of the battle of Hannibal in 216BC, and pictures...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed August 10, 2015

It is obvious that people who visit this remote spot are there to see the place where in 216 BC Hannibal inflicted the largest defeat ever on a Roman army. However, when you arrive at the spot there isn’t any indication where you can find...More

Date of experience: July 2015
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Peter C
January 26, 2019|
Response from Hamilton W | Reviewed this property |
I think you basically have to rent a car to get there. The site is fairly isolated out in the countryside. My apologies but I'm not aware of any train station nearby, nor of any bus tours. It would be a very expensive cab... More