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Museo Nazionale Archeologico

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Must see while in Taranto!

The museum provides excellent coverage of the Magna Grecia era of Puglia, with an absolutel... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
dven8
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Vicenza, Italy
Wonderful National Museum in Taranto center . Very interesting

Wonderfull Museum in Taranto center in the same area of S. Pasquale Church & new Picture Gallery... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Z6321DGgiuseppes
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Milan, Italy
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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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Via Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour 10, 74123, Taranto, Italy
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All reviews greek and roman two floors first floor wonderful museum world class museum beautiful collection big collection worthwhile visit pre history bronze age roman times english explanations staff were helpful whole family visited this museum old building couple of hours
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The museum provides excellent coverage of the Magna Grecia era of Puglia, with an absolutel splendid collection of many types of art. The amount and craftsmanship of the gold alone is worth the visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderfull Museum in Taranto center in the same area of S. Pasquale Church & new Picture Gallery Museum S. Egidio . About 300 mt ( 5 minutes ) from the Castle Aragonese . You can see amazing objects & treasures from about 3000 years ago...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 12 December 2018

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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Museo Marta M, Direttore generale at Museo Nazionale Archeologico, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

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Reviewed 25 November 2018 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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Museo Marta M, Direttore generale at Museo Nazionale Archeologico, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2018

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Reviewed 20 October 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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Museo Marta M, Direttore generale at Museo Nazionale Archeologico, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2018

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Reviewed 20 October 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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Museo Marta M, Direttore generale at Museo Nazionale Archeologico, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2018

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Reviewed 23 September 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
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Reviewed 29 August 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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Museo Marta M, Direttore generale at Museo Nazionale Archeologico, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

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Reviewed 22 August 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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Museo Marta M, Direttore generale at Museo Nazionale Archeologico, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2018

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Reviewed 4 August 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
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