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Spartan Museum of Taranto - Hypogeum Bellacicco

Open today: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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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 5 September 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 23 April 2018
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5 Sep 2018
“a must!”
23 Apr 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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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Corso Vittorio Emanuele II 39 | Borgo Antico di Taranto, 74123, Taranto, Italy
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Reviewed 5 September 2018

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

Thank Thanassis G
Reviewed 23 April 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

Thank diane j
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 26 April 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

1  Thank alenauta
Reviewed 26 April 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

4  Thank Blueswallow22
Reviewed 21 April 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

1  Thank cortezalisa
Reviewed 21 December 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

3  Thank HampshireBirdman
Reviewed 25 August 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

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

Thank you for the nice words

Reviewed 13 August 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.

1  Thank Arthur R
Reviewed 13 July 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

2  Thank Superkatt
Roberto B, Proprietario at Spartan Museum of Taranto - Hypogeum Bellacicco, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2015

Thanks for the nice review. And see you soon!

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