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Museo Nazionale Archeologico di Gioia del Colle

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Worth a visit

Visited this museum as part of our walking tour of Gioia's historical quarter. Best to go with a... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2017
a really worthwhile visit

Not far from the main square lies this ancient castle, recently refurbished to a very high... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2016
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24 Sep 2017
“ Nice, but everything in Italian”
11 Jun 2017
“Worth a visit”
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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

The museum is nice, the castle rather empty but also nice, and there is a kitchen and dungeon to visit. There are a brochure and audioguide in English, but all the texts in the rooms are in Italian, with the exception of one small room....More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 12 June 2017

Visited this museum as part of our walking tour of Gioia's historical quarter. Best to go with a guide as there is a lot to learn about the history of Puglia. It gave us a good background to our visit before we moved on to...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 29 September 2016

Not far from the main square lies this ancient castle, recently refurbished to a very high standard. Built by Frederick the second, renowned for his two friendly crusades to Jerusalem, and builder of several other castles in Puglia. Unfortunately most of the written material is...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 15 May 2016

We visited here after visiting the archeological site which is the wrong way round as you pay at the museum to get into both! The museum was on two floors with lift access. Nicely set out with some good information boards and a headset was...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Rita B
Reviewed 22 September 2015

As an addict of castles, ot really of museums, I concentrated on the outer walls and the amazing Piazzetta in front of the entrance. Justly this small castle is the proudness of the inhabitants of Gioia. In the inner court a beautiful staircase leads the...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank LexGrizzly
Reviewed 6 June 2014

I took a group of Americans to Puglia, Italy in May 2014. The museum is a real treasure hidden in a quaint town of Gioia del Colle, Puglia, Italy. I was so surprised to find so much beauty. The Museum guide has a degree in...More

Date of experience: May 2014
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Reviewed 2 March 2014

Very cheap to visit, it's interesting if you take your time to read everything there. Not 5 stars because they don't have everything written in English. The stories surrounding the castle are very nice indeed. There is also a small part with some old vases...More

Date of experience: February 2014
1  Thank Dragos D
Reviewed 26 November 2013

Museum housed in the ancient 12th Century Norman Castle in Gioia del Colle. The museum is a small area on the ground floor, but the main reason for a visit is the castle itself with its magnificent throne room and external staircase leading to the...More

Date of experience: October 2013
1  Thank HampshireBirdman
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