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A site rich of history

This is an interesting place where you can see: - long walls (originally 7 meters high) which... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
giorgioandbettina
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Zurich, Switzerland
Essential historic Puglia

Pliny's Well, the ancient Massapia city walls and graves, and the more recent Byzantine church are... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2015
John K
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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27 Nov 2017
“Unexpected Awesomeness!”
27 May 2017
“Couldn't get in place closed and totally unkept”
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The extraordinary Archaeological Park of Messapian Walls stretches for more than 15 hectars, enclosed in a double circle of walls, and is one of the most important and largest archaeological sites in Italy. The symbol of the park, as well as of the...more
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Via Sant'Antonio, 74024, Manduria, Italy
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+39 349 287 8612
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Reviewed 28 November 2017

We booked a private guide through our hotel in Maruggio. Monica Marasco was the perfect guide. Her knowledge of history and passion for the preservation and recognition of this historically unique site was evident during our visit. We were fascinated with the ancient walls and...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

No idea if this is still a site you can visit.Information on website,very poor.It is such a shame as I think it would have been very interesting.please put times on your website and improve access signs

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Reviewed 1 May 2017

This is an interesting place where you can see: - long walls (originally 7 meters high) which protected the city during the war against Taranto (ca 500 BC). In this war, a Spartan King, Archidamus, fell in battle just under those walls. Pay attention that...More

Thank giorgioandbettina
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Superb archeological site with competent guides Wheather you are deeply into archeology or not you will surely enjoy the visit. The Plinian well is truly unique

Thank Lombardo009
Reviewed 1 October 2015

This was a fascinating tour. The cave with ever-flowing (for centuries) spring was incredible. The walls and burial sites of the pre-Roman inhabitants were very interesting.

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Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

Pliny's Well, the ancient Massapia city walls and graves, and the more recent Byzantine church are all genuine major historic and geological wonders. We were shown round by local volunteer guide Lucia who was enthusiastic knowledgable and very friendly. Signposting not good from the ring...More

1  Thank John K
Reviewed 13 September 2014

This park holds some interesting relics of times gone by. Some areas seem quite well preserved with large walls. Unfortunately there is little in the way of interpretation of standing walls. We were lucky enough to be joined by one of the park archaeologists for...More

Thank HampshireBirdman
Reviewed 4 August 2014

We drove around Manduria and finally found this park however it was overgrown, closed up tight with giraffe tall over the park signs. We were very disappointed!

Thank ACappon
Reviewed 26 October 2013

Upon locating the Mandurian Archaeological Park, our first thoughts were that it was closed - and appeared to have been for some time. We peered through the fence at what was evidently a large site, but saw no immediate way to gain entrance. As it...More

2  Thank DecoDogs
Reviewed 28 May 2013

Visited this site very quickly in the half hour we had before a wine tasting just up the street. The docent was very friendly, and gestured for us to check out the fonte, and then showed us into the crypt that was just several hundred...More

Thank Amelia L
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