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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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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