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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
Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Via Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour 10, 74123, Taranto, Italy
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
Museo Marta M, Direttore generale at Museo Nazionale Archeologico, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago
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
Very beautiful visit in a very well renovated central building in 'Taranto Nuova", just 300 Mt from the iron moving bridge of Taranto.
Inside you can get free visits or guided ones by paying a fee. Kids do not pay the tickets. 2 and a...More
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Museo Marta M, Direttore generale at Museo Nazionale Archeologico, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018
Taranto, despite its long history, does not have as many objects in its collection as the Archeological museum in Napoli, but its collection is large and of high quality. One reason so much of the Greek and Roman items are in such good shape is...More
This is one of the best Museums I have seen (and I used to work in one). The quality and breadth of the collection is breathtaking. The excellent labelling is in Italian and English. The lighting, presentation and layout are all excellent. But it is...More