Museums

National Archaeological Museum of Taranto (MArTA)

One of the largest collections of artefacts from the Magna Graecia era, including the famous Ori di Taranto (Taranto’s ancient gold jewelry), is exhibited in the museum which is certainly one of the most famous ancient gold museums in existence. A small part of artefacts and gold jewelry from Taranto has been exhibited in the most important museums in the world, for example in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and in the British Museum in London. To visit the collection and for more information, we recommend visiting the website: http://www.museotaranto.beniculturali.it




Archaeological Museum of Pulsano – MAP

The new museum, inaugurated in December 2019, is located inside the Convento dei Frati Minori o Riformati (Convent of Minor or Reformed Friars) in the historic center of Pulsano. The exhibition itinerary of the museum represents, starting from the most ancient times, the history of the territory. The collection of archaeological finds mainly includes ancient Greek and Italian pottery and, to a lesser extent, marble sculptures, terracotta objects, jewels and engraved stones. The most important discovery is certainly the god Silvano, found together with many precious pieces near Torre Castelluccia (please see Walking Itinearies) and in the Roman Villa of Luogovivo.