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Salento, between sea and amusement parks: the archeological museum in Taranto

5 Mag

The National Archaeological Museum of Taranto (MarTa) has one of the largest collections of artefacts from the Magna Graecia era, including the famous Ori of Taranto.

Reopened in 2007, after a long restoration work, this big museum is divided into a mezzanine floor, used for temporary exhibitions and conferences, and in the foreground where the Greek-Roman section is displayed. The second floor houses the prehistoric section of the Palaeolithic and the Bronze Age.
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Salento, land of pilgrimage at the Sanctuary of “Santi Medici” in Oria

13 Gen

Did you know that Salento is land of pilgrimages well? If you are faithful or interested in knowing every aspect of this land, just keep reading.

In Oria, near Brindisi, there is the oldest and most famous sanctuary of Salento: San Cosimo alla Macchia, dedicated to the cult of Santi Medici (the martyrs Cosmas and Damian who became saints because they used to practice medicine without pay).

Located in the open countryside, about 5 km from Oria, the sanctuary preserves the relics of the two saints, that’s why it is the destination of pilgrimage from all over Puglia. Continua a leggere

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