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Discovering Salento, between sea and amusement parks: the museum “Castromediano” in Lecce

19 Mag

The Provincial Museum “S. Castromediano” in Lecce is the oldest museum in Puglia. Founded in 1868 by Sigismondo Castromediano, the museum collects numerous testimonies of the Messapian civilization and Roman settlements up to the art of the 20th century.

The collection boasts, among other things, the most complete collection of Attic red-figure vases, messapian ceramics and finally statues of the imperial age, coming from the amphitheater. Continua a leggere

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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