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  3. Bari

Bari: Ruvo di Puglia Tour

Product ID: 209628
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Join a guided tour of Ruvo to discover an unknown location that is rich in jewels. Visit the Jatta National Archaeological Museum and Ruvo Cathedral, which is amongst the most beautiful Romanesque works of Puglia.
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Duration 2 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Admire thousands of vases at the Jatta National Archaeological Museum
  • See the Romanesque style of Ruvo Cathedral
  • Explore the remains of the castle and defensive ramparts
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Begin your visit at Piazza Giovanni Bovio, in front of the Palazzo Jatta, which dates from 1840. Head inside the Jatta National Archaeological Museum to see the only 19th-century private collection in Italy that has remained unchanged since its original conception. The items were collected by the archaeologist Giovanni Jatta in the early 19th century then later enriched by his nephew and sold to the state in the 20th century.

The exhibition is organized into four rooms. The first contains terracotta vases with geometric decorations dating back to the peucet age of the 7th and 6th centuries BC. The second room contains about 700 vases of Greek or local production. The third room contains over four hundred pieces and several craters positioned on a column.

In the fourth and final room contains more than 270 artifacts and the vase of Talos, which is one of the most important ceramographic masterpieces. The vase depicts the episode narrated by Apollonius Rodio in the Argonautics of the killing of Talos by Medea who sustained dying from the arms of Castor and Pollux.

Continue your tour to the historical center. Travel through the Aragonese tower towards Ruvo Cathedral, which is dedicated to Santa Maria Assunta. This is one of the most important examples of Apulian Romanesque style. Inside the cathedral visit the hypogeum, which was discovered in 1975. Outside the cathedral see the 37-meter tall bell tower.

Head to the clock tower built in 1604. Finish your tour in front of the remains of the castle, with a quadrangular plan of two buildings in the center where the tower still stands. Initially, this fortress consisted only of the tower, dating back to the 10th or 11th century, from which it was possible to control the four gates of access to the city.
Includes
  • Licensed tour guide
What’s Not Included
  • Pick up or drop-off
  • Entrance fees
  • Food or drink

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Meeting point

At the entrance to Jatta Musuem, 35 Piazza Bovio, 70037 Ruvo di Puglia.

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From US$ 206.89 Per group up to 54

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