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Museo Provinciale Sigismondo Castromediano

Viale Gallipoli 28, 73100, Lecce, Italy
+39 0832 683503
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The staff at this free museum are very welcoming and will usher you to the top floor. The layout of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
rhyshedges
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Some fabulous exhibits telling the story of the area

I visited at 6p.m and found myself the only visitor. A lot to appreciate, and as a non Italian... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2017
johnharper2015
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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“pottery” (10 reviews)
“pots” (3 reviews)
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Viale Gallipoli 28, 73100, Lecce, Italy
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+39 0832 683503
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff at this free museum are very welcoming and will usher you to the top floor. The layout of the museum is such that you wander round in circles on different levels and some caution needs to be exercised to make sure you see...More

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Reviewed 26 November 2017

I visited at 6p.m and found myself the only visitor. A lot to appreciate, and as a non Italian speaker would have found more English explanations helpful But a well worthwhile visit - with no charge!

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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Yes there are some good exhibits of pottery and some with translation of the colonization of the salento. But what overshadows it all is how poorly maintained these museums are. Like many civic projects they are built and forgotten

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Reviewed 21 November 2016

This is a good way to see something of the older history of the area. It is free so you do not need to worry about skipping bits you are not interested in. The museum tells the story of the area from prehistoric on. There...More

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Reviewed 27 September 2016

Mixed feelings about this museum. The layout is good but the lack of English translations is really frustrating. The museum is free but I would have willingly paid an entrance fee if I was provided with an English audio guide or even a written translation,...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2016

On three floors all accessible, the displays are well laid out with information in English. Some good reconstructions that make understanding the artifacts easier

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Reviewed 23 April 2016

This was a nice museum, small but with a considerable collection of funeral pottery and some artifacts of interest. Everything is written in Italian so best to expect that in advance. Two very friendly attendants. We gave this museum a thumbs up because it was...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

While spending a vacation in Lecce, we decided to visit this museum one day. It is just outside the old city walls by the police station. It is open on Sunday, and manned by two helpful attendants, who insisted we talk the elevator rather than...More

1  Thank Art H
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Reviewed 25 November 2015

This museum has an amazing amount of Greek and Roman pottery. Unfortunately it is not too well signed but we knew what things were. It is well worth a look

1  Thank ScubaWife
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Reviewed 18 November 2015

Interesting museum (free) but could use some maintenance - many exhibits' lights were out. That said, the collection is huge ranging from neolithic to Roman times. Some, but not all exhibits had information in English. Worth a visit.

1  Thank Rorinho
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