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Ruvo di Puglia tour: an incredible place of History and Mediterranean Identity

Ruvo di Puglia tour: an incredible place of History and Mediterranean Identity

By Le Terre Di Federico
Ruvo is a town of 25,000 inhabitants almost unknown but that worth a visit especially for the two jewels that it hides: the Jatta National Archaeological Museum and the Romanesque cathedral. Our visit will start from Jatta Museum, we will visit the only example in Italy of a nineteenth-century private collection. The exhibition is organized in 4 rooms: the first contains terracotta vases with geometric decorations dating back to the peucet age of the seventh and sixth 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 last room you can admire more than 270 artifacts and the vase of Talos. After the visit of the Museum, the tour continues in the historical center passing through the Aragonese tower towards the cathedral, one of the most important examples of Apulian Romanesque style.

Ages 0-120
Duration: 2h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
English, Italian

  • Licensed guide
What's not included
  • Cathedral hypogeum ticket

Departure details
  • Piazza Giovanni Bovio, 70037 Ruvo di Puglia, Metropolitan City of Bari, Italy
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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  • You'll start at
    Piazza Giovanni Bovio
    70037 Ruvo di Puglia, Metropolitan City of Bari, Italy
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  • 1
    Cattedrale di Ruvo di Puglia
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 2
    Palazzo Jatta
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • You'll return to the starting point
About the operator
Le Terre Di Federico
Trani, Puglia, Italy
Joined in March 2012

#2 of 8 Tours & Activities in Trani
  • Vincent S
    Vincent S
    Padre Pio’s Shrine
    Our guide Teresa was just wonderful! She did such a great job of guiding us through both the old and new churches while faithfully explaining the life of our dear Padre Pio. We highly recommend her.
  • rinniej2023
    excellent ambience, excellent service from your employees
    The hotel has very reliable internet connectivity, friendly staffs, clean environment with creativity. However, there is need to have a separate washbasin in the dining room Motivate clients with complementaries
  • 882katej
    Allow plenty of time
    Museum is open until 19:30. We arrived at 18:45 and were warned that there was a lot to see, and that we wouldn’t have enough time but decided to go in anyway and whizz round. There IS a lot to see, very interesting and with English translations, we regretted not allowing more time. However, by 19:10, staff were screaming “USCITA! USCITA!” at us and we were forced to leave, having paid €9 each for 25 minutes of viewing with staff trailing us. Lesson learned.
    Francesca is awesome and Gallipoli is beautiful
    We spent a couple of hours in Gallipoli with Francesca, a native of the town, who took us all over the old town telling us about the history and the people and the way of life in Gallipoli. I especially loved all of the stories about the saints that are important in the town culture, the churches of the brotherhoods, etc. And she gave us a wonderful recommendation for lunch.
  • Y326ZOfrankr
    If you like the view and sound of the ocean at your doorstep, coupled with outstanding service, dining experience as well as the most pleasant staff, then you will enjoy a visit to this boutique hotel on the ocean.
  • IndyBee
    Highly recommend!
    Our family of 8 (parents, 6 young adults including spouse and significant other) arranged for a ride from Rome to Vieste. Over months as our plans changed, Leonardo was in constant communication and was extremely flexible and accommodating. His van was clean and comfortable and he was very efficient in our journey but also ensured our comfort. We have recommended him to friends traveling to Vieste later this month and will use him for any return trip. Highly recommend!
  • 441wendellc
    Excellent tour with an outstanding guide... Ben
    Excellent tour with a knowledgable guide. Ben was very good and really "knew his stuff." The tour is well worth your time, and it"s free if you have a card from a participating library!
  • Ed V
    Ed V
    Meh. Just enjoy the town on your own.
    The tour was fine but not very insightful. It’s a beautiful place to walk around and enjoy. Not sure we really gained much from it.
  • Tuurtje75
    Excellent old roman villa with beautiful mosaics
    Returning from valley of the temples don't mis this one, Unesco site Villa del Casale is a must see site in Sicily. The very old mosiac's in spendid condition think belonging to the best preserved in the world
  • Roving34881854041
    Real Scary Museum. In Maine. See Stephen King's house a few miles away. Then get bizarro in Hinkley Maine. Odd off the charts.
    See photos. Taxidermy gone bad. Skulls. A full stuffed bison. Pink flamingo turned grey. Endangered birds, mammals, bird eggs, all from "remember the day" way back when. Wife too scared to visit basement. The Bates Motel is not as scary as this Bates Museum
  • jitjumlongh
    Great place, great guide
    This was one of the best tours of our South Italy trip. Lecce was a great place, and it was even greater with the understanding in history and detail, which made possible by our knowledgeable guide, Ilenia. She led our walk through many interesting places and even went beyond our expectations by going into some churches which, as I understood, was not previously included in our tour. It was truly enjoyable and informative.
  • Michael E
    Michael E
    Private guided tour
    Our guide Filippa was very knowledgeable and made it so interesting. The hour and a half your seemed to fly by.Very good value. Would recommend to anyone.
  • robertcH8197YV
    Informative and fun
    Our local guide, Aurora, was excellent. She was very knowledgeable and gave us a lot of historical information about the place. She also talked about how paper mâché in Leece came about. Unfortunately, at the time of visit, the paper mâché store was on a break. She also shared with us some of the local sweets and snacks...which looked amazing. All in all, we had a very informative and fun couple of hours. With a private tour, you also get the guide's full attention too.....which is well worth the extra dollars.
  • gsoulez
    No show of the guide and no reimbursement by Viator or Tripadvisor
    We were supposed to have our private tour for 3 people at 11h00 AM on the 25th of May . I received a text message from our guide to pospone at 12h15 and also by email, I accepted this schedule change. We were at the meeting point at at 12h00 and waited until 13h00. The guide never showed up and never replied to my text messages and emails.I also tried to reach tripadvisor customer service by phone no answer and possibility to access of voice mail. We finally bought guide books and have done the tour by ourself. I also asked to have a reimbursment of the visit (private tour at 210 euros ) from Viator via trip advisor and never had any follow up. It is now 48 hours So terrible service and I hope I will have a reimbursement soon.
  • timothym691
    Decorative Delight
    A Unesco site Villa del Casale is another must see site in Sicily. Containing 3500 square meters of mosaics, it is the largest single site in Europe. It has a large number of nearly complete mosaics. It also has the longest (200ft). They are contained in the ruins of the Roman Villa. It's well worth the visit.
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1 review
Very good

Molfetta, Italy754 contributions
Ruvo è una città storica dalle mille potenzialità. Musei, chiese, buon cibo, parchi e murgia da scoprire. Si consiglia di visitarla in primavera o autunno. Chiedere info alla proloco molto attiva.
Written 20 July 2021
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Ruvo di Puglia tour: an incredible place of History and Mediterranean Identity provided by Le Terre Di Federico