Archaeological Area and National Museum of Egnatia

POLO MUSEALE DELLA PUGLIA
Director: Angela Ciancio
Ticket: 6,00 €; Reduced Ticket 3,00 €
Opening days and times: Monday-Sunday 8.30-19.30.
Archaeological park: March 8.30-17.30; April-September 8.30-19.15; October 8.30-18.00; November-February 8.30-16.30; Ticket office: 8.30-18.30; 
Fasano(BR)
Address: via delle carceri, 87
CAP: 72010
+39 080 4829056
Email: pm-pug.museoegnazia@beniculturali.it
Email certificate: mbac-pm-pug@mailcert.beniculturali.it
web site: http://www.musei.puglia.beniculturali.it/

Description:

The archaeological site of Egnatia, includes structures of the city dating back to Roman and Messapian Civilization. It was an important area for port traffic and land trade.

Inside the ancient city of Gnathia, the Trajan way, paved in 109 AD leads us naturally between the Roman imperial buildings: the Basilica with the Civil Chamber of the Three Graces; the Shrine of the Oriental gods; the amphitheater and the Forum.

The early Christian Episcopal complex, including the basilica and baptistery, has large dimensions and various sections of the original mosaic floor. The walls are from the Messapic period, including the north wall that is seven meters high and the western necropolis with abandoned funeral documentation.

The Museum, is a dynamic structure that provides visitors with the advantage of various exhibitions, as archaeologists and researchers work in the field of archaeological excavations in the province of Brindisi.