Palazzo Jatta

Palazzo Jatta, Ruvo Di Puglia: Hours, Address, Palazzo Jatta Reviews: 4.5/5

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Palazzo Jatta
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Palazzo Jatta was built in the middle of the XIX century to host the Jatta's Archeological Museum. Nowadays you can visit eight rooms: the entrance, the chapel, the living room, the bedroom, the library, the dining room, the dancing room and the gallery of the ancestors where are saved the original wall papers, decoration on the ceiling and floors. Inside are exhibited old furniture (XVIII and XIX century) and paintings (XVI, XVII, XIII, XIX century). Visits by reservation only
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harley7642
St. Albans, UK73 contributions
Excellent Museum
Nov 2019
This is a great little museum. The staff are so proud and helpful and it is completely free (incuding the audio tour). The exhibits are rare and well displayed, including an amazing ancient Greek urn, which you can actually touch if you want to!!!
Written 28 November 2019
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Giulio D
Krakow, Poland9 contributions
An incredible place of History and Mediterranean Identity
Jul 2018
About 6.000 of pieces in six rooms. A museum around the late XIX century archeological museum. Something you could not lose. Trust me!
Written 6 November 2018
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Miguel M
Melbourne, Australia647 contributions
A most delightful private museum.
Jun 2018 • Couples
This little-known private museum in the heart of Puglia, and it is possibly one of the most delightful in the whole of Italy. Housed in the beautiful Jatta Palazzo, the centuries-old home of a local family, it comprises an incredibly fine collection of ancient Greek ceramics. Much of the items on display were items unearthed by local farmers, who brought sold these to the Jatta family in the town of Ruvo.
The carved stone timpanus above the door has a humorous Latin inscription. It translates as this: :Greetings to you who has entered and has been enriched in his knowledge. But may you grow horns if you were to think of destroying this”.
I'd suggest ringing ahead and speaking to Mrs Rosamaria, and booking a guided tour.
Written 25 July 2018
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Paul F
Melbourne, Australia99 contributions
Fascinating and Fun
May 2018 • Couples
What an amazing story and what a fascinating little private museum. While it may be small, it has a collection of flawless Greco and Roman pottery that most large museums would envy.

And the fact that is small makes it very "digestible" for those very interested in such things and fun and manageable for those who aren't really into spending hours wondering through a traditional large museum.

If you find yourself anywhere near this small town in Puglia, do make a point of visiting the Jatta Collection - you won't be disappointed!
Written 30 May 2018
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Jane M
Adelaide, Australia71 contributions
Fascinating!
May 2018 • Couples
I have to admit I am not a huge fan of museums and can find them a little boring however, this museum was fantastic. The range is antiquities on show that were collected by the Jatta brothers and given to the city are just incredible and I found myself mesmerised for far longer than I thought I could have been. If you are in Ruvo Di Puglia don’t miss this display.
Written 7 May 2018
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Jackie R
Tewkesbury, UK591 contributions
Amazing pottery
Sep 2017 • Couples
Terracotta figures and pots decorated in mythical scenes give an insight in early life in Magna Graecia. 7th - 3th BC ceramics and Greek vases imported from Africa and Corinth
Written 24 September 2017
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mikh4304
Cuddington, UK30 contributions
Idiosyncratic collection of classical antiquities
May 2017 • Couples
Small museum - and free (if you sign the visitors' book). Right in the middle of town. Only four rooms but packed with a surprising collection of some 2000 (mostly) classical antiquities - especially some beautiful vases (kraters). All captions only in Italian but the guide is bilingual. Doesn't take long to visit (unless you're a specialist) but it would be a pity to miss it. The life's work of the two Jatta brothers.
Written 18 May 2017
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Abiar
Quebec City, Canada8 contributions
Intersting
Sep 2016 • Couples
This museum was founded as a private collection.
It is free and includes very interesting items.
We couldn't find a guide who knew English but there is a good booklet in English.
The Italian pronounced its name : YATTA
Written 22 October 2016
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ETSRQ
Sarasota, Florida8 contributions
Palazzo Jatta
Nov 2015 • Couples
Antiquities perfectly preserved, like none others we've seen before. The colors, materials, importance of the objects were very impressive. Well explained by our docent.
Written 24 September 2016
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Rita B
London, UK280 contributions
A gem of a museum
May 2016 • Couples
We went here having seen a piece about it on TV. The place is amazing. Four rooms with display cases full of artifacts collected by a member of the Jatta family. It's free and you get a lovely booklet in English
Written 14 May 2016
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Frequently Asked Questions about Palazzo Jatta

Palazzo Jatta is open:
  • Sun - Wed 08:30 - 13:30
  • Thu - Thu 08:30 - 19:30
  • Fri - Fri 08:30 - 13:30
  • Sat - Sat 08:30 - 19:30