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Canne della Battaglia

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Address: Canne, Barletta, Italy
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Canne della Battaglia Archaeological Ruins Guided Tour
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We almost didn't find out about this interesting piece of history. The museum we wanted to visit was closed so while drivin back to our hotel we saw a traffic sign for canne and... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2016
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Betekom, Belgium
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Betekom, Belgium
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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We almost didn't find out about this interesting piece of history. The museum we wanted to visit was closed so while drivin back to our hotel we saw a traffic sign for canne and decided to go for it. We were not dissapointed. Free for eu citizens, the sight consists of a museum and the ruins linked to a battle... More 

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Trieste
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Reviewed 15 December 2015

The site is kinda hard to reach, lost in the beautiful Puglia's land: atop of an hill relics of medieval/roman Cannae await you to walk into. There's a museum where volunteers will guide you thru, but IMHO is the view from the monumental column (of modern era) that dominates the land below that gives you the clue of the battle... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 29 October 2015

The hill behind the museum has been occupied since Magna Grecia, so the ruins on top span the period from then until the Middle Ages. From the top you can see the river in the valley to the north. Beyond the river is the site of the battle in which Hannibal inflicted 80,000 (or so) casualties on the Roman army,... More 

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Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

This is worth a visit, the site had marvelous views and wonderful ancient ruins, has a great museum, but unfortunately in the museum there are no translation in english. But there are (despite earlier review) mentions of the battle of Hannibal in 216BC, and pictures of where the battle was on the plain below

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Amstelveen, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 10 August 2015

It is obvious that people who visit this remote spot are there to see the place where in 216 BC Hannibal inflicted the largest defeat ever on a Roman army. However, when you arrive at the spot there isn’t any indication where you can find that spot. When you follow the footpath you see all kind of ruins with informative... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 29 May 2015

We visited the Canne della Battaglia today. If you are using a GPS it should be recorded as a historical landmark rather than a destination. There is a small information centre with exhibits and entry was free to the site even though the signs outside stated an entry fee for those under 65. There is adequate information in Italian and... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Reviewed 31 July 2014

They discovered this Roman site only about decade ago and not all is uncovered. Not very promoted and not many visitors. Good oportunity to move to encient times in peace. Well worth a visit.

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