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Museums and Art-Galleries
Besides the archaeological museums and the countless works of art visible in their original sites, the city museums are worth visiting. First of all, the diocesan museums, which have the merit of having gathered, catalogued and conserved, over time, incredibly valuable works of art, especially paintings, often saving them from damage and theft (Andria and Trani have important diocesan museums). Some cities (like Spinazzola and Margherita di Savoia) have civic art-galleries. An important collection not to miss is that of the paintings of Giuseppe De Nittis, visible at the Palazzo della Marra in Barletta, donated to his city of origin by his wife, Léontine. Another interesting exhibit in the same museum is the Gabbiani collection.

Finally, there are a few unusual museums, like the Museo del Confetto (The Confectionary Musem), or the Historic Museum of the Salines in Margherita di Savoia. There are no large, centralised museums in this area and this is surely a good thing, as it has guaranteed that many works of art have remained in the area in which they were made and found. Additionally, "a museum in each city" guarantees an important civic, didactic and educational service.
Antiquarium of Canne della Battaglia Antiquarium of Canne della Battaglia Barletta
The museum is found inside the large archaeological area that encompasses even the town of Canne della Battaglia, a site famous for...
Cantina della Sfida Cantina della Sfida Barletta
This historic site is linked to the Challenge of Barletta because it was precisely in this medieval inn that took place the famous...
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