Italy's Egnazia Museum: Travel Back to the Bronze Age
Italy's Puglian region is off the beaten path, located along the southeastern Adriatic coast and far from the famous tourist attractions in the northern part of the country. In my opinion, the southern part of Italy offers some hidden treasures to enjoy without the hordes of tourists and high prices. The Archeological Park in Egnazia is one of these gems, featuring a small museum with an impressive collection of items dating back to the Bronze Age and an archeological dig site that you can walk through. Take your time and wander past cases displaying beautifully preserved statues, weapons, urns, and other artifacts without having to shuffle along with a crowd. And the best part? I paid 2 Euros for admission, my best bargain of the vacation.
You should know that almost every gas station, shop, and restaurant in this region will close during the middle of the day. Plan to visit the museum in the morning and bring a lunch with you. You can enjoy a picnic on a nearby Adriatic beach after your visit.