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Hoplites Experience near Taranto (Soldiers of Magna Graecia )


from € 25 per person

3 h



We will return to the time of Taras, as if we were travelling in an unbelievable time machine, to the today’s Taranto city, founded by the Spartans in the 8th century B.C. After wearing the period clothes, and being armed and equipped, we will live a real hoplite experience of Magna Graecia, at a time when the population of Taranto, of Greek descent, fiercely opposed the Roman army. We will join the training on how to use the spear, the shield (oplon) and the bow with the master of ancient weapons. We will recall the religious rites and the myths of the ancient Taras and we will get to know our fellow travelers. We will switch between historical reconstructions and moments of “combat” in the archaeological outdoor sites, but also we will live experiences of everyday life by tasting the typical local farmer dishes offered in an outdoor refreshment point. The experience is suitable for both men and women and children.


The cost is € 25 per person for a minimum of 10 participants and a max. of 30.

For children aged 8 to 12 the cost is € 10 ; free for children younger than 8 years old. 

Tastings and aperitifs are included in the price.

Starting time

The experience have a duration of about 3 hours. Experience available starting from Easter time to October. 

How to get there

The experience takes place nearby the city of Taranto. After booking it will be possible to speak by phone for more details. 


The organizers speak Italian and English

How to book

💬- chat with PlacenPeople on Whatsapp or write to 

📩- PlacenPeople will send your request to the Organizer and reply with his confirmation

💳- You will pay a deposit with PayPal or card. Activities in PlacenPeople are sold directly by the Organizers.

👍- You and the Organizer will talk by phone and meet on the day of the activity. You will complete the payment directly to him/her. 


By completing the payment, you agree to the Terms of Use. In case of cancellation, only the deposit is lost. Cancellation is possible up to 24 hours before midnight on the date of the activity by writing to PlacenPeople and the Organizer (e.g. activities on July 5th, cancellation possible until July 3rd). This activity depends on the weather conditions: in case the organizer judges the ctivity not feasible, he can propose to postpone it or, if impossible, can cancel it (with full refund).

Acivity code: EXP00077

Organizers:  MAG0810


Enjoy the experience!


PlacenPeople will send your request to the Organizer and reply with his confirmation

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Gift Ideas

Do you want to offer this experience as a gift to someone? It couldn't be easier: use a PlacenPeople Voucher! In addition, you will give to the recipient the freedom to choose a different activity if he/she wants. You can chat with PlacenPeople or have a look HERE.