About us

ArTA is an incubator of ideas and experiences, which aims to protect, promote and valorize Apulia’s cultural heritage.
We provide specialized advice on archaeological and artistic heritage, we deal with its purely scientific aspects and spread knowledge about it.


Our activities are carried out by experienced professionals. We organize cultural events, tours, educational workshops and training courses.

Santa Scolastica Museum

The Bastion

The imposing 16th century stronghold represents the main gate to the old city for those who arrive from the sea. It is alsothe introduction to the future Archaeological Museum .
The visitor is guided through the Bastion by an effective multimedia tour made up of three different stages.

San Pietro archeological site

The Archaeological Area of San Pietro is located on the tip of the promontory over which the old city stretches out. It is one of the most important archaeological sites of Bari.
The multi-layered archaeological site is characterized by a 4 m. thick deposit which shows evidences of occupation beginning in the late Bronze Age, continuing through the Iron Age and Roman Age, up to the Middle Ages, finally incorporated into modern buildings.

Visitor Information

The whole guided tour in the Bastion and in the adjacent Archaeological site takes place on a catwalk which allows visitors to lean forward and look at the site.
Each visit allows a maximum of 30 people.

Opening Times

Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m
Sundays and holidays: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (the last tour starts at 1.15 p.m.)
Guided tours: every hour starting from 10.15 a.m.
Closed on Tuesdays


Full €5

  • Entry ticket
  • Multimedia tour
  • Guided tour in the Archaeological site

Reduced €3

  • Under 25 e over 65
  • Authorized tour guides
  • Teachers and students enrolled in Faculties of Art, Literature, Philos., Arch. and Archaeol.


  • Disabled people and helpers
  • Journalists
  • Children under 6 years old
  • Authorized tour guides on duty


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Convegno San Nicola in Italia e nel mondo

Nel pieno delle celebrazioni in onore del santo patrono di Bari, si è tenuto l’8 Maggio 2015, nei locali di Isolato 47 (Strada Lamberti) il convegno San Nicola in Italia e nel mondo. Introdotto dall’assessore alle culture del Comune di Bari Silvio Maselli, moderato da Enrica Simonetti, giornalista della “Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno”, sono intervenuti Aldo Luisi, […]

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Dec 0

A Natale dona un biglietto per il Museo Archeologico!

Quest’anno regala un dono indimenticabile da mettere sotto l’albero, regala un biglietto per visitare il Museo Archeologico di Santa Scolastica.     I biglietti sono in vendita presso la biglietteria del museo durante gli orari di apertura: Dal martedì al venerdì: dalle ore 10 alle 17. Sabato, domenica e festivi: dalle 10 alle 14.

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