Tavole Palatine

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Tavole Palatine information

Ionian Coast , Italy
Address
Street Parco Archeologico
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The best-preserved and most impressive ruin of Parco Archeologico is the Tavole Palatine where knights, or paladins, are said to have gathered before heading off to the Crusades. It was originally built in the late 6th century BC as a temple dedicated to Hera. After Pythagoras died, his house and school were incorporated into the temple. Only 15 of its 32 Doric columns remain, enough to picture its once grand state.