The Castle Of Gioia Del Colle
National Archaeological Museum , with its laboratories, offices, services and exhibition halls,è housed in the Castle Joy . It was established in 1977 to house relics from dell’ ancient settlement site of Mount Sannace . A result in the birth of the museum were the   important archaeological finds, made during excavations of the 1929 in Monte Sannace and above the’ significant amountà of finds from the excavations conducted between 1957 and 1961. Following the museum's collection isè further enriched with the findings arising from research carried out in’ archaeological area in years più recent. The still continuing excavations, extended to più sectors; wide area.
Castle of Gioia del Colle is one of those fortified works of vintage Frederick that retain moreù intact l’ architectural structure, defined by’ large quadrangle, with imposing corner tower and the mighty curtains hanging with rusticated ashlar. Towering at 360 meters above sea level, it was primarily a planting structure war , set up to defend the country.&Nbsp; L’è building; the result of a syncretism architectural and artistic materialized in three periods ( prenormanno , Norman and Swabian ), but also moreù contributions; Recently, consisting of the restoration of the twentieth century .
L’ archaeological exposure è dedicated to artifacts belonging to the ancient Peucezi (VII– sec.a.C II). The collection consists mainly of vessels recovered in the grave goods and household vases discovered in’ ancient village of Monte Sannace is 5 km from Gioia del Colle, currently Park Archaeological of propertyà State open to the public. These are large jars with geometrical decorations, jugs, kantharoi decorated with motifs swastika and semicircles pendulous, but also Attic vases , ionic and Corinthian , which attest to the presence of trade and commerce between the indigenous population Peucezia and the Greek people. In summer Castleè also home to shows and artistic events to allow a better integration of the structure in the city's social and cultural fabric.