Taranto The Essential
Interesting
The town of Taranto was founded by the Greeks in the 7C BC, and was conquered by the Romans four centuries later. Its geographic location at the end of a road enclosed by two fortified islands ensured that it was a well-defended military port. Taranto is also known for its impressive Holy Week ceremonies and processions. One of these, lasting 24 hours, crosses the town at an incredibly slow pace - another lasts an equally impressive 17 hours!

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Taranto
Lungomare Vittorio Emanuele
Lungomare Vittorio Emanuele
A magnificent promenade by the sea,
30 minutes
MARTA - Museo ARcheologico nazionale di TAranto
MARTA - Museo ARcheologico nazionale di TAranto
The collections exhibited in the museum
120 minutes
Taranto Old town
Taranto Old town
The old centre is built on an island
60 minutes
Villa Peripato public gardens
Villa Peripato public gardens
This public park enables you to discover
60 minutes
Taranto's Cathedral
Taranto's Cathedral
The dome was built in the 11C and 12C,
15 minutes
San Domenico Maggiore
San Domenico Maggiore
The church was founded in the 14C, but
15 minutes