3, vico I Seminario, Taranto, 74100, Italy
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I will be in Taranto for 2 days. What are some of the things we can do there?
Thank you in advance.
Taranto has a number of tourist sites of great historic value. Sitting along the Little Sea, you have the Aragonese Castle which was built in the 15th century with the intention to protect the town from the Turks' frequent raids. The castle replaced a pre-existing fort which was apparently deemed unfit for 15th century warfare.
The old town, including the lovely Piazza Fontana, Saint Domenico's church, Madonna della Salute Sanctuary, and a number of old palazzi, is fantastic and (not that I was around at the time) look exactly as it did a thousand years ago, when the Byzantines rebuilt what the Saracens had razed to the ground in 927 AC.
There are loads of picturesque alleyways, arches and stairwells, along with some of the old craftsmen's workshops
There are several Greek temple ruins, if you like that sort of thing - some date as far back as the 6th century BC - Have a look at the remains of a Doric Temple still visible on Piazza Castello.
A number of 18th-century palazzi can be fount in the town centre. For years, they were the main home of local aristocratic families.
The Ponte Girevole (swing bridge) was built in 1887 and runs across the navigable ship canal that joins Mar Piccolo (Little Sea) with Mar Grande (Big Sea) and stretches along 89.9 meters or 294.95 ft. During its opening, the two ends of the city are literally left without connection.
A really important institution of Taranto is the "Galileo Ferraris" high school,founded in 1848, located in via Mascherpa 10. This school is famous for his highly-developed level of instruction, because of its high quality level of teachers and students. Others schools are: IIS Archita, IIS Quito Ennio, IIS Aristosseno, and ITIS Pacinotti.
The Promenade (lungomare), named after former Italian king Victor Emmanuel III, overlooks the Mar Grande, with the imposing views of its natural harbour and commercial port.
Hope that helps - Have a nice stay in Taranto !
Travel Tips for Taranto
Don't miss to drink the Birra...
Don't miss to drink the Birra Raffo...a beer made in Taranto , wonderful....!!
Simpatica news letta in un quotidiano tarantino... :
L'Istat ha sondato il popolo jonico su questa che si credeva una diceria. Le risposte più frequenti alla domanda 'Scambierebbe la sua bottiglia di birra Raffo con un'altra magari più costosa o ricercata?'
Le risposte sono state:
97% Ma ce sì paccje? Ma mang muert!!!
1,5% Ma ce uè da me mo?
1% Vid ce te ne ve prim ca t'agghia fa vulà!!!
0,4% Che marca è? No grazie, sto cercando di smettere.
0,1% Si va, prime di tornere a 'Beri' me la bevo.
Da qui si evince che il vero tarantino non cambierebbe mai e poi mai una parte della sua città con qualcos'altro, perchè la birra Raffo è una parte della città, dalla quale non ci staccheremo mai
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