Taranto is surprising.
The city is too often identified with the many problems that concern it, and nobody denies them, let alone the tarantini.
So a sad and gray city covered with dust?
Not at all!
Instead who will go to visit it will discover a solar city and very close to its sea.
It will be nice to walk through the old town and the new city while admiring the unique landscape of the famous two seas: Mar Grande and Mar Piccolo.
Taranto is history
City of Magna Graecia founded in 706 Next Christ from Sparta, later become Roman, and then seat of the most important Principality of Southern Italy.
Taranto is monumental.
Starting from the columns of a pagan temple passing through the Capellone di San Cataldo, and ending at the famous revolving bridge, a marvel of technology from the beginning of the century and still able to thrill us.
But above all Taranto is gold.
I have toured many museums, in Italy and in the world, but objects so beautiful and ancient as the famous Ori of Taranto kept at the MArTa, I have never seen them.
The guide service requires half a day.
Please contact Mr. Giampaolo Nanula +39 333 2637942
Or send a mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The half-day visit of Taranto can be combined with visits to Bari, Alberobello, Locorotondo, Martina Franca, Brindisi, Gallipoli, Galatina, Copertino, Nardò, Oria, Grottaglie, Lecce.
Opening of the main monuments and fees
Castle of Taranto - Castello di TarantoAddress: Piazza Castello
Opening hours: 9,30-11,00
Price: Free entry, essential to book
Phone number: 099 7753438
MarTa, Museo Nazionale Archeologico di Taranto, detto anche Museo degli ori - MarTa, Taranto National Archaeological Museum, also known as the Museum of Golds
Opening hours: 8.30-19.30 (the ticket office closes at 7.00 pm) closed on January 1st, December 25th and May 1st
Price: Adults € 8.00, Free up to 18 years and over 65
Ponte girevole - Swing bridge
Opening hours: Outdoors
Note: Warning: usually the revolving bridge is only open early in the morning to avoid blocking city traffic, so it is rare to see it open.
Duomo di San Cataldo
Opening hours: 8,30-13,00 16,00-19,00
Price: free entry with obligatory reservation
(Italiano) Colonne Greche
Opening hours: (Italiano) All'aperto
(Italiano) Chiostro di San Domenico
Opening hours: (Italiano) feriali 9,00-18,00 festivi 9,00-13,00
Price: (Italiano) ingresso libero
No area in charge, it is possible to carry out loading and unloading operations in front of the castle
No public toilets, ask the bars to use theirs