Things to see and do - Taranto
Unmissable tourist sites
Taranto Travel guide
Taranto : Michelin's recommendations
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!
Tourist attractions Taranto : Things to see and do
Via Cavour 10 I - 74160 Taranto
The collections exhibited in the museum evoke the role played by Taranto, under Greek domination from the 7C to the 3C BC. You should not miss the superb Poseidon, a locally produced bronze dating from the 6C BC, found in Ugento (some state with conv..
Lungomare Vittorio-Emanuele I - 74160 Taranto
A magnificent promenade by the sea, planted with palm trees and oleanders.
v. Roma I - 74160 Taranto
This public park enables you to discover, amongst its luxurious, exotic vegetation, a very beautiful view over the inner harbour of the port, the Mare Piccolo.
Vico I° Seminario , 3 I - 74123 Taranto
Hotel Akropolis is set on the island of the old town of Taranto, a short walk from the train station. It has a terrace with a panoramic sea view. Each room comes with internet access, air conditioning, and satellite TV. You will also find a digital ..
Viale Virgilio 90 I - 74100 Taranto
Park Hotel Mar Grande is set on Taranto's seaside promenade, with full views of the Great Sea. It offers free parking, and air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi. The rooms come with a satellite TV, a phone, and a private bathroom. Some rooms overloo..
Via Roma 2 I - 74123 Taranto
The 4-star Hotel Europa is set on the strip that connects the Big Sea with the Small Sea in Taranto, at the junction of Via Roma and Corso Due Mari, with views of the Swing Bridge, the Aragonese Castle, and the marina. The stylish rooms offer free Wi..
vico I° Seminario 3 I - 74123 Taranto
via Sant'Andrea, Circummarpiccolo I - 74123 Taranto
via Cavour 2 I - 74123 Taranto
This small, long-established restaurant has been run by the same family for three generations. The dining room is simple and well-maintained, while the menu focuses uniquely on fish dishes.
via della Pineta 3/5 I - 74123 Taranto
via Roma 2 I - 74123 Taranto