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.
Viale Virgilio 4 I - 74123 Taranto
Prix Prices from : 43 €
Astor Hotel is located in the centre of Taranto, right in front of a free public beach, and 100 metres from the Presdio Ospedaliero Centrale hospital. It offers en suite rooms with air conditioning. All rooms come with a flat-screen TV and a minibar..
V le Virgilio 66 I - 74100 TARANTO
Prix Prices from : 55 €
The Mercure Delfino Taranto is located on the city's waterfront, and is easy to reach from the main transport arteries and the two airports (Bari and Brindisi). Fully renovated in 2007, the hotel offers spacious communal areas, stylish rooms with all..
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 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
vico I° Seminario 3 I - 74123 Taranto
via Sant'Andrea, Circummarpiccolo I - 74123 Taranto
via Roma 2 I - 74123 Taranto