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  • 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..

  • 2 Lungomare Vittorio Emanuele Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Lungomare Vittorio-Emanuele

    A magnificent promenade by the sea, planted with palm trees and oleanders.

  • 3 Villa Peripato public gardens Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    Via Roma

    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.

  • 4 Taranto Old town Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Via Duomo

    The old centre is built on an island which you can access by two bridges, one of which is a swing-bridge. To the East of the island is the Aragon castle, nowadays the headquarters of the military Marine command.

  • 5 Taranto's Cathedral

    Religious buildings

    Piazza Arcivescovado

    The dome was built in the 11C and 12C, then reworked at various periods. It currently has a Baroque façade. The interior is divided into three aisles, separated by ancient columns with Roman or Byzantine capitals. The ceiling dates from the 17C, and ..

  • 6 San Domenico Maggiore

    Religious buildings

    Via del Duomo

    The church was founded in the 14C, but was extensively altered during the Baroque period. If its has façade unfortunately deteriorated, it nevertheless retains a beautiful ogival porch, surmounted by a rose window.

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