Temple of Poseidon
This is one of the few visible remains of the once great Greek-Spartan colony of Taras. Two colomns and some foundations opposite the...
Museo Nazionale Archeologico di Taranto
In the new town is one of Italy's most important archaeological museums, exploring ancient Taras. It houses, among other artefacts, the...
Palazzo del Governo
Taranto's new town is a pleasant surprise. It has a truly urbane atmosphere, with sleek shopping streets shooting off the impressive...
Swish as you might wish, this is a Taranto hot spot, with outside seating on the pedestrianised street. Great for an evening aperitif.
A local favourite on the corso, serving excellent pizza with an exceptional crust made from 13 different types of flour. There are...
Piazza Castello · interesting places nearby
Castello Aragonese information
Guarding the swing bridge that joins the old and new parts of town, this impressive 15th-century structure was once a prison and is currently occupied by the Italian navy, which has restored it. Multilingual and free guided tours are led by naval officers throughout the day. Opposite are the two remaining columns of the ancient Temple of Poseidon .