Temple of Poseidon
Guarding the swing bridge that joins the old and new parts of town, this impressive 15th-century structure was once a prison and is...
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...
The 11th-century cathedral is one of Puglia's oldest Romanesque buildings and an extravagant treat. It's dedicated to San Cataldo, an...
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
Temple of Poseidon information
This is one of the few visible remains of the once great Greek-Spartan colony of Taras. Two colomns and some foundations opposite the Aragonese castle mark the location of the erstwhile Temple of Poseidon.